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Chicago White Sox / Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Last post by msf on December 10, 2018, 02:55:37 pm »
Quite a surprise to see Baines make the HOF. I would have never expected it. Konerko will make it if Baines did I would imagine.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 10, 2018, 12:03:26 am »

    On December 10 in Baseball History...

    1918 - The National League elects their secretary, John Heydler, to be the president of the circuit. The former umpire had briefly served in the post after Harry Pulliam's unexpected death in 1909.

    1919 - The National League, spearheaded by the leadership of Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss, approves the banning of the spitball, allowing just the current spitballers presently throwing the pitch to use it under a "grandfather" clause. A year later the American League will adopt the same rule.

    1924 - The two leagues agree on a permanent rotation for World Series play proposed by Charles Ebbets: first two games at one league's park, next three at the other leagues park, last two if needed back at the first league's park, with openers to alternate between leagues. The 1925 Series will commence at the NL city.

    1925 - The AL goes on record as opposing the use of resin by pitchers. In a joint meeting, future World Series games are set to start at 1:30 p.m. Second-place money withheld from the eight Black Sox in 1920 is distributed to the other 1920 White Sox; and players signed by August 31 are declared eligible for World Series play.

    1935 - Jimmie Foxx, with Johnny Marcum, is sold by the A's to the Red Sox for $150,000; Al Simmons is sold by the White Sox to the Tigers for $75,000.

    1956 - Similar to the National League, the Junior Circuit opts for a three-game playoff in case of a tie at the end of the regular season. Previously a deadlock in the American League had been broken with one-game winner-take-all format.

    1969 - The Indians trade Luis Tiant and Stan Williams to the Twins for Dean Chance, Bob Miller, Graig Nettles and Ted Uhlaender. None of the players in the deal will stay with their new clubs for more than two seasons season, with the exception of Nettles, who spends three seasons with the Tribe before being traded to New York.

    1971 - In one of the worst deals ever made, the Mets trade Nolan Ryan and three prospects to the Angels for six time all-star third baseman Jim Fregosi. The fireballer from Texas will set the all-time strike out record (5,714) and will become a member of the Hall of Fame while Fregosi (.232, 5, 32), who will play less than two full seasons in New York, will provide little help for the team.

    1973 - The American League votes unanimously to adopt the designated hitter rule on a trial basis for three years. The concept, that permits a team to designate a player to bat in place of the pitcher, will be implemented in some measure by most collegiate and professional leagues with the National League and Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball's Central League being the notable exceptions.

    1975 - The American League owners agree to let maverick Bill Veeck back into baseball by allowing him to purchase the White Sox from John Allyn for nearly $10 million. The Pale Hose new owner's second tenure in the Windy City will be best remembered for the infamous Disco Demolition Night promotion in 1979, which results in a riot and a forfeit to Detroit at Comiskey Park.

    1981 - The Cardinals and Padres trade shortstops as Garry Templeton goes to San Diego along with outfielder Sixto Lezcano to San Diego as Ozzie Smith and right-hander Steve Mura head for St. Louis. The trade, however, will not be finalized until Smith's salary with his new club is determined by an outside arbitrator two months later.

    1982 - The Mets trade starter Mike Scott, who compiled a 14-27 record during his four years with the team, to the Astros in exchange for Danny Heep. After learning how to throw the split-finger fastball from Roger Craig, the right-hander becomes the ace of the staff leading Houston to the post-season, throwing a no-hitter and winning 110 out 191 decisions during his nine-year tenure with club.

    1984 - The Expos trade catcher Gary Carter to the Mets for backstop Mike Fitzgerald, flycatcher Herm Winningham, third baseman Hubie Brooks, and right-hander Floyd Youmanns. The perennial all-star will become an important part of the success New York will have during the rest of the decade.

    1990 - Maniford Harper, known to his friends as Hack, is true to his word when he is buried in a Cub uniform, keeping to the arrangements that made him a central Illinois celebrity in 1980. The 75-year old Washburn (IL) native's devotion to the team began in 1926 when as a polio-stricken 11-year-old, Chicago legend Hack Wilson, who was among several players visiting the local Shriners hospital, put his hand on the boy's shoulder and correctly predicted, 'Kid, stick it out. Someday you're gonna walk'.

    1991 - The Giants send outfielder Kevin Mitchell and right-hander Mike Remlinger to the Mariners in exchange for three pitchers: Bill Swift‚ Mike Jackson‚ and Dave Burba. Mitchell won the National League Most Valable Player Award in 1989.

    1998 - After 24 years and 1,071 appearances, Dennis Eckersley, 44, who has pitched in more major league games than any other player retires as an active player.

    1998 - Tampa Bay signs Blue Jays free-agent Jose Canseco to a one-year deal to play left field and as a designated hitter. The 34-year old slugger will have a productive year going deep 34 times and driving in 95 runs, but his performance doesn't enhance the Devil Rays' last place finish in the AL East.

    2008 - The Mets complete a $37 million, three-year contract with free-agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez. The former Angels’ closer, who fills a big void in the New York bullpen due to Billy Wagner's injury, set a major league record last season recording 62 saves.

    2008 - In a 12-player, three-team trade, the Mets send much-maligned reliever Aaron Heilman, fan favorite Endy Chavez, southpaw Jason Vargas, and three minor leaguers to the Mariners for closer J.J. Putz, who will serve as the setup man for recently acquired Francisco Rodriguez, center fielder Jeremy Reed and reliever Sean Green. The Indians send outfield prospect Franklin Gutierrez to Seattle to get Mets side-slinging reliever Joe Smith and second baseman Luis Valbuena from the Mariners.

    2008 - With the fourth richest deal in major league history, the most ever offered to a pitcher, the Yankees and free-agent CC Sabathia agree on a $161 million, seven-year contract, with an opt-out clause after three years. The 28-year old right-hander’s $35 million average salary is just ahead of Johan Santana’s agreement with the Mets inked in February.

    2008 - Nick Peters becomes the 60th winner of J.G. Taylor Spink Award, named for its first recipient and given annually by the BBWAA "for meritorious contributions to baseball writing". The San Francisco native covered the Giants for 47 years, a span (1961-2007) in which he reported on more Giants games than anyone in franchise history.

    2009 - The Pirates sign Bobby Crosby (.231, 22, 64), the 2004 American League Rookie of the Year, to a $1 million, one-year contract. Last season, the 29-year-old versatile infielder played multiple games for the A's at all four infield positions.

    2012 - The Chicago White Sox signed free agent Jeff Keppinger to a 3-year/$12 million contract.

    2013 - The Anaheim Angels traded Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of 3-team trade in which the Arizona Diamondbacks sent Adam Eaton to the Chicago White Sox; the Chicago White Sox sent Hector Santiago to the Anaheim Angels; the Arizona Diamondbacks sent Tyler Skaggs to the Anaheim Angels; the Anaheim Angels sent A.J. Schugel to the Arizona Diamondbacks (December 13, 2013); and the Chicago White Sox sent Brandon Jacobs to the Arizona Diamondbacks (December 13, 2013).

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox signed free agent David Robertson to a 4-year/$46 million contract.

    2015 - The Washington Nationals traded Yunel Escobar and cash to the Anaheim Angels in exchange for Trevor Gott and Michael Brady.

