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Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by BillSharp on November 08, 2017, 10:28:23 am »
yesterday Zavala & Mendick both 1 fer 3, SB for Mendick
Chicago White Sox / Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Last post by BillSharp on November 08, 2017, 03:08:26 am »
Mark Steyn on the joke police:

came across this part of a speech Mark gave in Australia. Full speech available at youtube also.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 08, 2017, 12:01:16 am »

    On November 8 in Baseball History...

    1920 - At a meeting held for the purpose of dismissing Ban Johnson, a new twelve-team National League format is agreed to by the owners of the eleven dissenting clubs and one of the five teams still loyal to the American League president. This revolutionary plan for a new senior circuit will be dismissed a few days later.

    1934 - Ford Frick, National League publicity director, is named league president. He will eventually become commissioner.

    1950 - The Baseball Writers Association of America announces that Walt Dropo of the Boston Red Sox is the Rookie of the Year in the American League. Dropo led the league with 144 RBI. The slugging first baseman is the first Red Sox player to win the award.

    1951 - In one of the closest votes in history of the award, the BBWAA name Yankees catcher Yogi Berra as the American League's Most Valuable Player, ahead of 20-game winner Ned Garver of the last place Browns. With the selection of Roy Campanella by the writers last week, it marks the first time two catchers have copped the prestigious prize in the same season.

    1961 - With only one Cy Young Award given for the two leagues, Whitey Ford, the American League leader in wins and innings, gets the honor ahead of Warren Spahn, who led the National League with 21 wins and a 3.02 ERA.

    1966 - Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson of the Orioles is the unanimous choice as American League Most Valuable Player. He is the first player to win the award in both leagues.

    1967 - The Mets obtain Art Shamsky from the Reds in exchange for infielder Bob Johnson, who will play only 16 games for his new team before being traded to Atlanta. New York's newest outfielder will hit 42 home runs playing in a part-time role during his four seasons with the team.

    1977 - Hall of Fame skipper Bucky Harris dies on his 81st birthday in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1924, the 'Boy Wonder' became the player-manager for the Senators, winning a World Championship with Washington in his first year at the helm at the age of 27.

    1983 - Dale Murphy (.302, 36, 121) joins Ernie Banks, Joe Morgan and Mike Schmidt as one of the four players who have won the MVP award in consecutive seasons. The soft-spoken Braves' outfielder receives 21 of the 24 votes cast by the writers.

    1989 - Cubs outfielder Jerome Walton wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award, collecting 22 of 24 first-place votes to defeat teammate Dwight Smith. They are the first National League teammates to finish 1-2 in the voting since the Phillies' Jack Sanford and Ed Bouchee in 1957.

    1990 - Free-agent slugger Darryl Strawberry signs a five-year contract with his hometown Dodgers, formally ending his eight-year stay with the Mets. He is the all-time home run leader for the Mets with 252.

    1999 - The U.S. House of Representatives passes H. Res. 269 calling for former White Sox outfielder ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson to be honored. Representative Jim DeMint (R-SC), who represents Jackson's hometown of Greenville, drafted the resolution to pay tribute to the local legend, who was banned from professional baseball due to his involvement in the 1919 Black Sox scandal and thus is ineligible from becoming a member of the Hall of Fame.

    2000 - Jerry Manuel is selected by the BBWAA as the American League Manager of the Year. The White Sox skipper led his club to their first playoff appearance in seven years despite having the 21st lowest payroll of the 30 major league teams.

    2004 - Jason Bay (.282, 26, 82) becomes the first Pirates player, as well as the first Canadian, to win the National League Rookie of the Year. The 26-year old British Columbia native married his college girlfriend, Kristen, two days ago.

    2004 - Receiving 27 of 28 first-place votes, Bobby Crosby (.239, 22, 64) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award. The Oakland shortstop, who is the son of former big leaguer infielder Ed Crosby, joins Harry Byrd (1952), Jose Canseco (1986), Mark McGwire (1987), Walt Weiss (1988) and Ben Grieve (1998) as the sixth A’s freshman to be honored by BBWAA.

