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Chicago White Sox / Re: Around Baseball - 2017
« Last post by Method on November 03, 2017, 09:54:34 am »
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.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Around Baseball - 2017
« Last post by msf on November 03, 2017, 08:52:57 am »
Thanks Andy, good stuff. Looks like we are only expected to get Brantley, the OF from Indians. I do like that if we got him for CF.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Around Baseball - 2017
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 03, 2017, 12:34:32 am »
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 03, 2017, 12:02:11 am »

    On November 3 in Baseball History...

    1926 - Ty Cobb resigns as Tigers manager and announces his retirement from the game. Umpire and former Tigers infielder George Moriarty replaces him. Moriarty is the first man to hold baseball's four principal jobs: player, umpire, scout, and manager.

    1934 - Although Lou Gehrig wins the Triple Crown with 49 home runs, 165 RBI, and a .363 average, Mickey Cochrane, with two home runs, 76 RBI, and a.320 average, is named American League Most Valuable Player. Dizzy Dean, with a 30-7 record, is chosen as National League Most Valuable Player.

    1942 - Ted Williams is the Triple Crown winner in the major leagues, but the writers select second baseman Joe Gordon by 21 votes as American League Most Valuable Player. Gordon of the New York Yankees leads the American League with 95 strikeouts, the most ground balls hit into double plays (22), and the most errors at his position (28). Pitcher Mort Cooper gets the Most Valuable Player honor in the National League.

    1953 - The Rules Committee re-establishes the sacrifice fly ruling which credits a batter with a RBI who flies out driving in a run without charging the hitter with a time at bat. The rule had been dropped in 1939.

    1960 - Vern Law, who was 20-9 with 18 complete games for the National League champion Pirates, is voted Cy Young Award winner. Warren Spahn finishes second.

    1964 - Philadelphia voters approve a $25 million bond issue to build a new sport stadium. Due to cost overruns, a 1967 measure will be needed to authorize an additional $13 million bringing the final price tag to approximately $50 million, making Veterans Stadium one of the most expensive ballparks ever built.

    1965 - In a winter league game, A's pitcher Lew Krausse strikes out a record 21 Lara batters as he tosses a one-hitter for Caracas.

    1965 - In a unanimous vote, Sandy Koufax (26-8, 2.04, 382) wins the Cy Young Award. The Dodger southpaw also received the honor in 1963 and will be named again next season.

    1967 - Boston's Jim Lonborg, who was 22-9 with 246 strikeouts for the American League champions, is named American League Cy Young Award winner.

    1968 - Long time Cardinal announcer Harry Caray is struck by a car on a rain-slicked night in St. Louis. The popular personality, who will be ticketed for crossing in the middle of the street, suffers fractures in both legs, a broken and dislocated shoulder, as well as facial lacerations.

    1970 - Curt Flood is traded by the Phillies to the Senators for three minor leaguers. The embattled outfielder had refused to go to Philadelphia after the 1969 trade from the Cardinals citing he was not a piece of property to be sold, becoming the first player to seriously challenge the reserve cause.

    1970 - Bob Gibson wins the National League Cy Young Award by a 118-51 margin over Gaylord Perry of the Giants. Gibson posted a 23-7 record for the Cardinals.

    1971 - In front of a crowd gathered on the U.S. Capitol steps, Pennsylvania lawmakers Hugh Scott and Richard South Schweiker collect their World Series wager made with their fellow senators from Maryland, Charles Mathias Junior and J. Glenn Beall, Jr. As winners of a bet made on the 1971 Fall Classic between the Orioles and Pirates, the two Keystone State senators victorously ride elephants as the losers lead and feed the pachyderms peanuts while carrying shovels to clean the street, if necessary.

    1979 - The AL and NL all-star teams depart on an exhibition tour of Japan. The National League squad will take four of seven from the American League counterparts, but the teams will combine to split a pair of games with the Japanese all-stars.

    1981 - Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers (28 saves, 1.04 ERA) wins the American League Cy Young Award, collecting 22 of 28 possible first-place votes. The other six go to Oakland's Steve McCatty.

    1982 - Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner, edging Jim Palmer. Vuckovich (18-6 with a 3.34 ERA for the Brewers) has the highest winning percentage in the majors over the past two seasons.

    1987 - Oakland first baseman Mark McGwire, who hit forty-nine home runs, wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award. McGwire is the second player to win that league's award unanimously (Carlton Fisk was the first in 1972).

    1988 - The White Sox name Jeff Torborg to replace Jim Fregosi as the team's manager. Chicago's new skipper, who will be named the American League Manager of the Year in 1990, will see his club finish second twice during his three-year tenure in the Windy City, before leaving the team for a short-lived position managing the Mets.

    1989 - Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing the banned Pete Rose.

    1992 - The Reds trade Paul O'Neill and Joe DeBerry, a minor leaguer, to the Yankees for Roberto Kelly. The deal works well for the Bronx Bombers as the popular outfielder will become a team leader playing an vital role in four World Series championships before he retires prior to the 2002 season.

    1997 - Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is the sixth player to be the unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year. Garciaparra, twenty-four, led the American League in hits (209), triples (11), and multi-hit games (68), while also setting the American League rookie record with a 30-game hitting streak.

