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Chicago White Sox / Re: 2017 + 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
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    On January 23 in Baseball History...

    1950 - The Associated Press picks the Miracle Braves of 1914 as the greatest sports upset of the 20th century.

    1962 - Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first years of eligibility. Feller won 266 games in 18 seasons and captured 20 games six times for the Indians. Robinson not only broke baseball's color barrier, but also re-introduced speed as a lethal weapon and led the Dodgers to six pennants in ten years.

    1967 - Four years removed from the playing field, Cardinal standout Stan Musial is named general manager of the team replacing Bob Howsam, who resigned to take a similar position with Cincinnati. Although his tenure will last only ten months, 'The Man' will become the only GM to win a world championship in his first season on the job.

    1968 - Joe 'Ducky' Medwick is selected by the BBWAA to be in the Hall of Fame.

    1973 - Nineteenth century players Mickey Welch and Mike Kelly are selected by Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee for enshrinement in Cooperstown. The group also names Billy Evans, an umpire, to be inducted as well.

    1975 - By the slimmest of margins, Ralph Kiner is elected into the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. The former Pirates slugger, who played only ten years in the majors and led the National League in home runs for seven consecutive seasons, received 273 votes on the 362 ballots cast by the writers, just enough to reached the 75% needed to be selected.

    1979 - Willie Mays is selected by the BBWAA as a member of the Hall of Fame. The 'Say-Hey Kid' receives 409 of the 432 votes cast with 23 writers inexplicably leaving one of the top ball players of all time off their ballots.

    1981 - Faced with the possibility of losing star outfielder Fred Lynn to free agency because of a front-office blunder, the Red Sox trade Lynn and pitcher Steve Renko to the Angels for pitchers Frank Tanana and Jim Dorsey and outfielder Joe Rudi. The Players Association contends that Lynn and catcher Carlton Fisk are free agents because the Red Sox failed to mail their new contracts by the deadline provided for in the Basic Agreement. Lynn signs a four-year deal with the Angels and agrees to drop his case. Fisk's case will go to arbitration.

    2002 - The Rangers avoid salary arbitration with Jeff Zimmerman when their closer agrees to a $10 million, three-year contract. After replacing an injured Tim Crabtree, Zimmerman posted 28 saves for the Texas team.

    2006 - With just a few weeks left before spring training, a surprised Dan O'Brien is fired as the Reds’ general manager by the team’s new regime. Owner Bob Castellini makes it clear O’Brien’s performance is not the reason for the dismissal, but wanted his ‘own person’ in the position.

    2008 - Avoiding salary arbitration, the Indians sign Rafael Betancourt (5-1, 1.47) to a $5.4 million, two-year deal. The 32-year old right-handed reliever was used primarily last season as an eighth inning set-up man for Cleveland's closer, Joe Borowski.

    2008 - Kevin Towers, the longest-tenured active major league general manager, gets a two-year contract extension from the Padres which goes through the 2010 season. Although the club would not reveal financial details, it is believed the 46-year old is one of the top five or six highest-paid GMs in the game.

    2008 - Troy Tulowitzki (.291, 24, 99 ) and the Rockies agree on a $31 million, six-year deal which includes a club option for 2014. The second baseman of the National League champs was runner-up for Rookie of the Year.

    2008 - In an effort to add experience for an unseasoned rotation, the Marlins sign 33-year old southpaw Mark Hendrickson (4-8, 5.21) to a $1.5 million, one-year deal which includes an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses. The 6-foot-9 former NBA player has pitched for the Blue Jays, Devil Rays and, last season, the Dodgers.

    2009 - The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Hector Gimenez as a free agent.

    2009 - The New York Mets signed Rob Mackowiak as a free agent.

    2010 - Major League Baseball announces the Dodgers, who in 1993 became the first big league club to play in Taiwan, will return to the island in March to play a pair of exhibition games against a team from the Chinese Professional Baseball League. During their first trip, L.A. played a squad of Chinese All-Stars.

    2010 - Arbitration-eligible Hunter Pence (.282, 25, 72) signs a $3.5 million, one-year deal with the Astros. The 26-year All-Star outfielder with the rifle arm earned only $464,000 last year, his third season with Houston.

    2012 - The New York Yankees traded Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos.

    2012 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Omar Vizquel as a free agent.

    2012 - The Cincinnati Reds signed Willie Harris as a free agent.

    2014 - The Kansas City Royals signed Jon Rauch as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Jesse Crain as a free agent.

    2017 - The Chicago White Sox signed Anthony Swarzak as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 23...

