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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 14, 2017, 01:51:56 am »

    On November 14 in Baseball History...


    1946 - After finishing second to Yankees Joe DiMaggio (1941) and Joe Gordon (1942), Ted Williams (.342, 38, 123) wins the American League Most Valuable Player award. The Red Sox outfielder missed the last three seasons due to serving in the military during World War II.

    1956 - The Pirates threaten to move the franchise from Pittsburgh unless a new municipal stadium is built to replace Forbes Field. The second division club drew 949,878 fans, the fifth best total of the eight National League teams.

    1957 - The AP names Henry Aaron as the 1957 National League Most Valuable Player with 239 votes. Stan Musial is a close second with 230, and Red Schoendienst is third with 221.

    1961 - John Fetzer becomes the lone owner of the Tigers when he buys out the estate of Fred Knorr.

    1973 - Reggie Jackson wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award unanimously. The Oakland star led the league in runs (99), home runs (32), RBI (117), and slugging (.531). Jim Palmer is named the American League Cy Young winner.

    1979 - California's Don Baylor, who led the American League in runs and RBI, is named the league's Most Valuable Player.

    1979 - David Goltz, the first player to be selected by the maximum thirteen teams in the first round of the free agent draft, signs a six-year, three-million dollar contract with the Dodgers. The former Twins' pitcher (14-13, 4.16) will post a 9-19 record during his 2+ seasons with the club.

    1985 - The Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers, at the time the all-time major-league saves leader with 341.

    1986 - The Doubleday Publishing Company agrees to sell the World Champion Mets to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon for $80.75 million. The company had purchased the Mets for a then-record $21.1 million in 1980.

    1988 - The Angels name Doug Rader as manager of the team. Rader had compiled a 155-200 (.437) record piloting the Rangers from 1982 to 1985.

    1989 - Padres reliever Mark Davis wins the National League Cy Young Award. He saved 44 games with a 1.85 ERA.

    1990 - Doug Drabek (22-6) wins the National League Cy Young Award, collecting 23 of a possible 24 first-place votes.

    1996 - Juan Gonzalez of Texas edges Seattle's Alex Rodriguez by three votes to win the American League Most Valuable Player. It is the tightest race for the award in the American League since 1960. Gonzalez batted .314 with 47 home runs and 144 RBI despite missing 28 games with an injury.

    2000 - Winning his second straight award and third of his career, the 'Big Unit' Randy Johnson (19-7, 2.64) of the Arizona Diamondbacks overwhelming wins the NL Cy Young Award.

    2001 - For the second time in his career, Seattle skipper Lou Piniella is named the American League Manager of the Year. 'Sweet Lou', the only person to appear on every ballot, guided the Mariners to an historical 116 victories which tied 1906 Cubs as the winningest team in major league history.

    2001 - Larry Bowa (86-76, .531) becomes the first Phillies manager to be named by the BBWAA as the National League Manager of the Year. In his first year at the helm, Philadelphia improves by 21 games finishing the season two games behind the first-place Atlanta.

    2006 - Brandon Webb (16-8, 3.10) garners 15 of the possible 32 BBWAA's first-place votes to win the NL Cy Young Award. The Diamondback right-hander, who had the fewest victories of any starter to ever win the prestigious pitching prize, beats out Padres closer Trevor Hoffman and Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter with Reds hurler Aaron Harang, who led the league in victories and strikeouts, not receiving one vote from the writers.

    2007 - Bob Melvin is named National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The Diamondbacks skipper, who led the club to a league-best 90 victories, also was selected by his fellow managers for the same honor in The Sporting News poll.

    2007 - Eric Wedge becomes the first Indians skipper to be selected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America as the American League Manager of the Year. The 39-year-old skipper led the Tribe to the AL Central title compiling a 96-66 record in the regular season.

    2007 - Major League Baseball announces the World champion Red Sox will take on the A's in the 2008 season opener at the Tokyo Dome scheduled for March 25. The Opening Day game will mark the third time the regular major league season has started in Japan.

    2007 - Only a few hours after Alex Rodriguez confirms on his website he has spoken directly with the Steinbrenner family reports start to surface that the Yankees and their third baseman are close to a multi-year deal that would be worth as much as $290 million. The move is seen, in part, as an attempt to soften the harsh criticism incurred when A-Rod, through his agent Scott Boras, announced his decision to opt out of his contract with the team during Game 4 of the World Series.

    2010 - A Santa Barbara father-son sports collectors team pays $575,912 for the bat that Kirk Gibson used to hit his dramatic World Series Game 1 home run in 1988. The winning bid was the second-highest sale price ever for a baseball bat, topped only by the $1.265 million paid in 2004 for a Babe Ruth signed bat, which was used by the 'Bambino' to hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium.

    2011 - Craig Kimbrel unanimously wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The Braves' right-handed closer, who struck out 127 batters in 77 innings, set a major league record for saves by a rookie with 46.

    2011 - Former Red Sox reliever Jonathan Papelbon agrees to a four-year, $50 million free-agent deal to finish games for the Phillies. The contract is the richest ever signed by a closer, surpassing B.J. Ryan's five-year, $47 million pact with the Blue Jays.

    2011 - Mike Matheny is named to succeed Tony La Russa, who retired as the manager of the Cardinals a few days after leading the Redbirds to a world championship. The 41-year old former minor league instructor, who served as a special assistant to general manager John Mozeliak, has no previous managerial experience.

    2012 - In one of the closest races to determine the American League Cy Young Award winner, Rays' southpaw David Price (20-5, 2.56) outpoints last year's recipient Tigers ace Justin Verlander (17-8, 2.64) by the slim margin of four points. The difference proves to be the one first-place vote given to the Tampa Bay left-hander's teammate, closer Fernando Rodney.

    2013 - For the second consecutive season, Miguel Cabrera (.344, 44, 137) is named the AL Most Valuable Player. The Detroit third baseman, who received 23 of 30 first place votes to finish ahead of Mike Trout and Chris Davis, joins Hal Newhouse (1944-45) and Hank Greenberg (1935, 1940) as the only players to win the prestigious award twice while playing for the Tigers.

    2013 - After leading the Pirates to their first postseason appearance since 1992, Andrew McCutchen (.317, 21, 84) is named the National League's Most Valuable Player. The Pittsburgh outfielder garners 28 of the writers' 30 first-place votes, easily outdistancing runners-up Diamondback first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and Cardinal catcher Yadier Molina for the MVP honor.

    2013 - The National College Baseball Hall of Fame announces that its new facility to be built in Lubbock, Texas will be named after George H.W. Bush, who was a first baseman and captain for Yale. The 41st president of the United States participated in the College World Series with the Bulldogs in 1947 and '48, the inaugural years of the collegiate national championship. 

    2014 - The Tigers come to terms on a $68 million, four-year deal with 35 year-old Victor Martinez, the team's designated hitter who finished second behind Mike Trout in the AL MVP balloting this year. The Detroit DH helped the team to capture its fourth straight AL Central title, hitting .335 with 32 home runs while driving 103 runs.




    Baseball Birthdays on November 14...


    1860 - Munyan, John
    1864 - Schomberg, Otto
    1876 - Howell, Harry
    1881 - Carisch, Fred
    1881 - Wallace, Jim
    1884 - Cocreham, Gene
    1885 - Lelivelt, Jack
    1896 - Sheridan, Red
    1898 - Willoughby, Claude
    1902 - Paulsen, Gil
    1929 - Piersall, Jim

    1932 - Kutyna, Marty
    1938 - Seale, Johnnie
    1941 - Sutherland, Darrell
    1943 - Lazar, Danny

    1953 - Andrew, Kim
    1954 - Hernandez, Willie
    1962 - Peters, Steve
    1966 - Schilling, Curt
    1967 - Wagner, Paul
    1968 - Bottenfield, Kent
    1973 - Rivera, Ruben
    1976 - Hamulack, Tim
    1978 - Nady, Xavier
    1979 - Sanchez, Duaner
    1980 - Tracey, Sean

    1982 - Castro, Angel
    1982 - Ni, Fu-Te
    1983 - Moscoso, Guillermo
    1983 - Thomas, Clete
    1989 - Galvis, Freddy
    1990 - Tomas, Yasmany
    1991 - Rodriguez, Joely
    1992 - Castro, Daniel
    1992 - Morris, Akeel
    1993 - Lindor, Francisco



    Baseball Deaths on November 14...


