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Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by BillSharp on January 03, 2018, 07:29:52 pm »
that catcher - Mercedes - we got in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft may actually be a decent prospect.
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Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by BlackSox on January 03, 2018, 05:44:26 pm »
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Chicago White Sox / Re: Around Baseball - 2017 + 2018
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 03, 2018, 11:17:01 am »
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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 03, 2018, 12:04:02 am »

On January 3 in Baseball History...


1920 - The New York Yankees purchase the contract of pitcher Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan against the mortgage on Fenway Park. The "official" annoucement of the sale is delayed until January 5 due to Ruth's contractual demands.

1943 - In a surprising move, Uncle Sam decides to draft 37-year old Yankee right-hander Red Ruffing into the Army. As a 15-year old, the future Hall of Famer lost four toes on his left foot in a mining accident in Coalton, Illinois .

1946 -  The Tigers trade first baseman Rudy York to the Red Sox for infielder Eddie Lake. Lake will replace Skeeter Webb at shortstop, having two solid defensive years with Detroit before a broken finger relegates him to a utility role on the team, and York's offensive output, which includes 119 RBIs, will help to propel Boston to the American League pennant.

1961 - Frank 'Trader' Lane assumes the post as the Kansas City A's general manager and executive vice president. The former GM of the Indians will be best remembered by Cleveland fans for his controversial swap last season of popular outfielder Rocky Colavito to the Tigers in exchange for Harvey Kuenn.

1962 - Adjacent to Colt Stadium, where the Colt .45s will play the first three seasons of their existence, construction begins on the Harris County Domed Stadium. The ballpark, the first enclosed ‘outdoor sport’ venue, will become known as the Astrodome, and will be dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

1973 -  Heading a limited partnership that includes Lester Crown, John DeLorean and Nelson Bunker Hunt, George Steinbrenner, a Tampa ship builder purchases the Yankees from CBS. 'The Boss' will become a well-known owner due to his pursuit of expensive talent, well-publicized feuds with players and baseball's brass, and the frequent firing of GMs and managers.

1974 - The Yankees sign Bill Virdon as the team's manager. Although the former Pirate skipper will manage for two years in New York, he will never win a game at Yankee Stadium because the Bronx Bombers will play their home games at Shea due to renovations at the stadium.

1977 - The Royals release pitcher Lindy McDaniel, ending his career after 21 years. He had appeared in 987 games.

1977 - Joining Harry Caray, Jimmy Piersall, and Lorn Brown in the White Sox broadcast booth, Mary Shane becomes the first female announcer to do play-by-play for a major league team on a regular basis. Her contract will not be renewed at the of the season.

1982 - While being driven to the airport by his brother Billy, Tony Conigliaro, four days shy of his 37th birthday, suffers a massive heart attack and shortly afterward lapses into a coma following a stroke. The former Red Sox outfielder, who had been in Boston to interview for a broadcasting job with the team, will remain unresponsive until his death in 1990.

2001 - The Astros sign free-agent hurler Kent Bottenfield to a one-year contract. The 32-year old right-hander, who started last season with the Angels after being traded by the Cardinals with Adam Kennedy for Jim Edmonds, will post a 2-5 record for Houston in his last season in the big leagues.

2005 -  Bud Selig okays the trade which will send Shawn Green to the Diamondbacks if Arizona and the outfielder can come to terms on a contract extension within 72 hours. The commissioner’s approval is necessary because the Dodgers will pay $8 million to help offset Green’s current contract if the deal is finalized.

2005 - Commissioner Bud Selig approves the potential trade of Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson to the Yankees in exchange for Javier Vazquez, Dioner Navarro, Brad Halsey and $9 million. Arizona will likely include Navarro and much of the cash to the Dodgers to obtain Shawn Green, another deal approved today by the commissioner’s office.

2005 - Hoping to make the team appeal to a broader marketplace, the Angels announce the franchise will now be known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Officials from Anaheim likely will file a lawsuit to block the change believing the new name violates the terms of the team's 33-year lease with the city.

2008 -  Continuing to deal established players, the A's trade outfielder Nick Swisher, a fan favorite, to the White Sox for minor leaguer hurlers Gio Gonzalez and Fautino De Los Santos and fly chaser Ryan Sweeney. Two weeks ago, the club dealt front-line pitcher Dan Haren to the Diamondbacks for another threesome of promising prospects.


