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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 05, 2017, 12:44:17 am »

    On November 5 in Baseball History...

    1901 - Ban Johnson and Charles Comiskey lease Sportsman's Park for five years for an American League team. Two weeks later, they announced the Brewers, one of the league's eight charter franchises, will be leaving Milwaukee to play in St. Louis as the Browns next season.

    1914 - The ban on Sunday baseball is upheld in Washington, DC by the Court of Appeals. Major league games will not be allowed on the Sabbath in the nation's capital until 1918.

    1936 - The Dodgers name Burleigh Grimes as their new manager. The former Brooklyn spitballer will be replacing Casey Stengel, who was fired last month during the World Series after compiling a 208-251 (.453) record during his four-year tenure.

    1940 - Former Washington hurler Walter Johnson, who won four-hundred sixteen games for the Senators, goes down in defeat as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland.

    1958 - Paul Richards is replaced by Lee McPhail as general manager of the Orioles. The former GM, who also served in a dual capacity as the team's manager, will remain in the Birds' dugout for another 2+ seasons.

    1968 - Denny McLain, a thirty-one game winner for the American League champion Tigers, is the unanimous choice as American League Most Valuable Player.

    1976 - For the second consecutive season, Jim Palmer (22-13, 2.51) is the recipient of the American League Cy Young Award. The Orioles' right-hander garners first-place votes on 19 of 24 ballots cast by the BBWAA, with the remaining five top spots going to rookie sensation Mark Fidyrch of the Tigers.

    1976 - The Mariners and Blue Jays each select thirty players in the expansion draft. Seattle picks Royals' outfielder Ruppert Jones and Toronto selects Orioles' shortstop Bob Bailor as their team's respective first picks.

    1976 - The A's release Chuck Tanner from his contract allowing him to manage the Pirates in exchange for catcher Manny Sanguillen and $100,000 from Pittsburgh. During his nine-year tenure with the Bucs, the likable skipper will compile a 711-685 (.509) record and will win a World Championship in 1979.

    1996 - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as American League Rookie of the Year. He is the eighth Yankees player to win the award and the fifth unanimous choice in American League history.

    1997 - In an unprecedented move, Davey Johnson resigns the same day he is named American League Manager of the Year. Despite the fact that Johnson ended Baltimore's 13-year playoff drought in 1996 and led the Orioles to the league's best record in 1997, a dispute over $10,500 in fines to second baseman Roberto Alomar ends Johnson's reign in Baltimore. Johnson directed the fines to be paid to a charity where his wife, Susan, served as managing director. Cantankerous Orioles owner Peter Angelos is upset with the way the matter is handled and Johnson resigns.

    2007 - In an effort to replace relievers Francisco Cordero (Reds) and Scott Linebrink (White Sox) who were lost to free agency, the Brewers sign David Riske. The 31-year old right-handed hurler, who after a rocky start pitched effectively for the Royals last season, agrees to a three-year contract to play for Milwaukee.

    2007 - The Pirates name former third base coach John Russell as their 38th manager in franchise history. The Bucs' new skipper, the 2006 International League Manager of the Year, managed the Red Barons, the triple-A Phillies affiliate located in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, for the past two seasons.

    2008 - Extending a major league record, Greg Maddux captures his 18th Gold Glove, making it two more than former Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson and 26-year big league veteran Jim Kaat. The 42-year-old Dodger right-hander, who is considering retirement, has been selected 18 of the last 19 years as the NL's slickest fielding pitcher with the only exception occurring in 2003 when Mike Hampton got the nod from the managers and coaches for the Rawlings award.

    2009 - Bobby Abreu (.293, 15, 103), a last-minute signing with the club last season, agrees to a $19 million, two-year deal to stay with the Angels rather than to take a chance again on the free-agent market. The veteran outfielder didn't find a team until just prior to spring training when Los Angeles offered him a one-year contract guaranteeing $5 million.

    2009 - The Marlins trade Jeremy Hermida to the Red Sox for a pair of southpaw prospects, Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez. The move of the underachieving outfielder, a first-round draft choice in 2002, will allow Florida to cut payroll while adding pitching.

    2010 - One of the approximately 60 rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball cards, auctioned off by the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame, is acquired by a sporting card store owner Doug Walton, who pays $262,000 for the treasured piece of memorabilia. The School Sisters of Notre Dame plan to use the windfall from the sale of the valuable card of the Pirates' third baseman to benefit ministries for the poor in 35 countries.

