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Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by BlackSox on March 11, 2018, 10:54:55 pm »
another day, another injury
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 11, 2018, 08:26:01 pm »

White Sox outfielder Nicky Delmonico suffers partial shoulder separation

Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 11, 2018, 12:06:07 am »

    On March 11 in Baseball History...

    1901 - The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Baltimore manager John McGraw has signed a Cherokee Indian named Tokohoma. It is really black second baseman Charlie Grant, who McGraw is trying to pass off as an Indian, but the ruse does not work.

    1933 - During an exhibition game in L.A., a significant earthquake sends the Cubs and Giants scurrying to second base until the tremors stop.

    1933 - After a six year absence, Rogers Hornsby returns to the Cardinals as a player. The 'Rajah' was fired as the Cubs' manager last August.

    1953 - Braves' owner Lou Perini proposes a ban on any major league franchise shift to an existing minor league city until October 1st. Boston, who owns the Milwaukee minor league franchise‚ had invoked its territorial privilege last week to block the Browns' attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee.

    1953 - The Dodgers defeat the A's, 4-2, in the first game played in Holman Stadium, their Grapefruit League ballpark at the team's spring training complex in Vero Beach, better known as Dodgertown. Fifty-five years later Carl Erskine, the game's starting pitcher, will return to play the national anthem on his harmonica as an 81-year old at the club's last game at the storied facility.

    1957 - Representative Emanuel Celler, whose congressional committee is investigating baseball, calls Commissioner Ford Frick a czar. The New York congressman takes exception when the baseball boss cautions the major league owners about commenting on the recent decision by the Supreme Court concerning pro football coming under antitrust rules.

    1958 - American League batters this season will be required to wear batting helmets. The safety head gear has been mandatory in the National League since 1954.

    1961 - At Palm Springs, former president Dwight Eisenhower is a no-show at the Angels' first-ever exhibition game, an 8-3 victory over the Cubs. Ike had been scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, but decided to go fishing instead.

    1974 - With Hank Aaron needing only one home run to tie Babe Ruth's career record (714), Atlanta plans to save the event for a home audience by benching him on the road. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn plans otherwise, ordering the Braves to start Aaron in at least two of the team's three season-opening games in Cincinnati.

    1981 - Johnny Mize and Rube Foster are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Mize hit .312 with 359 home runs in 15 major-league seasons for the Cardinals and Giants, while Foster was a star Negro League pitcher, manager, and Negro League organizer in the first quarter of the 20th century.

    1988 - Citing health issues, California Angels manager Gene Mauch takes a leave of absence and is replaced by Cookie Rojas. The Halos' skipper will officially announce his retirement in two weeks, leaving the game with a managerial record of 1,902 wins and 2,037 losses during his 26-year tenure in the dugout with the Phillies, Expos, Twins and California.

    2001 - Preston Wilson signs a $32 million five-year contract with Florida. The 26-year old Marlin center fielder, the franchise's first 30-30 player, was obtained from the Mets in the Mike Piazza deal in 1998.

    2002 - The Red Sox replace Joe Kerrigan, who was fired last week, with Grady Little, who will manage the team for two years compiling a 188-136 (.580) record and making one appearance in the postseason as the AL wild card. The once-popular skipper's contract will not be renewed for 2004 after he becomes the target of fans' angst as a result of not pulling out starter Pedro Martinez with a three-run lead in the eighth inning of Game 7 of the ALCS, a contest Boston will eventually lose in the eleventh on Aaron Boone's walk-off home run.

    2004 - The first contest played at Petco Park, the Padres' new home, establishes the record for the best attended game in college baseball history when 40,106 fans watch Tony Gwynn's San Diego State Aztecs beat the University of Hawaii, 4-0. The previous mark of 27,673 was established in 2002 when state rivals LSU and Tulane met in the Superdome in New Orleans.

    2006 - First baseman Nick Johnson (.289, 15, 74) and the Nationals agree to a $16.5 million, three-year contract extension. The 27-year old first baseman, who signed a $3.2 million, one-year deal in January to avoid arbitration, has often been injured since making his big league debut with the Yankees five years ago.