    1905 - Connor, John
    1915 - McGovern, Art
    1919 - Dailey, Vince
    1922 - Oberlander, Doc
    1924 - Quest, Joe
    1928 - Juul, Herb
    1929 - McGinnity, Joe
    1932 - Schmidt, Boss
    1937 - O'Connor, Jack
    1938 - Nunamaker, Les
    1940 - Clark, George
    1942 - Carroll, Scrappy
    1947 - Hoey, Jack
    1947 - Smith, Stub
    1949 - Clarke, Artie
    1956 - Hilley, Ed
    1958 - Owens, Jack
    1962 - Hoblitzel, Dick
    1963 - Melillo, Ski
    1965 - Walker, Dixie
    1968 - Sherdel, Bill
    1969 - Roberts, Curt
    1973 - Bailey, Gene
    1975 - Buckeye, Garland
    1976 - Baczewski, Fred
    1985 - Harstad, Oscar
    1985 - Nelson, Luke
    1987 - Lisenbee, Hod
    1996 - Baxes, Jim
    2000 - Gabrielson, Len
    2004 - Gonder, Jesse
    2006 , Smith, Al (umpire)
    2006 - Suder, Pete
    2010 - Bamberger, Hal
    2012 - Harris, Gail















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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 13, 2017, 12:15:47 am »

    On November 13 in Baseball History...


    1899 - The National League announces starting next season there will be two umpires working each game.

    1931 - Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert buys the International League's Newark franchise. The Bears will be very successful and will send many players to the Bronx.

    1934 - Bucky Harris, who managed the 1924 and 1925 American League champion Senators, is hired back by Washington to replace youthful Joe Cronin, who has been sold to Boston.

    1951 - Lefty O'Doul's All-Stars, including Joe DiMaggio, Ferris Fain, and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to a Pacific League All-Star team. This is only the second time since 1922 that an American professional team has lost to Japan, and the first time to professional players.

    1958 - Mayor Robert Wagner of New York announces preliminary plans for a third major league. Chairman William Shea, of what will become the Continental League, says it is apparent that the National League is going to ignore New York City. He implies that the new league will be free to raid major-league rosters.

    1965 - At the beginning of his induction speech at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Branch Rickey mumbles to the audience before collapsing over the podium, "I don't believe I'm going to be able to speak any longer." The 83-year old baseball executive, who suffered a massive heart attack on stage, will remain unconscious while in intensive care at Boone County Memorial Hospital in Columbia, Missouri before dying three weeks later.

    1967 - Following a meeting of National League owners, president Warren Giles says the league will not stand in the way of American League expansion to Seattle and Kansas City.

    1968 - Bob Gibson (22-9, 268 strikeouts, 1.12 ERA) edges Pete Rose (.335, 42 doubles) to win the National League Most Valuable Player award.

    1974 - Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award with a .312 BA, 21 home runs, and 111 RBI.

    1978 - The Yankees sign pitcher Luis Tiant as a free agent to a two-year $875,000 contract.

    1979 - For the first time in history, two players share the Most Valuable Player Award. The National League co-winners are Willie Stargell, the spiritual leader of the Pirates, who batted .281 with 32 home runs, and Cardinals first baseman Keith Hernandez, who led the National League in runs (116), doubles (48), and batting (.344).

    1984 - Ryne Sandberg wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award, becoming the first Cub to do so since Ernie Banks in 1959. Sandberg hit .314 with 19 home runs and 32 stolen bases and led the National League in runs (114) and triples (19).

    1987 - Former team manager and broadcaster Jim Frey is named the Cubs' Director of Baseball Operations. The skipper of the 1984 Chicago squad that won the NL East title, Frey's first major move will be to name Don Zimmer, a longtime friend, as field boss.

    1989 - After 16 years with the same team, Jim Rice is released by the Red Sox. The Boston outfielder retires from the game with a career .298 average with 382 home runs.

    1990 - Oakland's Bob Welch wins the American League Cy Young Award. His 27 wins were the most in the majors since Steve Carlton in 1972.

    1995 - Reds' shortstop Barry Larkin wins the National League's Most Valuable Player award, with Colorado outfielder Dante Bichette and Atlanta right-hander Greg Maddux as the runners-up in a close election. The Cincinnati infielder, the first shortstop since Maury Wills in 1962 to cop the prestigous prize, provided excellent defense and batted .319 to help his team to capture the NL West Division.

    1996 - Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is the fourth unanimous winner of the National League Most Valuable Player. The slick-fielding Caminiti set team records for home runs (40), RBI (130), and slugging percentage (.621), while leading the Padres to the National League West title for the first time since 1984.

    1997 - Colorado outfielder Larry Walker is named National League Most Valuable Player, becoming the first Canadian in either league to win the honor. Walker, who hit .366 with 49 homers and 130 RBI, caps off a big week for Canada. Earlier in the week, Roger Clemens of Toronto and Pedro Martinez of Montreal each won the Cy Young Award.

    1998 - The ball thrown by Red Sox hurler hurler Howard Ehmke and hit by Babe Ruth for the first home run hit in Yankee Stadium is sold at an auction for $126,500 ($110,000 bid + 15% commission). Mark Scala found the 1923 historic ball in the attic of his grandmother's home several years ago.

    2000 - Becoming the first pitcher to win the American League Cy Young award unanimously in consecutive years, Red Sox hurler Pedro Martinez (18-6,1.74) has copped the 'top pitcher' honor three of the last four seasons.

    2001 - Randy Johnson (21-6, 2.49, 372) wins his fourth Cy Young Award, his third straight as a member of the Diamondbacks. The 'Big Unit', who also won the honor in 1995 with the Mariners, is the second pitcher to win three consecutive Cy Young awards joining Greg Maddux who won four in a row from 1992-95.

    2002 - The Giants select former Expo veteran skipper Felipe Alou to replace Dusty Baker as their new manager. The 67-year-old Dominican Republic native compiled a 691-717 record during his ten years at the helm with Montreal and was selected as the National League Manager of the Year in the 1994 strike-shortened season.

    2003 - Eric Gagne, who saved 55 consecutive games for the Dodgers, becomes the ninth reliever to win a Cy Young Award. The runner up is Jason Schmidt of the Giants, the pitcher with the NL’s best won-lost percentage (17-4, 77%) and who also had an ERA of 2.34 to lead the circuit.

    2003 - MLB announces that the drug screens taken during the past baseball season tested positive in 5-to-7 percent of the 1,438 samples provided by the players. The results will set into motion a mandatory testing program for performance-enhancing drugs with punitive consequences for failure for the first time in baseball history.

    2006 - Three of the top four National League vote-getters for Rookie of the Year Honors finishers are Marlins teammates. Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez, in an extremely tight race, edges Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and teammates second baseman Dan Uggla and hurler Josh Johnson.

    2006 - The Mets stage a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the construction of the 45,000-seat ballpark which will replace Shea Stadium in 2009. The new $800 million ballpark, named CitiField in association with Citigroup Inc., will be reminiscent of Ebbets Field and will feature a statue of Jackie Robinson in a rotunda which will be named after the immortal Brooklyn Dodger infielder.

    2006 - Tigers right-hander Jason Verlander (17-9, 3.63) cops the AL Rookie of the Year award receiving 26 of a possible 28 first place votes cast by the BBWAA. The 23-year old hard-throwing hurler becomes the first starting pitcher to win the freshman award since Yankee newcomer Dave Righetti accomplished the feat in 1981.