    2012 - The Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz come to terms on a two-year, $26 million deal, that will most likely keep the Dominican slugger in Boston for the remainder of his career. Although limited to only 90 games last season due to an injured Achilles heel, 'Big Papi' has averaged 34 home runs and 109 RBIs each season during his ten-year tenure with the team.

    2013 - The Texas Rangers signed Geovany Soto as a free agent.

    2013 - The Mariners name Lloyd McClendon to manage the team, replacing Eric Wedge, who announced his retirement at the end of the season. Seattle’s new skipper, who spent the last eight seasons as a coach with Detroit, managed the Pirates for five years, compiling a 336–446 record from 2001 through 2005.

    2014 - Hall of Fame infielder/DH Paul Molitor is introduced as the Twins' 13th manager, signing a three-year deal to replace Ron Gardenhire, who was released after 13 seasons at the helm. The 58 year-old native of St. Paul, Minnesota joins the ranks of recent hires without previous managerial experience that includes Mike Matheny (Cardinals), Don Mattingly (Dodgers), Robin Ventura (White Sox), and Walt Weiss (Rockies).

    Baseball Birthdays on November 5...

    1864 - Walsh, Joe
    1867 - Chamberlain, Elton
    1868 - Newman, Charlie
    1873 - Campbell, Billy
    1875 - Hardy, Harry
    1881 - McElveen, Pryor
    1883 - Johnson, Otis
    1891 - Neale, Greasy
    1892 - Delhi, Flame
    1892 - Yaryan, Yam

    1892 - Walters, Roxy
    1894 - Heath, Spencer

    1895 - McNamara, Tom
    1895 - Wright, Rasty
    1897 - Ogden, Jack
    1899 - Wisner, Jack
    1900 - Donohue, Pete
    1904 - Sax, Ollie
    1905 - Fischer, Carl

    1908 - Birkofer, Ralph
    1909 - Powers, Les
    1909 - Gumbert, Harry
    1912 - Rogers, Buck
    1914 - Mauldin, Mark

    1916 - Tabor, Jim
    1918 - Martinez, Rogelio
    1919 - Burgo, Bill
    1924 - Dixon, Sonny
    1925 - Goliat, Mike
    1927 - Caballero, Putsy
    1938 - Olivares, Ed
    1941 - Schlesinger, Rudy
    1942 - Scheinblum, Richie
    1946 - Bethke, Jim
    1952 - Carroll, Tom
    1953 - Pemberton, Brock
    1955 - Ramos, Bobby
    1958 - Bishop, Mike
    1958 - Wiedenbauer, Tom
    1959 - McMurtry, Craig
    1959 - Moseby, Lloyd
    1961 - Manrique, Fred

    1967 - Raabe, Brian
    1970 - Dishman, Glenn
    1970 - Lopez, Javy
    1973 - Damon, Johnny
    1974 - Santiago, Jose
    1976 - Herrera, Alex
    1976 - Melo, Juan
    1976 - Rodriguez, Liu

    1978 - Thurman, Corey
    1981 - Grube, Jarrett
    1982 - Lahair, Bryan
    1983 - Morillo, Juan
    1989 - Cabrera, Ramon
    1990 - Lucas, Joshua
    1991 - Gray, Jon

    Baseball Deaths on November 5...

    1902 - Davis, Daisy
    1903 - Peppers, Harrison
    1908 - Hannivan, Pat
    1909 - Kinzie, Walt
    1923 - Becannon, Buck
    1928 - Treadway, George
    1933 - Freund, Lawrence
    1940 - Mellor, Bill
    1941 - Anderson, Varney
    1950 - Johnson, Bill
    1951 - Stovall, George
    1955 - Gregory, Frank
    1957 - White, Deke
    1964 - Stryker, Dutch
    1968 - Mattick, Wally

    1969 - Barry, Hardin
    1970 - Robertson, Dave
    1970 - Root, Charlie
    1970 - Spurgeon, Freddy
    1971 - Palmisano, Joe
    1971 - Jones, Sam
    1973 - Hogg, Bert
    1978 - O'Brien, Tommy
    1983 - Murray, Pat
    1983 - Taber, Lefty
    1988 - Chapman, Glenn
    1992 - Scurry, Rod
    1992 - Hahn, Dick
    1994 - Hague, Joe
    1994 - Desautels, Gene
    1994 - McNamara, Tim
    2000 - Taylor, Harry
    2000 - Marshall, Willard

    2003 - Stenson, Dernell





Chicago White Sox / Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 05, 2017, 12:34:37 am »

Chicago White Sox / Re: 2017 MLB Playoffs / World Series
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 04, 2017, 10:11:52 pm »

With the past-season now over, I'll leave this topic open for posting until Friday.  Then it will be locked until October 2018.

Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 04, 2017, 12:35:53 am »

    On November 4 in Baseball History...

    1935 - NFL standout Cal Hubbard becomes an American League umpire. The former Green Bay Packers offensive tackle will become the only person to be enshrined at both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    1957 - With a new balk rule, the hitter now has an option after the call is made. If a player gets a hit, he can accept the outcome of the pitch, instead of being only limited to the advance of the base runner(s).

    1959 - Ernie Banks (.304, 45, 143) wins his second consecutive MVP award. 'Mr Cub' garners 10 of the writers' 21 first-place votes with Eddie Mathews (5) and Hank Aaron (2) of the Braves and Dodger Wally Moon (4) names found on top of the remaining ballots.

    1963 - The Cardinals trade outfielder George Altman and pitcher Bill Wakefield to the Mets for veteran right-hander Roger Craig. Next season, the hard luck hurler, who has lost 20 games the last two years, will win Game 4 of the Fall Classic, beating the Yankees, for the World Champion Redbirds.

    1965 - Al Lopez resigns as the manager of the White Sox. The future Hall of Fame skipper will briefly return to the Chicago dugout to manage 47 games in 1968 and another 17 games the following season, before retiring for good.

    1975 - Jim Palmer of the Orioles wins his second Cy Young Award, after pacing the American League in wins (23), shutouts (ten), and ERA (2.09).

    1976 - The first mass-market free agent re-entry draft is held at New York's Plaza Hotel. Among those available are Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Don Gullett, Gene Tenace, Rollie Fingers, Don Baylor, Bobby Grich, and Willie McCovey.

    1977 - The second re-entry free-agent draft is held at New York's Plaza Hotel. Big names include Lyman Bostock, Goose Gossage, Larry Hisle, Mike Torrez, and Oscar G@mble.

    1978 - The third annual re-entry free-agent draft is held at the Plaza Hotel, New York City. Pete Rose, Tommy John, and Darrell Evans are the biggest names among the eligible players.

    1980 - Steve Carlton joins Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, and Jim Palmer as pitchers with three Cy Young Awards. Carlton garners all but one of the twenty-four first-place votes to take National League honors. Carlton was 24-9 with a 2.34 ERA and led the National League with 286 strikeouts.

    1980 - Japan's all-time home run hitter, Sadaharu Oh, retires from professional baseball. The Tokyo Yomiuri Giants' first baseman hit a record 868 home runs in his 22-year playing career.

    1987 - Padres catcher Benito Santiago, who ended the season with a rookie record 34-game hitting streak, is a unanimous selection as the National League Rookie of the Year.

    1997 - Scott Rolen is the unanimous choice for National League Rookie of the Year. The 22-year-old third baseman led all National League rookies in batting average (.283), home runs (21), RBI (92), runs (93), hits (159), doubles (35), total bases (263), on-base percentage (.377), and slugging percentage (.469). Rolen did not qualify as a rookie last season by one at-bat after having his wrist broken when hit by a pitch, becomes the first Philadelphia player to win the award since Dick Allen copped the honor in 1964.

    2001 - In Game 7 of a classic World Series, Arizona rallies for two runs in the bottom of the ninth defeating the Yankees and their usually unbeatable closer, Mariano Rivera, 3-2. The four-year old Diamondbacks, the youngest franchise to win a Fall Classic, ends New York's string of three consecutive World Championships.

    2001 - Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling are named co-MVPs of the World Series. The Diamondback hurlers are the first multiple winners since a trio of Dodgers (Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager) shared the award in 1981.

    2001 - For the first time since 1985, two twenty game winners start Game 7 of the World Series as Yankee pitcher Rogers Clemens (20-3) faces Curt Schilling (22-6) of the Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark in Arizona. Sixteen years ago Bret Saberhagen (20-6) of the Royals squared off against Cardinal hurler John Tudor (21-8) in the Fall Classic finale at Kauffman Stadium.