    2005 - Joining Dean Chance, Bartolo Colon becomes the second Angels' pitcher, the first in 41 years, to win the Cy Young Award. The 32-year old Halo hurler from the Dominican Republic, who led the American League with 21 victories, is the only player named on every ballot.

    2007 - More than 7,000 fans packed Straub Park to see Tampa Bay players don the club's new look for the 2008 season which include changes in the team's name, logo, and colors. The club, now known simply as the Rays, will replace green with blues on the uniform along with the jerseys sporting a bright yellow sunburst.

    2008 - Former Boston players Bill Lee, Mo Vaughn, Mike Greenwell, Wes Ferrell, Frank Sullivan and Everett Scott as well as former scout George Digby and former executive Ed Kenney Sr. are inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. The two memorable moments in franchise history, Ted Williams’ homer in his last at-bat, and Curt Schilling’s performance (bloody sock) in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS, are also recognized for their special significance in Red Sox history.

    2008 - The Brewers hire Willie Randolph as bench coach to work with the team's new manager Ken Macha. The 54-year old former Mets manager compiled a 302-253 record during his 3+ years tenure in New York before being dismissed in June.

    2010 - Jhonny Peralta and the Tigers come to terms on an $11.25 million, two-year contract keeping the shortstop in Detroit. The agreement solidifies the left side of the team's infield for the next couple years with the re-signing of third baseman Brandon Inge to a similar deal three weeks ago.

    2010 - ESPN announces Jon Miller and Joe Morgan will no longer do Sunday Night Baseball ending the pair's 21-year tenure behind the mike. Network executive vice president Norby Williamson thanked the Hall of Famers for their outstanding body of work, but did not name any replacements.

    2012 - The Orioles announced the hiring of Dan Duquette as their executive vice president for baseball operations replacing Andy MacPhail. The 53-year-old former Red Sox general manager (1994-2002), who inked a three-year deal with the Birds, takes over a franchise that has suffered through 14 successive losing seasons.

    2013 - The Chicago White Sox signed David Purcey as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 8...

    1853 - Farrow, John
    1861 - Rogers, Emmett
    1867 - Cassian, Ed
    1869 - Peitz, Joe
    1870 - Hoffer, Bill
    1876 - Shay, Danny
    1884 - Ens, Mutz
    1884 - Donahue, Pat
    1895 - Knode, Mike
    1896 - Harris, Bucky
    1901 - McGowan, Beauty
    1907 - Cuccinello, Tony

    1908 - Stoneham, John
    1915 - Ambler, Wayne
    1920 - Westlake, Wally
    1922 - Brady, Bob
    1930 - Roarke, Mike
    1937 - Johnston, Rex
    1940 - Nossek, Joe

    1944 - Kranepool, Ed
    1952 - Remy, Jerry
    1952 - Denny, John
    1954 - Lucas, Gary
    1958 - Moore, Bobby
    1958 - Wilmet, Paul
    1962 - Fishel, John
    1962 - Palacios, Rey
    1963 - Smith, Dwight
    1965 - Blauser, Jeff
    1967 - Anthony, Eric
    1967 - Rodriguez, Henry
    1968 - Offerman, Jose
    1969 - Halter, Shane
    1970 - Watson, Allen
    1973 - Alfonzo, Edgardo
    1976 - Alvarez, Victor
    1976 - Casimiro, Carlos
    1977 - Punto, Nick
    1980 - Marte, Victor
    1985 - Barney, Darwin
    1987 - Shaw, Bryan
    1988 - Grandal, Yasmani
    1989 - Stanton, Giancarlo

    Baseball Deaths on November 8...