    2007 - Given their postseason match-ups of the CYA candidates, many baseball observers are surprised C.C. Sabathia (19-7, 3.21) is selected over Red Sox ace Josh Beckett (20-7, 3.27) for the American League Cy Young Award by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. In the ALCS, the 27-year old Indian southpaw faced Beckett twice and lost each time, but voting is done at the end of the regular season.

    2008 - Cliff Lee (22-3, 2.54) receives 24 of 28 first-place votes from the BBWAA to win the American League Cy Young award. Joining Gaylord Perry (1972) and C. C. Sabathia (2007), the 30 year-old southpaw becomes the third Indian hurler to cop the honor.

    2008 - In a five-player trade with the White Sox, the Yankees obtained Nick Swisher and Triple A right-hander Kaneoka Texeira in exchange for pitching prospects Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez, as well as infielder Wilson Betemit. The Bronx Bombers plan to use the flexible 27-year old switch hitter to replace departing first baseman Jason Giambi, but could be moved to the outfield if the team acquires a big name free agent to play first.


    2008 - With a year left on his contract, Ron Gardenhire agrees to a two-year extension to remain as the Twins skipper through 2001. The 51-year-old manager, who replaced Tom Kelly in 2002, has compiled a 622-512 record during his seven-year tenure in Minnesota winning four division titles with the small market team.

    2010 - During an auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum, the winning bid for the ball Yankee slugger Babe Ruth hit for his 702nd career home run is $264,500, three times the estimated price. The historic horsehide, hit at Chicago's Comiskey Park in 1934 off Ted Lyons, had been passed down by three generations of a Minnesota family before being made available to the public.


    2010 - The Marlins send outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Padres for Edward Mujica and Ryan Webb, who are both right-handed relievers. The 23-year-old outfielder, the 10th overall pick in 2005, was traded by Detroit two years later in a major multiplayer Winter Meeting deal that included Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis.

    2012 - Bob Melvin, for the second time in his career, is selected as the Manager of the Year when the Baseball Writers' Association of America name him first on 16 of 28 ballots to narrowly outpoint Buck Showalter of the Orioles, 116-108. The Oakland skipper, the National League's BBWAA managerial award recipient in 2007 with the Diamondbacks, guided the A's to the American League West title before losing Game 5 in the ALCS to Detroit.

    2012 - Davey Johnson, who led the Nationals to the most victories in the major leagues with a record of 98-64, is selected as the National League Manager of the Year, easily outdistancing runners-ups Dusty Baker of the Reds and Bruce Bouchy of the Giants, when he receives 23 of the 32 first-place votes cast by the writers. The 69-year old field, honored by the BBWAA in 1997 for his managerial efforts with the Orioles, joins Bobby Cox (Blue Jays, Braves), Tony La Russa (White Sox and A's, Cardinals), Lou Piniella (Mariners, Cubs), and Jim Leyland (Pirates,Tigers) as the fifth skipper to have won the award in both leagues.

    2013 - The Phillies announce the team has reached a two-year, $16 million deal with Marlon Byrd, who helped the Pirates reach the postseason for the first since 1992 by hitting .318 for after being traded by the Mets to the Bucs at the end of August. Last offseason, the 36 year-old outfielder signed a minor league contract with New York, emerging as one of the team’s few offensive assets before being dealt to Pittsburgh along with John Buck for two minor league prospects.

    2013 - Max Scherzer is selected by the BBWAA as the American League's Cy Young Award winner, receiving 28 of 30 writers’ first place votes to finish ahead of Ranger ace Yu Darvish and Mariner starter Hisashi Iwakuma. The 29 year-old Tigers right-hander, who posted a 21-3 record with a 2.90 ERA in 32 starts for the pennant-winning club, joins Justin Verlander (2011), Denny McLain (1968-69) and Willie Hernandez (1984) as the fourth hurler to cop the prestigious pitching prize hurling for Detroit.

    2014 - Angels outfielder Mike Trout is the unanimous selection of the BBWAA for the American League's Most Valuable Player Award, after finishing as the writers' second choice during the previous two seasons to the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. The 23-year-old South Jersey native becomes the youngest unanimous MVP selection in baseball history.



    Baseball Birthdays on November 13...


    1860 - Myers, George
    1862 - Weihe, Podge
    1863 - Meegan, Pete
    1881 - Boucher, Al
    1882 - Midkiff, Ezra
    1884 - Daley, Tom
    1885 - Kreitz, Ralph

    1887 - Devore, Josh
    1888 - Harrington, Andy
    1889 - Stanley, Buck
    1894 - Neitzke, Ernie
    1895 - Steineder, Ray
    1895 - Dumont, George
    1901 - Clabaugh, Moose
    1903 - Rosenthal, SI
    1905 - Shoffner, Milt
    1908 - Kroner, John
    1909 - Garbark, Bob
    1911 - Mihalic, John
    1912 - Kampouris, Alex
    1912 - Price, Jackie
    1914 - Hallett, Jack

    1915 - Wilks, Ted
    1917 - Goulish, Nick
    1922 - Anderson, Andy
    1925 - Delsing, Jim

    1926 - Lembo, Steve
    1928 - Bilko, Steve
    1939 - Parker, Wes
    1941 - Stottlemyre, Mel
    1943 - Pfeil, Bobby
    1947 - Theodore, George
    1947 - Garber, Gene
    1951 - Harlow, Larry
    1952 - Sutton, John
    1958 - Petry, Dan
    1959 - Shipanoff, Dave
    1965 - Natal, Rob
    1968 - Hentgen, Pat
    1968 - Kiefer, Mark
    1969 - Beltran, Rigo
    1970 - Darensbourg, Vic

    1973 - Simontacchi, Jason
    1979 - Laird, Gerald
    1984 - Abreu, Tony
    1985 - Cabrera, Asdrubal
    1986 - Bell, Josh
    1986 - Miley, Wade
    1986 - Perez, Juan
    1986 - Price, Bryan
    1987 - Adleman, Tim
    1989 - Adams, Lane
    1989 - Frias, Carlos
    1990 - Devenski, Chrs
    1990 - Vizcaino, Arodys
    1992 - Gossett, Daniel



    Baseball Deaths on November 13...


    1884 - Sullivan, Bill
    1926 - Pearce, Frank
    1932 - Clark, Willie
    1942 - Hoffman, Izzy
    1943 - McPartlin, Frank
    1958 - Elder, Heinie
    1963 - Ruel, Muddy

    1964 - Lord, Bris
    1972 - Echols, Johnny
    1978 - Powers, Les
    1984 - Epps, Aubrey
    1986 - Webber, Les
    1986 - Upright, Dixie
    1992 - Wilborn, Claude
    1992 - Ostrowski, Johnny

    1992 - Shaner, Wally
    1996 - McCardell, Roger
    1997 - Weston, Al
    1997 - Thacker, Moe
    1998 - Wright, Al
    1999 - Goolsby, Ray
    2009 - Klimkowski, Ron
    2010 - Binks, George
    2014 - Dark, Alvin
    2017 - Doerr, Bobby
    2017 - Rivera, "Jungle Jim"







 


   


             






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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 12, 2017, 12:51:06 am »

    On November 12 in Baseball History...


    1920 - Owners unanimously elect Kenesaw Mountain Landis chairman for seven years. Landis accepts, but only as sole commissioner with final authority over the players and owners, while remaining a federal judge (with his $7,500 federal salary deducted from the baseball salary of $50,000). The selection of the tough-minded jurist is seen as a move by the owners to restore the public's faith in the national pastime after being tarnished by the 1919 World Series scandal, a transgression that involved eight White Sox players who were paid off by professional g@mblers to throw the Fall Classic against Cincinnati.


    1923 - Giant manager John McGraw trades outfielders Casey Stengel and Bill Cunningham along with shortstop Dave Bancroft to the Braves for pitchers Joe Oeschger and Bill Southworth.

    1936 - Following the death of Phil Ball, wealthy owner of the St. Louis Browns, his estate sells the team to a syndicate headed by Donald L. Barnes and William O. DeWitt. As the new owners of Sportsman's Park, they announce their intention to install lights and bring night baseball to the American League.