    2002 - Eric Hinske (.279, 24, 84) wins the American League Rookie of the Year award. The 25-year-old Blue Jays third baseman receives 19 of 28 first-place votes cast by the Baseball Writers Association of America with Oriole starter Rodrigo Lopez getting the other nine first-place votes.

    2002 - Colorado Rockies right-hander Jason Jennings (16-6, 4.52) becomes the first member of the Rockies to be selected by the BBWAA as the National League Rookie of the Year. The 24-year old right-hander receives 27 first-place votes from the 32 writers participating in the balloting.

    2003 - Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a plan committing $73 million in tax money toward a new major league ballpark for the Marlins. The World Champions, who have agreed to change their name to the Miami Marlins if the city builds the ballpark, want to begin playing in the $325 million new park in 2007, but still doesn't have a plan for raising $137 million needed as part of their commitment.

    2003 - Former Yankee captain Don Mattingly is named as the Bronx Bombers' hitting coach replacing Rick Down, who did not have his contract renewed last week. The 42-year-old, who retired due to back problems, will be a top candidate to replace Joe Torre as manager in 2005.

    2004 - Charlie Manuel is named to replace Larry Bowa as the Phillies' manager. The former Cleveland skipper compiled a 220-190 (.537) record and won a division during his three years with the Tribe.

    2004 - The Mets introduced Willie Randolph as the franchise's 18th manager. The long-time Yankee second baseman and third base coach becomes the first black to manage in New York.

    2005 - The Yankees continue to makeover their coaching staff as southpaw Ron Guidry, a former three-time 20-game winner, is named to replace Mel Stottlemyre as the team’s pitching coach and former Red Sox skipper Joe Kerrigan joins the team as its bullpen coach. Earlier in the week, former big league managers Larry Bowa (third base coach), Lee Mazzilli (bench coach) and Tony Pena (first base coach) also are added to Joe Torre's staff.

    2008 - Barack Obama, a long-time White Sox fan, is elected as the 44th president of the United States. The junior senator from Illinois, the first African-American to become the nation's commander-in-chief, is friendly with the team's general manager Kenny Williams, also a prominent member of Chicago’s black community.

    2009 - In Game 6 of the Fall Classic, the Yankees captured their 27th World Championship, and their first since 2000 with a 7-3 decision over the Phillies, the defending champs. Hideki Matsui, New York's designated hitter, collects six RBIs, tying a World Series mark, and Andy Pettitte became the second pitcher to get the victory in all three post-season clinching games joining Derek Lowe, who accomplished the feat with Boston in 2004.

    2009 - Ryan Howard breaks KC outfielder Willie Wilson's record, established in the 1980 Fall Classic against Philadelphia, for the most strikeouts in a World Series. The Phillies' slugging first baseman, who was the NLCS MVP against LA, earns the dubious distinction when he whiffs in the eighth inning of Game 6, making it the 13th time he returned to the bench without putting the ball in play.

    2010 - Instead of negotiating a new multiyear contract with their designated hitter, the Red Sox decide to exercise their $12.5 million option on 34-year old David Ortiz for the upcoming season. 'Big Papi', who would have preferred a long-term contract, led Boston with 32 homers along with 102 RBIs.

    2011 - Jim Thome returns to the Phillies inking a $1.25 million, one-year contract with the the team as a free agent. The 41-year-old slugger, who hit hit .256 with 15 homers that included his 600th career round-tripper with the Twins and the Indians last season, had successfully completed three seasons of his six-year $85 million deal in his first stint with the club before being traded to Chicago in 2005 for Aaron Rowand and two pitching prospects.

    2013 - The Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announce the launch of a five-year multimedia marketing partnership. WOR (710 AM) will become the team's flagship radio station, replacing WFAN (660 AM), which will now be broadcasting Yankee games after carrying the Amazins’ for the past 26 years.

    2013 - The Texas Rangers signed Jason Frasor as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 4...