    1999 - In a nine-player deal, the Rangers trade super star Juan Gonzalez along with pitcher Danny Patterson and catcher Greg Zaun to the Tigers for pitchers Justin Thompson, Alan Webb and Francisco Cordero, outfielder Gabe Kapler, catcher Bill Haselman and infielder Frank Catalanotto.

    2000 - After being turned down by Yankees third base coach Willie Randolph and their own third base coach, Ron Oester, because of below market contract offers, the Reds hire Bob Boone as manager replacing Jack McKeon. The former catcher and present special assistant to general manager Jim Bowden had a 181-206 record as manager of the Royals.

    2001 - In Game 6, the Diamondbacks get 21 hits in the first six innings against the Yankees to set a record for hits in a World Series game. The previous record of 20 was established by the 1921 Giants (Game 3 vs Yankees) and the 1946 Cardinals (Game 4 vs Red Sox).

    2003 - ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine will return to Japan to manage the Chiba Lotte Marines, the club which fired himafter a solid second-place finish in 1995. The former Mets and Ranger skipper signs a three-year deal with an option for two more years worth an estimated $6.4 million.

    2005 - SBC announces the San Francisco home of the Giants will getting its third name in three years. The corporation will adopt the better known AT&T brand for its identity as the result of the likely merger of the two companies planned for later this year.

    2006 - In an effort to bring America's national pastime to a country which has a population of over 1.3 billion potential fans, MLB officials announce an office will be opened in China to help promote the game. The possibility of the sport playing a regular-season opener in Beijing is raised by Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer.

    2006 - Greg Maddux wins his sixteenth Gold Glove award, tying the mark held by former Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson and pitcher Jim Kaat for the most ever won by one player. The Braves right-hander will extend the major league mark to 18 when managers and coaches again select him in 2007 and 2008 as the best fielding pitcher in the National League.

    2008 - Ruben Amaro Jr., the team's assistant GM for a decade, is named to replace Pat Gillick as the general manager of the recently crowned World Champion Phillies. The former bat boy signs a three-year deal to run the club five days after Philadelphia beat Tampa Bay in the Fall Classic to win its second title in franchise history.

    2008 - The Brewers exercise their $10 million option on Mike Cameron (.243, 25, 70). The 35-year old three-time Gold Glove outfielder committed only one error in 119 starts for the Brew Crew last season.

    2009 - George W. Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Yomiuri Giants' 7-4 victory over the Nippon Ham Fighters in Game 3 of the Japan Series. The former American president, who bounces the ball in the dirt before it is snagged, enjoys the game in a private box with former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, home run king Sadaharu Oh, and John Roos, the U.S. ambassador to Japan.

    2009 - At Citizens Bank Park, Chase Utley ties Reggie Jackson’s 1977 record with his fifth home run of the World Series, going deep twice in the Phillies' 8-6 victory over the Yankees in Game 5. The Philadelphia second baseman becomes the second player to have two multi-homer games in the Fall Classic joining Royals' outfielder Willie Aikens who accomplished the feat against the Phillies in 1980.

    2010 - Reminiscent of the scene when the team moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958, tens of thousands of Giants fans pay homage to their heroes as the city celebrates the accomplishment of the World Champions with a ticker-tape parade. First baseman Aubrey Huff delights the fans at Civic Center by pulling out his “rally thong” while addressing a raucous crowd at Civic Center.

    2013 - Brad Ausmus, who has never managed or coached a professional baseball team, is introduced as the Tigers new skipper, replacing veteran manager Jim Leyland. The 44-year-old Dartmouth graduate, a former all-star catcher just three years past his playing career, signs a three-year contract with a team option for the 2017 season.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox claimed J.B. Shuck from the Cleveland Indians on waivers.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox released Daniel Webb.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 3...

    1856 - McCormick, Jim
    1860 - Trumbull, Ed
    1863 - Hanna, John
    1866 - Staley, Harry
    1871 - Hayner, John
    1875 - Geier, Phil
    1876 - Rockenfield, Ike
    1878 - Clarkson, Walter
    1881 - Baldwin, O.F.
    1881 - Hickey, Jack
    1885 - Lennox, Ed
    1886 - Southwick, Clyde
    1886 - Fisher, Bob
    1890 - Kopf, Larry
    1895 - Willson, Kid

    1895 - Walkup, Jim
    1898 - Summa, Homer
    1908 - Phillips, Red
    1917 - Gilmore, Len
    1917 - Hodkey, Eli
    1918 - Feller, Bob
    1919 - Jorgensen, Spider
    1921 - Flager, Wally
    1927 - Richards, Fred
    1936 - Robinson, Earl
    1936 - Herrscher, Rick
    1945 - Holtzman, Ken
    1945 - Johnson, Jim
    1946 - Hill, Garry
    1946 - Heintzelman, Tom
    1948 - Kreuger, Rick
    1951 - Evans, Dwight
    1953 - Herndon, Larry
    1953 - Thompson, Bobby
    1955 - Corey, Mark
    1956 - Welch, Bob
    1962 - Corbett, Sherman
    1963 - Christopher, Mike
    1968 - Quantrill, Paul
    1969 - Robinson, Kenny
    1971 - Young, Danny
    1971 - Lawton, Matt
    1972 - Benitez, Armando
    1978 - Martinez, Anastacio
    1984 - Dickson, Brandon
    1984 - Herrera, Jonathan
    1986 - Wilson, Alex
    1987 - Seager, Kyle
    1987 - Tepera, Ryan
    1988 - Moncrief, Carlos
    1990 - Younginer, Madison

    Baseball Deaths on November 3...

