1994: Horlen relives ‘hard luck’ Sox days, 1967 no-hitter

By on December 20, 2016

Horlen relives 'hard luck' Sox days:Joel Horlen - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Joel Horlen.

Joel Horlen and teammates celebrate moments after Horlen finished his no-hitter over the Detroit Tigers Sept. 10, 1967 at old Comiskey Park.
(Photos courtesy of the Leo Bauby Collection.)


The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

In this segment from Aug. 6, 1994, Joel Horlen catches up on his life after baseball and relives his days as the White Sox’s ace right-hander in the 1960s. Horlen tells how he handled status as “Hard Luck Horlen,” offering some of the most stingy pitching of the era with little run support.

“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.

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