2013 - The Indians formally announce they have signed free-agent Nick Swisher to a four-year deal, reported to be worth $56 million that also includes an additional $14 million option for a fifth season. The switch-hitting right fielder, who spent the past four seasons with the Yankees, will fill the void created in December when Cleveland traded Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati as part of a three-team trade.

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

2017 - The Cincinnati Reds signed Adrian Nieto as a free agent.



Baseball Birthdays on January 3...


1856 - Gilligan, Barney
1874 - Mahaffey, Lou
1874 - Brashear, Roy
1880 - Kippert, Ed
1883 - Hopkins, Buck
1884 - White, Kirby
1891 - Dowd, John
1891 - McTigue, Bill
1891 - Harding, Charlie
1892 - Howell, Roland
1894 - Fluhrer, John
1894 - Whelan, Tom
1897 - Turgeon, Pete
1899 - Arlett, Buzz
1902 - McLaughlin, Jim
1903 - Bradley, Herb
1904 - Cissell, Bill

1906 - Suhr, Gus
1910 - Bordagaray, Stanley "Frenchy"

1912 - Melton, Cliff
1915 - Hudson, Sid
1916 - Hernandez, Chico
1919 - Sauer, Ed
1922 - Stallcup, Virgil
1923 - Andre, John
1926 - Fisher, Harry
1927 - Van Cuyk, Chris
1932 - Piktuzis, George
1941 - Sullivan, John
1943 - Gebhard, Bob
1943 - Garrett, Adrian
1944 - Colpaert, Dick
1946 - Reynolds, Archie
1949 - Brookens, Ike
1949 - Lavelle, Gary
1950 - Dwyer, Jim
1950 - Johnson, Bart

1958 - Allard, Brian
1960 - Hunt, Randy
1961 - Leister, John
1962 - Daulton, Darren
1964 - Rivera, Luis
1964 - Swan, Russ
1964 - Hilton, Howard
1965 - Dewey, Mark
1966 - Sojo, Luis
1967 - Rogers, Jimmy
1969 - Colon, Cris
1973 - Stovall, Da Rond
1977 - Burnett, A.J.
1977 - Crudale, Mike
1977 - Sorensen, Zach
1978 - James, Delvin
1979 - Garcia, Rosman
1979 - Maldonado, Carlos
1979 - Restovich, Michael
1980 - Salmon, Brad
1990 - Cervenka, Hunter
1990 - Meyer, Alex
1990 - Wright, Mike
1992 - Moll, Sam



Baseball Deaths on January 3...


1919 - Schellhase, Al
1919 - Rico, Art
1929 - Smith, Charlie
1940 - Mahoney, Mike
1940 - Swartzel, Park
1943 - McPhee, Bid
1945 - Stone, George
1953 - Houser, Joe
1953 - Workman, Chuck
1966 - Bonin, Luther
1980 - Geary, Bob
1981 - Fette, Lou
1986 - Hernandez, Chico
1991 - Baker, Tom
1991 - Appling, Luke
1992 - Meyer, George

1995 - Darnell, Bob
1995 - Tyack, Jim
1995 - Haefner, Mickey
1995 - Bejma, Ollie
1996 - Ryan, Connie

1998 - Ambler, Wayne
2001 - Sabo, Alex
2002 - Smith, Al

2003 - Westlake, Jim
2003 - Ostrowski, Joe
2004 - Duncan, Taylor
2004 - Wagner, Leon

2007 - Milliken, Bob
2010 - Wilkins, Bobby







       


             


                     





     



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Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 02, 2018, 09:21:08 pm »
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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 02, 2018, 12:04:09 am »

    On January 2 in Baseball History...


    1879 - The Northwestern League, a minor league, is organized in Rockford, Illinois. The circuit, that will be defunct before the season ends, includes teams from Davenport, Omaha, Dubuque and Rockford.

    1911 - Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces he has purchased grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000. During the year he will ease his pinched financial condition by selling half the team to Ed and Steve McKeever.