    1892 - Smith, Edgar
    1925 - Frock, Sam
    1938 - Dorsey, Jerry
    1938 - Scott, Milt
    1945 - Smith, Elmer
    1946 - Taylor, Ben
    1951 - Hovlik, Joe
    1952 - Smith, Frank

    1953 - Chapman, John
    1955 - Merritt, John
    1956 - Jones, John
    1958 - Sand, Heinie
    1958 - Eubank, John
    1960 - Wallace, Bobby
    1961 - Maguire, Freddie
    1968 - Stephens, Vern

    1970 - Kellett, Red
    1972 - Voyles, Phil
    1974 - Wood, Doc
    1976 - Brazill, Frank
    1981 - Jurisich, Al
    1982 - Fisher, Ray
    1986 - Middleton, John
    1990 - Russell, Jack
    1992 - Berger, Boze

    1992 - Van Cuyk, Chris
    1997 - Brown, Bud
    2011 - Alou, Matty
    2011 - Forsch, Bob


Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 02, 2017, 12:03:21 am »

    On November 2 in Baseball History...

    1913 - St. Louis Browns player-manager George Stovall, fired the previous summer, is the first major-league player to jump to the Federal League, signing to manage Kansas City.

    1937 - American League batting champ Charlie Gehringer is named Most Valuable Player by the BBWAA.

    1938 - Receiving 19 of 22 first-place votes, Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx (.349, 50, 175) becomes the first player to win the Most Valuable Player award three times. The 31-year old slugger was also the recipient of the honor in 1932 and '33 playing for the Philadelphia A's.

    1944 - Japan, where baseball has been banned as an undesirable enemy influence, mourns the death of Eiji Sawamura. The Japanese pitcher, who is killed in action in the Pacific, became a national hero by striking out Babe Ruth in an exhibition game.

    1950 - Jim Konstanty (16-7, 2.66, 22 saves) is selected as the National League's Most Valuable Player by the BBWAA. The 33-year old Philadelphia reliever joins Chuck Klein as the only Phillies to have won the MVP award.

    1960 - Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle for the AL's Most Valuable Player award, 225-222, the second-closest vote ever. The closest was the Joe DiMaggio -- Ted Williams race in 1947.

    1964 - The Columbia Broadcasting System becomes the first corporate owner of a major league team by buying eighty percent of the Yankees from Dan Topping and Del Webb for $11.2 million. During the first year under CBS, the Bronx Bombers will come in sixth place with a 77-85 record, finishing in the second division for the first time in 40 years.

    1971 - Pat Dobson of the Orioles pitches a no-hitter against the Yomiuri Giants in a 2-0 win. It is the first no-hitter in Japanese-American exhibition history. The Orioles compile a record of 12-2-4 on the tour.

    1972 - Leading the league in victories (27), ERA (1.97), starts (41), complete games (30), and strikeouts (310), Steve Carlton wins the NL's Cy Young Award. 'Lefty's' 27 victories account for nearly half (45.8%) of the last-place Phillies' wins.

    1972 - Freddy Parent, who hit the first grand slam in Red Sox history, dies at the age of 96. The former shortstop had been the last surviving participant from the first-ever World Series played in 1903 between Boston and Pittsburgh.

    1972 - The Braves trade southpaw George Stone and second baseman Felix Milan to the Mets for hurlers Danny Frisella and Gary Gentry, who will combine to win just nine games for Atlanta over the next three seasons. New York's acquisitions will play key roles in the team's success next season when their new infielder hits .290, and their new left-hander posts a 12-3 record along with an ERA of 2.80 for the the National League champions.

    1974 - The Braves trade Hank Aaron to the Brewers for outfielder Dave May and a minor-league pitcher to be named later. Aaron will finish his major league career in Milwaukee, where he started it in 1954.

    1976 - Padres southpaw Randy Jones beats out Jerry Koosman of the Mets for the National League Cy Young Award. Jones led the league with 315 innings, and posted a 22-14 record for the fifth-place Padres. Two years ago, the 26 year-old Padres southpaw had lost 22 games for the last-place team.

    1977 - Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton outpoints Tommy John of the Dodgers to win his second Cy Young Award. Carlton led the National League with 23 wins, losing ten, and posted a 2.64 ERA.

    1983 - John Denny garners 20 of 24 of the writers' first place votes to win the National League's Cy Young Award, easily outdistancing runners-up Mario Soto and Jessie Orosco. The Prescott, Arizona native posted a 19-6 record with a 2.37 ERA for the National League Champion Phillies.

    1988 - Oakland shortstop Walt Weiss becomes the third consecutive A's player to win the American League Rookie of the Year award, joining sluggers Jose Canseco (1986) and Mark McGwire (1987).