    2008 - The Chicago Cubs released Shingo Takatsu.

    2009 - The Washington Nationals signed Kip Wells as a free agent.

    2010 - Todd Helton and the Rockies agree to a $9.9 million, two-year contract extension that takes the first baseman through the 2013 season. The 38-year old fan favorite, who has played his entire career in Colorado, hit .325, 15 home runs, and drove in 86 runs last season after undergoing back surgery in September of 2008.

    2015 - The Boston Red Sox signed Yoan Moncada as a non-drafted free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 11...

    1854 - Lawlor, Mike
    1859 - O'Neil, Ed
    1869 - Colliflower, Harry
    1870 - McFarland, Herm
    1874 - Frank, Fred
    1874 - Swaim, Cy
    1877 - Gibson, Norwood
    1878 - Pounds, Bill
    1879 - Stewart, Joe
    1885 - Dunn, Joe
    1886 - Link, Fred
    1900 - Pence, Rusty
    1903 - Ruble, Art
    1903 - Ross, Buster
    1905 - Mellana, Joe
    1906 - Lawrence, Bill
    1911 - Bucher, Jim
    1918 - Fernandes, Ed

    1933 - Spring, Jack
    1945 - Ellis, Dock
    1948 - Geronimo, Cesar
    1955 - Landreth, Larry
    1958 - Ray, Larry
    1959 - Bradley, Phil

    1959 - Hensley, Chuck
    1961 - Oelkers, Bryan
    1966 - Reed, Steve
    1967 - Hosey, Dwayne
    1968 - Finnvold, Gar
    1970 - Castellano, Pedro
    1971 - Lee, Sang-Hoon
    1971 - Henderson, Rod
    1972 - Torres, Salomon
    1974 - Abreu, Bobby
    1976 - Teut, Nate
    1978 - Reese, Kevin
    1980 - Burke, Chris
    1980 - Hill, Rich
    1980 - Uggla, Dan
    1982 - Anderson, Brian
    1984 - Mata, Frank
    1986 - Hefner, Jeremy
    1988 - Baez, Pedro
    1988 - Belnome, Vince
    1990 - Rua, Ryan

    Baseball Deaths on March 11...

    1892 - O'Brien, Darby
    1893 - Dow, Clarence
    1919 - Poole, Ed
    1922 - Gerhardt, Joe
    1930 - Barr, Bob
    1935 - Rooks, George
    1941 - Schwert, Pi
    1944 - Duzen, Bill
    1946 - McDonald, Ed
    1949 - McNair, Eric
    1950 - Gallagher, William
    1952 - Daglia, Pete
    1953 - Menefee, Jock
    1953 - Toney, Fred
    1954 - Bradley, Bill
    1959 - Gearin, Dinty
    1963 - Ray, Farmer
    1963 - Judge, Joe
    1970 - Kerksieck, Bill
    1971 - Barfoot, Clyde
    1972 - Wheat, Zack
    1973 - Schmidt, Pete
    1975 - Clarke, Lefty
    1976 - Gardner, Larry
    1980 - Klopp, Stan
    1981 - Gonzales, Vince
    1987 - Lucas, Fred
    1987 - Nekola, Bots
    1988 - Daney, Art
    1990 - Schalk, Roy

    1995 - Manno, Don
    2002 - Cowens, Al
    2003 - Cohen, Alta
    2012 - Andrews, Hub


Chicago White Sox / Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 11, 2018, 12:03:17 am »

Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 10, 2018, 11:45:16 am »
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 10, 2018, 11:31:06 am »

  Luis Robert injured. Expected to be out for 2+ months:
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 10, 2018, 12:00:43 am »

    On March 10 in Baseball History...

    1941 - The Dodgers announce their players will begin to wear helmets when batting. The use of the safety headgear will not become mandatory in the National League until 1954 and the AL will follow suit four years later.

    1951 - F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover reports that he has declined the post of baseball commissioner. California Governor Earl Warren had earlier turned down the post.