    1894 - Kelly, King
    1911 - Bielaski, Oscar
    1911 - Gatins, Frank
    1912 - Childs, Cupid
    1918 - Chappell, Larry
    1927 - Bedgood, Phil
    1927 - Mullin, Henry
    1929 - Bittman, Red
    1931 - Brown, Sam
    1931 - Meinke, Frank
    1942 - Cree, Birdie
    1942 - Handiboe, Jim
    1951 - Ritchey, Claude
    1957 - Connor, Joe
    1957 - Anderson, Fred
    1970 - Murray, Ed
    1972 - Child, Harry
    1973 - Chipman, Bob
    1975 - Shepardson, Ray
    1975 - Backman, Les
    1975 - Morgan, Vern
    1977 - Gladd, Jim
    1977 - Harris, Bucky
    1980 - Jones, Dale
    1989 - Lanning, Johnny
    1990 - Torgeson, Earl

    1993 - Leiber, Hank
    2013 - Miller, Rod
    2016 - Coughtry, Marlan

Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by msf on November 07, 2017, 11:54:41 am »
Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by SoxRule on November 07, 2017, 08:42:40 am »
Guess who hit another home run last night? Thanks again, Theo!
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by BillSharp on November 07, 2017, 02:00:34 am »
Article says sox at 35 on the 40 roster with  Eloy, Gillaspie, Peter, Guerrero, Brian Clark, Polo & Ian Clarkin all due to be put on the 40.

Aren't Adams & Stephens due also?

I'd cut Jacob May and someone else.

Tough choices.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 07, 2017, 12:14:12 am »

    On November 7 in Baseball History...

    1928 - The cash-strapped Braves send player/manager Rogers Hornsby to the Cubs in exchange for $200‚000 and hurlers Percy Jones‚ Harry 'Socks' Seibold‚ Bruce Cunningham, outfielder Fred Maguire and catcher Lou Legett. Boston owner Emil Fuchs will replace the "Rajah', who will hit .380 along with 39 home runs and 149 RBIs for his new club, in the dugout, making him the last person to manage a major league club without any professional playing experience until Ted Turner's one game foray as a skipper, also with the Braves, in 1977.

    1957 - The AP poll names Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford its National League Rookie of the Year with 16 votes. He beats out his teammate, first baseman Ed Bouchee.

    1963 - Catcher Elston Howard becomes the first black ever voted American League Most Valuable Player. New York's Howard tops Detroit's Al Kaline 248 to 148. Joining Roger Maris (1960-61) and Mickey Mantle (1962), the New York catcher becomes the third consecutive Yankee to win the MVP.

    1964 - With their home attendance below 800,000 for the past two seasons, the National League orders the Braves to stay in Milwaukee in 1965, but permits a move to Atlanta in 1966. This is the second time in eleven years the Braves have receive permission to shift their franchise to another city.

    1967 - Orlando Cepeda of the Cards is the first unanimous selection as National League Most Valuable Player.

    1972 - For the second time in three years, Johnny Bench (.270, 40, 125) wins the National League MVP award. The Reds catcher joins Mickey Cochrane (1928 A's, 1934 Tigers), Yogi Berra (1951, '54 Yankees), and Roy Campanella (1951, '53, '55 Dodgers) as only the fourth backstop to win the award multiple times.

    1973 - The Cubs trade second baseman Glenn Beckert and minor league prospect Bobby Fenwick to the Padres for outfielder Jerry Morales. The deal will prove to be beneficial to Chicago when their new fly chaser spends four productive years in his first tenure with the club, including an all-star selection in 1977, and their former infielder playing in only 73 games before being released by San Diego during the first month of the 1975 season.

    1973 - Sylvia Pressler, a hearing examiner for the New Jersey Civil Rights Division, makes a ruling which leads to the admittance of girls into Little League Baseball making the Garden State the first to allow girls to play on Little League baseball teams. Prior to the decision, regulations had prohibited girls from participating with boys in the program.

    1978 - Boston's Jim Rice outpoints New York's Ron Guidry, 353-291, to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award. Rice led the league in hits (213), triples (15), home runs (46), RBI (139), and slugging (.600) and became the first American League player to accumulate 400 total bases in a season since Joe DiMaggio in 1937.