    1995 - The expansion Devil Rays unveil their official game uniforms during a special fashion show staged at the Florida Aquarium. The black, green and blue jersey, which the team will start wearing in 1998, features a manta ray as its logo.

    1999 - Ken Griffey Jr., who wants to be nearer his family in Orlando, asks the Mariners to move him to a team that is closer to Florida. The superstar outfielder will get his wish in February when Seattle trades him to the Reds for Mike Cameron, Antonio Perez and Brett Tomko, and minor leager Jake Meyer.

    2000 - After a 15-year big league career, first baseman Will Clark announces his retirement. 'The Thrill' ends his playing days with the McGwire-less Cardinals supplying the Redbirds with much needed offense (.345, 12 HRs and 42 RBIs) in a two-month span after being traded from Baltimore.

    2000 - Former Blue Jay catcher (1981-86) and the team's present TV color analyst, Buck Martinez, is hired as the Toronto manager. Replacing Jim Fregosi, the 51-year old ESPN commentator joins Astros' Larry Dierker and Diamondbacks' Bob Brenly as first-time major league skippers hired from the broadcast booth.

    2000 - Wrigley Field is granted preliminary landmark status by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Any plans to refurbish or tear down the Cubs' home since 1916 will have to be reviewed by this panel.

    2004 - After a groundskeeper finds a grenade in the Wrigley Field turf, police bomb and arson investigators are called to evaluate the right field discovery. The rusty, hollowed-out shell turns out to be harmless and its origins remain a mystery.

    2005 - Pat Gillick signs a three-year deal becoming the Phillies' general manager. The 68-year old, who has held the same position with the Orioles, Blue Jays and Mariners, has led his teams to two World Series titles and nine playoff appearances.

    2011 - Matt Wieters becomes the first Baltimore backstop to win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The 25 year-old all-star catcher, who appeared in 132 games behind the plate last season for the Orioles, was voted by the American League managers and coaches as the best defensive player in his position.

    2012 - The Astros reveal a new look to coincide with the franchise's shift to the American League next season having their brick red jerseys replaced by orange and navy blue, the color scheme used by the club from 1962-93. A redesigned Orbit, the green space creature that was Houston's mascot from 1990-99, is also coming out of retirement to replace a rabbit character named Junction Jack, the team's current good luck charm.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 2...

    1847 - Sweasy, Charlie
    1858 - Harris, Frank
    1860 - Graves, Frank
    1866 - Genins, Frank
    1868 - McCormick, Jim
    1869 - Sharrott, George
    1874 - Bell, George
    1877 - Williams, Otto
    1879 - Keeley, Burt
    1888 - Zwilling, Dutch

    1896 - Maynard, Chick
    1901 - Standaert, Jerry
    1903 - Hogsett, Chief
    1903 - Jackson, Travis
    1906 - McKeithan, Tim
    1914 - Jones, Red
    1914 - Vander Meer, Johnny
    1914 - Flores, Jesse
    1914 - McBride, Tom
    1916 - Campanis, Al
    1920 - Sullivan, John
    1920 - Mills, Bill
    1920 - Sisler, Dick
    1924 - Estock, George
    1927 - Williams, Davey
    1928 - Ross, Bob
    1941 - Connors, Bill
    1942 - Reed, Ron
    1946 - Paciorek, Tom

    1953 - Hartzell, Paul
    1955 - Tufts, Bob
    1955 - Harris, Greg
    1956 - Hargis, Gary
    1958 - McGee, Willie
    1963 - Horn, Sam
    1963 - Rice, Pat
    1966 - Merced, Orlando
    1970 - Moore, Marcus
    1972 - Miller, Travis
    1974 - Fernandez, Jose
    1974 - Cabrera, Orlando

    1975 - Rigdon, Paul
    1976 - Ponson, Sidney
    1981 - Betemit, Wilson

    1982 - Escobar, Yunil
    1984 - Layne, Tom
    1985 - Thompson, Daryl
    1986 - Green, Taylor
    1988 - Rosin, Seth
    1990 - Goodwin, Brian
    1990 - Koch, Matthew
    1990 - Mercedes, Melvin
    1991 - Asuaje, Carlos

    Baseball Deaths on November 2...

    1894 - Jennings, Alamazoo
    1894 - Houseman, Frank
    1897 - Sullivan, Joe
    1899 - McGinley, Tim
    1901 - Corcoran, John
    1926 - Bailey, Bill
    1932 - Cross, Frank
    1944 - Conn, Bert
    1947 - Fulghum, Dot
    1960 - Scott, Everett

    1965 - Fisher, Clarence
    1966 - Moren, Lew
    1967 - Clemens, Clem
    1970 - LaMotte, Bobby
    1972 - Parent, Freddy

    1973 - Neale, Greasy
    1976 - Leheny, Regis
    1976 - Miles, Dee
    1981 - East, Hugh
    1982 - Zuber, Bill
    1983 - Wiltse, Hal
    1989 - Simpson, Steve
    1993 - Nieman, Butch
    1993 - Williams, Papa
    1995 - Gliatto, Sal
    1997 - McMillan, Roy
    1998 - Plaskett, Elmo
    2000 - Collins, Eddie
    2006 - Hayworth, Red
    2009 - Moeller, Ron
    2010 - King, Clyde
    2012 - Ginsberg, Joe

    2013 - Sullivan, Russ
    2015 - Milner, Eddie
    2016 - Handrahan, Vern




Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 01, 2017, 12:01:25 am »

    On November 1 in Baseball History...

