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Contest: "Only the Lonely"

Bobby Thigpen, Chicago White Sox relief pitcher. (July

Bobby Thigpen, Chicago White Sox relief pitcher. (July 31, 1990) (Credit: UPI)

Today, let's give away a copy of "Only the Lonely," the 1991 film starring the late John Candy, Ally Sheedy and Maureen O'Hara. This one falls under the "Tracked it down to confirm a 'Pop Quiz' question" file.

If you liked Candy, and I did, then you'll like this film. It has Candy in a rare, leading role in which he plays a pretty normal guy, a Chicago policeman who has commitment issues because he lives with his demanding mother (O'Hara).

The late John Hughes produced it. It's a solid movie. Not great. But then again, you're getting it for free.

Indeed, I'll give my copy to the first person who can e-mail me - at kdavidoff@newsday.com - with the correct answer to this question:

For their first date, Danny (Candy) takes Theresa (Sheedy) to Comiskey Park. The scene was filmed in 1990, shortly before the first Comiskey shut down; Comiskey II opened in 1991.

Name the pitcher who recorded the save in the final game at the original Comiskey.

Here are the contest rules.

--UPDATE, 12:52 p.m.: We have a winner! Dominick M. knew that Bobby Thigpen recorded the save, his record 57th of the season, when the White Sox edged Seattle, 2-1, on September 30, 1990.

Tags: John Candy , Ally Sheedy , Maureen O'Hara

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