    1855 - Croft, Art
    1873 - Donahue, Red
    1875 - Flynn, Carney
    1880 - Cannell, Rip
    1882 - Winchell, Fred
    1887 - Allison, Mack
    1890 - Morley, Bill
    1890 - Barney, Ed
    1891 - Kerlin, Orie
    1891 - Lear, King
    1891 - Haley, Ray
    1896 - Mullen, Billy
    1898 - Walker, Speed
    1899 - Gill, Haddie
    1899 - Regan, Bill
    1903 - Saltzgaver, Jack
    1907 - Burke, Bobby
    1914 - Connors, Merv

    1916 - Sturm, Johnny
    1918 - Gumpert, Randy

    1923 - Deal, Cot
    1928 - Carrasquel, Chico

    1930 - Sullivan, Frank
    1933 - Shannon, Wally
    1934 - Amalfitano, Joey
    1936 - Nottebart, Don
    1938 - Moorhead, Bob
    1940 - Burwell, Dick
    1944 - Ratliff, Paul
    1947 - Bevacqua, Kurt
    1951 - Spikes, Charlie
    1954 - Hanc0ck, Garry
    1957 - Pulido, Alfonso
    1960 - Ritter, Reggie
    1962 - Distefano, Benny
    1963 - Brown, Marty
    1968 - Cole, Victor
    1970 - Wohlers, Mark
    1970 - Embree, Alan

    1970 - Obando, Sherman
    1971 - Greene, Charlie
    1974 - Durazo, Erubiel
    1974 - Watson, Mark
    1976 - Duckworth, Brandon
    1976 - Ryan, Jay
    1977 - Stanford, Jason
    1979 - Rincon, Juan
    1982 - May, Ben
    1982 - Pena, Wily Mo
    1985 - Samardzija, Jeff

    1987 - Phelps, Cord
    1989 - Carson, Robert
    1991 - Fields, Daniel
    1992 - May, Jacob

    1994 - Russell, Addison

    Baseball Deaths on January 23...

    1943 - Weaver, Farmer
    1946 - Matthews, William
    1948 - Doljack, Frank
    1949 - Herrell, Walt
    1955 - Brown, Elmer
    1958 - Baldwin, Harry
    1958 - Lonergan, Walter
    1958 - Tedrow, Al
    1968 - Flaherty, Patsy

    1969 - Bridwell, Al
    1970 - Conroy, Bill
    1972 - Nicholson, Fred
    1973 - Callahan, Ray
    1975 - Mueller, Heinie
    1982 - Hopper, Jim
    1983 - Cuccurullo, Cookie
    1988 - Gee, Johnny
    1989 - Case, George
    1994 - Landes, Stan
    1995 - Rogovin, Saul

    2007 - Joyce, Dick
    2013 - Bouchee, Ed
    2014 - Osgood, Charlie
    2015 - Banks, Ernie
    2015 - Koback, Nick
    2016 - Williams, Walter "No Neck"





Chicago White Sox / Re: 2017 + 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by BlackSox on January 22, 2018, 07:35:53 pm »

No team is more interesting than this one thanks to GM Rick Hahn's organizational rebuild around kids. With kids come uncertainty. But kids also bring hope.
Chicago White Sox / Re: 2017 + 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
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List of White Sox non-roster invitees to 2018 Spring Training:

Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 22, 2018, 12:30:13 am »

    On January 22 in Baseball History...

    1913 - The Giants agree to share the Polo Grounds with the Highlanders. The American League club, which will become known as the Yankees, had been playing their home games at Hilltop Park, located at 168th Street and Broadway, since 1903, when the franchise shifted from Baltimore to New York.

    1929 - The Yankees announce they will put numbers on the backs of their uniforms, becoming the first baseball team to engage in continuous use of numbers. The first numbers are based on positions in the batting order thus, Ruth will wear number 3 and Gehrig 4. By 1931 all A.L. teams will use them; it will be 1933 before all N.L. players are numbered.

    1953 - Argyle R. Mackey warns alien players they will face deportation if found jumping U.S. professional contracts. The Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization cites the McCarran-Walter Act as the basis of his decision.

    1969 - After being traded by the Expos along with outfielder Jesus Alou to the Astros for first baseman/outfielder Rusty Staub, Donn Clendenon refuses to report to his new team. The former Montreal first baseman balks at going to Houston because of a personality conflict with the team's newly-hired skipper, Harry Walker, who had managed him in Pittsburgh.