    1914 - Connie Mack begins cleaning house, asking waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank, and Chief Bender. Colby Jack goes to the Dodgers. Plank and Bender escape Mack's maneuvering by jumping to the Federal League. Despite the pennant, Philadelphia fans did not support the A's and the club lost $50,000.

    1938 - National League batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named the Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers. Chicago pitcher Bill Lee is runner-up.

    1942 - Larry MacPhail enters the Army. The Dodgers look to St. Louis for leadership. After two decades in St. Louis, Branch Rickey splits with owner Sam Breadon. He will sign to become General Manager at Brooklyn.

    1946 - The right foot of Cleveland owner Bill Veeck is amputated, a result of a war injury in the South Pacific two years before. Veeck has had a tremendous impact on promotion in a half season of ownership. A minor but typical change is the regular posting of National League scores on the Cleveland scoreboard, a departure from the long-standing practice of both leagues.

    1951 - Future Hall of Famer Roy Campanella (.325, 33, 108) wins the first of his three National League MVP Awards. The Dodger backstop will also receive the prestigious honor in 1953 and 1955.

    1960 - Baltimore shortstop Ron Hansen is voted American League Rookie of the Year, getting twenty-two of twenty-four votes. The other votes go to teammates Chuck Estrada and Jim Gentile.

    1966 - Sandy Koufax becomes the first three-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the second-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both of the major leagues.

    1968 - Thirty-game winner Denny McLain is the unanimous American League winner of the Cy Young Award.

    1972 - Paul Owens replaces himself when he introduces Danny Ozark as Philadelphia's new manager. Owens, the team's general manager, had fired skipper Frank Lucchesi, and he took over the managerial reins in July to get a closer look at the players of the last-place Phillies, who finished the season with a 57-97 record.

    1978 - After dominating the American League, Yankee lefty Ron Guidry (25-3,1.74) wins the league's Cy Young Award unanimously. 'Gator' receives all 28 first-place votes with Mike Caldwell and Jim Palmer the runners-up for the prestigious pitching award.

    1979 - Edward Bennett Williams buys the Orioles for a reported $12.3 million from Jerold Hoffberger. The successful trial attorney will own the club until his death in 1988, and under his ownership, the team will sign a new long-term lease with the city of Baltimore that will pay for the innovative Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a ballpark he will not live to see.

    1982 - Doug Rader becomes the twelfth manager in the Rangers' twelve-year history. The 38-year old managed the Padres' Triple A club for the past three years.

    1982 - The National League owners block the re-election of Bowie Kuhn thus ending his fourteen-year reign as baseball's boss. The American League owners voted in favor of Kuhn 11-3, the National League 7-5. But his eighteen votes left him two shy of the three-fourths majority required for reelection. Next year, the commissioner's supporters will make a failed last-ditch effort to retain him, but he will be allowed to stay in his position to the end of the 1984 regular season, before being replaced by Peter Ueberroth.

    1988 - Chris Sabo, who hit .271 with eleven home runs and forty-six stolen bases as the Reds third baseman, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. Chicago's Mark Grace is runner-up.

    2000 - Larry Bowa is hired as the Phillies manager replacing the recently released Terry Francona. The former Phillies' shortstop had managed the Padres in 1987-88 to a record of 81-127.

    2000 - Succeeding Davey Johnson, Jim Tracy, the team's bench coach, is hired as the Dodgers manager. L.A.'s new skipper will compile a 427-383 (.527) record during his five-year stint with the club, including a NL West Division flag in 2004.

    2001 - The first major league game ever started in the month of November is a memorable one when the Yankees, for the second consecutive night, make a dramatic comeback in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and go on to a World Series victory in extra innings. Tonight's heroes are Scott Brosius, who hits a game-tying two out two-run homer to knot the game at 2-2, and Alfonso Soriano, who singles in Chuck Knoblauch in the 12th giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory and 3-2 lead in the Fall Classic over the Diamondbacks.

    2001 - The Astros name Jimy Williams, 58, as the franchise's thirteenth skipper. The 35-year veteran, who also managed the Blue Jays and Red Sox, replaces Larry Dierker, who despite reaching the postseason four times in five seasons was unable to win a playoff series.

    2004 - Wally Backman signs a two-year contract to manage the Diamondbacks, baseball's worst team last season. The 45-year old former major league infielder, who replaces interim manager Al Pedrique, was the skipper of the Lancaster JetHawks, Arizona's Class A team in California, posting an 86-54 record.

    2005 - A bronze sculpture featuring the friendship of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson is unveiled at Brooklyn's KeySpan Park, home of the Mets' Single-A team. The William Behrends sculpture captures the moment when the Dodger captain showed support by putting his arm around his black teammate's shoulder, hushing an unruly crowd hurling racial slurs at his teammate at Crosley Field in 1947.

