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Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by BillSharp on Today at 07:04:57 pm »
those twitter replies were pretty funny
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by shawnabner on Today at 03:28:14 pm »
Way too early to put Lopez in the bullpen.  I still think he projects to a top of the rotation starter. 
Chicago White Sox / Re: Other Sports
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on Today at 02:29:27 pm »
How do you embed the youtube videos' here?

it's simple. just copy & paste the URL of the youtube video and don't add any hyperlink codes

Chicago White Sox / Re: Other Sports
« Last post by Method on Today at 01:53:26 pm »
How do you embed the youtube videos' here?
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by Method on Today at 12:55:55 pm »
Lopez needs to go to the BP too. We need to identify guys who will not be good starters and convert them to the BP. The arbitrage in actual value vs trade value for good BP arms is so great... it should be exploited all through the rebuild.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on Today at 12:01:06 am »

    On March 18 in Baseball History...

    1937 - Ending his holdout, Lou Gehrig, who had originally asked for $50,000, agrees to sign with the Yankees for $36,000 and a $750 signing bonus. The new deal for Bronx Bombers' first baseman, last season's American League MVP, makes him baseballís highest paid player.

    1942 - During spring training, Jackie Robinson and Nate Moreland work out with the White Sox in Pasadena, California. Manager Jimmie Dykes, who reluctantly granted their request for a walk-on tryout, dismisses the black players without making an offer for their services.

    1943 - Due to wartime travel restrictions, spring training camps begin opening in northern locations. Some of the locales include Bear Mountain, NY (Dodgers), French Lick Springs, IN (Cubs and White Sox), Ashbury Park, NJ (Yankees), Medford, MA (Red Sox) and Wallingford, CT (Braves).

    1953 - The Braves end the 77-year old association with Boston and become the first major league club to move since 1903 when Baltimore moved to New York. The franchise will spend a dozen years in the mid-western city, setting attendance records and appearing in two World Series, before moving to Atlanta, lured by the promise of a brand new state of the art stadium in an area they would be the only big league club.

    1957 - Indian general manager Hank Greenberg turns down the Red Sox million-dollar offer for pitcher Herb Score. The former slugger says the Tribe is building for the future and not into selling its premier players.

    1958 - Emmett Kelly, the Dodgers' resident 'tramp' in Brooklyn, announces his contract has not been renewed to join the team when they begin playing in L.A. this season. The veteran circus performer believes the size of the Coliseum, the club's new home on the West Coast, is just "too big for one clown".

    1984 - White Sox coach Charlie Lau, renowned hitting instructor, dies at age 50 after a long bout with cancer. Lau, whose major league average was .255, earned his fame as the Royals batting coach from 1971-78, where his star pupil was George Brett.

    1985 - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. The two Hall of Famers had been banned from associating with major league baseball due to their employment with Atlantic City c@sinos.

    1990 - Players and owners reach a new collective bargaining agreement that will end the 32-day lockout of spring training camps. Highlights of the deal include increasing the clubs' contributions to the players' pension fund, raising the minimum major league salary to $100,000, and a compromise on salary arbitration that leaves 17 percent of players with between two and three years of major league experience eligible. The season will start a week behind schedule, but the 78 games canceled by the work stoppage are rescheduled.

    2000 - After reacquiring Jesse Orosco from the Orioles in December, the Mets send the veteran left-hander to the Cardinals for utility player Joe McEwing. In 1978, the eventual four-decade hurler (1979-2003) was the player to be named later in the trade when New York dealt veteran southpaw Jerry Koosman to Minnesota.

    2005 - After Mark McGwire, who had previously denied the use of steroids, refuses to answer the questions concerning his involvement during the congressional hearings, U.S. Representative William Lacy Clay (D-MO) wants to remove the sluggerís name given to a stretch of highway in his state. The legislators officially renamed a five-mile segment of Interstate-70 the Mark McGwire Highway as a tribute to 'Big Mací hitting a record 70 home runs in 1998.

    2008 - The possibility of collusion by major league owners against Barry Bonds, who has pleaded innocent to four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice, will be examined by the Players Association. The San Francisco slugger, who hit .276 last year with 28 home runs, has not been offered a contract by any major league team.

    2008 - In an attempt be part of a healing process on the campus where 32 students and staff became victims of a deadly shooting spree last April, the Yankees play the Hokies at Virginia Tech's English Field. George Steinbrenner, moved by coverage of the massacre last spring, donated $1 million to a memorial fund and made arrangements for his team to participate in an exhibition game at the school.

    2009 - The Cubs announce the team will retire its fifth number when 31 will be set aside on May 3 in honor off both Fergie Jenkins (1966-73,1982-83) and Greg Maddux (1986-92, 2004-06). The hurlers will join other Cubbies which include Ron Santo (#10), Ernie Banks (#14), Ryne Sandberg (#23), and Billy Williams (#26) to receive such recognition.

    2010 - Free-swinging slugger Mark Reynolds (.260, 44, 102) and the Diamondbacks agree to a new three-year, $14.5 million contract. The deal covers the 26 year-old third baseman's first two arbitration years.