    1976 - Right-handers Robin Roberts (86.9%), best known for his work with the Phillies, and Bob Lemon (78.6%), who spent his entire career in an Indians uniform, are elected to the Hall of Fame. Roberts enjoyed six consecutive seasons with 20+ wins with Philadelphia, and Lemon compiled a 207-128 (.618) record along with an ERA of 3.23 during his 15 years with the Tribe.

    1979 - Ending a 17-year partnership with Ralph Kiner and Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson announces he will not be returning to the Mets broadcast booth this season. The colorfully-clad Hall of Fame announcer will eventually do play-by-play for the Giants.

    1982 - Free agent Reggie Jackson signs a four-year, nearly four-million dollar contract with the Angels ending his five-year roller coaster ride with the Yankees. During his tenure in New York, the Bronx Bombers will appear in the post-season four times, winning World Championships in 1977-78.

    1988 - Arbitrator T. Roberts declares seven presently contracted players no-risk free agents as a result of the collusion suit against Major League baseball. The players, who include Kirk Gibson, Carlton Fisk and Joe Niekro, have until March 1 to make deals with other clubs.

    1997 - Modern Yankee great Don Mattingly officially announces his retirement at a media conference in Yankee Stadium.

    2001 - Pirate infielder Brian Giles repeats as the Roberto Clemente Award winner. Presented by the Pittsburgh chapter of the BBWAA, the award is given to the Buc player who demonstrates a high level of performance on the field as exemplified by the late Pittsburgh outfielder.

    2001 - At the age of 58, World Series standout Tommie Agee dies of cardiac arrest in Manhattan. As the Mets center fielder, the 1966 AL Rookie of the Year made two memorable catches (saving possibly five runs) and homered in a 5-0 Game 3 victory over the Orioles in the 1969 Fall Classic.

    2003 - Free-agent and former Ranger catcher Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez (.314, 19, 60) signs a one-year deal worth $10 million to play in his hometown with the Marlins. The Miami resident, who is a ten-time Gold Glove backstop, will be replacing Charles Johnson who was traded to the Rockies in the off-season.

    2006 - When the island’s best players meet for an exhibition game, Dayan Viciedo becomes the youngest player in Cuban baseball history to be named to an All-Star squad. The 16-year old Villa Clara prospect has played shortstop and third base, as well as pitched in international youth competitions for various national teams.

    2008 - The Chicago White Sox signed free agent Octavio Dotel to a two-year/$11 million contract.

    2008 - The Mets and outfielder Endy Chavez come to terms to a $3.85 million, two-year deal. The 29-year old Venezuelan, who missed most of last season with a hamstring pull, will always be remembered in Mets lore for 'the catch' in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS against the Cardinals.

    2009 - Jayson Werth agrees to a $10 million, two-year deal with the Phillies avoiding salary arbitration. With the departure of free agent Pat Burrell to Tampa Bay, the outfielder becomes the only returning right-handed slugger to the lefty-heavy lineup of the World Champions.

    2009 - Rocco Baldelli, traded to the Red Sox in the offseason, takes out an ad in the St. Petersburg Times to show his appreciation of the support given to him by the Rays fans during his five years with the franchise. In an open letter the outfielder writes,"I will always think of the Tampa Bay area as my second home, and I would like to thank everyone for accepting me and for making my time here as enjoyable as it was".

    2010 - The Mets, in need of a center fielder until Carlos Beltran returns to the lineup in early May, deal 30-year old right-handed reliever Brian Stokes (2-4, 3.97) to the Angels in exchange for the highly-paid, but under-achieving Gary Matthews Jr. (.250, 4, 50). Los Angeles agrees to pay a significant portion of the slumping outfielder's $50 million five-year contract that 'Little Sarge' signed three seasons ago.

    2010 - A's prospect Grant Desme is retiring from baseball to pursue his calling to be a catholic priest. In 2009, the 23-year-old minor leaguer hit .288 along with 31 home runs and 89 RBIs playing single A ball with the Kane County Cougars (MWL) and the Stockton Ports (CAL), and the outfielder was recently named the Arizona Fall League's Most Valuable Player.

    2010 - The Phillies and Shane Victorino (.292, 10, 62) come to terms on a $22 million, three-year deal. The 'Flyin' Hawaiian' won his second consecutive Gold Glove roaming center field for the NL champions last season.

    2013 - The Boston Red Sox signed free agent Mike Napoli to a 1 year $5 million contract.  The deal also includes an additional $8 million in roster and performance bonuses that Napoli can earn.