    2015 - The Kansas City Royals signed Joakim Soria as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 10...

    1852 - Bliss, Frank
    1854 - Phelan, Dick
    1862 - Black, Bob
    1866 - Sowders, John
    1866 - Shugart, Frank

    1868 - Stynes, Neil
    1879 - Shields, Charlie
    1880 - Newnam, Patrick
    1882 - Minahan, Cotton
    1883 - Stephens, Jim
    1883 - Upp, Jerry
    1883 - Griggs, Art
    1887 - Baskette, Jim
    1888 - Kelly, Ed
    1888 - Gray, Stan
    1889 - Puckett, Troy
    1889 - Johnston, Jimmy

    1894 - Caveney, Ike
    1897 - Griesenbeck, Tim
    1897 - Conlon, Jocko
    1898 - Emery, Spoke
    1899 - Elmore, Verdo
    1900 - Carlyle, Roy
    1906 - Nekola, Bots
    1908 - Cook, Earl
    1909 - Giebell, Floyd
    1910 - Pezzullo, Pretzel
    1917 - Kosman, Mike
    1919 - Tomasic, Andy
    1922 - Mueller, Gordie
    1926 - Cristante, Leo
    1931 - Hernandez, Rudy
    1931 - Roselli, Bob

    1934 - Donnelly, Ed
    1936 - Edwards, Doc
    1936 - Feller, Jack
    1939 - Priddy, Bob

    1940 - Bowlin, Weldon
    1943 - Jones, Dalton
    1944 - Renko, Steve

    1946 - Fenwick, Bobby
    1947 - Martinez, Ted
    1956 - Woodard, Darrell
    1960 - Bettendorf, Jeff
    1960 - Assenmacher, Paul

    1963 - Reyes, Gilberto
    1963 - Wrona, Rick

    1963 - Henry, Doug
    1966 - Martin, Norberto

    1966 - Rojas, Mel
    1969 - Zuber, Jon
    1969 - Ahearne, Pat
    1975 - Mays, Joe
    1977 - Wheeler, Dan
    1981 - Diaz, Victor
    1983 - Jones, Brandon
    1984 - Petit, Gregorio
    1986 - Clark, Matt
    1986 - Florimon, Pedro
    1990 - Myers, Wil
    1992 - Rodon, Carlos

    1993 - Stewart, Christin
    1994 - Cortes, Nestor

    Baseball Deaths on December 10...

    1908 - Widner, Wild Bill
    1919 - Colcolough, Tom
    1931 - Covington, Tex
    1937 - Battin, Joe
    1946 - Johnson, Walter
    1946 - Moser, Walter
    1947 - LeBourveau, Bevo
    1953 - Armbruster, Harry
    1957 - Kleine, Hal
    1958 - Dolan, Cozy
    1959 - Harris, Joe
    1961 - Maxwell, Bert
    1963 - Fischer, Carl

    1969 - Tobin, Jack
    1969 - Cunningham, Mike
    1970 - Renfroe, Marshall
    1970 - Mostil, Johnny

    1973 - Riggert, Joe
    1976 - Thompson, Danny
    1976 - Keen, Vic
    1980 - Ryan, Rosy
    1981 - Joyce, Bob
    1981 - Leach, Freddy
    1982 - Wheatley, Charlie
    1987 - Moore, Whitey
    1991 - Murphy, Ed
    1992 - Phelps, Babe
    2000 - Nixon, Willard
    2002 - Henry, Earl
    2002 - Spragins, Homer
    2002 - Kosman, Mike
    2003 - Wheeler, Don

    2004 - Sudol, Ed
    2008 - Yvars, Sal
    2013 - Lund, Don
    2013 - Naton, Pete






Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 09, 2018, 12:01:26 am »

    On December 9 in Baseball History...

    1902 - The AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in New York, and the next day the NL declares its readiness to make peace in the war between the leagues.

    1913 - On the same day its owner Charles Ebbets is elected to the National League Board of Directors, the Dodgers offer the Reds $35,000 for Joe Tinker. The 33-year shortstop will jump to the Federal League as a player-manager of the Chicago Whales for $12,000 as Brooklyn delays meeting his salary demands of being paid a ‘commission’ of $10,000 of his final sale price of $25,000.

    1925 - The AL extends league president Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 and gives him a raise to $40,000.

    1931 - Baseball owners, fearful of the effects of the Depression, vote to cut squads from 25 players to 23.

    1936 - The AL approves night baseball for St. Louis. The NL adopts a new design for home plate. It will have beveled edges, the first change in 50 years. The AL adopts a rule stating that no batter can be batting champion unless he has 400 or more at bats.

    1941 - Although having a 3-C draft deferment due to being the sole support of his family, Bob Feller, last year's American League leading pitcher with 27 victories for the Indians, becomes the first major leaguer to enlist after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The 23-year old navy recruit has already won 107 major league games.

    1959 - The White Sox deal right fielder Johnny Callison to the Phillies in exchange for infielder Gene Freese, who will play in Chicago for one year after the trade before returning to the South side team in 1965. Philadelphia's new outfielder will become the mainstay in the City of Brotherly Love, compiling a .271 average, 185 home runs (5th best in franchise history, at the time) while providing rock solid defense during his decade with the team.

    1965 - The Reds deal Frank Robinson to the Orioles for Milt Pappas, Jack Baldschun and Dick Simpson. The trade, now considered among the worst in baseball history, was defended by Cincinnati's general manager Bill DeWitt who claimed the outfield slugger was "an old 30", prior to the future Hall of Famer winning the American League triple crown in his first year in Baltimore.

    1965 - Former Cardinals, Dodgers, and Pirates executive Wesley Branch Rickey collapses and dies while giving a speech to an audience in Columbia, Missouri eleven days shy of his 84th birthday. ‘The Mahatma’, who is responsible for breaking the color barrier in 1947 with the signing of Jackie Robinson and implementing the concept of farm systems for the major leagues, is named by ESPN in 1999 as the most influential sports figure of the twentieth century.

    1976 - The Rangers trade Jeff Burroughs to the Braves in exchange for Adrian Devine, Ken Henderson, Dave May, Roger Moret, Carl Morton, and an estimated $250,000. The former American League MVP (1974) will hit 41 home runs in his first season with Atlanta.

    1977 - The Mariners trade outfielder Dave Collins to the Reds for rookie left-hander Shane Rawley. The southpaw will post a 20-31 record during his four seasons in Seattle, and Cincinnati's new fly chaser will hit .284 in his seven years in the Queen City.

    1977 - The A's announce a deal which will send pitcher Vida Blue to Cincinnati for outfielder Dave Revering and $1.75 million in cash. Baseball commissioner Kuhn cancels the proposed deal stating the trade would be bad for baseball because it would benefit an already strong team without losing any significant talent in return.

    1980 - The Cubs trade reliever Bruce Sutter to the Cardinals for outfielder Leon Durham and infielder Ken Reitz. The future Hall of Fame closer will lead the league in saves in three of the four seasons he is with St. Louis.

    1988 - In a deal that is widely credited for starting a trend for more games being covered by a regional sports network than by over-the-air stations, the Yankees sign a twelve-year television contract with the Madison Square Garden Network. In 2002, the Yankees leave MSG to form a regional cable television channel, the Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network.