    1979 - The American League Rookie of the Year Award balloting ends in a tie with Twins third baseman John Castino and Blue Jays shortstop Alfredo Griffin each receiving seven of the 28 votes cast by the writers. The deadlock will prompt a change in the method used for next season's selection.

    1979 - Cubs reliever Bruce Sutter, who had a 2.23 ERA and saved 37 of his team's 80 victories, wins the National League Cy Young Award by a 72-66 margin over Houston's Joe Niekro.

    1989 - Baltimore's Gregg Olson becomes the first relief pitcher to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award.

    1990 - Receiving all of the writers' 28 first-place votes, Indian freshman catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins the AL Rookie of the Year joining Carlton Fisk and Mark McGwire as the only players to be elected unanimously. Yankee first baseman/DH Kevin Mass and Royals right-hander Kevin Appier are the runners-up.

    1995 - For a bit less money paid by CBS for the rights to televise the 1990-1993 seasons of big league games, Major League Baseball comes to an agreement with the Fox Broadcasting Company to air regular season contests on Saturday afternoons. Similar to the format used by the The Baseball Network, Fox will offer weekly regionalized telecasts based solely on a viewer's geography.

    1997 - The new Tampa Bay expansion team names Larry Rothschild as the franchise's first manager. The Devil Rays skipper was the highly respected pitching coach of the World Champion Florida Marlins last season.

    2000 - Receiving 25-of-32 first-place votes, the BBWAA selects Rafael Furcal as the National League Rookie of the Year. The Braves shortstop, who is the only player listed on all 32 ballots, easily outdistances Cardinal pitcher Rick Ankiel and Mets outfielder Jay Payton.

    2002 - The Baseball Writers' Association of America selects Mike Scioscia (World Champions Angels - 99-63) and Tony LaRussa (Cardinals - 97-65) as Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. The St. Louis skipper, who also won the award in the American League with White Sox (1983) and the A's (1988, 1992) joins Braves' field boss Bobby Cox as the only managers to win the top honors in both leagues.

    2002 - A's southpaw Barry Zito (23-5, 2.75) is selected as the American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The 24 year-old sophomore, who led the AL in wins, out points Red Sox right-hander Pedro Martinez, 114 to 96.

    2003 - Thanks to Luis Garcia's ninth inning tie-breaking home run, Mexico upsets the United States Olympic baseball team in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament, 2-1. The loss in Panama means the U.S. squad will be unable to defend its gold medal in Athens next summer.

    2005 - Closer Huston Street becomes the second consecutive A’s freshman to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award, and Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard cops the similar honor in the National league. Both players, who were not on Opening Day rosters, got their opportunity to play in the majors this season due to injuries to teammates.

    2007 - In a five player trade, the Phillies obtain reliever Brad Lidge and infielder Eric Bruntlett from the Astros in exchange for outfielder speedster Michael Bourn, right-hander Geoff Geary and minor league prospect Mike Costanzo. Philadelphia hopes a change of scenery will help Lidge become a dominant closer in the National League again as he was in Houston during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

    2011 - The Chicago White Sox signed Leyson Septimo as a free agent.

    2011 - Clearing a spot in center field for top prospect Lorenzo Cain, the Royals trade outfielder Melky Cabrera (.305, 18, 87) to the Giants in exchange for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez (4-7, 4.26). The addition of the 29-year old southpaw bolsters KC's very young starting rotation.
    2011 - The Twins replace GM Bill Smith on an interim basis with Terry Ryan, who had previously held the post. The dismissal marks the first time since 1961 when the club left Washington to move to Minnesota that the franchise has fired a general manager.

    2012 - The San Diego Padres traded Blake Tekotte to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Brandon Kloess.

    2012 - The Rockies, after informing their season-ticket holders via e-mail before making an official announcement, name Walt Weiss as the sixth manager in the 20-year history of the team. The 48 year-old new skipper, a popular shortstop with Colorado during the early years of the franchise, replaces Jim Tracy, who resigned last month.

    2012 - With a year remaining on his contract, outfielder Jason Bay is released by the Mets after three very disappointing seasons with New York. The move will not save team any money as they will be responsible for the $21 million owed to the former National League Rookie of the Year, who signed a big free-agent deal with the club in 2009.