    1912 - Charles Ebbets announces the purchase of 4.5 acres of land in the Pigtown section of Brooklyn to build an 18,000-seat concrete and steel stadium. The location selected for his new ballpark, which will be the home of the Dodgers until 1957, is presently a neighborhood which consists of deplorable housing with piles of garbage everywhere.

    1918 - Brooklyn sends outfielder Casey Stengel and infielder George Cutshaw to Pittsburgh for pitchers Burleigh Grimes and Al Mamaux, plus infielder Chuck Ward.

    1940 - With Mayor Fiorello La Guardia on hand, Lou Gehrig is sworn in as a member of the New York City Parole Commission. Although the term is for ten years, the former Yankee slugger will eventually become too ill even to sign his name and will ask for a leave of absence next year.

    1946 - The Senators sell pitcher Alex Carrasquel and shortstop Fred Vaughn to the White Sox.


    1977 - Ted Turner is suspended for one year by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn due to tampering charges in the free-agency signing of Gary Matthews. The Braves' owner, an accomplished sailor, uses his free time to pursue another goal, winning the this year's America's Cup which he accomplishes in September.

    1986 - Bill Veeck, the former owner of the Browns, White Sox and Indians, dies of cardiac arrest in Chicago. In addition to being well-known for his promotions and ideas, which included a pinch-hitting midget, an exploding scoreboard and putting players' name on the back of their uniforms, the innovative Hall of Famer is also responsible for breaking the color barrier in the American League signing Larry Doby to play for the Indians in 1947.


    1992 - Former Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola signs with the Red Sox as a free agent. The southpaw, who will injure his arm and undergo 'Tommy John' surgery while in Boston, will post a 25-21 record during his three seasons with the team.

    1996 - The Red Sox sign free-agent hurler Jamie Moyer. The 33-year old southpaw will compile a 7-1 record for Boston before being traded in July to Seattle, where he will enjoy a pair of 20-game victory seasons en route to winning over 100 games during his 11-year tenure with the Mariners.

    2003 - Due to a conflict with the major league schedule, the annual Hall of Fame game, which has been held the day after new members are inducted since its inception, will now take place on a different weekend. This year's contest between the Phillies and Devil Rays will be played on June 16, five weeks prior to the July 27 induction ceremonies at Cooperstown.

    2013 - Avoiding arbitration, the Rays announced the team has reached an agreement with left-handed starter David Price on a one-year deal, worth $10.1125 million. The 27 year-old American League Cy Young Award winner, who finished with a 20-5 record with a 2.56 ERA last season, earned $4.35 million playing for the third-place Tampa Bay club.

    2013 - The Chicago Cubs signed Edwin Jackson as a free agent.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox signed Scott Downs as a free agent.


   2017 - The Cincinnati Reds signed Deunte Heath as a free agent.




    Baseball Birthdays on January 2...


    1854 - Crane, Sam
    1856 - Farrell, Jack
    1857 - Murphy, Pat
    1858 - Neagle, Jack
    1871 - Saylor, Phil
    1872 - Rising, Pop
    1885 - Autry, Chick
    1886 - Melter, Steve
    1888 - LaRoss, Harry
    1891 - Lotz, Joe
    1892 - Kopp, Merlin
    1892 - Boehler, George
    1892 - Kibble, Jack
    1893 - Altenburg, Jesse
    1894 - Wagner, Bill
    1902 - Jacobs, Ray
    1902 - Dumovich, Nick
    1905 - Whitney, Pinky
    1907 - Gullic, Ted
    1907 - Kress, Red

    1909 - Reis, Bobby
    1919 - Harman, Bill
    1920 - Dapper, Cliff
    1926 - Hollmig, Stan
    1929 - Wolfe, Ed
    1933 - Oster, Bill
    1946 - Ruberto, Sonny
    1951 - Madlock, Bill
    1951 - Essian, Jim
    1951 - Stillman, Royle

    1952 - Heydeman, Greg
    1963 - Martinez, Edgar
    1963 - Cone, David
    1964 - Ward, Colby
    1965 - Swindell, Greg
    1970 - Clayton, Royce

    1971 - Greene, Rick
    1972 - Stephenson, Garrett
    1973 - Metcalfe, Mike
    1975 - Suppan, Jeff
    1977 - Izquierdo, Hansel
    1977 - Proctor, Scott
    1981 - Garko, Ryan
    1983 - Martin, J. D.
    1987 - Sapplet, David
    1988 - Barrett, Aaron
    1988 - Fornataro, Eric
    1994 - Jorge, Felix



    Baseball Deaths on January 2...