    1959 - Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, granddaughter of the Old Roman, Charles Comiskey, sells her 54 percent ownership in the White Sox to Bill Veeck's syndicate for $2.7 million. Brother Chuck fails in his attempt to match or improve the bid. Comiskey control of the franchise ends after 60 years.

    1962 - Because it does not allow black guests, the Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel and move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida.

    1963 - Rookie Pete Rose plays his first spring training game, and goes two for two against the White Sox.

    1967 - ed Davidson, a southpaw specialist who had five wins and four saves for the Reds last season, is gunned down in an alley as he leaves a local restaurant, telling police his estranged wife shot him once in the abdomen and twice in the chest. The charge against Mary Ruth Davidson will be dismissed when her husband, who will return to the team in June, but without his same effectiveness, fails to appear in court on two occasions.

    1982 - Travis Jackson and Happy Chandler are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Jackson hit .291 in 15 seasons as the New York Giants shortstop in the 1920s and 1930s, while Chandler was baseball's second commissioner. He oversaw and encouraged the dismantling of the color barrier in 1947.

    1983 - Walter Alston, who managed the Dodgers to four world championships, and George Kell, who hit .306 over 15 major league seasons, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee.

    1986 - Ernie Lombardi, the N.L. MVP in 1938, and Bobby Doerr, a nine-time A.L. All-Star, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee.

    1992 - The Pirates trade pitcher Neal Heaton (3-3, 4.33) to the Royals for outfielder Kirk Gibson (.236, 16 HR, 18 SB).

    1993 - Sherry Davis becomes the first woman major league public address announcer when she is hired by the Giants to work at Candlestick Park.

    1995 - Former Chicago Bull superstar Michael Jordan, citing labor unrest as the reason, announces that he is leaving the White Sox organization to return to the Chicago Bulls. In his only season in professional baseball, the future NBA Hall of Famer batted .202, hit three home runs, drove in 51 runs, stole 30 bases, and made 11 errors playing the outfield for the Double-A Birmingham Barons last season.

    2004 - When asked by Senator John McCain to renegotiate the major league baseball's contract in regard to the use of controlled substances, Donald Fehr refuses to comply. Although the union boss condemns the use of steroids, he believes the players oppose random drug testing as a violation of privacy, an argument countered by the Arizona republican as unacceptable and he promised congressional action if the status quo remains in place.

    2005 - Singling off Brad Thompson in a Cardinal intrasquad game, former pitching prospect Rick Ankiel goes 1-for-2 in his debut as a position player. Historic wildness and injuries ended the 25 year-old's once very promising career on the mound.

    2006 - Jhonny Peralta (.292, 24 ,78) agrees to a $13 million, five-year deal which includes a club option for 2011. In his first full season, the Indians shortstop established himself as one of the top offensive players for his position.

    2006 - Shairon Martis throws the first-ever no-hitter in WBC history as the Netherlands routs Panama, 10-0. The 19-year-old Dutch hurler threw exactly 65 pitches, which is the Classic's pitch limit, to accomplish the historic deed in a game which was called after seven innings because of the mercy rule, a 10 run lead after seven innings.

    2008 - The New York Yankees signed Jose Quintana as a free agent.

    2009 - At Puerto Rico’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium, the Netherlands WBC team, made up of mostly unknown players, upsets a heavily-favored Dominican Republic club for the second time in four days to advance to the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The Dominicans, considered to be an odds-on favorite, with a roster filled with major league All-Stars including David Ortiz (Red Sox), Hanley Ramirez (Marlins), and Miguel Tejada (Astros), are eliminated in the first round of the 16-team tournament.

    2010 - Nomar Garciaparra signs a ceremonial one-day contract with Boston six years after rejecting a four-year, $60 million offer from the team that resulted in an acrimonious trade to the Cubs in 2004. The former Rookie of the Year and American League batting champion, who used the occasion to announce his retirement ending a 14-year major league career with a .313 batting average, gets his wish to leave the game in a Red Sox uniform when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch to former teammate Jason Varitek, prior to the exhibition game against Tampa Bay.