    2013 - Rick Renteria becomes the Cubs' 53rd manager in franchise history, the fourth in the last five years, when he signs a three-year contract with two club option years with the last-place team that finished the season with 96 losses. Chicago’s new 51 year-old skipper has spent the last three seasons as Buddy Black's bench coach for in San Diego.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 7...

    1857 - Nolan, The Only
    1868 - Freeman, Julie
    1872 - Ging, Billy
    1872 - McFarland, Monte
    1873 - Eustace, Frank
    1886 - Mensor, Ed
    1889 - Thompson, Tommy
    1891 - Baker, Tracy
    1898 - Pasquella, Mike
    1906 - Strange, Alan
    1910 - Brubaker, Bill
    1911 - Crompton, Herb
    1916 - Hatten, Joe
    1919 - Neill, Tommy
    1932 - Stuart, Dick
    1933 - Hale, Bob
    1935 - Hankins, Jay
    1938 - Kaat, Jim

    1938 - Gibbs, Jake
    1941 - Jones, Clarence
    1944 - Niekro, Joe
    1945 - Bennett, Dave
    1947 - Newhauser, Don
    1948 - Martinez, Buck
    1948 - Walker, Tom
    1950 - Norwood, Willie
    1951 - Tamargo, John
    1955 - Sularz, Guy
    1958 - Patterson, Reggie

    1959 - Rodas, Rich
    1961 - Mercado, Orlando
    1965 - Bearse, Kevin
    1966 - Tomberlin, Andy
    1966 - Suero, William
    1966 - Drahman, Brian

    1967 - Wainhouse, Dave
    1968 - Springer, Russ
    1969 - Fleming, Dave
    1971 - Ritchie, Todd

    1972 - Smith, Travis
    1973 - DePaula, Sean
    1974 - Rusch, Glendon
    1974 - Benson, Kris
    1976 - Walrond, Les
    1978 - Salas. Juan
    1979 - Brito, Juan
    1979 - Collazo, Willie
    1981 - Krynzel, Dave
    1982 - Horwitz, Brian
    1983 - Vasquez, Esmerling
    1985 - Harris, Mitch
    1988 - Alvarez, Dariel
    1989 - Gray, Sonny
    1990 - Santana, Danny

    Baseball Deaths on November 7...

    1901 - Welch, Tub
    1904 - Carroll, Fred
    1918 - Tiernan, Mike
    1922 - Thompson, Sam
    1925 - Kimber, Sam
    1930 - Fitzgerald, Warren
    1930 - Hanna, John
    1946 - Daly, Tom
    1947 - Wright, Cy
    1948 - Smith, Jake
    1954 - Bues, Art
    1954 - Frisbee, Charlie
    1966 - Bressler, Rube
    1969 - Galloway, Chick
    1970 - Hudson, Johnny
    1970 - McCullough, Paul
    1982 - Bivin, Jim
    1989 - Tatum, Tommy
    1993 - Shirley, Tex
    1996 - Lukon, Eddie
    2006 - Kerr, Buddy
    2006 - Sain, Johnny
    2009 - Dillinger, Bob

    2010 - Estock, George
    2014 - Paepke, Jack
    2014 - Ripley, Allen
    2015 - Besana, Fred
    2017 - Halladay, Roy




Chicago White Sox / Re: Around Baseball - 2017
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 06, 2017, 09:26:16 pm »

Money dispute could leave Japan’s Babe Ruth stuck there

Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 06, 2017, 12:15:55 am »

    On November 6 in Baseball History...

    1938 - The three DiMaggio brothers play together for the first time, making up an outfield for an all-star team in a West Coast charity game.

    1950 - Branch Rickey signs a five-year deal with the Pirates to be the club's executive vice president and general manager. The 'Mahatma's' magic doesn't seem to work as the Bucs will compile a 269-501 record (.349) during his tenure in Pittsburgh.