    2014 - Twenty-five year old right-hander Masahiro Tanaka accepts the Yankees' seven-year contract offer for $155 million, the fifth-largest deal ever given to a pitcher. In addition to giving the largest sum ever awarded to a Japanese player, New York will also pay an additional $20 million to the Rakuten Golden Eagles, his former team as part of the new posting agreement between Major League Baseball and teams in Japanese leagues. 

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Scott Carroll as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Geovany Soto as a free agent.

    2016 - The Brewers announces Joe Adcock, who was one vote shy of election last year, will be added to the Miller Park Walk of Fame. The former first baseman, who played 10 of his 17 major-league seasons in Milwaukee with the Braves, appeared in 1,207 games with the franchise, including the inaugural County Stadium contest in 1953, when he recorded the first base hit and scored the first run in the history of the ballpark.

    2016 - The San Diego Padres signed Alexei Ramirez as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 22...

    1864 - Ray, Irv
    1864 - Hallstrom, Charlie
    1874 - Hughes, Jay
    1876 - McLaughlin, Warren
    1877 - Murphy, Ed
    1877 - Jones, Tom
    1880 - O'Neill, Bill

    1881 - Thomas, Ira
    1889 - Strunk, Amos

    1896 - Fahey, Frank
    1904 - Milligan, John
    1906 - Shiver, Ivey
    1908 - Oana, Prince
    1917 - Geary, Huck
    1919 - Olivo, Diomedes
    1925 - Bucha, Johnny
    1925 - Young, Bobby
    1929 - Littrell, Jack
    1941 - Leonhard, Dave
    1945 - Brown, Jophery
    1948 - Cambria, Fred
    1949 - Caldwell, Mike
    1951 - Roberts, Leon
    1952 - Aviles, Ramon
    1957 - Dayett, Brian
    1963 - Ortiz, Javier
    1963 - Treadway, Jeff
    1964 - Kirby, Wayne
    1967 - Higgins, Kevin
    1969 - Gordon, Keith
    1976 - Anderson, Jimmy
    1977 - Rakers, Aaron
    1978 - Figgins, Chone
    1980 - Ruiz, Carlos
    1983 - Valdez, Jose
    1984 - Jimenez, Ubaldo
    1985 - Cousins, Scott
    1988 - Spence, Josh
    1990 - Hauschild, Mike
    1993 - Torres, Ramon

    Baseball Deaths on January 22...

    1896 - Heubel, George
    1910 - Wise, Sam
    1922 - Shafer, Orator
    1923 - Cooke, Fred
    1932 - Hogan, Eddie
    1940 - Berry, Charlie
    1955 - Wicker, Bob
    1956 - Mitterling, Ralph
    1957 - Behan, Petie
    1959 - Williams, Ken
    1962 - Russell, Lefty
    1966 - Newkirk, Joel
    1970 - Haislip, Jim
    1973 - Halt, Al
    1982 - Willis, Les
    1994 - Miller, Rudy
    1996 - Rand, Dick
    1997 - Dockins, George
    2001 - Agee, Tommie

    2005 - Gutierrez, Cesar
    2008 - Clemons, Lance
    2009 - Werber, Billy
    2015 - Bryant, Don
    2017 - Marté, Andy
    2017 - Ventura, Yorlando


Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 21, 2018, 12:01:15 am »

    On January 21 in Baseball History...

    1921 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis officially takes over as baseball's commissioner.

    1941 - The Indians sign Bob Feller to a deal worth a reported $30,000. The Van Meter, Iowa farm boy posted a 27-11 record with a 2.61 ERA for Cleveland last season.

    1947 - A rule change that allows voting only for players after 1921 produces four new Hall of Famers: Carl Hubbell, Frank Frisch, Mickey Cochrane, and Lefty Grove, all former M.V.P.s and World Series winners. Hubbell, was forbidden by Ty Cobb to throw his screwball in Detroit's farm system, but he used it to win 253 games for the Giants. Frisch went to the World Series eight times and batted .316 over 19 seasons. Grove won 300 games, and his battery mate Cochrane retired with the highest lifetime batting average of any catcher.

    1953 - The Hall of Fame passes over Joe DiMaggio in his first year of eligibility and elects pitcher Dizzy Dean and outfielder Al Simmons to Cooperstown. Simmons, who drove in 100 runs in each of his first eleven major league seasons, was one of the most feared hitters of his time. The colorful Dean had a .644 career winning percentage and won 30 games in 1934.

    1958 - In an effort to fill the void of Dodger and Giant baseball in the Big Apple, the Phillies agree to televise 78 games in the New York City area which is without National League baseball for the first time since the league's inception in 1876.