    1992 - Free-agent Greg Maddux signs the richest guaranteed contract ever given to a pitcher, a five-year, $28 million contract with the Braves. The current Cy Young Award winner leaves the Cubs, his team for the previous seven seasons, after contract talks become contentious.

    1992 - The Braves trade southpaws Charlie Leibrandt and Pat Gomez to the Rangers for infielder Jose Oliva. Leibrandt, a 15-game winner for Atlanta during the previous two seasons, becomes expendable with today's acqusition of Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux.

    1993 - Randy Johnson (19-8, 3.24, 308) re-signs with the Mariners for $20.25 million over three years. The 29 year-old southpaw will post a 36-8 record during the term of the deal, with half of the victories coming in the Unit's 18-2 campaign in 1995.

    1994 - The Rangers trade Jose Canseco (.282, 31, 90) to the Red Sox for outfielder Otis Nixon and infielder Luis Ortiz. During his two seasons with Boston, the 29 year-old slugger will compile a .298 batting average and will hit 52 of his 462 career home runs.

    1997 - The Giants signed former Dodgers nemesis Orel Hershiser. The 39-year old right-hander, who will post an 11-10 record with a 4.41 ERA in 202 innings, will spend only one season with San Francisco before moving on to the Mets the following season.

    1997 - Prior to their inaugural season, the Devil Rays sign free agent third baseman Wade Boggs. The future Hall of Fame infielder will play the final two seasons of his career with Tampa Bay, collecting his 3,000th hit in 1999.

    2000 - At a Coors Field press conference, the Rockies announce the signing of free-agent starting pitcher Mike Hampton to richest contract in baseball history, a $121 million, eight-year deal. The southpaw will compile a 21-28 record during his two-year tenure with Colorado before going to the Braves in 2003.

    2003 - Kazuo Matsui, a Japanese seven-time All-Star shortstop, agrees to a three-year $20.1-million deal with the Mets. Twenty-eight year-old 'Little' Matsui hit .305 with 33 home runs while driving in 84 runs last season with the Seibu Lions.

    2004 - In probably their best free agent signing ever, the Chicago White Sox sign outfielder Jermaine Dye.  Dye would end up winning the 2005 World Series MVPAward and played five years with White Sox.[/

    2007 - Milton Bradley reaches a preliminary agreement with the Rangers on a $5+ million, one-year contract. The former free-agent Padres outfielder will be used as a designated hitter when not chasing fly balls.

    2008 - Tony Kubek becomes the first analyst to be a recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, an honor reserved for broadcasters by the Hall of Fame. Known for his outstanding work on the NBC Game of the Week telecasts, the former Yankee and Blue Jay broadcaster has not watched a single baseball game on television since he signed off the air in 1994.

    2009 - Andy Pettitte (14-8, 4.16) agrees to a $11.75 million, one-year deal to return to the Yankees next season. The 37-year old southpaw played a key role in the team capturing its 27th World Championship going 4-0 in his five postseason starts, including victories in the clincher in all three postseason rounds against the Twins, Angels, and Phillies.

    2009 - The Astros trade minor league prospects right-hander Robert Bono, infielder Luis Bryan and and a player to be named later to the Marlins in exchange for Matt Lindstrom, who had 15 saves with 17 chances last season. Houston hopes the 29-year-old right-handed hard-throwing reliever, whose fastball has been clocked over a 100 mph, can help fill the role of a late-inning stopper in their bullpen.

    2009 - The Rangers, in budget mode, deal $12-million starting pitcher Kevin Millwood (13-10, 3.67) and $3 million to the Orioles for reliever Chris Ray and a player to be named later. Then, in an effort to restock their rotation, Texas reaches a preliminary agreement for less money with free-agent Rich Harden, who posted a 9-9 record with the Cubs last season.

    2010 - The Cubs sign free-agent Carlos Pena to a $10 million, one-year deal. The former Tampa Bay slugger, spurning several multi-year offers from other clubs, is optimistic of having a big season in Chicago allowing his agent Scott Boras to negotiate a long-term contract for similar money being made by fellow first basemen Ryan Howard ($125 million/5years) and Mark Teixeira ($180 million/8 years).

    2012 - Texas Rangers traded Michael Young and cash to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla.

    2012 - Tampa Bay Rays traded James Shields, Wade Davis and a player to be named later to Kansas City Royals in exchange for Will Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard; Kansas City Royals received Elliot Johnson (February 12, 2013).

    2013 - The Chicago White Sox signed Felipe Paulino as a free agent.

    2013 - The Mets sign Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million contract, the team's richest free-agent deal since Sandy Alderson became the GM in 2010. The 32 year-old outfielder, who hit 84 homers in two seasons for the Yankees before being limited to 61 games last year due to injuries, is expected to provide some much needed power for the team that ranked 25th in the long ball in 2013.

    2013 - After signing a one-day contract with the Blue Jays, Roy Halladay announces his retirement, ending a stellar 16-year career with a 203-105 (.659) won-loss record. The 36 year-old right-hander, who decided not to seek free agency after two injury-filled seasons with the Phillies, asked Toronto for the ceremonial contract to show his appreciation for the organization where he spent his first 14 professional seasons, having been drafted out high school as the team's #1 pick in 1995 amateur draft.

    2013 - At the start of the annual Winter Meetings, Hall of Fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark announces managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa will be inducted into Cooperstown next summer. The trio of skippers, who have accumulated 7,558 regular-season wins, 17 pennants and eight World Series titles among them, were elected unanimously by the 16-member Expansion Era Committee.

    2014 - The Oakland Athletics traded Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Marcus Semien, Josh Phegley, Chris Bassitt and Rangel Ravelo.

    2014 - The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Miguel Montero to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Zack Godley and Jeferson Mejia.

    2015 - Major League Baseball issues a recommendation for all its 30 teams to install netting to protect their fans who are sitting in front of the most exposed field-level seats. The suggested protective shield, which would extend from one dugout to the other, will be implemented by most of the clubs before opening day, with the Mets, Pirates and Twins already in compliance, having netting down the first- and third-base lines.

    2015 - The Oakland Athletics traded Brett Lawrie to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for J.B. Wendelken and Zack Erwin.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves traded Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Ender Inciarte, Aaron Blair and Dansby Swanson.

    2015 - The San Francisco Giants signed Jeff Samardzija as a free agent.

    2015 - The Milwaukee Brewers traded Adam Lind to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Carlos Herrera, Freddy Peralta and Daniel Missaki.

    2016 - The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Fernando Rodney as a free agent.

    2016 - The St. Louis Cardinals signed Dexter Fowler as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 9...