    1840 - Crane, Fred
    1866 - Hernon, Tom
    1872 - Kilroy, Mike
    1873 - Wallace, Bobby
    1877 - Leach, Tommy
    1885 - Enzenroth, Jack
    1889 - Schwind, Art
    1889 - O'Brien, George
    1890 - Sherman, Joe
    1893 - Leinhauser, Bill
    1894 - Shanner, Bill
    1895 - McCarren, Bill
    1897 - Menze, Ted
    1901 - Henderson, Bill
    1904 - Mattingly, Earl
    1905 - Willis, Lefty
    1909 - Webb, Skeeter

    1910 - Beggs, Joe
    1914 - Gryska, Sig
    1914 - McCrabb, Les
    1915 - Kracher, Joe
    1916 - Kush, Emil
    1920 - Heim, Val

    1922 - Basinski, Eddie
    1925 - Jacobs, Spook
    1927 - Sawatski, Carl

    1928 - Van Noy, Jay
    1930 - Groat, Dick
    1930 - Morton, Guy
    1933 - Francona, Tito

    1942 - Whillock, Jack
    1943 - Selma, Dick
    1946 - Godby, Danny
    1947 - Colson, Loyd
    1952 - Corbett, Doug
    1953 - Slagle, Roger
    1961 - Bailey, Mark
    1961 - Salazar, Angel
    1961 - Easley, Logan
    1967 - Thompson, Ryan
    1967 - Karros, Eric
    1967 - Shave, Jon
    1967 - Bushing, Chris
    1968 - Fernandez, Osvaldo
    1968 - Baerga, Carlos
    1968 - Cedeno, Domingo

    1971 - Bunch, Melvin
    1974 - Mendoza, Carlos
    1976 - Frederick, Kevin
    1977 - Bigbie, Larry
    1977 - Gwyn, Marc
    1978 - Cali, Carmen
    1978 - Grabow, John
    1979 - Astacio, Ezequiel
    1981 - Threets, Erick

    1982 - Blackley, Travis
    1982 - MacLane, Evan
    1982 - Resop, Chris
    1985 - Savery, Joe
    1991 - Wallach, Chad
    1993 - Hu, Chih-Wei
    1994 - Calhoun, Williw

    Baseball Deaths on November 4...

    1904 - Reilly, Charlie
    1904 - Shanley, Jim
    1912 - Murphy, Frank
    1921 - Meyerle, Levi
    1922 - Houseman, John
    1928 - Kelly, Ed
    1939 - Henning, Pete
    1946 - Barthold, John
    1948 - Powell, Jake
    1949 - Douglas, Larry
    1950 - Alexander, Grover
    1955 - Young, Cy
    1959 - Williams, Lefty

    1961 - Mohler, Kid
    1965 - Trekell, Harry
    1965 - Mitchell, Johnny
    1967 - Lanning, Tom
    1971 - O'Brien, Dink
    1971 - Messenger, Bud
    1971 - McLarry, Polly

    1974 - Fritz, Harry
    1977 - Pittinger, Pinky
    1979 - Priest, Johnny
    1979 - Terry, Yank
    1983 - Pickrel, Clarence
    1992 - Varga, Andy
    1993 - Young, Cliff
    1994 - Bradshaw, George
    1997 - Dickshot, Johnny
    2001 - Gillespie, Bob

    2004 - Phillips, Damon
    2010 - Anderson, Sparky
    2016 - Carnett, Eddie





Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 03, 2017, 07:07:27 pm »
Chicago White Sox / Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 03, 2017, 07:05:06 pm »

fake SI cover:

Chicago White Sox / Re: Around Baseball - 2017
« Last post by msf on November 03, 2017, 06:36:23 pm »
He's been hurt a lot recently... but not a bad flyer if he is healthy might be able to flip him in a bit.

I hope we go HARD after relievers like Reed and McGee. They make great trade chips.
One other reliever I might like to take a big chance on  is Glen Perkins. See if he is healthy, give him time to get back up to snuff. They say he will retire or come back to Twins on a minor league deal, but I would love that LH arm if he got his health back. Like that guy who Rockies picked up from KC because he was hurt and had a helluva season last year.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Around Baseball - 2017
« Last post by msf on November 03, 2017, 06:08:02 pm »
He's been hurt a lot recently... but not a bad flyer if he is healthy might be able to flip him in a bit.

I hope we go HARD after relievers like Reed and McGee. They make great trade chips.
Yep. A guy like Brantley knows he can play fulltime here in case it takes some time. Then we flip him to a team in playoff hunt, can't seem like a bad thing.

I like flipping relievers too. Those two are both good calls.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by ISF on November 03, 2017, 02:35:59 pm »
Kershaw is not taking a 4 year deal...
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