    1960 - Stan Musial insists he take a $20,000 pay cut. 'Stan the Man' believes he was overpaid in 1957 and 1958 and his salary should be based on his play last season.

    1965 - Teams, Inc. meet with National League president Warren Giles to plead their case of keeping the Braves in Milwaukee through the entire upcoming season. The community non-profit organization, headed by future baseball commissioner Bud Selig, successfully prevents the club from marching to Atlanta at the All-Star break, when the league rules the team must honor the final year of their stadium lease.

    1969 - In his first year of eligibility, Cardinal legend Stan Musial is elected into the Hall of Fame receiving 93% of the writers' votes. The BBWAA also selects Roy Campanella, the former Dodger catcher who won three National League MVPs before he was permanently disabled in car accident just prior to the start of spring training in 1958.

    1971 - No player receives three-fourths of the necessary votes to be elected into the Hall of Fame with Yogi Berra and Early Wynn coming the closest.

    1981 - Four-time gold glover Cesar Geronimo is traded by the Reds to the Royals for minor leaguer infielder German Barranca.

    1981 - The Commissioner's office announces life-time passes to any major or minor league regular season game will given to the returning 52 Iranian hostages and the 14 others who were released earlier during the ordeal. In 1973, MLB made a similar gesture to the hundreds of prisoners of war who were returning from Viet Nam.

    1987 - Free agent Vida Blue comes to terms with the A's, but will surprise the team next month by announcing his retirement.

    2001 - In an effort to conserve electricity during California's energy crisis, the Angels turn off Edison International Field's Big A and the Little A signs. The landmark beacons, which are usually illuminated 24 hours a day, will be turned on only for stadium events.

    2005 - After asking for $22 million in salary arbitration, Roger Clemens agrees to one-year, $18 million deal with the Astros. The pact makes the ‘Rocket’ the most expensive hurler in major league history.

    2005 - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed Chris Singleton as a free agent.

    2006 - The Orioles acquire a potential No. 1 starting pitcher as the team trade right-handers Jorge Julio and John Maine to the Mets for Kris Benson (10-8, 4.13). With Jae Seo being dealt to the Dodgers for relievers Duaner Sanchez and Steve Schmoll, it is the second time this month, the Mets ship a starter from their pitching rotation in an effort to bolster their bullpen.

    2008 - Yadier Molina (.275, 6, 40) agrees to a $15.5 million, four-year deal to remain with the Cardinals. The Redbirds catcher, best known for his defensive prowess, nailed 23 of 46 base runners trying to steal a base last season.

    2008 - Brett Tomko and the Royals agree to a $3 million, one-year deal. Kansas City believes the 34-year old right-hander has overcome the problems which plagued him with the Dodgers (2-11, 5.80) last season.

    2009 - In an effort to increase attendance, Washington reduces individual ticket prices on 14,000 seats and does not raise prices on any of the 41,888 seats at Nationals Park. Despite the debut of a brand new stadium in the nation's capitol, the club ranked 13th in attendance in the 16-team National League circuit.

    2009 - The Orioles and Nick Markakis finalize a significant $66.1 million six-year deal, which covers the span the right fielder would have been eligible for arbitration and the first three after he would be eligible to file for free agency. The 25-year-old fly chaser, who had his best offensive season with the team and led the American League in outfield assists last season, was named the team's most valuable player by the local media last season.

    2009 - Avoiding salary arbitration with the Mariners, Erik Bedard agrees to a $7.75 million, one-year contract. The deal gives the left-hander, the team’s Opening Day starter who was obtained last season from Baltimore, a raise of $750,000 from last season.

    2009 - Jon Lester becomes the 48th recipient of the Hutch Award, and the first to be actually treated by a doctor from the renowned institution named for Seattle baseball legend Fred Hutchinson. The Red Sox hurler, a survivor of anaplastic large cell lymphoma, is honored with the annual award for best exemplifying the spirit and competitive drive of the former major leaguer and skipper, who died of cancer in 1964 at the age of 45.

    2010 - Avoiding an arbitration hearing, Joe Blanton (2-8, 4.05) and the Phillies come to terms on a $24 million, three-year deal. The 29-year-old right-hander is expected to be the National League champion's number three starter in a rotation which includes Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and J.A. Happ

    2010 - In an effort to be a closer, Octavio Dotel (3-3, 3.32 ERA) agrees to a $3.5 million, one-year deal with the Pirates, the only team that offered the right-hander the opportunity to save games. The 36-year old reliever, who hasn't been a closer since 2007 with Kansas City, struck out 75 batters in 62.1 innings in a setup role for the White Sox last season, but didn't record a save.