    1859 - Meyers, Lou
    1860 - Hubbard, Al
    1871 - Kelley, Joe
    1872 - Seymour, Cy
    1877 - Blue, Bert
    1887 - Atkins, Tommy
    1888 - Brown, Curly
    1889 - Fitzpatrick, Ed
    1889 - Wilson, Fin
    1889 - Dodge, Sam
    1905 - Comorosky, Adam
    1909 - Kline, Bob
    1910 - Larkin, Steve
    1917 - Woodend, George
    1918 - Beers, Clarence
    1921 - Kress, Chuck

    1924 - Fahr, Jerry
    1928 - DeMaestri, Joe

    1928 - Klaus, Billy
    1930 - Hazle, Bob
    1941 - Knowles, Darold
    1943 - Merritt, Jim
    1944 - Unser, Del
    1946 - Bladt, Rick
    1947 - Cram, Jerry
    1948 - Medich, Doc
    1952 - Boisclair, Bruce
    1956 - Wilkins, Eric
    1957 - Christmas, Steve

    1957 - Romero, Ed
    1960 - Samuel, Juan
    1961 - Tanner, Bruce

    1963 - Magrann, Tom
    1965 - Ausanio, Joe
    1969 - Fyhrie, Mike
    1969 - Garcia, Ramon

    1970 - Tarasco, Tony
    1971 - Van Poppel, Todd
    1973 - Batista, Tony
    1973 - Truby, Chris
    1976 - Booker, Chris
    1978 - Duncan, Jeff
    1979 - Stults, Eric

    1980 - Lewis, Fred
    1987 - Baumann, Buddy
    1987 - Latos, Mat

    1987 - Smith, Blake
    1987 - Villarreal, Pedro
    1987 - Wilk, Adam
    1990 - Rondon, Bruce
    1991 - Engel, Adam

    Baseball Deaths on December 9...

    1884 - Morris, Pete
    1918 - Dickson, Walt
    1920 - Browne, George

    1921 - Morton, Charlie
    1923 - Donovan, Bill
    1930 - Rowe, Dave
    1941 - Mars, Ed
    1944 - McCabe, Swat
    1950 - Corcoran, Mickey
    1955 - Walker, Curt
    1958 - Vickers, Rube
    1959 - Eunick, Ferd
    1965 - Sterrett, Dutch
    1965 - Rickey, Branch
    1975 - Heath, Jeff
    1976 - Ferrell, Wes
    1978 - Siebert, Dick
    1980 - Padgett, Don
    1980 - Olson, Ted
    1982 - Adair, Jimmy
    1999 - Kurowski, Whitey
    2002 - Lazor, Johnny
    2005 - Miller, Bud





Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 08, 2018, 12:01:40 am »

    On December 8 in Baseball History...

    1914 - After weeks of rumors, the bomb drops: Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins, generally regarded as the game's finest position player, to the White Sox for $50,000. Collins signs a five-year contract worth $75,000 and gets $15,000 as a signing bonus. The deal breaks up the A's "$100,000 infield" and raises conjecture that Mack, too, will leave to manage the Yankees.

    1941 - Yesterday's bombing of Pearl Harbor and America's sudden involvement in the war changes the tentative plans of American League owners. At their meeting, the group was going to consider shifting the Browns from St. Louis to Los Angeles.

    1947 - Brooklyn acquires infielder Billy Cox and southpaw Preacher Roe from the Pirates, both will play vital roles in the success of the Dodgers during the next decade. The trade, which also includes utility player Gene Mauch, sends hurlers Vic Lombardi and Al Gregg as well as Dixie Walker, a former batting champ who asked to be traded in the spring because he didn't want to play with Jackie Robinson, to Pittsburgh.

    1951 - The AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting the NL's suspended game rule and lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games.

    1961 - The Mets purchase outfielder Richie Ashburn from the Cubs. The veteran outfielder, who will the club's first-ever representative on the National League's all-star team, will be given a boat after being named the Most Valuable Player of the last-place team, which unfortunately will sink before he uses it.

    1966 - The Yankees trade two-time MVP Roger Maris to the Cardinals for third baseman Charley Smith. The former Bronx Bomber outfielder will play a key role in the Redbirds' World Championship next season and will help the club win another pennant the following year, while New York's newest infielder will hit only .224 during his two-year tenure in New York.

    1977 - Texas engineers a series of deals with the Braves, Mets, and Pirates, unloading a total of six players and getting three back. Among those involved are Jon Matlack and Al Oliver (to Texas), Bert Blyleven (to Pittsburgh), and Willie Montanez (to New York).

    1980 - The first major trade ever made at the annual winter meeting takes place in Dallas when Padres' reliever Rollie Fingers and Cardinals' catcher Terry Kennedy are the key players involved in an eleven-player swap.

    1983 - Owners elect former Yankees infielder Bobby Brown as president of the American League.

    1983 - Southpaw Sid Fernandez is traded by the Dodgers along with utility infielder Ross Jones to the Mets in exchange for infielder/outfielder Bob Bailor and left-hander Carlos Diaz. 'El Cid' will compile a 98-78 record along with a very respectable ERA of 3.14 during his ten-year tenure with New York.

    1992 - Former Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds signs the richest contract in major league history when he agrees to a $43-million, six year deal to play for the Giants. The free agent will not disappoint in San Francisco winning the National League Most Valuable Player award, his third in four years, hitting a career-high .336 batting average to go along with 46 homers and 123 RBIs.

    1992 - Dr. Bobby Brown, a former Yankee infielder, is elected by the owners to be the president of the American League. Replacing Lee MacPhail, the heart specialist will serve in the post until 1994.

    1997 - It's a busy day in Cleveland. The Indians sign Kenny Lofton to a three-year contract for $24 million (ironically, Cleveland traded Lofton to Atlanta in March 1997 because he was due to be a free agent). The Tribe, in turn, trades 1997 ALCS MVP Marquis Grissom to Milwaukee, which finished second in the Lofton free agent chase. Grissom, who came to Cleveland in the Lofton deal in March, goes to the Brewers along with Jeff Juden for Ben McDonald, Mike Fetters, and Ron Villone. The Indians aren't done yet; they swap Fetters to Oakland for Steve Karsay, and sign free agent pitcher Dwight Gooden.

    2005 - After signing the two-time gold glover shortstop to a four-year, $40 million deal, the Red Sox trade Edgar Renteria to the Braves for third base prospect Andy Marte, The 30-year old Colombian infielder, who led the majors with 30 errors last season, will help to void created when Atlanta free-agent Rafel Furcel signed with the Dodgers earlier this week.

    2005 - The Pirates send southpaw Dave Williams (10-11, 4.41) to the Reds for Pittsburgh area native Sean Casey. The popular first baseman, who is dubbed ‘The Mayor’ because of his outgoing personality, becomes expendable as Cincinnati seeks pitching to compliment its heavy-hitting lineup.

    2005 - Julio Franco, the oldest player in the major leagues signs a two-year deal with the Mets. The 47 year-old is last active player who was born in the 1950s.

    2007 - In U.S. District court, Barry Bonds pleads not guilty to to five felony charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Four years ago, the sworn testimony to a grand jury given by the new home run king, in which he denied using performance-enhancing drugs, is now being challenged by the federal government

    2008 - Receiving 10 of a possible 12 votes (83.3%) Joe Gordon is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. The 1942 Most Valuable Player, who played second base for the Yankees and Indians, was a nine-time All-Star and played on five World Series champion teams.

    2009 - Brad Penny and the Cardinals come to terms on a one-year deal which will pay the right-hander $7.5 million, with an additional $1.5 million available in incentives. After compiling a 7-8 with a 5.61 ERA and being moved to the bullpen by the Red Sox, the two-time All Star hurler (2006, 2007) asks Boston to release him which gives the 31-year old an opportunity to finish the season with San Francisco.