    1940 - Unwilling to yield to the players' demands during the season, Alva Bradley finally fires Indian manager Oscar Vitt and replaces him with Roger Peckinpaugh. It is Peckinpaugh's second time as Cleveland's field boss.

    1952 - Philadelphia A's hurler Bobby Shantz (24-7, 2.48) is named as American League MVP by the baseball writers. The 27-year old southpaw, who is named first on 16 of the 20 writers' ballots, easily outdistances the runners-up Allie Reynolds and Mickey Mantle.

    1955 - Fred Hutchinson replaces Harry Walker as the Cardinal manager. With the departure of 'the Hat', the National League for the first time in its history will not have a player-manager in the circuit.

    1958 - Yankees right-hander Bob Turley, the World Series Most Valuable Player, wins the Cy Young Award edging out runner-up Warren Spahn of Milwaukee by one vote. 'Bullet Bob' posted a 2.97 ERA while compiling a 21-7 record and won another two games for New York in the Fall Classic.

    1959 - White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox wins the American League's Most Valuable Player award. Teammates Luis Aparicio and Early Wynn finish second and third in the voting.


    1969 - Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew, who led the league with 49 home runs, 140 RBI, and a .430 on-base percentage, is voted American League Most Valuable Player.

    1975 - Tom Seaver of the Mets wins his third Cy Young Award. He led the National League with 22 wins, notched 243 strikeouts, and had a 2.38 ERA.

    1980 - Baltimore's Steve Stone, who led the American League in wins with a 25-7 record, edges Oakland's Mike Norris for the American League Cy Young Award.

    1986 - Red Sox right-hander Roger Clemens (24-4, 2.48) becomes only the second American League pitcher to unanimously win the Cy Young Award. Denny McLain was the first to accomplish the feat in 1968.

    1996 - Toronto's Pat Hentgen edges Andy Pettitte of the Yankees for the Cy Young Award in the closest American League voting since 1972 when Gaylord Perry topped Wilbur Wood by six points. Hentgen (20-10), the major league leader in complete games, outpoints Pettitte (21-8) by the narrow margin of 110-104. Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera finishes third in the voting and receives one first-place vote.

    1997 - Ken Griffey, Jr. becomes the ninth unanimous pick for American League Most Valuable Player. Griffey hit .304 for Seattle, led the American League with 56 homers, and finished first in the majors with 147 RBI. He receives all 28 first-place votes and 392 points in balloting to become the first unanimous American League pick since Frank Thomas in 1993, and the 13th unanimous selection overall.

    2001 - One year after playing Class-A ball, Albert Pujols (.329, 37, 130) is named the National League Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA. The Cardinal freshman set NL rookie marks RBIs for (130), total bases (360) and extra-base hits (88) and falls one home run shy of tying the National League rookie record of 38 established by Frank Robinson in 1956 as a member of the Reds.

    2001 - Although disappointed in not winning the award unanimously, Mariners outfielder Ichiro, who led the circuit in hitting, is named the American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram voted for C.C. Sabathia (17-4) as his top choice citing the nine years of professional experience in Japan made Ichiro less of a rookie than 21-year old Indian hurler.

    2002 - Miguel Tejada, who receives 356 points from the Baseball Writers' Association, including 21 first-place votes of the 28 cast, is selected as the American League's Most Valuable Player. The A's shortstop joins countrymen Sammy Sosa and George Bell as Dominican Republic natives to win the award.

    2007 - In the closest election since the current method was initiated in 1980 - 5 points for 1st; 3 points for second; 1 point for third, the Baseball Writers' Association of America selects Ryan Braun as the National League Rookie of the Year. By a margin of just two points, the Brewers' third baseman edges Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who was listed first on more than half of the BBWAA ballots.

    2007 - Dustin Pedroia (.317, 8, 50) becomes the sixth Red Sox player and the first to win the American League Rookie of the Year since Nomar Garciaparra was selected in 1997. The 5'9" second baseman, who is listed first on 24 of the 28 BBWAA ballots, easily outdistances Rays outfielder Delmon Young (.288, 13, 93).

    2008 - Receiving 27 of the 28 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Joe Maddon easily wins the American League Manager of the Year award. The Rays skipper, who succeeded Lou Piniella in 2006, this year's NL's choice for the honor, led Tampa Bay to a pennant after the team posted the worst record (66-96) in baseball last season.

    2008 - Lou Piniella wins the National League Manager of the Year award after leading the Cubs to the postseason for the second consecutive season. The fiery skipper also won the AL honor in 1995 and 2001 while managing in Seattle.

    2008 - The A's acquire Matt Holliday (.321, 25, 88) from the Rockies in exchange for former Rookie-of-the Year reliever Huston Street, southpaw starter Greg Smith and highly touted outfield prospect Carlos Gonzalez. The 28 year-old All-Star left fielder, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, was unable to come to terms with Colorado on a long term contract.

    2011 - In recognition of his contributions to the Boys & Girl Clubs in both Philadelphia and his native Hawaii, Shane Victorino, the recipient of the 2011 Branch Rickey Award, is inducted as the 20th member of the Baseball Humanitarians Hall of Fame. The Phillies' center fielder, through his foundation, has pledged more than $900,000 to renovate the 105-year-old Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, located in an impoverished section of Philadelphia, into the centerpiece of the organization's twelve facilities in the city.

    2012 - Mike Trout (.326, 30, 83), the BBWAA's unanimous selection as the Rookie of the Year, surpasses Lou Whitaker (1978 Tigers) by three months and five days to become the youngest American League player to be honored with the award. The 21-year-old Angel center fielder joins Evan Longoria (2008 Rays), Nomar Garciaparra (1997 Red Sox), Derek Jeter (1996 Yankees), Tim Salmon (1993 Angels), Sandy Alomar Jr. (1990 Indians), Mark McGwire (1987 A's) and Carlton Fisk (1972 Red Sox) as the only other unanimous AL winners.

    2012 - Bryce Harper becomes the second youngest player to be selected as the National League Rookie of the Year, being 24 days older than Doc Gooden when the Mets right-hander won the award in 1984. The 20 year-old center fielder is first Nationals player to win a BBWAA postseason award since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington in 2005.

    2013 - Clint Hurdle becomes the second Buc skipper, joining Jim Leyland (1990, ’92) to be selected as the National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA, after guiding the 94-68 Pirates to the Wild Card and their first winning season since 1992. The Pittsburgh pilot was named first on 25 of 30 writers' ballots, easily out-distancing runner-ups Don Mattingly of the Dodgers and the Braves' Fredi Gonzalez for the award.

    2013 - Terry Francona, who never received a first-place vote for the award after guiding Boston to two World Championships in his eight seasons with the club, is named the American League’s Manager of the Year by the BBWAA. The Indian skipper, who helped the much-improved Wild Card Tribe reach the playoffs for the first time in six years, receives 15 of the 30 writers’ first-place votes, with John Farrell of the Red Sox finishing second, having his name on the top of a dozen ballots.

   2015 - The Atlanta Braves signed A.J. Pierzynski as a free agent.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves traded Andrelton Simmons and Jose Briceno to the Anaheim Angels in exchange for Erick Aybar, Sean Newcomb, Chris Ellis and cash.




    Baseball Birthdays on November 12...