    2006 - The Seibu Lions officially agree to release Daisuke Matsuzaka, giving the 26-year-old Japanese League pitching sensation an opportunity to play in the United States. It is reported the team plans to charge an American major league club $30 million just for rights to negotiate with the former 2006 World Baseball Classic and 2004 Olympic teams standout.

    2006 - In a move designed to prepare the team's next manager, the Yankees promote hitting instructor Don Mattingly to bench coach to assist Joe Torre for next season. The Bronx Bombers' former All-Star first baseman replaces Lee Mazzilli, who will not be brought back by New York. 

    2007 - After retiring 24 of 24 Ham Fighters batters in eight innings, Daisuke Yamai of the Dragons is replaced by the closer Hitoki Iwase, who retires the side in order and gets a save in the 1-0 victory against Nippon. The combined perfect game in Game 5 of the seven-game series wins the Japanese Series and brings Chunichi its first title in 53 years.

    2007 - The Dodgers hire Brooklyn-born Joe Torre as their 26th manager in franchise history, the eighth since the club moved to the West Coast from their new manager's hometown. The former Yankee manager was replaced in New York this week by Joe Girardi, who had been initially pursued by Los Angeles to replace the team's skipper, Grady Little.

    2007 - In an interview aired on MSNBC, Barry Bonds said he is prepared to boycott his induction, when elected, into the Hall of Fame if the museum accepts the ball he hit for his record-breaking 756th career home run marked with a permanent asterisk. Fashion designer Marc Ecko, who bought the historic sphere for $752,467, released the results of an internet poll he conducted on, in which nearly half the fans (47%), voted in favor of sending it to Cooperstown after branding the ball.

    2007 - In response to Hank Steinbrenner's sarcastic remark about Alex Rodriguez entering the Hall of Fame as a member of the Mud Hens rather than as a Yankee, the Toledo Triple A team frivolously offers the free agent a contract. The minor league deal includes a bonus for hitting 75 home runs next season and leading the affiliate of the Tigers to ten consecutive International League titles.

    2008 - The Red Sox and Lee County (FL) sign an agreement which will keep Boston's spring training home in the Fort Myers area for the next three decades. The 30-year deal will keep the team playing in the City of Palms Park, until a new complex is completed prior to the 2012 season.

    2010 - Edgar Renteria, who drove in the winning run for the Marlins against Cleveland in the 11th inning during Game 7 of the 1997 Fall Classic, joins Yankees legends Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra as only the fourth player in baseball history to collect two World Series-winning hits. The Series MVP's three-run homer off Cliff Lee in the seventh inning leads to San Francisco's 3-1 victory over the Rangers, and brings a World Championship to the Giants for the first time since 1954.

    2014 - The Blue Jays trade long-time fan favorite Adam Lind to the Brewers in exchange for right-handed starter Marco Estrada, who will become a mainstay in the Toronto rotation. The team's former DH will play one season with the Brew Crew before being traded to Seattle for three minor leaguers.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 1...

    1859 - McPhee, Bid
    1864 - Baldwin, Kid
    1866 - Demarais, Fred
    1870 - Murphy, Connie
    1872 - Hopkins, Mike
    1873 - McFarlan, Dan
    1874 - Owens, Red
    1875 - Hogan, Harry
    1878 - Kennedy, Snapper
    1879 - Terry, John
    1880 - Fisher, Tom
    1884 - Hyatt, Ham
    1887 - Akers, Jerry
    1888 - Gilmore, Grover
    1891 - Stafford, Heinie
    1892 - York, Lefty
    1892 - Blackburn, Earl
    1893 - Burr, Alex
    1893 - Lawry, Otis
    1894 - Berger, Clarence
    1904 - Burnett, Johnny
    1906 - Rambo, Pete
    1906 - Schuble, Heinie
    1907 - French, Larry
    1911 - Parks, Art
    1915 - Tramback, Red
    1917 - Mullin, Pat
    1922 - Lapihuska, Andy
    1927 - Power, Vic
    1931 - Kemmerer, Russ

    1932 - Pyburn, Jim
    1934 - Goss, Howie
    1945 - Brooks, Bobby
    1946 - Baney, Dick
    1946 - Kennedy, Jim
    1950 - Compton, Clint
    1951 - Raich, Eric
    1951 - Ruiz, Chico
    1954 - Dilone, Miguel
    1956 - Redus, Gary

    1957 - Moreno, Jose
    1958 - Thompson, Rich
    1960 - Valenzuela, Fernando
    1964 - Williams, Eddie

    1966 - Wells, Bob
    1967 - Rodriguez, Carlos
    1974 - Glynn, Ryan
    1976 - Davidson, Cleatus
    1979 - Crisp, Coco
    1983 - Tolleson, Steven
    1984 - Vogt, Stephen
    1985 - Orlando, Paulo

    1986 - Cruz, Rhiner
    1987 - Bass, Anthony
    1987 - Geltz, Steve
    1987 - Joseph, Donnie
    1988 - Tanaka, Masahiro
    1988 - Wimmers, Alex
    1989 - Beltre, Engel

    Baseball Deaths on November 1...