    2011 - In a cost-cutting move, the Blue Jays send Vernon Wells to the Angels in exchange for catcher Mike Napoli and fly-chaser Juan Rivera. Toronto still owed the 32 year-old three-time All-Star outfielder $86 million through 2014, but will only have to send $5 million to Los Angeles to complete the trade, giving the team a better opportunity to compete in the AL East.

    2012 - After picking up his $6 million option in October, the Red Sox trade Marco Scutaro (.299, 7, 54) to the Rockies for right-hander Clayton Mortensen (2-4, 3.86). The unexpected move of the 36-year infielder to Colorado may be a signal that Boston is counting on prospect Jose Iglesias to be the starting shortstop on Opening Day.

    2015 - The Nationals introduce Max Scherzer, the newest member of the team’s already very solid pitching staff. The 29 year-old right-hander, who inked a seven-year, $210 million contract to hurl for Washington, joins Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez, a fivesome many consider to be the best starting rotation in baseball history.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox signed Matt Albers as a free agent.

    2016 - At a Camden Yards news conference, the Orioles announce first baseman Chris Davis will be returning the team, having signed the richest deal in franchise history. The reigning major league home run king, who went yard 47 times last season, agreed to a $161 million, seven-year contract that includes $42 million in deferred money to stay with Baltimore.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 21...

    1862 - Sunday, Art
    1867 - Tiernan, Mike
    1876 - Waldron, Irv
    1879 - Deal, Snake
    1879 - Jones, Oscar
    1880 - Batch, Emil
    1886 - Benz, Joe

    1892 - Boland, Bernie
    1895 - Zinn, Jimmy
    1895 - Sperber, Ed
    1898 - Mohardt, John
    1899 - Fonseca, Lew

    1900 - Ludolph, Willie
    1905 - Boerner, Larry
    1906 - Chapman, Glenn
    1909 - Karlon, Bill
    1913 - Bell, Fern
    1914 - Donnelly, Blix
    1921 - Polivka, Ken
    1923 - Mele, Sam

    1927 - O'Connell, Danny
    1937 - Graham, Bill
    1939 - Bass, Norm
    1941 - Beck, Rich
    1946 - Oates, Johnny
    1947 - Reynolds, Bob
    1947 - Stein, Bill

    1952 - Krukow, Mike
    1955 - Smithson, Mike
    1955 - Smith, Dave
    1959 - Adams, Ricky
    1959 - Uribe, Jose
    1960 - Motley, Darryl
    1960 - Hawkins, Andy
    1965 - Stark, Matt

    1966 - Hammond, Chris
    1968 - Urbani, Tom
    1968 - Shepherd, Keith
    1969 - Greer, Rusty
    1970 - McCurry, Jeff
    1971 - Guzman, Johnny
    1972 - Benes, Alan
    1976 - Ryan, Jay
    1979 - Kim, Byung-Hyun
    1981 - Ledezma, Wil
    1984 - Ray, Robert
    1987 - Crawford, Brandon
    1987 - D'arnaud, Chase
    1987 - Diekman, Jake
    1987 - Kieschnick, Roger
    1987 - Wall, Josh
    1988 - Claiborne, Preston
    1988 - Raven, Josh
    1990 - Ramirez, Jose
    1990 - Wieland, Joe
    1995 - Senzatela, Antonio

    Baseball Deaths on January 21...

    1895 - Bowes, Frank
    1900 - Rogers, Jim
    1947 - Walsh, Jimmy
    1949 - Ennis, Russ
    1953 - Rodriguez, Jose
    1959 - Wiltse, Hooks
    1965 - Whaling, Bert
    1969 - Terwilliger, Dick
    1970 - Asbjornson, Casper
    1970 - Shriver, Harry
    1972 - Loftus, Dick
    1974 - Cooper, Claude
    1975 - Tobin, Pat
    1979 - Leslie, Sam
    1980 - Barnhart, Clyde
    1980 - Rye, Gene
    1982 - Lefevre, Al
    1989 - Furillo, Carl
    1992 - Rowland, Chuck
    1993 - Gehringer, Charlie
    1995 - Bauers, Russ
    1996 - Monzon, Dan
    1997 - McWilliams, Bill
    2004 - Blatnik, Johnny
    2005 - Valentine, Corky
    2010 - Bragan, Bobby
    2010 - Manders, Hal
    2010 - Motton, Curt
    2012 - Chambers, Cliff
    2012 - Herriage, Troy
    2014 - Hosley, Tim
    2017 - Wright, Ken



Chicago White Sox / Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 20, 2018, 12:23:33 am »

White Sox seeking new flagship radio home
WLS-AM 890 also drops Bulls coverage in bankruptcy filing

WLS-AM parent company asks court to end 'unprofitable' White Sox, Bulls deals

Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 20, 2018, 12:05:42 am »

    On January 20 in Baseball History...