    2009 - Peter Gammons, who won the 2004 J.G. Taylor Spink Award his outstanding work as a baseball journalist, announces he will be leaving ESPN to join the fledgling MLB Network as an analyst. The 64-year old reporter says he will miss his former employer of the past twenty years, but is excited about working in a venue which is "devoted to baseball, and baseball only".

    2009 - Avoiding arbitration, Mark Teahen and the White Sox agree to a $14 million, three-year deal. The 28-year old third baseman, acquired in a trade with the Royals last month for infielders Chris Getz and Josh Fields, would have been been eligible for free agency after the 2011 season.

    2009 - Chone Figgins (.298, 5, 54) and the Mariners finalized the $36 million, four-year deal which will bring the former L.A. Angel to Seattle. The 31-year old infielder, who primarily played third, will switch to a new position if free-agent Adrian Beltre, the team's current third baseman, returns to the team after an injury-plague season.

    2009 - As a result of a three-team, seven-player deal, Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson leave the Tigers to play for the Yankees and Diamondbacks respectively, and New York right-hander Ian Kennedy is dealt to Arizona. The Bronx Bombers also send Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to Detroit and the D-Backs deal Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth to Detroit.

    2011 - The Angels reach an agreement with Albert Pujols on a 10-year deal for a reported $254 million. The three-time NL MVP, who has spent his entire career with Cardinals, has compile a .328 batting average and hit 445 career home runs during his 11-year tenure in the major leagues.

    2011 - Chicago Cubs traded Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu to Colorado Rockies in exchange for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers.

    2011 - In the first of their two major free-agent acquisitions today, the Angels sign former Texas ace C. J. Wilson to a five-year, $77.5 million deal. Later in the day, the 31-year old southpaw will be delighted to hear one of his new teammates will be Albert Pujols, who will sign a 10-year deal with the Halos for a reported $254 million.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Rob Brantly from Miami Marlins on waivers.

    2015 - Amanda Hopkins is hired by the A’s as a full-time major league scout, becoming the the first female to hold that position in over seventy years. The 22 year-old former Central Washington University softball captain, whose dad is a scout, joins Edith Houghton and Bessie Largent, who held similar positions with the Phillies and White Sox, respectively, in the 1930's and 1940’s,

    2015 - The  St. Louis Cardinals traded Jon Jay to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Jedd Gyorko and cash.

    2015 - The Chicago Cubs signed John Lackey as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago Cubs signed Ben Zobrist as a free agent.

    2015 - The Chicago Cubs traded Starlin Castro to the New York Yankees in exchange for Adam Warren and a player to be named later; the Chicago Cubs received Brendan Ryan (December 17,2015).

    2015 - The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Zack Greinke as a free agent.

    2017 - Shohei Ohtani, a prized Japanese pitcher as well a power hitter, comes to terms with the Angels with a very reasonable signing agreement. Los Angeles will place the 23 year-old Oshe native, one of the most widely-sought prospects in baseball history, atop their starting rotation and in the middle of their lineup.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 8...

    1853 - Libby, Steve
    1856 - Rowe, Jack
    1868 - Halligan, Jocko
    1874 - Connor, Joe
    1877 - Thomas, Bill
    1879 - Thoney, Jack
    1879 - Austin, Jimmy
    1883 - Wacker, Charlie
    1885 - Kirkpatrick, Enos
    1887 - Dent, Eddie
    1889 - Redding, Phil
    1890 - McGraw, John
    1892 - Johnson, Walt

    1894 - Ledbetter, Razor
    1899 - Hehl, Jake
    1900 - Solomon, Mose
    1907 - Beckmann, Bill
    1918 - Zoldak, Sam
    1925 - Thompson, Hank
    1937 - Pagliaroni, Jim
    1940 - Alyea, Brant
    1941 - Brinkman, Ed

    1946 - Foster, Alan
    1950 - Foli, Tim
    1956 - Wirth, Alan
    1960 - Mizerock, John
    1965 - Orton, John
    1965 - Grotewold, Jeff
    1967 - McGraw, Tom
    1968 - Mussina, Mike
    1971 - Alston, Garvin
    1972 - Cabrera, Jolbert
    1973 - Davanon, Jeff
    1975 - Barkley, Brian
    1976 - Johnson, Reed
    1976 - Johnson, Rontrez
    1976 - Leon, Jose
    1978 - Wells, Vernon
    1981 - Casto, Kory
    1981 - Accardo, Jeremy
    1982 - Aceves, Alfredo
    1985 - Weinhardt, Robbie
    1985 - Donaldson, Josh
    1986 - Norberto, Jordan
    1987 - Torres, Alex
    1987 - McAllister, Zach
    1987 - Drabek, Kyle

    Baseball Deaths on December 8...

    1909 - Hogg, Bill
    1931 - Bellman, Jack
    1932 - Grey, Bill
    1935 - Louden, Baldy
    1945 - Fournier, Henry
    1948 - Ballenger, Pelham
    1951 - Lowe, Bobby
    1955 - Washer, Buck
    1958 - Friberg, Bernie
    1958 - Speaker, Tris
    1961 - Blank, Coonie
    1961 - Koupal, Lou
    1963 - Worthington, Red
    1966 - Bolden, Bill
    1968 - Karr, Benn
    1974 - Niehoff, Bert
    1975 - Blackwell, Fred
    1975 - Couch, Johnny
    1977 - Ewoldt, Art
    1978 - Cullop, Nick
    1979 - Young, Del
    1981 - Windle, Bill
    1985 - Madison, Dave
    1985 - Wambsganss, Bill
    1986 - Koehler, Pip
    1993 - Barnes, Bob

    1999 - Hebert, Wally
    2006 - Uribe, Jose
    2014 - Hicks, Buddy
    2014 - Kemmerer. Russ

    2015 - Gil, Gus
    2016 - Caballero, Putsy



Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by msf on December 07, 2018, 04:00:03 pm »
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 07, 2018, 12:24:12 am »

    On December 7 in Baseball History...

    1937 - The Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams from San Diego of the Pacific Coast League, but he will not report to Boston until 1939.

    1939 - Lou Gehrig, age 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Gehrig, whose illness forced an end his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, hit 493 home runs and batted .340 over his career. He is the first player to have the existing rule waived that required a player to be retired one year before he could be elected.

    1939 - At the urging of Senator owner Clark Griffith, the other American League owners enact a rule prohibiting the league's pennant winner from buying, selling or trading players during the following season. The winter meeting decision appears to have the desired effect as the Yankees finish in third place.

    1957 - Tony Kubek (.297, 3, 39) is selected over Boston's infielder Frank Malzone (.292, 15, 103) by the BBWAA as the American League Rookie of the Year. Much to the dismay of the 27-year old Red Sox Gold Glove All-Star third baseman, he becomes ineligible when the writers, during the season, change the minimum number of career at-bats to determine rookie status.

    1962 - Tom Tresh, the Yankees shortstop and left fielder is selected as the American League’s Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA. The 24-year old son of former major league catcher Mike Tresh gets 13 of the 20 votes cast by the writers, with Bob Rodgers (4), Dean Chance (1), Dick Radatz (1) and Bernie Allen (1) also receiving consideration.