    1858 - Gleason, Bill
    1861 - Humphries, John
    1867 - DeMiller, Harry
    1868 - Ryan, Jack
    1875 - Raymer, Fred
    1876 - Graham, Moonlight
    1876 - Killian, Ed
    1876 - Salisbury, Bill
    1886 - Goodwin, Clyde
    1887 - Froelich, Ben
    1888 - Leonard, Elmer
    1889 - McDermott, Red
    1891 - Mays, Carl
    1900 - Merritt, Herm
    1906 - Evans, Red

    1913 - Lillard, Gene
    1914 - Dickman, Emerson
    1922 - Reed, Billy
    1924 - Hansen, Andy
    1926 - Johnson, Don

    1927 - Hanebrink, Harry
    1936 - Hoerner, Joe
    1941 - Blanco, Damaso
    1943 - Schmelz, Al
    1947 - Bryant, Ron
    1950 - Bochte, Bruce
    1956 - Davis, Jody
    1960 - Hill, Donnie

    1961 - Gagne, Greg
    1962 - Tejada, Wilfredo
    1962 - Reed, Jeff
    1964 - Thurman, Gary
    1964 - Otto, Dave
    1967 - Harris, Donald
    1967 - Small, Mark
    1968 - Knorr, Randy
    1968 - Sosa, Sammy

    1972 - Bush, Homer
    1973 - Smart, J.D.
    1978 - Heilman, Aaron
    1983 - Morton, Charlie
    1984 - Jimenez, Cesar
    1987 - Leake, Mike
    1989 - Nieto, Adrian

    1990 - Ozuna, Marcell
    1991 - Strahm, Matt
    1992 - Taylor, Ben
    1993 - Hawkins, Courtney




    Baseball Deaths on November 12...


    1903 - Gilbert, John
    1916 - Roach, Mike
    1916 - Foley, Will
    1923 - Polhemus, Mark
    1937 - Veach, Peek-A-Boo
    1938 - Harrington, Andy
    1940 - Quinn, Joe
    1941 - Koob, Ernie
    1955 - Crane, Sam
    1962 - Smith, Harvey
    1963 - Connolly, Ed
    1964 - Hutchinson, Fred
    1965 - Gregg, Dave
    1966 - Loan, Mike
    1967 - Carlyle, Cleo
    1968 - Schirick, Dutch
    1978 - Elsh, Roy

    1978 - Shears, George
    1978 - Boyle, Buzz
    1982 - Michaels, Cass

    1985 - Walsh, Augie
    1986 - Stone, Rocky
    1990 - Walsh, Junior
    1993 - Dickey, Bill
    1993 - Scott, Le Grant


           



             



         



         



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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 11, 2017, 12:00:18 am »

    On November 11 in Baseball History...


    1891 - Responding to Chicago's protest that Eastern teams helped Boston capture the circuit's championship, the National League rules the pennant still belongs to the Beaneaters. The pennant winners won 23 of their last 30 games, including 18 in a row.

    1926 - Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager. He will rejoin the Philadelphia A's as a player-coach. Catcher Ray Schalk takes his place in Chicago.


    1933 - The California Winter League holds Satchel Paige Day to honor the legend's accomplishments in this multi-racial circuit. The right-hander takes no prisoners throwing a three-hit 5-0 shutout with 14 strikeouts in the Armistice Day contest, against Joe Pirrone’s All Stars, a team made up of big leaguers who came to the west coast to play winter league ball to earn some extra money.

    1941 - Joe DiMaggio wins the American League Most Valuable Player award for the second time in his career. The Yankee Clipper edges Ted Williams, who hit .406 this season, when a writer leaves the Red Sox right-fielder off the ballot.

    1943 - The MVPs for both leagues are named. Spud Chandler wins it in the American League Stan Musial in the National League.

    1948 - Joe DiMaggio undergoes surgery to remove bone spurs on his right heel at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The Yankee Clipper will not return to the Bronx Bombers' lineup until June 28, hitting a single and a two-run homer in his first two at-bats in the 5-4 victory over Boston at Fenway Park.

    1953 - Jimmy Dykes, recently released as the manager of the Athletics, succeeds Marty Marion as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles.

    1958 - The American League announces the A's will play a league record 52 night games during the upcoming season. Kansas City will finish the season 19 games behind New York and in seventh place, but will compile a stellar 43-34 record in home games next year.

    1962 - Cubs infielder Ken Hubbs is selected by his major league peers as the recipient of the Gold Glove for his performance at second base. The 21-year old is the first rookie to be honored with the prestigious fielding award.

    1970 - Boog Powell, who batted .297 with 35 homers and 114 RBI for Baltimore, is named American League Most Valuable Player by a 234-157 margin over the Tony Oliva of the Twins.

    1981 - Dodgers southpaw Fernando Valenzuela becomes the first rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award, edging the Reds' Tom Seaver 70-67 for National League honors. He was the first rookie since Herb Score in 1955 to lead his league in strikeouts with 180.

    1982 - The Orioles get their first new manager since 1968 as Joe Altobelli succeeds the retiring Baltimore skipper, Earl Weaver. The former San Francisco manager will compile a 212-167 (.559) record during his 2+ seasons with the team and will lead the club to a World Championship his first year in Baltimore.

    1986 - Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) beats Fernando Valenzuela (21-11) for the National League Cy Young Award, garnering 15 first-place votes to Valenzuela's nine.

    1987 - Roger Clemens becomes the first pitcher since Jim Palmer in 1975-1976 to win consecutive Cy Young Awards, collecting 21 of 28 first-place votes to easily beat runner-up Jimmy Key.

    1990 - California's Chuck Finley and Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in the finale of an eight-game exhibition series between American and Japanese all-star teams. But Japan still wins the series 4-3 with one tie, the first time since 1970 that a touring U.S. team has left Japan with a losing record.

    1992 - The Pirates and Barry Bonds agree on a deal which will keep the outfielder in Pittsburgh for another season. The contract is worth $4.7 million which makes it the richest one-year commitment in baseball history.

    1996 - The Mets trade Rico Brogna to the Phillies for relievers Toby Borland and Ricardo Jordan. The first baseman, diagnosed with a form of spinal arthritis in 1991, proves to be a good acquisition for Philadelphia when the 27-year old infielder spends 3+ seasons as an everyday player in the City of Brotherly Love.

    1996 - John Smoltz, who won a major league-high 24 games for the Braves, wins the National League Cy Young Award in a runaway. Smoltz, the National League leader in strikeouts (276), innings (253.2), and winning percentage (.750), receives 26 of 28 first-place votes. Kevin Brown of the Marlins, the major-league ERA leader (1.89), receives the other two first-place votes. Smoltz is the fourth consecutive Atlanta pitcher to win the honor with teammate Tom Glavine being the previous recipient of prestigious pitching prize from 1993-1995.

    1997 - Pedro Martinez breaks the hold Greg Maddux and the Braves have on the National League Cy Young Award. From 1991-1996, either Maddux or a Braves pitcher captured the award. Martinez beats out Maddux in 1997 with 17 wins, 305 strikeouts, a 1.90 ERA, and 13 complete games. Martinez gives Canada a clean sweep of the Cy Young in 1997, with Roger Clemens winning the American League award a day earlier. It's a bittersweet moment for Montreal: The cost-cutting Expos eventually deal Martinez to the highest bidder.

    1997 - Beginning to dismantle their World Champion team, the Marlins trade Moises Alou to the Astros for two pitchers, Oscar Henriquez and Manuel Barrios, and a player to be named later. The outfielder had helped lead Florida to the postseason batting .292 with 23 home runs and 115 RBIs.

    1997 - Mike Kelly becomes the first major leaguer obtained in a trade by the Rays when Reds deal the 27-year old outfielder for a player to be named later. Next week, Tampa Bay will send Dmitri Young to the Reds to complete the trade.

    1998 - In one of the best trades ever made in franchise history, the White Sox send center fielder Mike Cameron to the Reds for Paul Konerko, a top prospect Cincinnati had acquired from the Dodgers. The first baseman/DH, who will become a mainstay in Chicago's offense for well over a decade, hits for a .294 batting average, belts 24 home runs, and drives in 81 runs during his first season in the Windy City.


    2001 - St. Louis first baseman Mark McGwire tells ESPN he plans to retire, ending his 16-year big league career. The prolific home run hitter, who ranks fifth all-time with 583 career homers, decided not to sign the two-year, $30 million extension the Cardinals had offered.

    2002 - Barry Bonds becomes the first player in major league history to win the Most Valuable Player Award five times. The 38-year old Giant left fielder, who also won the award with the Pirates in 1990 and '92 and with San Francisco in 1993 and last season, was the National League's batting champion with a .370 average and broke 1941 Ted Williams' on-base percentage record with an amazing .582.OBP.