    1969 - Denny McLain and Mike Cuellar finish dead even in American League Cy Young Award voting. McLain held an edge in wins (24-23), complete games (23-18), shutouts (9-5), and innings (325-290.2), but Cuellar has a stingy 2.38 ERA and batters hit just .204 against him.

    1970 - Jim Perry of the Twins wins the American League Cy Young Award in a close race. Perry, who won twenty-four games during the season, receives fifty-five points to edge out Dave McNally (47), Sam Mcdowell (45), and Mike Cuellar (44).

    1974 - Mike Marshall becomes the first relief pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. Ironman Marshall set major league records with one-hundred six appearances and two-hundred eight innings pitched in relief for the National League champion Dodgers.

    1976 - Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell becomes the first of the free agent crop to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox with a contract calling for $1 million over four years.

    1984 - Willie Hernandez wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award, joining Rollie Fingers as the only relief pitchers to be named Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner in the same season. The Tiger closer had edged out fellow relief pitcher Dan Quisenberry for the top pitching prize a week ago.

    1987 - The Reds trade right-handed pitcher Ted Power and shortstop Kurt Stillwell to the Royals for shortstop Angel Salazar and left-hander Danny Jackson. The southpaw, 9-18 for KC this year, will be the runner-up for the National League's Cy Young Award next season compiling a 23-8 record along with a 2.73 ERA for Cincinnati.

    1990 - Braves outfielder David Justice wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. He hit .282 with 28 home runs, 20 coming after he replaced Dale Murphy in right field in early August.

    1996 - Todd Hollandsworth continues a Dodger tradition. The outfielder is the fifth consecutive Dodger and 16th player in franchise history to be named National League Rookie of the Year.

    1997 - Milwaukee is back in the National League 31 years after the Braves left the city for Atlanta. The Brewers are the first team to ever switch from the American League to the National League. With an expansion team joining each league in 1998, the move keeps an even number of teams in both leagues to allow interleague play to occur at selected times of the season.

    1997 - For a second time, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America names Dusty Baker as the National League's Manager of the Year. The Giants skipper, who led his team to a surprising 90-72 record, first honored in 1993, and will win the honor again in 2002.

    2000 - Mariner closer Kazuhiro Sasaki (2-5, 3.16, 37 saves) becomes the second-oldest major leaguer to win rookie of the year honors when the 32-year old captures the American League honor. Boston Braves rookie Sam Jethroe was 33 days older than the Japanese reliever when he won the National League award in 1950.

    2001 - Denying it's a negotiating ploy, major league owners give commissioner Bud Selig the authority to "begin the process" of eliminating two 'to be announced' teams by a 28-2 vote. Donald Fehr, the Players Association executive director, calls the action of possibly eliminating the Expos, Twins or Marlins most imprudent and unfortunate, and the worst manner in which to begin the process of negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.

    2002 -  Citing Dusty Baker's reluctance to stay with the organization, an unhappy general manager Brian Sabean announces the Giant skipper of the last ten years will not be back to manage in San Francisco next season. The National League pennant-winning skipper has supposedly expressed an interest in the Cubs and Mariners.

    2002 - Randy Johnson wins his fifth Cy Young Award, the fourth consecutive with the Diamondbacks. The 39-year old southpaw, with 24 victories, 334 strikeouts and a 2.32 era, becomes the first National League hurler since Dwight Gooden in 1985 to win the pitching equivalent of the triple crown.

    2006 - After refusing to remove his Dodgers hat at a City Council meeting, Charles Littleton is TASERed with 50,000 volts by Saginaw (MI) police. The 22 year-old Saginaw Valley State University student, attending the meeting to gain extra credit for a sociology class, became unruly, according to police, upon being asked to take off his baseball cap.

    2007 - At their annual meeting, baseball's general managers vote 25-5 in favor of using instant replays on a limited basis. The proposal, which owners, players and umpires will need to approve to make the use of video a reality, would be utilized only in determining home run calls in doubt due to possible fan interference, balls clearing the fence, and balls near or over the foul pole.