    1966 - Dick Ellsworth is traded by the Cubs to the Phillies for right-hander Ray Culp and cash. During his eight-year tenure in Chicago, the southpaw, who had both a 22-win (1963) and 22-loss (1966) seasons for the club, compiled 84 victories, the most by a North-side hurler during the decade.

    1973 - In a continuing housecleaning of hometown heroes, the Giants sell Juan Marichal to the Red Sox where the high leg-kicking right-handed Dominican will post a 5-1 record. During his 14 seasons with San Francisco, the future Hall of Famer compiled a 238-140 (.630) record.

    1973 - The Royals deal outfielder Lou Piniella and pitcher Ken Wright to the Yankees for veteran pitcher Lindy McDaniel. The controversial trade draws the Kansas City fans' ire, and rightfully so, when the 38-year old right-hander wins only a total of six games during his two years with the club with the 29-year old outfielder enjoying 11 solid seasons in the Bronx batting .295 and playing a major role in New York's four appearances in the World Series.

    1984 - The Mets send right-handed starter Walt Terrell to the Tigers in exchange for infielder Howard Johnson. New York's new third baseman will spend nine years with club and will return to the organization to become a minor league manager and big league coach.

    1988 - The Mets deal Wally Backman along with prospect Mike Santiago to the Twins for minor leaguers Jeff Bumgarner, Steve Gasser and Toby Nivens. The trade leaves second base open for Gregg Jefferies, but the highly touted rookie infielder will falter, hitting a meager .258 next season.

    1988 - Nolan Ryan becomes the first major leaguer to play for all four original expansion teams when he signs as a free agent with the Rangers, who played their first 11 seasons as the new Senators in Washington, D.C. The right-hander broke in with the Mets (1966, 1968-71) and was traded to the Angels (1972-79), before signing with the Astros (1980-1988), a team once known as the Colt .45s.

    1992 - The Reds sign free-agent outfielder Roberto Kelly to a three-year deal. The 28-year old All-star outfielder will play solid baseball for his new team, compiling a .313 batting average in 125 games in Cincinnati, before being traded to Atlanta during the season in 1994 for Deion Sanders.

    1995 - In addition to be traded from the Mariners to the Yankees along with relief pitcher Jeff Nelson and a minor leaguer for pitcher Sterling Hitchc0ck and infielder Russell Davis, first baseman Tino Martinez's wife gives birth, and he signs a $20.25 million dollar contract to play for the Bronx Bombers.

    1999 - The Mariners sign Mets' free-agent first baseman John Olerud to a 20-million, three-year deal. The former Washington State University All-American will garner a Gold Glove in each of his three seasons in Seattle, and he will play a pivotal role in the team's historic 116-46 campaign in 2001 compiling a .401 on-base percentage.

    2001 - In a rare deal between the cross-town rivals, the Yankees trade outfielder/DH David Justice (.241, 18, 51) to the Mets for third baseman Robin Ventura ( .237, 21, 61) . The teams have exchanged players only six times in forty years with the last time being in 1992 when the Mets dealt Frank Tanana for Kenny Greer, a minor league pitcher.

    2004 - The Executive Board of the Players' Association authorizes union head Donald Fehr and their lawyers to work on an new agreement which will be better address the steroid problem in major league baseball. The 40 players attending the meeting appeared to agree with the owners that more frequent and tougher testing is needed in light of the Balco scandal.

    2004 - After refusing a $60 million, four-year extension from the Red Sox last winter, Nomar Garciaparra signs a one-year deal with the Cubs, the team he was traded to in July, for $8 million. The all-star shortstop, who is coming off an injury- plagued season, can increase the value of the contract with bonus incentives based on performance and playing time to $11 million.

    2005 - The Rangers trade Alfonso Soriano to the Nationals for outfielders Brad Wilkerson and Terrmel Sledge, and minor league pitching prospect Armando Galarraga. By dumping All-Star second baseman’s salary, Texas frees up funds to seek much needed pitching.

    2005 - The Diamondbacks acquire All-Star catcher Johnny Estrada (.261, 4, 39) from the Braves for a pair of right-handed relievers,Lance Cormier (7-3, 5.11) and Oscar Villarreal (2-0, 5.27). The deal, which is the first for Arizona’s new general manager Josh Byrnes, fills the D-Backs need for a starting backstop and provides Atlanta to give emerging rookie Brian McCann more playing time.

    2006 - Near the end of the Winter Meetings, the Royals sign Gil Meche to a five -year deal valued $55 million, which matches Mike Sweeney's contract as the largest in franchise history. During his five years in the major leagues, all with the Mariners, the 28-year old right-hander has compiled a 55-44 career record with a earned-run average of 4.65 in 147 games.

    2006 - The Chicago Cubs today selected outfielder Josh Hamilton from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays minor league system in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft and traded him to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for cash considerations.  Making it both one of the best Rule 5 Draft choices and one of the worst prospect sales in MLB history.

    2009 - Adam Everett and the Tigers agree to a $1.55 million, one-year deal keeping the infielder in Detroit. The slick fielding shortstop batted .238 with three homers and 44 RBIs for the second-place club last season.

    2009 - Carl Pavano accepts the Twins' salary arbitration offer, keeping the right-hander with Minnesota next season. The Southington, CT native posted a 5-4 record with a 4.64 ERA in a dozen starts for the team after being obtained from Cleveland in August.

    2009 - The Lowell Spinners, the Red Sox short-season affiliate, well-known for their unique promotional events, publicly extend an invitation to Michaele and Tareq Salahi to attend the team's Eighth Annual Alumni Dinner to be held later this month at the city's Memorial Auditorium. The infamous couple have become recently newsworthy for their appearance at a White House State Dinner without being included on the guest list.

    2011 - At the Winter Meetings, Jose Reyes is introduced as the Marlins' new shortstop. The 28-year old switch-hitting infielder, the NL's batting champ, signed a six-year, $106 million contract to play with Miami after the cash-strapped Mets showed little interest in retaining their home grown All-star.

    2011 - Tim McCarver wins the Ford C. Frick Award becoming only the second television analyst, along with Tony Kubek, to be honored with the award which is given for broadcasting excellence. The former catcher and longtime broadcaster has provided local analysis for the Mets, Yankees and Phillies as well as appearing on the national stage doing the Game of the Week and postseason telecasts for NBC, CBS and FOX.

    2011 - The Marlins continue to sign prime free agents when they reach a deal with 32-year old southpaw Mark Buehrle (13-9, 3.59) for $58 million over four years. Miami has also have come to terms with shortstop Jose Reyes and closer Heath Bell and are pursuing super-star Albert Pujols and starting pitcher C.J. Wilson.

    2011 - In separate deals with free-agents, the Pirates sign left-handed starter Erik Bedard and outfielder Nate McLouth, who played with the franchise from 2005 to 2009. The Bucs' new southpaw compiled a 5-9 record last season with Seattle and Boston, and the 30-year old Gold Glove flycatcher returns to the Steel City three years after being traded to Atlanta where he hit .229 in 250 games.

    2011 - The Astros hire Jeff Luhnow as the team's general manager to replace Ed Wade, who was fired last month in the first major moves made by new owner Jim Crane. The 45-year-old new GM, a vice president with St. Louis since 2003, will try to improve upon the Houston's 56-106 finish last season, the worst record in franchise history.