    2010 - Justin Upton (.300, 26, 86) and the Diamondbacks come to terms on a $51.25 million, six-year contract, the second-largest deal in franchise history being slightly less than Randy Johnson's $52.4 million pact in 1999. The 22-year old outfielder, who was the team's No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft, was selected to last season's National League All-Star squad.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox sold Zach Stewart to the Atlanta Braves.

    2017 - The Tampa Bay Rays signed Jason Coats as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on March 10...

    1852 - Fisher, Charles
    1862 - Lytle, Dad
    1867 - Shea, Mike
    1868 - Whistler, Lew
    1868 - Conovar, Ted
    1869 - Bird, Frank
    1870 - Goodall, Herb
    1871 - Kelty, John
    1877 - Lundbom, Jack
    1877 - Godwin, John
    1880 - Nagle, Judge
    1882 - Cermak, Ed
    1883 - Liebhardt, Glenn
    1889 - Mercer, Jack
    1890 - Fahrer, Pete
    1892 - Huhn, Emil
    1893 - Curry, Jim
    1894 - Johnson, Fred
    1894 - Wieneke, Jack
    1895 - Propst, Jake
    1897 - Ennis, Russ
    1898 - Loftus, Frank
    1906 - Herring, Art
    1921 - Atkins, James
    1921 - Elder, George
    1921 - Blatnik, Johnny
    1924 - Perkovich, John
    1925 - Limmer, Lou
    1929 - Thomas, Bud
    1932 - Martin, Paul
    1934 - Mackenzie, Ken
    1939 - Heath, Bill
    1942 - Hilgendorf, Tom
    1944 - Campbell, Joe
    1944 - Briggs, Johnny
    1947 - Fast, Darcy
    1948 - Twitchell, Wayne
    1958 - Howe, Steve
    1961 - Birkbeck, Mike
    1963 - Cangelosi, John

    1966 - Timlin, Mike
    1971 - Williams, Shad
    1971 - Hughes, Bobby
    1972 - Stanifer, Rob
    1977 - Redman, Tike
    1977 - Davis, Ben

    1983 - Murphy, Donnie
    1983 - Shell, Steven
    1984 - Bates, Aaron
    1987 - Leesman, Charlie

    1988 - Hunter, Cedric
    1989 - Holt, Tyler
    1989 - Viciedo, Dayán

    Baseball Deaths on March 10...

    1897 - Blogg, Wes
    1911 - McFadden, Guy
    1918 - McCormick, Jim
    1920 - Briggs, Charlie
    1941 - Hazleton, Doc
    1944 - Howley, Dan
    1948 - Brown, Stub
    1954 - Textor, George
    1955 - Adams, Rick
    1956 - Hofman, Solly
    1957 - Mayer, Erskine
    1958 - Williams, Earl
    1960 - Holmes, Jim
    1964 - Shanabrook, Warren
    1967 - Orr, Billy
    1969 - Rosenfeld, Max
    1971 - James, Bill
    1972 - Cunningham, George
    1984 - McGhee, Bill
    1985 - Nieman, Bob
    1994 - Brenneman, Jim
    1998 - Walczak, Ed
    2005 - Hadley, Kent
    2007 - Lopatka, Art
    2007 - Sturgeon, Bobby
    2009 - Pactwa, Joe



Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by BillSharp on March 09, 2018, 02:19:43 pm »
Does Ryan Cordell have a real shot of making the team now?

Jordan Stephens pitched well, if they move him to the pen & he stays healthy I think he'll be a valuable asset. In today's game starters tend to be the big horses, the "smaller" guys like Stephens pick up some velocity working only as relievers.
Why has Leury Garcia been playing so much at ss and not in center? I want him to start in center - if not him then Cordell.
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on March 09, 2018, 12:10:41 pm »

No chance of a repeat of an "all Garcia outfield" this year as Willy Garcia was released.  This move also opens up a spot on the 40-man roster.
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