    1871 - The Boston Red Stockings are incorporated by Ivers Whitney Adams with $15,000 and the help of Harry Wright, who had founded and managed the Cincinnati Red Stockings, America's first professional baseball team.

    1882 - Kentucky lawmakers revise the ruling which inadvertently banned playing baseball in the commonwealth.

    1906 - Henry Mathewson signs with the Giants, but the right-hander's performance will not remind anyone of his more talented brother, Christy. The 19 year-old will appear in just two major league games over the next two seasons compiling a 0-1 record along a 4.91 ERA.

    1931 - After being released by the Indians, 33-year old Joe Sewell signs with the Yankees. Before retiring in 1934, the future Hall of Fame third baseman will hit .282 during his three seasons with New York.

    1947 - Negro League standout Josh Gibson, sometimes referred to as the 'black Babe Ruth', dies of a stroke at the of 35. The future Hall of Fame catcher will be put to rest in an unmarked grave in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

    1966 - Ted Williams, who compiled a .344 career batting average playing with Red Sox for 19 seasons, receives 282 votes of 302 ballots (93.4%) cast by the writers of the BBWAA to be elected into the Hall of Fame. The 'Splendid Splinter' becomes the first American League position player to be selected in his first year of eligibility.

    1970 - Lou Boudreau is elected to the Hall of Fame, receiving 232 of a possible 300 votes from the BBWAA. He led the A.L. eight times in fielding percentage, won a batting title, and was named MVP as player-manager of the 1948 World Champion Indians.

    1984 -  In a move that stuns New York fans, the White Sox draft Tom Seaver as compensation for losing Type A free agent Dennis Lamp to the Blue Jays. The Mets left Seaver off their protected list, erroneously assuming that no team would want to select the aging star. He will win his 300th game in a White Sox uniform in 1985.

    1997 - Former outfielder Curt Flood, who played most notably with the Cardinals, dies of throat cancer at the age of 59. After being traded to the Phillies in 1969, the baseball pioneer refused to play for Philadelphia and challenged the owners’ reserve clause taking the matter as far as the U.S. Supreme Court, where he lost the case, but laid the groundwork which would lead to free agency in professional sports.

    2001 - George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. The former Texas Ranger owner, who had a scant 1.8 percent share of the team in the beginning of the venture, and his partners bought the Texas franchise from Eddie Chiles in 1989 for $86 million.

    2006 - With the encouragement of President George W. Bush, a former major league owner, baseball's second application to the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control to allow Cuba to play in the World Baseball Classic is approved. The issues of potential espionage by Cuban spies accompanying the team and money going to the Castro government have been resolved paving the way for the Olympic champs to be one of the 16 teams to compete in the WBC.

    2006 - At the introductory news conference, Bob Castellini, the new Reds’ owner, makes it clear on his first day on the job he plans to be a hands-on CEO. Promising the fans a championship, the Cincinnati produce proprietor plans to work out of the offices at Great American Ball Park, on a daily basis until he has an clear understanding of how a baseball front office operates.

    2006 - Ozzie Guillen, who becomes the first foreign-born manager to win a World Series, celebrates his 42nd birthday in a very special way. The White Sox skipper, along with his wife Ibis and their son Oney become American citizens today.

    2006 - Danny Graves, the only major leaguer born in Viet Nam, travels to Quang Tri province just south of the DMZ, to dedicate the country's first baseball field. Seventeen explosive devices were removed between home base and the outfield as the former soccer field was transformed into a diamond for the Le Loi High School using money donated from Major League Baseball and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

    2009 - Avoiding arbitration, Jonathan Papelbon agrees to a one-year contract with the Red Sox. The 28-year-old All-Star closer has compiled a career 1.84 ERA, the second best in big league history among pitchers with at least 200.0 innings, trailing only Meriden's Ed Walsh mark of 1.82.

    2009 - Avoiding arbitration, the Dodgers sign Russell Martin to a one-year deal. The 25-year old catcher, a two-time all-star, will make $3.9 million this season after making $500,000 last season.