    1910 - Pettit, Bob
    1917 - Brady, Steve
    1922 - Goeckel, Billy
    1925 - Serad, Billy
    1925 - Clark, Roy
    1933 - Scott, Ed
    1937 - Frey, Benny
    1944 - Brandt, Ed
    1945 - Hale, George
    1948 - Mollenkamp, Fred
    1951 - Doolan, Mickey
    1952 - McNichol, Ed
    1953 - Clement, Wally
    1956 - McKenry, Limb
    1957 - Caldwell, Charlie
    1961 - Hughes, Tom
    1967 - Gabler, Frank

    1969 - Winn, George
    1969 - Mellana, Joe
    1974 - Bush, Joe
    1983 - Ruble, Art
    1988 - Sullivan, Lefty
    1999 - McLaughlin, Pat
    2001 - Cheney, Tom
    2003 - Senerchia, Sonny
    2012 - Perez, Pascual
    2016 - Orsino, John



Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on October 31, 2017, 12:10:40 am »

    On October 31 in Baseball History...

    1931 - The Cardinals release right-hander Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitballer. Ol' Stubblebeard will finish his 19-year Hall of Fame career with a 270-212 record along with an ERA of 3.53.

    1953 - After touring Japan with the Giants, Commissioner Ford Frick compares the level of Japanese play to that of Class A of the American minors.

    1957 - Yogi Berra says the team returned fine money to players involved in the Copacabana fight. A group of Yankees, that also included Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Moose Skowron, had gathered at the New York popular night spot to celebrate Billy Martin's 29th birthday in May when the infamous altercation occurred with a group of patrons, resulting in unwanted newspaper headlines for the storied franchise.

    1960 - The Giants trade infielder Andy Rodgers to Milwaukee for Alvin Dark. San Francisco obtains their former team captain not to be a player, but rather to be the team's new manager for the upcoming season.

    1961 - A federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal, eliminating the last barrier against integration in the Southern Association.

    1967 - San Francisco's Mike McCormick, the league leader with 22 victories, is the NL Cy Young Award winner. It is the first year that pitchers are honored in each league.

    1967 - As the overwhelming choice of 23 of the 24 experts surveyed, Dick Williams is selected as the United Press International's American League Manager of the Year. The 38-year old skipper guided the underdog Red Sox to a pennant, emerging on top from a fierce four-team pennant race that went down to the last day of the season.

    1972 - Gaylord Perry (24-16,1.92) of the Indians edges Wilbur Wood (24-17, 2.51) for the American League Cy Young Award. Although the future Hall of Fame hurler receives only 9 of the 24 first place votes, the North Carolina native still out points the White Sox starter, 64-58.

    1972 - In a seven-player trade, Don Money is dealt by the Phillies along with Bill Champion and John Vukovich to the Brewers in exchange for Ken Brett, Jim Lonborg, Ken Sanders and Earl Stephenson. The 25 year-old versatile infielder will spend over a decade with Milwaukee, becoming a four-time All-Star.

    1973 - Tom Seaver wins the NL Cy Young Award, the first time the honor has gone to a pitcher with fewer than 20 wins. Seaver was 19-10 and led the league in ERA (2.08) and strikeouts (251).

    1979 - Mike Flanagan (23-9, 3.08) wins the Cy Young Award easily outdistancing New York's Tommy John (21-9, 2.97). The Orioles' southpaw receives 26 of the 27 first-place votes cast by the writers.

    2001 - For the first time since Philadelphia A's Mule Haas hit a game-tying two-run homer in Game 5 of the 1929 World Series, a team comes from behind to tie a Fall Classic game in the ninth and goes on to win in extra innings. Tino Martinez sends the game into overtime with a two-out homer off Diamondbacks' closer Byung-Hyun Kim and Derek Jeter, dubbed Mr. November, wins it after the stroke of midnight with a full count two-out round tripper giving the Bronx Bombers a 3-2 victory and knots the series at two games apiece.

    2005 - On Halloween night, former Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, on the night of his resignation, eludes the media parked outside Fenway Park disguised in a gorilla suit. At a future charity event, the hairy costume will be auctioned and will make $11,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Theo's Foundation, To Be Named Later.

    2006 - Joining Don Mattingly (Yankees, 1987), Cal Ripken Jr. (Orioles, 1991), Frank Thomas (White Sox, 1995), Jeff Bagwell (Astros, 1995), and Manny Ramirez (Red Sox, 2002), Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols becomes the sixth player to get a perfect score (100) in the annual player rankings. The Elias Sports Bureau rating, which was created as part of the settlement of the 1981 strike to determine compensation for the loss of a free agent, takes into account a player's plate appearances, batting average, on-base percentage, home runs and RBIs compared to others playing the same position during the two past seasons.

    2006 - The Astros announce the club will not exercise their option on first baseman Jeff Bagwell for the 2007 season. 'BagPipes' is the all-time franchise leader in home runs, RBIs and walks.

    2008 - The Mets waste no time in exercising their $12 million option on Carlos Delgado. After a well-publicized slow start, which strained the relationship with his then-manager Willie Randolph, the 36-year old first baseman batted .313, blasted 24 homers, and drove in 70 runs during the last three months of the season playing for new skipper Jerry Manuel.