    2007 - Breaking a tie with former Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson and veteran hurler Jim Kaat for the most in a career, Greg Maddux wins his 17th Gold Glove, an award given for fielding excellence chosen by the managers and coaches in each league. The 41-year-old future Hall of Famer, now with the Padres, has been selected every year as the top fielding pitcher in the National League since 1990 with the exception of 2003 when Mike Hampton of the Braves won the honor.

    2007 - Curt Schilling agrees to terms to stay with the World Champion Red Sox. The $8 million, one-year deal includes an additional $5 million in bonuses, $3 million based on innings pitched and another $2 million based on the right-hander's weight.

    2009 - The Diamondbacks exercise their $8.5 million option on the 2006 Cy Young Award winner, Brandon Webb. The 30-year-old right-handed starter, who underwent shoulder surgery in August, was shut down after pitching just four innings on Opening Day and did not take the mound again for the duration of the season.

    2014 - The Dodgers announce their new general will be Zaidi Farhan, the former Director of Baseball Operations and assistant GM of the A's. The MIT graduate, the first Muslim to hold the position for any American professional sports franchise, joins the team's overhauled front office, which also includes the recent hired Andrew Friedman as the president of baseball operations and Josh Byrnes as the senior vice president for baseball operations. 

    Baseball Birthdays on November 6...

    1852 - Dean, Dory
    1860 - Behel, Steve
    1865 - Crowell, Billy
    1867 - Shinnick, Tim
    1876 - Altizer, Dave
    1876 - Green, Danny

    1877 - Sheehan, Tommy
    1887 - Johnson, Walter
    1890 - Bell, Ralph

    1891 - Torphy, Red
    1891 - McCleskey, Jeff
    1893 - Fillingim, Dana
    1898 - Tolson, Chick
    1899 - Munson, Joe
    1907 - Clark, Earl
    1910 - Covington, Chet
    1911 - Gabler, Frank

    1917 - Repass, Bob
    1919 - Carswell, Frank
    1922 - Kerr, Buddy
    1925 - Addis, Bob
    1926 - Hisner, Harley
    1928 - Wilson, Bill

    1930 - Darnell, Bob
    1932 - Oldham, John
    1938 - Jones, Mack
    1942 - Gosger, Jim
    1947 - Pitlock, Skip

    1947 - Arnold, Chris
    1953 - Candelaria, John
    1959 - Hernandez, Leo
    1960 - Romanick, Ron
    1962 - Garcia, Leo
    1965 - Givens, Brian
    1965 - Magallanes, Ever
    1968 - Curtis, Chad
    1969 - Wengert, Don
    1970 - Petersen, Chris
    1971 - Trammell, Bubba
    1972 - Skrmetta, Matt
    1973 - Speier, Justin
    1973 - Almanzar, Carlos
    1975 - Cruz, Deivi
    1979 - LaRoche, Adam

    1980 - Thompson, Mike
    1983 - Maxwell, Justin
    1984 - Matos, Osiris
    1984 - Romero, Ricky
    1984 - Severino, Atahualpa
    1987 - Cotham, Caleb
    1987 - Rasmus, Cory
    1988 - Paxton, James

    Baseball Deaths on November 6...

    1924 - Leber, Emil
    1925 - McClellan, Harvey

    1928 - Cooney, Bill
    1931 - Chesbro, Jack
    1935 - Sunday, Billy
    1949 - Richardson, Bill
    1950 - Glendon, Martin
    1951 - Husta, Carl
    1953 - Dougherty, Tom

    1958 - Diehl, Ernie
    1958 - Mattern, Al
    1961 - Hartzell, Roy
    1963 - Mitchell, Clarence
    1964 - Phillips, Buz
    1982 - Baker, Al
    1983 - Lawrence, Bob

    1993 - Sadowski, Ed
    1994 - Dusak, Erv
    2003 - Jorgensen, Spider
    2009 - Reis, Tommy
    2009 - Roselli, Bob

    2010 - Van Noy, Jay
    2013 - Parker, Ace





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