    2003 - Roy Halladay of the Blue Jays easily wins the American League Cy Young Award, garnering 26 of 28 first-place votes. The 26-year-old right-hander finished the season 22-7, including winning 15 straight decisions from May 1 to July 27.

    2004 - Winning the American League top pitching honor with 28 first place votes, Johan Santana (20-6, 265, 2.61) becomes the 18th unanimous CY Young winner selected by the BBWAA. The 25-year old Venezuelan southpaw joins Jim Perry (1970) and Frank Viola (1988) as the only Twin hurlers to earn the award.

    2006 - Although the team has declined to comment, several newspapers and internet sites report the Mets' new ballpark will be known as Citi Field. The deal with CitiCorp, the nation's largest bank may be worth as much as $20 million annually for 20 years, making it the richest naming rights agreement in sports history exceeding the 32-year, $300 million contract between the NFL's Texans and Reliant Energy Inc.

    2008 - Joining Mike McCormick, who copped the honor in 1967, Tim Lincecum (18-5, 2.62) becomes the second San Francisco Giant hurler to win the NL Cy Young Award. Finishing his first full big league season, the 24-year old right-hander receives 23 out of 32 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to finish ahead of Arizona's Brandon Webb and New York's Johan Santana.

    2008 - The Nationals, which posted baseball's worst record last season, begin revamping their team sending second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and two minor leaguers to the Marlins in exchange for right-hander Scott Olsen and outfielder Josh Willingham. The trade gives Washington much needed starting pitching and adds a left-fielder to an outfield corps which consists of Lastings Milledge, Elijah Dukes and Austin Kearns.

    2011 - The Miami Marlins officially unveil their new name, logo and uniforms in an elaborate Friday night ceremony held for 800 celebs and VIPs in their new downtown ballpark. The team's new colorful merchandise will go on sale for the first time after the event, being made available to the general public at 11 p.m.


    2013 - Rays outfielder Wil Myers, obtained in the off-season from the Royals along with three other prospects in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis, wins the American League Rookie of the Year award. The 22-year-old North Carolina native, who received 23 of 30 first-place votes from the BBWAA, joins third baseman Evan Longoria (2008) and right-hander Jeremy Hellickson (2011) as the third Tampa Bay player in the last six years to cop the freshman honor.

    2013 - The Dodgers confirm their manager Don Mattingly will return for his fourth season with the team. The skipper’s future in Los Angeles was uncertain early in the season, but his job was saved when the club went on a record-setting 42-8 tear en route to NL West division title.

    2013 - Jose Fernandez (12-6, 2.19) receives 26 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America to easily win the National League’s Rookie of the Year award. The 21 year-old right-hander, who defected from Cuba with his mother and sister in 2008, becomes the fourth Marlin player in the last 11 years to cop the freshman honor, joining Chris Coghlan (2009), Hanley Ramirez (2006) and Dontrelle Willis (2003).

    2013 - The Twins announce Joe Mauer, who missed the last six weeks of the season, will move from catcher to first base on a full-time basis next season. The decision to change the 30 year-old All-star backstop's position was prompted by the concussion he sustained when he took a foul tip off the mask in mid-August.

    2014 - Buck Showalter, who led the Orioles to a divisional title for the first time since 1997, is selected as the American League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA. The Baltimore skipper cops the honor for the third time (1994 Yankees and 2004 Rangers ) in his career, joining Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, Dusty Baker, Jim Leyland, and Lou Piniella in winning the award three or more times.


    Baseball Birthdays on November 11...


    1851 - Battin, Joe
    1859 - Hackett, Mert
    1866 - McFarlan, Alex
    1869 - Murphy, Yale
    1870 - Hastings, Charlie
    1878 - Mathison, Jimmy
    1879 - Alperman, Whitey
    1883 - Billiard, Harry
    1884 - Ness, Jack

    1887 - Steen, Bill
    1891 - Maranville, Rabbit
    1892 - Schacht, Al
    1895 - Morgan, Cy
    1899 - Vargus, Bill
    1899 - Traynor, Pie
    1900 - Fowler, Boob
    1902 - Carroll, Ownie
    1906 - DeTore, George
    1907 - Erickson, Hank
    1912 - Wright, Al
    1912 - Trosky, Hal

    1915 - Lefebvre, Bill
    1915 - Case, George
    1917 - Scantlebury, Pat
    1919 - Elliott, Glenn
    1920 - Murray, Joe
    1923 - Howard, Lee
    1929 - Delock, Ike
    1931 - Dotterer, Dutch
    1933 - Walters, Ken
    1937 - Hill, Dave
    1954 - Musselman, Ron
    1954 - Long, Bob
    1956 - Byrd, Jeff
    1956 - Loucks, Scott
    1956 - Hobbs, John
    1958 - Culmer, Wil
    1960 - Ransom, Jeff
    1961 - May, Scott
    1961 - Coachman, Pete
    1962 - Snyder, Cory

    1963 - Quinones, Rey
    1964 - Hernandez, Roberto

    1966 - Telgheder, Dave
    1967 - Munoz, Noe
    1967 - Munoz, Jose

    1969 - Easley, Damion
    1970 - Ware, Jeff
    1971 - de la Maza, Roland
    1971 - Hanc0ck, Ryan
    1972 - Ordonez, Rey
    1972 - Rios, Danny
    1976 - Grilli, Jason

    1977 - Bacsik, Mike
    1979 - House, J.R.
    1983 - Garza, Matt
    1985 - Fick, Chuck
    1986 - Crow, Aaron
    1987 - McPherson, Kyle



    Baseball Deaths on November 11...


    1912 - Rainey, John
    1922 - Pierson, Dave
    1928 - Burns, Oyster
    1929 - White, Sam
    1938 - Hartman, Fred

    1946 - Reinhart, Art
    1951 - Neher, Jim
    1960 - Causey, Red
    1964 - Stanage, Oscar
    1969 - Edington, Stump
    1976 - Crawford, Ken
    1976 - O'Connell, Jimmy
    1985 - Lee, Roy
    1985 - Mulroney, Frank
    1991 - Becker, Heinz
    1994 - Madjeski, Ed
    1996 - Harris, Lum
    2008 - Score, Herb

    2011 - Lea, Charlie
    2011 - Strincevich, Nick




                   




         




 




               


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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 10, 2017, 12:23:37 am »

    On November 10 in Baseball History...


    1919 - Clark Griffith becomes a club owner, along with William Richardson, and president when he buys a controlling interest in the Washington Senators. Unable to get financial help from the American League, he mortgages his ranch in Montana to secure the needed cash.

    1950 - After nine years at the helm, the Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau amid howls of fan protest. Although Boudreau's overall winning percentage is a moderate .529, he won 92 games in a fourth-place finish. Al Lopez, who has piloted Double-A Minneapolis since l948, takes over with a two-year contract.

    1950 - Seventeen months after nearly being mortally wounded by an obsessed fan's rifle shot to the chest, Eddie Waitkus is named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press. The Phillies' infielder hit .284 this season and continued to be one of the best fielding first basemen in the league.

    1953 - The Giants end their tour of Japan. It is reported that each player received just $331 of the $3,000 they were promised.

    1964 - The Braves sign a twenty-five year lease to play in the newly constructed Atlanta Stadium and will play there until the team moves next door to Turner Field in 1997. The ballpark, which becomes officially known Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1975, will affectionally be called the 'Launching Pad' due to the ease home runs were hit due to its location on foothills of the Appalachian Mountains being 1,000 feet above sea level.

    1965 - Willie Mays, with 52 home runs and 112 RBI, is named National League Most Valuable Player. Mays receives 224 votes to 177 for Sandy Koufax, who had a 2.04 ERA, won 26 games, allowed just 5.79 hits per game, and struck out 382.

    1978 - The Yankees trade southpaws Sparky Lyle, the 1977 Cy Young Award recipient, and Dave Rajsich along with righty Larry McCall, infielder Domingo Ramos, catcher Mike Heath and $400,000 to the Rangers for lefties Dave Righetti and Paul Mirabella, right-hander Mike Griffin and outfielder Juan Beniquez. The deal makes Yankee teammate Graig Nettles's in-season quip that the closer had gone "from Cy Young to sayonara" a reality.