    2011 - The Mets make a symbolic, but expensive, roster move when they release second baseman Luis Castillo. The embattled 35-year old infielder, who will be best remembered by New York fans for the dropped popup in a 2009 Subway Series game at Yankee Stadium and his inability to stay healthy, is still owed the remaining $6 million on the four-year, $25 million contract he signed prior to the 2008 season.

    2013 - The Los Angeles Dodgers released Ramon Castro.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 18...

    1854 - Walker, Oscar
    1861 - Scanlan, Mort
    1863 - Clark, Bob
    1870 - Snodgrass, Chappie
    1874 - Callahan, Nixey

    1874 - Bean, Joe
    1882 - Myers, Joseph
    1888 - Higgins, Eddie
    1888 - Taylor, Wiley
    1888 - Coombs, Cecil

    1890 - Mee, Tommy
    1893 - Wrightstone, Russ
    1901 - Cooney, Johnny

    1902 - Potter, Squire
    1911 - Benton, Al
    1916 - Fletcher, Elbie
    1916 - Bithorn, Hi

    1916 - Lake, Eddie
    1917 - Williams, Ace
    1918 - Mulligan, Dick
    1919 - White, Hal
    1920 - Rutner, Mickey
    1924 - Hamner, Garvin
    1925 - Hatfield, Fred
    1926 - Littlefield, Dick

    1928 - Olivo, Chi-Chi
    1932 - Tate, Lee
    1940 - Martinez, Tony
    1941 - Jarvis, Pat
    1946 - Kelly, Van
    1953 - Miller, Randy
    1955 - Murphy, Dwayne
    1957 - Keeton, Rickey
    1957 - Olmsted, Al
    1960 - Winters, Matt
    1962 - Fisher, Brian
    1965 - Berroa, Geronimo
    1967 - Edenfield, Ken
    1973 - Chavez, Raul
    1976 - Ohka, Tomo
    1976 - Miller, Corky
    1976 - Podsednik, Scott

    1977 - Sledge, Terrmel
    1982 - Cordero, Chad
    1982 - Guevara, Carlos
    1983 - Sonnanstine, Andy
    1983 - Tatum, Craig
    1989 - Freitas, David
    1991 - Garcia, Leury

    1991 - Realmuto, J.T.
    1992 - Mancini, Trey
    1993 - Therrien, Jesen

    Baseball Deaths on March 18...

    1892 - Tomney, Phil
    1905 - Higham, Dick
    1910 - Storke, Alan
    1938 - Ferris, Hobe
    1938 - Netzel, Milo
    1939 - Miller, Ralph
    1944 - Motz, Frank
    1948 - Von Kolnitz, Fritz

    1949 - Sommers, Rudy
    1955 - Helfrich, Ty
    1955 - Aderholt, Morrie
    1960 - Howell, Dixie

    1962 - Bliss, Elmer
    1966 - Bennett, Frank
    1968 - Meine, Heinie
    1969 - Bradley, Jack
    1970 - Thomas, Frosty
    1970 - Misse, John
    1971 - Welzer, Tony
    1972 - Bushey, Frank
    1975 - Ock, Whitey
    1976 - Maloy, Paul
    1979 - Jones, Percy
    1984 - Lau, Charlie

    1993 - Jordan, Buck
    2004 - Bearden, Gene
    2011 - Metro, Charlie

    2013 - Hersh, Earl
    2016 - Richards, Fred






Chicago White Sox / Re: Other Sports
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 17, 2018, 07:51:42 pm »
Chicago White Sox / Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 17, 2018, 12:17:00 am »

Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 17, 2018, 12:08:41 am »

    On March 17 in Baseball History...

    1871 - The National Association of Professional Baseball Players is founded setting the stage for the future National League (1876). The entry fee for a National Association franchise is set at $10.

    1936 - Joe DiMaggio makes his Yankee debut in a big way. The 21-year old future Hall of Fame outfielder collects four hits, including a triple, in an 8-7 exhibition loss to the Cardinals.

    1940 - An inter-league exhibition all-star game raises over $20,000 to benefit the recently attacked country of Finland.

    1946 - In Daytona Beach, the Dodgers take the field against their minor-league farm team, the Montreal Royals. With Jackie Robinson in the lineup for Montreal, the game marks the first appearance of an integrated team in organized baseball in this century. More than 40 years later, the field will be renamed Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

    1953 - Bill Veeck says that he will accept an offer of $2.475 million for his 80 percent of the St. Louis Browns' stock. Baltimore Mayor D'Alesandro seeks a syndicate to buy Veeck out. The group will eventually purchase 206,250 shares at $12 per share.

    1953 - Milwaukee County Stadium will be available to the Boston Braves at a very reasonable rental rate.

    1953 - The Braves' spring training game against the Yankees in Bradenton will prove to be the team's last full one representing the city of Boston. During the sixth inning of tomorrow's exhibition contest, the club learns the National League has approved its shift next month to Milwaukee, in contrast to the Junior Circuit that two days ago denied Bill Veeck permission to move his Browns to Baltimore, citing insurmountable problems due to the short amount of time left before Opening Day.

