On this day in 1991 the Brewers and White Sox hooked up for a wild one.
Chicago ran out to an early 5-0 lead, but the Brewers responded with six runs in the fifth to retake the advantage, including a Franklin Stubbs home run. The White Sox tied the game on a Tim Raines home run in the seventh, and then the offense was over for a while.
The game was still 6-6 in the top of the 15th when Chicago rallied for three runs against Don August, the sixth pitcher the Brewers had used in the game. The Crew responded with three of their own in the bottom half, though, and the game continued into the night.
Finally, in the bottom of the 19th, Jim Gantner hit a bloop single, stole second, took third on a fly ball and scored on Willie Randolph's walkoff single up the middle to give the Crew a 10-9 win. 19 innings made it the fourth longest game in franchise history.
With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- Nashville Sound Scooter Gennett, who turns 23.
- 1998 Brewer Bobby Chouinard, who turns 43.
- 1987-90 Brewer Charlie O'Brien, who turns 53.
- 1984-86 Brewer Ray Searage, who turns 58.
- 1976-77 Brewer Von Joshua, who turns 65.