    2009 - Alex Rodriguez's Game 3 fly ball in the right-field corner of Citizens Bank Park becomes the subject of the first instant replay call in World Series history. The Yankee third baseman's hit, originally ruled a double, is changed by the umpires to a home run after the replay clearly shows the ball going over the fence before striking a television camera and bouncing back to the field.

    2010 - For the first time in major league history, two former presidents attend the same World Series game when George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush are both at Rangers Ballpark for Game 4 of the Fall Classic. Prior to the contest against San Francisco, the elder Bush, a former first baseman at Yale, stands close by when his son, the former controlling owner of the Texas franchise, throws the ceremonial first pitch.

    2011 - Although offered approximately $4.5 million for a three-year extension, four times the amount of his previous salary, Theo Epstein decides to leave the BoSox after being the youngest general manager to lead a team to a World Championship. The split with team president Larry Lucchino, who hired the 18 year-old Yale undergraduate as an Oriole intern, gave him a position with the Padres before bringing the ‘Boy Wonder’ to Boston, takes the Red Sox Nation by surprise.

    2011 - The World Champion Cardinals announced that Tony La Russa, the team's manager for the past 16 seasons, has decided to retire. The 67-year old skipper, who is only 35 games behind John McGraw on the all-time list for second place for games won, compiled a 2,728–2,365 (.536) managerial record during his 33 seasons with the White Sox, A's and St. Louis.

    2011 - The Mets announce on their Twitter page that the team is planning to move the left- and right-field fences at Citi Field closer to home plate by as much as 12 feet and to also lower the home-run line to eight feet. The Amazins, who have hit the fewest home runs at home of any major league team since moving into their new ballpark in 2009, will see the number of round-trippers dramatically increase when the new dimensions result in 21 additional homers for the team and 24 more for opponents

    2013 - The Nationals name Diamondback coach Matt Williams as their sixth manager in team history, replacing Davey Johnson, who previously announced his retirement. The job will be the 47 year-old former All-Star third baseman’s first major league managerial stint.

    2014 - The Cubs dismissed manager Rick Renteria, who, according to GM Theo Epstein, "deserved to come back for another season". The availability of Joe Maddon, announced as the team's new skipper an hour after Renteria's dismissal, puts an end to the first-year skipper's managerial career in Chicago.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 31...

    1856 - Kelly, Kick
    1862 - Henderson, Hardie
    1864 - Bickham, Dan
    1874 - Smith, Harry
    1876 - Fisher, Ed
    1882 - Daniels, Bert
    1884 - Lush, Ernie
    1886 - Malloy, Alex
    1888 - Burns, Ed
    1892 - O'Brien, Ray
    1893 - Herring, Bill
    1894 - Crawford, Ken
    1896 - Dickerman, Leo
    1897 - Wirts, Kettle

    1897 - Rego, Tony
    1901 - Flaskamper, Roy

    1904 - Stout, Allyn
    1907 - Treadaway, Ray
    1910 - Haslin, Mickey
    1913 - Huston, Warren
    1916 - Keltner, Ken
    1924 - Fondy, Dee
    1934 - Boles, Carl
    1937 - Tyriver, Dave
    1938 - Donohue, Jim
    1939 - Stroud, Ed
    1941 - Spiezio, Ed

    1942 - McNally, Dave
    1943 - Klages, Fred
    1943 - Voss, Bill

    1943 - Hoffman, John
    1948 - Rivers, Mickey
    1951 - Freisleben, Dave
    1958 - Soff, Ray
    1958 - Zuvella, Paul
    1960 - Gallego, Mike
    1963 - Smith, Mike
    1963 - McGriff, Fred
    1963 - Nokes, Matt
    1964 - Rosenberg, Steve
    1966 - Keyser, Brian

    1968 - Taubensee, Eddie
    1969 - Marrero, Oreste
    1969 - Mashore, Damon
    1970 - Trachsel, Steve
    1972 - Clemons, Chris

    1973 - Dellucci, David
    1973 - Byrdak, Tim
    1974 - Cox, Steve
    1981 - Napoli, Mike
    1981 - Wells, Jared
    1982 - Hinshaw, Alex
    1983 - Mendoza, Luis
    1984 - Varvaro, Anthony
    1985 - Guerra, Javy

    1985 - Parrino, Andy
    1987 - Navarro, Yamaico
    1989 - McGough, Scott
    1991 - Kemp, Tony

    Baseball Deaths on October 31...

    1901 - Cahill, John
    1918 - Hilsey, Charlie
    1922 - Padden, Dick
    1933 - Loudenslager, Charlie
    1936 - McGuire, Deacon
    1937 - Walsh, Ed

    1949 - Lundbom, Jack
    1956 - Leighton, John
    1966 - Johnson, Elmer
    1968 - Perdue, Hub
    1968 - Glaze, Ralph
    1970 - Lucas, Johnny
    1974 - Myer, Buddy
    1976 - Lear, King
    1981 - Archer, Fred
    1982 - Blake, Sheriff
    1983 - Halas, George "Papa Bear"
    1991 - Parsons, Dixie
    1997 - Hairston, Sammy

    1998 - Thurman, Bob
    2006 - Nelson, Rocky

    2010 - Wilson Artie
    2013 - Knucks, Johnny
    2014 - Halsey, Brad
    2014 - Roy, Jean-Pierre






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