Flashback #91: Blackhawks Bring Cup To Wrigley; Near No-Hitters (2010)
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June 13, 2010 – ‘Hawks bring Stanley Cup to Wrigley Field; Near no-hitters
As the Blackhawks began their offseason celebration after winning the Stanley Cup, they made a stop at Wrigley Field for the Crosstown Classic.
At this point, the White Sox and Cubs were slowly drifting into irrelevance in the baseball scene, but when the Blackhawks came to show off their Stanley Cup, both the Cubs and the Sox did what they could to steal the show back.
Surprising, both Ted Lilly and Gavin Floyd took no-hitters into the seventh inning as the 40,000-plus fans watched in awe on the North Side.
With two outs in the seventh inning, Floyd lost his no-hit bid with an Alfonso Soriano double, followed by a Chad Tracy RBI single.
Lilly, however, took his no-hitter into the ninth inning. The White Sox weren’t going to let Lilly have it easily, though, as manager Ozzie Guillen called upon pinch-hitter Juan Pierre, who ended the no-hit bid with a leadoff single.
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