    1987 - In the closest vote in the award's history, Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win the National League Cy Young Award. Bedrosian is the third reliever ever to win the award in the National League.

    1988 - Dodgers' hurler Orel Hershiser (23-8, 2.26) becomes the ninth pitcher in National League history to win the Cy Young award unanimously as the 'Bulldog' receives all twenty-four first place votes from the sportswriters. The 29 year-old right-hander is the only player to win the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP Award, and the World Series MVP Award during the same season.

    1997 - Roger Clemens becomes the first American League pitcher to win the Cy Young Award four times. Clemens, the first pitcher since Hal Newhouser in 1945 to win the pitching Triple Crown in the American League, led the league in wins (21), strikeouts (292), and ERA (2.05) in his first year with Toronto. Clemens won his first three Cy Young Awards with the Red Sox in 1986, 1987, and 1991.

    1998 - Oakland outfielder Ben Grieve is named the American League Rookie of the Year.

    2003 - Dontrelle Willis (14-6, 3.30), the only player in either league listed on every ballot, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The 21 year-old Marlins starter is named first on 17 of the 32 ballots cast by the writers with Brewer outfielder Scott Podsednik [8] and Diamondback right-hander Brandon Webb [7] receiving the other first-place votes.

    2004 - After piloting the Rangers (89-73) to an 18 game improvement from the previous season, Buck Showalter wins his second American League Manager of the Year Award. The former Yankee manager also copped the honor in 1994.

    2004 - The BBWAA selects Bobby Cox as the National League Manager of the Year. Although the team loses Greg Maddux, Gary Sheffield, Javy Lopez and Vinny Castilla to free agency, the Braves (96-58) still capture their 13th straight, and unexpected, division flag.

    2005 - Chris Carpenter (21-5, 2.83) is elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America as the NL Cy Young Award winner. The Cardinal right-hander, who has been sidelined with injuries during the past two seasons, outpoints Marlins southpaw Dontrelle Willis (22-10, 2.63) becoming the first Redbird to cop the honor since Bob Gibson was selected in 1970.

    2006 - In the first big move of the off season, the Tigers trade three talented pitching prospects, Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett, to the Yankees for Gary Sheffield. The deal, which includes a two-year, $28 million contract extension through 2009, reunites the outfield slugger with his 1997 World Series champion Marlins general manager (Dave Dombrowski) and field manager (Jim Leyland).

    2008 - Evan Longoria (.272, 27, 85), the unanimous choice of the BBWAA, wins the American League Rookie of the Year award. The Rays' slugging third baseman becomes the first player in franchise history to win a major postseason award.

    2008 - Garnering 31 of 32 first-place votes, Cubs' freshman Geovany Soto (.285, 23, 86) wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The 25-year old catcher becomes the first backstop to be selected since Mike Piazza won the honor playing for the Dodgers in 1993.

    2010 - At the age of 75, legendary Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus dies at his home after suffering a heart attack. The 2008 Ford C. Frick award recipient and Seattle's only representative in baseball's Hall of Fame, best known for trademark calls of "My Oh My" and "It will fly away", called all but 101 of the 5,385 games for 34 seasons that the team has played, including the very first pitch in franchise history thrown by Diego Segui in 1977.


    2010 - The A's acquire David DeJesus from the Royals for right-hander Vin Mazzaro and minor league southpaw prospect Justin Marks. The 30-year old corner outfielder missed the last two months of the season due to surgery on his right thumb.

    2010 - For the first time since the glory days of the 'Big Red Machine', Cincinnati has more than one Gold Glove winner in a season when third baseman Scott Rolen, second baseman Brandon Phillips, and pitcher Bronson Arroyo are recognized for their fielding prowess. For four consecutive seasons, from 1974-77, catcher Johnny Bench, second baseman Joe Morgan, shortstop Dave Concepcion and center fielder Cesar Geronimo were routinely selected by the managers and coaches as the top defensive players in their positions.

    2012 - The Nationals announce Davey Johnson will return for one more season as the team's manager. The 69 year-old skipper, who led Washington to their first NL East title with a franchise-high 98 victories, will become a consultant for the club in 2014.

    2012 - R.A. Dickey receives the 21st annual Rotary Club of Denver's Branch Rickey Award, an honor for given to just one of the 30 nominees selected from each major league team for their humanitarian service off the field. Prior to the start of the season, the Mets' 38 year-old knuckleballer climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, helping to raise more than $100,000 to help the the Bombay Teen organization rescue young women from forced prostitution in India.

    2014 - Receiving all 30 first-place votes cast by the BBWAA, Jose Abreu (.317, 36, 107) is unanimously named the American League Rookie of the Year. The 27 year-old first baseman joins Ozzie Guillen (1985), Ron Kittle (1983), Tommie Agee (1966), Gary Peters (1963) and Luis Aparicio (1956) as the sixth White Sox player to win the prestigious freshman award since its inception in 1947.





    Baseball Birthdays on November 10...


    1857 - Whitney, Jim
    1866 - Carney, John
    1867 - Earle, Billy
    1867 - Roat, Fred
    1873 - Lush, Billy
    1873 - McGill, Willie
    1878 - Morgan, Cy
    1879 - Cook, Jim
    1881 - Hoey, Jack
    1881 - Wheeler, George
    1886 - Riley, Jim
    1886 - Gainer, Del
    1888 - Hunt, Ben
    1890 - Eayrs, Eddie
    1892 - Park, Jim
    1895 - Fewster, Chick
    1895 - Parks, Slicker
    1896 - Dykes, Jimmy
    1903 - Blackerby, George

    1912 - Tebbetts, Birdie
    1914 - Fleitas, Angel
    1919 - Feldman, Harry
    1920 - Kerns, Russ
    1922 - Lipon, Johnny
    1923 - Ermer, Cal
    1925 - Ruszkowski, Hank
    1926 - Mauro, Carmen
    1930 - King, Chick
    1930 - Conley, Gene
    1934 - Cash, Norm

    1945 - Southworth, Bill
    1951 - Vail, Mike
    1953 - Christenson, Larry
    1953 - Thormodsgard, Paul
    1953 - Parrish, Larry
    1954 - Stanley, Bob
    1955 - Clark, Jack
    1957 - Twitty, Jeff
    1961 - Ouellette, Phil
    1963 - Thomas, Andres
    1964 - Noboa, Junior
    1964 - Holman, Shawn
    1964 - Rogers, Kenny
    1964 - Lockhart, Keith
    1971 - Huskey, Butch
    1972 - LaRocca, Greg
    1972 - Green, Shawn
    1974 - Bowie, Micah
    1977 - Cepicky, Matt
    1978 - DePaula, Jorge
    1981 - Blanco, Tony
    1981 - Valdez, Merkin
    1982 - Pagnozzi, Matt
    1983 - Dinkelman, Brian
    1983 - Mattheus, Ryan
    1986 - Thames, Eric
    1988 - Segedin, Rob
    1989 - Choice, Michael
    1989 - Magill, Matt



    Baseball Deaths on November 10...


    1888 - Glenn, John
    1896 - Ritz, Jim
    1914 - Reitz, Heinie
    1914 - Heinzman, Jack
    1926 - Cattanach, John
    1926 - Pinkney, George
    1926 - Flanagan, Ed
    1929 - Baldwin, Mark
    1937 - Andrus, Fred
    1938 - Spencer, Chet
    1969 - Swentor, Augie
    1969 - Duff, Larry

    1969 - Foss, George
    1972 - Nicholson, Frank
    1973 - Grigsby, Denver
    1973 - Hitt, Bruce
    1974 - Simons, Mel

    1974 - Paschal, Ben
    1981 - Lagger, Ed
    1990 - Monteagudo, Aurelio

    1992 - Connors, Chuck

    1998 - Newhouser, Hal
    2002 - Raffensberger, Ken



         



                              



     






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Chicago White Sox / Re: TV, Music, Food, Drink & Cinema Review & Revue
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 09, 2017, 07:08:47 pm »
BlackSox --

Lunch +/or dinner possibilities for next Monday:

http://unclebubs.com/20th-anniversary-celebration/




Here's a review of Uncle Bub's from the Suburban Life:   

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/10/31/westmonts-uncle-bubs-blends-bbq-and-comfort-food/a8bvqj2/?page=1

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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
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    On November 9 in Baseball History...