    2012 - The Nationals bolster an already solid rotation when the team signs veteran Dan Haren to a one-year deal for $13 million. The 32 year-old right-hander joins a rotation that includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Ross Detwiler.

    2013 - Jacoby Ellsbury agrees to a seven-year deal, valued around $153 million, to patrol center field for the Yankees, joining Brian McCann as the team’s second major free-agent signing this week. The outfielder, who played a major role in the Red Sox’s World Championship last season, also received offers from his former team, the Tigers and Mariners.   

    2015 - The Diamondbacks obtain right-handed starter Shelby Miller from the Braves for outfielder Ender Inciarte, pitching prospect Aaron Blair, and Dansby Swanson, the first player selected in this year's MLB June Amateur Draft. The deal marks the first time a #1 overall pick has been traded within the first year of their career, a move made possible because teams are now allowed to trade recently drafted picks after the World Series.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox traded RF Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals for RHP Lucas Giolito, RHP Reynaldo Lopez and RHP Dane Dunning.

    2016 - The Kansas City Royals traded Wade Davis to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Jorge Soler.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 7...

    1847 - White, Deacon
    1863 - Lovett, Tom
    1877 - Ferris, Hobe
    1885 - Yount, Ducky
    1886 - Schang, Bobby
    1896 - Davis, Bud
    1899 - Morris, Ed
    1901 - Judd, Ralph
    1906 - Piet, Tony

    1911 - Galehouse, Denny
    1911 - Johnson, Don
    1915 - Gee, Johnny
    1915 - Smith, Vinnie
    1916 - Comellas, Jorge
    1926 - Roche, Armando
    1927 - Donovan, Dick

    1930 - Freeman, Mark
    1930 - Smith, Hal
    1935 - Cardwell, Don
    1936 - Belinsky, Bo
    1941 - Toppin, Rupe
    1942 - Johnson, Alex
    1947 - Bench, Johnny
    1950 - Coggins, Rich

    1951 - Dade, Paul
    1955 - Thompson, Scot
    1956 - Virgil, Ozzie
    1963 - Mack, Shane
    1963 - Bates, Billy
    1963 - Austin, Jim
    1963 - Howard, Steve
    1967 - Martinez, Tino
    1972 - Dale, Carl
    1973 - Schmack, Brian
    1974 - Bell, Mike
    1976 - Hooper, Kevin
    1977 - Chavez, Eric
    1977 - Rivera, Saul
    1979 - Theriot, Ryan
    1984 - Baxter, Mike
    1989 - Hendricks, Kyle
    1990 - Baron, Steven
    1990 - Johnson, Brian
    1990 - Puig, Yasiel
    1992 - Cave, Jake

    Baseball Deaths on December 7...

    1938 - Kearns, Tom
    1940 - Eells, Harry
    1945 - Crum, Cal
    1945 - Phelan, Dan
    1947 - Smith, Jud
    1953 - Jordan, Slats
    1959 - McGuire, Tom

    1962 - Newsom, Bobo
    1964 - Keefe, Bobby
    1964 - Karlon, Bill
    1969 - O'Doul, Lefty
    1974 - Dorman, Red
    1976 - Maas, Duke
    1977 - Sothern, Denny
    1980 - Urban, Luke
    1984 - Reed, Howie
    1986 - Bogart, John
    1987 - Richardson, Ken
    1990 - Flick, Lew
    1994 - Sacka, Frank
    2010 - Camper, Cardell
    2010 - Mahan, Art
    2012 - Carey, P.J.



Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on December 06, 2018, 12:23:42 am »

    On December 6 in Baseball History...

    1913 - Exhibition teams made up of White Sox and Giants players make a Tokyo stop as part of their world tour and play each other at Keio University Stadium. The Sox win, 9-4. The next day, a combined team defeats Keio University 16-3, then the White Sox beat the Giants, 12-3.

    1920 - A lawsuit that awarded $264,000 damages to the Baltimore Federal League club on April 12, 1919, is reversed by a court of appeals, which upholds the reserve clause and holds that baseball is not interstate commerce nor subject to antitrust laws. The original suit was initiated because the Baltimore Feds were not included in the settlement of the Federal League war. They wanted a major league team in Baltimore and didn't get it.

    1941 - The Giants select Mel Ott to replace Bill Terry as the team's skipper. The new manager spent all of his 22 years in the majors with the franchise hitting 511 home runs during his Hall of Fame career.

    1946 - The major leagues finally accept the contention that invasion of minor league territory will result in compensation for the entire league. The major league clubs agree to return the selection of the All-Star teams, except for pitchers, to a fan ballot.

    1952 - In an effort to curb inter-league trading after June 15th, the American League approves a two-league waiver rule.

    1954 - The Tigers trade first baseman Walt Dropo, outfielder Bob Nieman and pitcher Ted Gray to the White Sox in exchange for Ferris Fain and Jack Phillips.

    1959 - The Reds trade Frank Thomas to Cubs in exchange for reliever Bill Henry. The deal, which also includes Lou Jackson and Lee Walls coming to Cincinnati, gives the team a southpaw out off the bullpen who will save 17 games for the eventual world champions in the upcoming season.

    1959 - The Indians trade fan-favorite Minnie Minoso with Dick Brown, Don Ferrarese and Jake Striker to the White Sox for Norm Cash, Bubba Phillips and John Romano. The 34 year-old 'Cuban Rocket' will play in every game for Chicago next season, leading the American League in hits (184) and stolen bases (13) while collecting a Gold Glove for his defensive play in left field.

    1960 - The new Los Angeles American League franchise is awarded to cowboy movie star Gene Autry and former football player Bob Reynolds. After four seasons of playing at Dodger Stadium, the team will move to Anaheim, a short distance from L.A., and will be known as the California Angels (1965-1996), the Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) and then, to better market the team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

    1964 - Major League Baseball releases its official 1964 batting averages that confirms Twins' outfielder Tony Oliva, who finished the season hitting .323, is the first rookie to win a batting title. The recently crowned American League Rookie of the Year finished ahead of Orioles' third baseman Brooks Robinson (.317), who copped the circuit's Most Valuable Player Award.

    1968 - William Eckert, sometimes referred to as the 'Unknown Solider', resigns as baseball commissioner. The former U.S. Air Force lieutenant general who served as the game's fourth commissioner from 1965-68, will be replaced by Bowie Kuhn.

    1973 - The Dodgers trade pitcher Claude Osteen and Dave Culpepper to the Astros for outfielder Jim Wynn.

    1976 - The Brewers trade first baseman George Scott and outfielder Bernie Carbo to the Red Sox for Cecil Cooper. Cooper will become a dominant player during the early eighties appearing in five All-Star games batting over .300 in the first seven of his eleven years with Milwaukee.

    1984 - The White Sox trade 1983 AL Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt and two minor leaguers to the Padres for pitcher Tim Lollar, utility man Luis Salazar, and minor leaguers Ozzie Guillen and Bill Long. Guillen will win the AL Rookie of the Year Award in 1985.

    1989 - The Mets trade reliever Randy Myers to the Reds for fellow closer John Franco.

    1989 - Free-agent closer Jeff Reardon signs with the Red Sox. While in Boston, 'The Terminator', who will save 88 games during the three years with the team, becomes the all time leader with 342, breaking Rollie Fingers' previous record.