    1965 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to be a member of a national network broadcasting team when he signs on to announce games with ABC.

    1966 - Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale play hardball when negotiating with the Dodgers. The duo sign movie contracts showing they are serious about retiring from baseball if their salary demands are not met.

    1969 - Cardinals' first baseman Orlando Cepeda is traded to the Braves for catcher/first baseman Joe Torre.

    1976 - Commissioner Kuhn orders owners to halt their lock-out and open spring training camps as soon as possible. All clubs will comply within forty-eight hours.

    1977 - A federal court rules in favor of Commissioner Kuhn's decision to void the 1976 A's sales of players by owner Charlie Finley.

    1978 - For the St. Patrick's Day exhibition game, the Reds don green uniforms, rather than their traditional red, starting an annual ritual. The Cardinals and other teams will follow suit.

    1986 - During a Cactus League contest, Carney Lansford is credited with an unusual two-run inside-the-park homer in the A's 5-3 victory over the Indians in Phoenix. The Oakland infielder is able to circle the bases in the fourth inning when Cleveland flychaser Mel Hall gets his shirt stuck on the outfield fence and is unable to untangle himself to pick up the ball, that is just barely out of his reach, while his teammate, shortstop Julio Franco, closest to the play, is so incapacitated with laughter he is unable to help.

    2001 - Joe Randa agrees to a two-year contract extension keeping him in Kansas City until the 2003 season. The Royals' third baseman batted .304 and knocked in 106 runs for the Royals in 155 games last season.

    2005 - During 11+ hours of the Committee on Government Reform hearing concerning major league player use of steroids, Mark McGwire refuses to talk about the past and does not deny taking performance enhancing drugs. Other players testifying included Curt Schilling, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, and former big leaguer Jose Canseco, whose recent book prompted the congressional hearing.

    2008 - The Dodgers lose to the Astros, 12-10, in their last game at Dodgertown, the team's spring training home since 1948. Eighty-one year old Carl Erskine, who pitched the first game played at Holman Stadium 55 years ago, plays the national anthem on his harmonica prior to the contest.

    2010 - In a rare spring training ruling, major league baseball suspends a player as a result of an incident that occurs in an exhibition game. Cliff Lee, the Mariners' much-hyped acquisition, is fined and suspended for the first five games of the regular season after throwing a pitch over the head of Chris Snyder in a Catcus League contest against Arizona.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres signed Mike Olt as a free agent.

    2016 - Chicago White Sox signed Chris Volstad as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 17...

    1860 - Pfeffer, Fred
    1863 - Hagan, Art
    1867 - Beam, Ernie
    1869 - Hogriever, George
    1871 - Fraser, Chick
    1876 - Kostal, Joe
    1876 - Gammons, Daff
    1881 - Fairbank, Jim
    1883 - Stanage, Oscar
    1885 - Pearce, Ducky
    1885 - Mayes, Paddy
    1888 - Klepfer, Ed

    1894 - Shafer, Ralph
    1895 - Lamb, Lyman
    1897 - Riconda, Harry
    1899 - Root, Charlie
    1906 - Vandenberg, Hy
    1912 - Ock, Whitey
    1917 - Sauer, Hank
    1919 - Reiser, Pete
    1923 - Seerey, Pat

    1938 - Hall, Jimmie
    1944 - Gaston, Cito
    1952 - Tabb, Jerry
    1956 - Lollar, Tim

    1956 - Scurry, Rod
    1956 - Lisi, Rick
    1959 - Ainge, Danny
    1965 - Smiley, John
    1968 - Gomez, Pat
    1968 - Masteller, Dan
    1969 - Brow, Scott
    1971 - Mueller, Bill
    1973 - Wilson, Vance
    1976 - Downs, Scott

    1977 - Quinlan, Robb
    1981 - Rodney, Fernando
    1982 - Murray, A. J.
    1985 - Valdez, Cesar
    1986 - Davis, Chris
    1989 - Lagares, Juan
    1990 - Kittredge, Andrew
    1990 - Segura, Jean
    1993 - Hoskins, Rhys

    Baseball Deaths on March 17...

    1923 - Hogan, Ed
    1924 - Harbridge, Bill
    1931 - Gunning, Tom
    1936 - Thatcher, Grant
    1939 - Burke, Bill
    1944 - Kroh, Rube
    1948 - Butler, Ike
    1958 - Blewett, Bob
    1959 - Ehmke, Howard
    1960 - Thorpe, Bob
    1962 - Purtell, Billy

    1969 - Mains, Jim
    1980 - Hooper, Bob
    1981 - Giebel, Joe
    1981 - Dean, Paul
    1985 - Pearson, Ike

    1993 - Abreu, Joe
    1995 - Uchrinscko, Jimmy
    1998 - Candini, Milo
    2002 - Bertrand, Lefty
    2009 - Lockman, Whitey
    2010 - Fletcher, Van


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