    2009 - Adam LaRoche signs a $7.05 million, one-year contract with the payroll-poor Pirates. The 25-year old first baseman's deal, which avoids the need for arbitration, will most likely be the second richest in Pittsburgh this season, being slightly less than shortstop Jack Wilson’s $7.25 million.

    2009 - Avoiding arbitration, Ryan Madson and the Phillies reach a preliminary agreement on a $12 million, three-year contract. The right-handed reliever, who posted a 3.05 ERA in 76 games out of the bullpen last year, finished the season as the setup man for closer Brad Lidge, who was perfect in 48 save opportunities.

    2009 - The Mariners obtain David Aardsma from the Red Sox in exchange for minor league southpaw, Fabian Williamson. Seattle plans to use the 27-year-old right-hander, a first-round draft pick in 2003, out of the bullpen.

    2012 - The Colorado Rockies traded Kevin Slowey and cash to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Zach Putnam.

    2012 - The Miami Marlins signed Gary Glover as a free agent.

    2012 - Avoiding salary arbitration, the Nationals sign Mike Morse to a reported two-year contract extension. The 29-year old outfielder/infielder, who had been asking for $5 million, led the team in batting (.303 average), home runs (31) and runs batted in (95) last season.

    2014 - The Toronto Blue Jays signed Chris Getz as a free agent.

    2016 - The Tigers and Justin Upton come to terms on a reported six-year, $132.75 million deal. The addition of the 28 year-old three-time All-Star outfielder, along with the free-agent signing of right-hander Jordan Zimmermann in late November, makes Detroit only the second franchise ever to spend $100 million or more on two free agents in a single offseason.

    2017 - The Oakland Athletics signed Alejandro de Aza as a free agent.

    2017 - The Chicago White Sox signed Gregory Infante as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on January 20...

    1845 - Mills, Everett
    1859 - Mullane, Tony
    1873 - Cross, Frank
    1875 - Courtney, Ernie
    1875 - Barton, Harry
    1886 - Schardt, Bill
    1887 - James, Bill

    1889 - Zimmerman, Bill
    1891 - Smith, Earl
    1893 - Hill, Red
    1893 - Gould, Al
    1904 - Sothern, Denny
    1905 - Danning, Ike
    1907 - Adams, Bob
    1907 - Hill, Jesse
    1907 - Holshouser, Herm
    1910 - Makosky, Frank
    1913 - Outlaw, Jimmy
    1917 - Dobson, Joe

    1918 - Jethroe, Sam
    1920 - Hairston, Sam

    1929 - Wade, Gale
    1933 - Stephens, Gene

    1934 - Pascual, Camilo
    1936 - Gonder, Jesse
    1944 - Taylor, Carl
    1945 - Boswell, Dave
    1958 - Scherrer, Bill
    1963 - Espy, Cecil
    1964 - Guillen, Ozzie

    1965 - Maas, Kevin
    1965 - Brink, Brad
    1968 - Manon, Ramon
    1971 - Benard, Marvin
    1971 - Giles, Brian
    1972 - Kubinski, Tim
    1972 - Beech, Matt
    1973 - Santana, Julio
    1975 - Eckstein, David
    1978 - Mears, Chris
    1978 - Rodriguez, John
    1980 - German, Franklyn
    1980 - Martinez, Luis
    1981 - Baker, John
    1981 - Guzman, Freddy
    1983 - Albers, Matt
    1983 - Soto, Geovany

    1985 - Castro, Fabio
    1985 - Perez, Luis
    1986 - Lough, David
    1987 - Exposito, Luis
    1989 - Taijeron, Travis
    1994 - Pinto. Ricardo

    Baseball Deaths on January 20...

    1914 - Lyons, Pat
    1916 - Heidrick, Emmet
    1930 - Schoeneck, Jumbo
    1938 - Goodall, Herb
    1940 - Andrews, Wally
    1941 - Lelivelt, Jack
    1952 - Pickering, Ollie
    1954 - Madden, Bunny
    1960 - Brack, Gibby
    1963 - Wiggs, Jimmy
    1965 - Altrock, Nick

    1974 - Hockette, George
    1974 - Hillebrand, Homer
    1978 - Ellison, George
    1980 - Macphee, Waddy
    1987 - Behrman, Hank
    1995 - Filley, Marc
    1997 - Flood, Curt
    2000 - Herbel, Ron
    2004 - Merriman, Lloyd

    2007 - Ruhle, Vern
    2011 - Ortiz, Jose
    2011 - Zernial, Gus

    2014 - Benson, Vern







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