    1989 - Outfielder Joe Carter is traded by the Indians to the Padres for Chris James, Sandy Alomar and Carlos Baerga.

    1990 - The signature of Shoeless Joe Jackson, known not to read or write, is purchased for a record $23‚100 at New York's Leland's auction house, making the bid the highest amount ever paid for a 19th or 20th century ballplayer's autograph. The White Sox outfielder copied the inscription from one written out by his wife from an unknown document.

    1997 - The Devil Rays start selling individual tickets to the general public for the team's inaugural season. The Opening Day game will sell out in 17 minutes.

    2001 - Bud Selig tells the House Judiciary Committee that baseball owners, due to the current system, cannot be competitive and are losing money. The commissioner uses many statistics to make his case including a team without a payroll in the top 25 percent has failed to win a single World Series game over the last seven years.

    2002 - The MLB Players Association agrees to allow the Expos to play 22 of its home games in Puerto Rico. In an effort to increase overall attendance, the team will play three homestands at San Juan's Hiram Bithorn Stadium, but still will host 59 contests at Olympic Stadium in Montreal
    2004 - The Mets and Royals exchange right-handers with starter Brian Bannister going to Kansas City and reliever Ambiorix Burgos heading for the Big Apple. The son of former major league southpaw Floyd Bannister will place third in the AL Rookie of the Year voting earning nine victories for the last-place club, and the 23-year old Dominican will appear in only 17 games for New York being derailed by injuries and off-the-field incidents.

    2005 - At the Winter Meetings, the Blue Jays continue to keep their wallets open as the team agrees to a five-year, $55 million deal with A.J. Burnett (12-12, 3.44). The signing of the Marlin free agent who many consider the best starter available on the market, comes on the heels of Toronto giving B.J. Ryan $47 million over five-years making it the richest contract in baseball history.

    2005 - Filling a two month managerial void, the Dodgers hire Grady Little as the team’s skipper. The former Red Sox manager, who compiled an outstanding 188-136 (.580) record in two seasons in Boston in 2002-03, is best remembered for not pulling a tiring Pedro Martinez during the eighth inning of ill-fated Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS.

    2005 - Trevor Hoffman agrees to stay with the Padres, signing a $13.5 million, two-year contract which includes an option for 2008. The Tigers had courted the veteran closer, but could close its deal when San Diego improved the club’s offer for the second year and made the accomplishments triggering the option year a bit easier to reach.

    2006 - The Philadelphia Phillies traded Gavin Floyd and Gio Gonzalez to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Freddy Garcia.

    2007 - The Dodgers and Andruw Jones (.222, 26, 94) reach a preliminary agreement on a $36.2 million, two-year deal, the fifth-highest average salary in the major leagues. The 30-year old center fielder from Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles, has won ten consecutive Gold Gloves, but suffered through one of the worst offensive seasons in his 12 years of playing with the Braves.

    2010 - The Red Sox complete their deal for Adrian Gonzalez by sending minor league right-hander Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, outfielder Reymond Fuentes and a player to be named to San Diego for the All-Star first baseman. The left-handed slugger, who is expected to take advantage of the Green Monster's close proximity to home plate, is entering the last year of his contract, and the deal does not include a contract extension to stay in Boston.

    2010 - A trade between two last-place teams sends Arizona slugger Mark Reynolds to the Orioles in exchange for right-handed relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio. The O's new third baseman will bring much needed offense to Baltimore and San Diego's acquisition of the young pitchers will strengthen the team's bullpen for the late innings.

    2011 - During baseball's winter meetings, the White Sox trade closer Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays in exchange for Nestor Molina, a 22-year old right-handed prospect with a 27-7 minor league won-loss record and a 2.21 ERA overall. Toronto's new reliever, who recorded 30 saves in 36 opportunities with Chicago last season, will be an upgrade for the club whose top closer in 2011 recorded only 17 saves.

    2011 - The Baseball Writers' Association of America selects Bob Elliott as the recipient of the 2012 J.G. Taylor Spink Award for his "meritorious contributions to baseball writing". The Canadian writer, who has practiced his craft for the last 30 years, covered both the Expos and Blue Jays and is presently a columnist for the Toronto Sun.

    2013 - The Miami Marlins signed free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a 3 year/$21 million contract.

    2015 - The Detroit Tigers signed Mike Pelfrey as a free agent.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox make a bold move by trading their 5-time All-Star ace LH starting pitcher Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for prospects Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz.

    Baseball Birthdays on December 6...

    1852 - McSorley, Trick
    1867 - Berger, Tun
    1873 - Wolverton, Harry
    1882 - Rowan, Dave
    1885 - Stansbury, Jack
    1886 - Morse, Hap
    1893 - Eibel, Hack
    1894 - Betzel, Bruno
    1894 - Mueller, Walter
    1896 - Larmore, Bob
    1896 - Luce, Frank
    1899 - Conlan, Jocko

    1903 - Lazzeri, Tony
    1909 - Hack, Stan
    1913 - Kerksieck, Bill
    1914 - Tyson, Turkey
    1920 - Niarhos, Gus

    1925 - Pless, Rance
    1927 - Brown, Tommy
    1934 - Dobbek, Dan
    1937 - Velazquez, Freddie
    1938 - Samuel, Amado
    1942 - Umbach, Arnold
    1944 - Horton, Tony
    1945 - Dahl, Jay
    1945 - Bowa, Larry
    1952 - Baker, Chuck
    1952 - Schneider, Jeff
    1953 - Ward, Gary

    1954 - Parrott, Mike
    1955 - Rosado, Luis
    1957 - Bedrosian, Steve
    1959 - Sheets, Larry
    1963 - Blankenship, Lance
    1964 - Campbell, Kevin
    1966 - McDaniel, Terry
    1967 - Appier, Kevin
    1971 - Contreras, Jose

    1971 - Hyzdu, Adam
    1972 - Weber, Neil
    1972 - Short, Rick
    1977 - Cash, Kevin
    1978 - Bulger, Jason
    1978 - Basak, Chris
    1980 - Wassermann, Ehren

    1986 - Tucker, Ryan
    1988 - Eaton, Adam

    1991 - Mayers, Mike
    1992 - Gallagher, Cameron
    1995 - Cordoba, Allen

    Baseball Deaths on December 6...

    1911 - Hamill, John
    1911 - Glenn, Ed
    1942 - Rusie, Amos
    1943 - Hall, Charley
    1943 - Magoon, George

    1948 - Dammann, Bill
    1950 - Johnson, Jing
    1952 - Hurst, Don
    1955 - Wagner, Honus
    1959 - Conroy, Wid
    1962 - Hoffman, Dutch

    1965 - Crossin, Frank
    1975 - Stroner, Jim
    1977 - Pomorski, John

    1985 - Grimes, Burleigh
    1989 - Parks, Art
    1993 - Thomas, Ray
    1997 - Clinton, Lou
    1999 - Talcott, Roy
    2003 - Beers, Clarence
    2017 - Stallard, Tracy





Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by BillSharp on December 05, 2018, 01:18:24 pm »
was looking at that Chicago Now site & read that my guy Kade McClure had surgery for a dislocated knee cap & ligament damage.

Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by Shoeless on December 05, 2018, 09:38:00 am »
I wasn’t there
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