    1909 - Quinn, Paddy
    1928 - Hines, Hunkey
    1929 - Lyons, Denny
    1933 - Gleason, Kid

    1947 - Koukalik, Joe
    1959 - James, Bert
    1960 - Gables, Ken
    1965 - Stephens, Jim
    1968 - Warren, Tommy
    1972 - Crawford, Glenn
    1974 - Slade, Gordon
    1975 - Poole, Jim
    1976 - Kraus, Jack
    1977 - Wilson, Max
    1978 - Estrada, Oscar
    1980 - Lees, George
    1980 - Hogan, Kenny
    1986 - Finley, Bob
    1986 - Veeck, Bill

    1987 - Upton, Bill
    1987 - Moreno, Julio
    1990 - Beckmann, Bill
    1994 - Smith, Eddie
    1995 - Elston, Don
    2003 - Metheny, Bud
    2004 - Hopkins, Paul
    2008 - Staley, Gerry

    2012 - Koplitz, Howie
    2017 - Spencer, Daryl






       


       


       


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Chicago White Sox / Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 01, 2018, 12:02:41 am »














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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on January 01, 2018, 12:00:38 am »

    On January 1 in Baseball History...


    1923 - Having promised his fans and former teammates he'd live to see 1923, Wee Willie Keeler dies on New Year's Day of that year as a result of heart failure. The diminutive fine-hitting Hall of Fame outfielder, who played for the National League's Superbas (Dodgers), Orioles, and Giants and the Highlanders (Yankees) of the American League, is credited with the baseball axiom, "Keep your eye clear, and hit 'em where they ain't".

    1927 - The Robins announce outfielder Zack Wheat, after 18 consecutive seasons with the club, has been released. The future Hall of Famer, who led the National League in hitting in 1918 with a .335 batting average, will hit .324 in 88 games for Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's this season and will finish his career with a lifetime mark of .318.

    1929 - Jim Bell becomes the first player to hit three home runs in a professional game in Cuba. The Cienfuegos third baseman accomplishes the feat in a 15-11 victory over Havana at Alda Park.

    1940 - In a decision which foreshadows a major blow to Detroit's farm system, Kenesaw Mountain Landis voids the last month's trade which would have sent Tiger hurler George Coffman and second baseman Benny McCoy to the A's for outfielder Wally Moses. The commissioner declares McCoy a free agent because the infielder was hidden from other teams, and in two weeks baseball's first czar will also grant free agency to another 87 of the club's farm hands due to their concealment in the minor leagues.

    1941 - In an effort to support the U.S. mobilization effort, Babe Ruth spends $50,000 for defense bonds. The Yankee legend's purchase is the maximum amount allowed by law for one person.

    1943 - Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown and is admitted to St. Francis hospital for rest and treatment. He will be released in time to go to Hot Springs, Arkansas, to get in shape for the baseball season.

    1961 - The ballpark at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues in Detroit is officially renamed Tiger Stadium. The facility, which opened in 1912, was originally known as Navin Field, named for team owner Frank Navin before becoming Briggs Stadium in 1938, reflecting the expansion efforts of Walter Briggs, who increased the yard's capacity to 53,000 under his ownership by double-decking the stands in left field.

    1970 - Chub Feeney begins his 16-year presidency of the National League taking over for Warren Giles, who held the position for 18 years. The Dartmouth College graduate, the grandson of Charles Stoneham, the late owner of the Giants, once served as the team's batboy.

    1974 - Succeeding the retiring Joe Cronin, Lee MacPhail takes over as American League president and will serve in this role until 1984. MacPhail will join his dad, Larry, as a member of the Hall of Fame in 1998.

    1977 - At the age of 30, former major league reliever Danny Frisella is tragically killed in a dune-buggy accident in Arizona. The right-hander, best known for his first six seasons with the Mets, compiled a 34-40 won-loss record along with 57 saves and a 3.37 ERA during his ten-year tenure in the National League.