    1937 - St. Louis Cardinals Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers.

    1950 - After twenty-one years with the club, Luke Appling is released by the White Sox allowing him to become the manager of the Memphis Chicks of the South Atlantic League.


    1950 - The Associated Press chooses Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer as Manager of the Year.

    1953 - Reaffirming its earlier position, the United States Supreme Court rules, 7-2, baseball is a sport and not a business. This decision exempts baseball from anti-trusts laws.

    1976 - Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career with 2,711 hits, 426 home runs, 1,475 RBI, and a .290 average.

    1977 - Reds outfielder George Foster wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Foster batted.320 and led the league in home runs (52), RBI (149), runs (124), total bases (388), and slugging percentage (.631).

    1982 - Robin Yount, who hit .331 for Milwaukee and led the league in hits (210), doubles (46), and slugging percentage (.578), is a unanimous choice as American League Most Valuable Player.

    1983 - University of Alabama's first baseman Dave Magadan wins the Golden Spike Award as the United States top amateur player. The Tampa, Florida native hit .535 in NCAA play.

    1993 - Giants outfielder Barry Bonds is voted the National League Most Valuable Player for the third time in four years. He joins Stan Musial, Roy Campanella, and Mike Schmidt as the National League's only three-time MVPs. In 1993, his first year in San Francisco, Bonds reached career highs with a .336 average, 46 home runs, 129 runs, and 123 RBI to help the Giants to 103 wins, although the team missed the National League West title by one game.

    1998 - Chicago pitcher Kerry Wood was voted the National League Rookie of the Year after going 13-6 with a 3.40 ERA and helping the Cubs to the playoffs.

    2000 - After posting the best record in baseball this season, Giant manager Dusty Baker is named by the BBWAA as the National League Manager of the Year. He joins Tony LaRussa (White Sox '83 and A's '88 and '92) as the only three-time winner of the award.

    2001 - After exercising Omar Daal's $4.5 million contract option for 2002 yesterday, the Phillies trade the right hander to the Dodgers for minor league pitchers Eric Junge and Jesus Cordero. Philadelphia acquired Daal along with Travis Lee, Nelson Figueroa and Vicente Padilla in the 2000 deal which sent Curt Schilling to the Diamondbacks.

    2002 - After a decade as the skipper in San Francisco, Dusty Baker signs a four years deal to pilot the Cubs. The three-time NL Manager of the Year compiled a 840-715 record during his ten-year tenure with the Giants.

    2004 - Hoping to fill the void created by Steve Stone’s resignation, the Cubs hire former Diamondback manager and current Fox television analyst Bob Brenly to broadcast games on WGN. After spending twenty years in the broadcast booth, Stone left Chicago after his on-air comments concerning the team’s swoon in the wild card race angered manager Dusty Baker and some of the players.

    2004 - After coming out of retirement to pitch for his home town team, Roger Clemens (18-4, 218, 2.98) becomes the oldest hurler to win the Cy Young Award. The 42-year old ‘Rocket’ has received the honor a record seven times and becomes the first to win the award with four different teams; Red Sox (1986-87, 1991), Blue Jays (1997-98), Yankees (2001) and the Astros (2004).

    2005 - After his annual address to major league general managers, Bud Selig tells reporters he favors revised congressional legislation that would suspend players for a half-season for using steroids. Also the commissioner, while admitting the postseason umpiring calls need to be examined, continued to state his opposition to use instant replay for baseball.

    2005 - Ozzie Guillen is selected as the American League's manager of the Year after guiding his team to a World Championship. The White Sox skipper joins his former field boss Bobby Cox, the NL's selection, as a recipient of the honor this season.


    2005 - After leading a very young Braves team to the East Division title, Bobby Cox is named the National League's Manager of the Year. The well-respected field boss becomes the first skipper, in either league, ever to win the award in consecutive years.

    2008 - Participants in a team-sponsored high school program aimed at helping Bronx youths pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction, along with a few players remove rain-soaked dirt from the former Yankee Stadium and bring it across the street to the team's new $1.3 billion field. The soil is then mixed with the new stadium's dirt around home plate and pitcher’s rubber which were also removed from the former site during the ceremony.

    2011 - In his native Venezuela, Wilson Ramos is kidnapped by gunpoint from his Santa Ines home. The 24-year old Nationals' catcher, after being held captive for two days, will be rescued unscathed after the exchange of heavy gun fire by the police results in the arrest of his five alleged abductors.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox signed Jose Quintana as a free agent.




    Baseball Birthdays on November 9...


    1857 - Breitenstein, Alonzo
    1858 - Wood, George
    1859 - Kearns, Tom
    1865 - Crooks, Jack
    1868 - Phillips, Bill
    1885 - Moore, Gene
    1886 - Maddox, Nick
    1888 - McGarr, Jim
    1897 - Hendrick, Harvey
    1897 - Gooch, Johnny
    1899 - Abrams, George
    1902 - Kelly, Mike
    1906 - Brickell, Fred
    1908 - Schalk, Roy

    1911 - Linke, Ed
    1915 - McCoy, Benny
    1916 - Lanfranconi, Walt
    1917 - Neighbors, Bob
    1919 - Priddy, Jerry
    1920 - Whitman, Dick
    1920 - Spragins, Homer
    1920 - Mueller, Bill
    1923 - Sepkowski, Ted
    1925 - Bruton, Bill
    1929 - Plarski, Don
    1931 - Herzog, Whitey
    1932 - Grob, Connie
    1933 - Witt, George
    1935 - Gibson, Bob
    1940 - Loun, Don
    1944 - Severinsen, Al
    1952 - Williams, Rick
    1952 - Wehrmeister, Dave
    1954 - Greene, Al
    1955 - Cox, Jeff

    1958 - Higuera, Teddy
    1962 - James, Dion
    1964 - Mmahat, Kevin
    1968 - Carter, Andy
    1969 - Miranda, Angel
    1970 - Ogea, Chad
    1971 - Sauerbeck, Scott
    1971 - Nunnally, Jon
    1974 - D'Amico, Jeff
    1974 - Rosado, Jose
    1974 - Graterol, Beiker
    1977 - Bergeron, Peter
    1978 - Self, Todd
    1978 - Standridge, Jason
    1979 - Bush, David
    1979 - Dunn, Adam

    1981 - James, Chuck
    1983 - Barnette, Tony
    1984 - Zumaya, Joel
    1988 - Casali, Curt
    1988 - Neal, Zach
    1991 - Knapp, Andrew
    1992 - Bird, Greg



    Baseball Deaths on November 9...


    1887 - Riley, Billy
    1890 - Lillie, Jim
    1895 - Joyce, George
    1914 - Green, Danny
    1915 - Johnson, Otis
    1931 - Fulmer, Chris
    1934 - Grey, Reddy
    1935 - DeVogt, Rex
    1936 - Stimson, Carl
    1936 - Stellberger, Bill
    1941 - Worden, Fred
    1956 - Hunter, Lem
    1958 - Meinert, Walt
    1960 - Nixon, Al
    1970 - Maple, Howard
    1971 - Dreesen, Bill
    1976 - Culloton, Bud
    1977 - Haney, Fred
    1977 - Ogden, Jack
    1978 - Gerkin, Steve
    1987 - Cihocki, Ed
    1988 - Weiland, Bob
    2006 - Del Savio, Garton
    2011 - McCoy, Benny
    2014 - Moore, Kelvin
    2015 - Hanson, Tommy
    2016 - Nixon, Russ




       







         


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