    1979 - Lorinda de Roulet replaces the very unpopular M. Donald Grant as the Mets' Chairman of the Board. The daughter of team founder Joan Payson will be best remembered for "Mettle", a straw-hat clad live mule who she designated to be the club's mascot.

    1982 - Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium which replaced Sportman's Park as the Cardinals' home in 1966 will now be known simply as Busch Stadium. The ballpark is named for the Busch family of Anheuser-Busch, the team's owner who championed the construction of a new stadium in St. Louis.

    2008 - The Dodgers begin the celebration of their 50th year in Los Angeles by participating in the 119th annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The team’s float features current and former players as well as organist Nancy Bea Hefley and Vin Scully, the club’s broadcaster since 1950.

    2012 - The Chicago White Sox traded Jason Frasor to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb.


    2015 - The Atlanta Braves traded David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve to the New York Yankees in exchange for Manny Banuelos.




    Baseball Birthdays on January 1...


    1844 - Berthrong, Harry
    1855 - Mansell, Tom
    1855 - McGunnigle, Bill
    1857 - Keefe, Tim
    1858 - Nicol, Hugh
    1865 - Murray, Miah
    1868 - Zearfoss, Dave
    1869 - Connaughton, Frank
    1870 - Jones, Bumpus
    1873 - Donovan, Tom
    1874 - Garvin, Ned

    1876 - Martin, Joe
    1880 - Rothgeb, Claude
    1880 - Livingstone, Jake
    1881 - Bell, Rudy
    1882 - Bruckmiller, Andy
    1882 - Murphy, Howard
    1884 - Downey, Tom
    1888 - Meyer, Benny
    1890 - Schmutz, Charlie
    1893 - Fuller, Frank
    1894 - Miller, Hack
    1897 - Swartz, Monty
    1900 - Kearns, Teddy
    1900 - Stokes, Al
    1904 - Allen, Ethan
    1910 - Devens, Charlie
    1911 - Greenberg, Hank
    1912 - Moran, Hiker
    1919 - Robertson, Sherry
    1921 - Lint, Royce
    1924 - Bishop, Charlie
    1924 - Torgeson, Earl

    1927 - Scheib, Carl
    1931 - Castleman, Foster
    1933 - Host, Gene
    1942 - Bethea, Bill
    1948 - Bobb, Randy
    1953 - Jones, Lynn
    1954 - Pittman, Joe
    1955 - Owchinko, Bob
    1955 - Hoyt, La Marr

    1969 - Rivera, Roberto
    1970 - Wilson, Gary
    1972 - Roque, Rafael
    1974 - Beirne, Kevin

    1975 - Tatis, Fernando
    1980 - Holliday, Matt
    1984 - Wagner, Neil
    1986 - Hagadone, Nick
    1988 - Keuchel, Dallas
    1989 - Parker, Jarrett
    1990 - Avery, Xavier



    Baseball Deaths on January 1...


    1904 - Radbourn, George
    1905 - Malone, Fergy
    1912 - Gilbert, Pete
    1919 - Curtis, Gene
    1921 - Winkleman, George
    1923 - Keeler, Willie
    1925 - Simon, Hank
    1932 - Parrott, Tom
    1949 - Rasmussen, Hans
    1953 - McWeeny, Doug

    1960 - Stone, Tige
    1966 - Dugey, Oscar
    1967 - Brown, Lindsay
    1971 - Rice, Harry
    1971 - Lotz, Joe
    1974 - Smith, Jimmy
    1977 - Frisella, Danny
    1986 - Hall, Bill
    1987 - Maun, Ernie
    1990 - Hill, Carmen
    1992 - Stanton, Buck
    1999 - Dondero, Len
    2000 - Spognardi, Andy
    2004 - Stoneham, John

    2006 - Lindblad, Paul
    2007 - Koy, Ernie
    2008 - Daniel, Chuck
    2011 - Rice, John




                 



          



     



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Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
« Last post by msf on December 31, 2017, 06:32:44 pm »
I think a project like Jose Ruiz is just as deserving of a 40-man roster spot as, say, a Daniel Palka, Guillermo Quiroz, or Thyago Vieira.

(Pop Quiz: Which one of those latter three names are not on currently on the Sox' 40 man?  Point being - we gotta a lotta riff raff on there.)


Quiroz
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