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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on October 30, 2017, 01:17:42 am »

    On October 30 in Baseball History...

    1911 - Clark Griffith is named manager at Washington, beginning a stand in the nation's capitol as manager, then owner, that will last until his death in 1955.

    1929 - The Cardinals name their coach Gabby Street as the team's field boss to replace Bill McKechnie, who left to manage the Boston Braves. In his first two seasons, the new Redbirds' manager will lead the club to two National League pennants and a World Series championship.

    1945 - Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a contract with Montreal of the International League for 1946. Black pitcher John Wright also signs.

    1956 - The sale of the historic, but out-of-date, Ebbets Field to real estate developer Marvin Kratter becomes one of the first indications the ballpark is nearing its end, and, perhaps, a harbinger of the Dodgers' exodus from Brooklyn. As part of the deal, club owner Walter O'Malley is given a three-year lease, with an additional two years to be added in January, to stay and play at the Flatbush facility, which means the 'Bums' have a potential home in the borough until 1961.

    1963 - Sandy Koufax, who unanimously won the Cy Young Award six days ago, is also named the National League's MVP. The Dodger legend out points Cardinals' infielder Dick Groat, 237-190.

    1964 - American hurler Joe Stanka wins the league's MVP award pitching for the Nankai Hawks. His three straight victories over the Yomiuri Giants help his team capture the Japanese Series.

    1967 - Arthur Allyn announces that his White Sox will play nine games in Milwaukee in 1968. Chicago will become the first AL team to play regular season games outside its own city since 1905.

    1974 - A's hurler Catfish Hunter is named the American League's Cy Young winner. The 25-game winner, due to a contract dispute with owner Charlie Finley, will be declared one of baseball's first free-agents and will become the game's highest paid pitcher in baseball when he signs a five-year contract with the Yankees for $3.75 million.

    1975 - Giant pitcher John Montefusco (15-9, 2.88, 215), also known as 'The Count', wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The Expos' freshman catcher Gary Carter (.270, 18, 68), who will be elected into the Hall of Fame in 2003, receives nine of the first-place votes of the 24 cast by the writers to finish second in the balloting.

    1984 - Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins the AL Cy Young Award, edging fellow reliever Dan Quisenberry of the Royals. Hernandez was 9-3 with 32 saves and a 1.92 ERA.

    1986 - The Orioles trade Storm Davis to the Padres for catcher Terry Kennedy and minor leaguer Mark Williamson. After getting off to a 2-7 start with an ERA of 6.18 with San Diego, the right-hander will be dealt to Oakland in August for players to named later.

    2000 - Signing a three-year, $2 million contract, broadcaster Bob Brenly, 46, is named as manager of the Diamondbacks. The former major league catcher replaces Buck Showalter, the club's only manager, who was let go at the end of the season.

    2001 - George W. Bush becomes the eighth president to attend a World Series game and the first since Dwight D. Eisenhower to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Wearing a New York Fire Department windbreaker in honor of the heroes of the September 11 attacks, the Commander in Chief walks to the mound by himself, gives a thumbs up, and throws a perfect strike to the Yankees' backup catcher much to the delight of the stadium faithful.

    2007 - The Yankees sign Joe Girardi to a three-year deal worth a reported $7.5 million to replace popular manager Joe Torre, who left earlier in the month rejecting a 29% pay cut after guiding his club to their 12th postseason appearance in 12 years. The 43-year old former catcher and broadcaster, the NL manager of the year with the 2006 Marlins, beat out coaches Don Mattingly and Tony Pena to become the team's 32nd skipper.

    2007 - Calling it a mutual decision, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti announces Grady Little (170-154 , .525) has decided to leave the organization with a year left on his three-year contract to manage the club. The resignation fuels speculation of the club hiring former Yankee manager Joe Torre as the team's new skipper.

    2007 - Citing the veteran catcher's ability to mentor younger players, the Astros re-sign Brad Ausmus to a one-year, $2 million incentive-laden deal. The 38-year Gold Glove backstop is expected to have a reduced role next season as rookie sensation J.R. Towles takes over behind the plate for Houston.

    2007 - Ria Cortesio, professional baseball's only active female umpire and sixth overall, is released after nine years of making calls in the minors. The 31-year old crew chief, whose mask is in the Hall of Fame, worked the Futures Game and Home Run Derby at the 2006 All-Star game played in Pittsburgh, and she was on the bases for an exhibition game between the Diamondbacks and Cubs during spring training.

    2008 - Ken Macha is hired by the Brewers to manage the team. The former A's skipper, fired by Oakland after the club was swept by Detroit in the 2006 ALCS, replaces Dale Sveum, the interim manager who took over when Ned Yost was let go with a dozen games left in the regular season.

    2008 - Adding another first baseman to an already crowded field at that position, the Royals obtain Mike Jacobs (.247, 32, 93) from the Marlins in exchange for reliever Leo Nuñez (4-1, 2.98). The 28 year-old infielder from Florida gives Kansas City a much-needed left-handed slugger in the middle of the lineup.

    2009 - Tom Ricketts, the Cubs' chairman, makes it clear that the intent of the new ownership is to win a World Championship. At at his introductory press conference, the investment banker tells the media he believes a thoughtful, long-range approach is needed for the team to succeed in overcoming its 101-year absence from the Fall Classic.

    2009 - Freddy Sanchez signs a $12-million, two-year contract extension to stay with the Giants, the team the Pirates traded him to in mid-season in exchange for a minor league pitching prospect. Due to an ailing shoulder, the two-time all-star second baseman and former batting champ played in only 25 games with San Francisco.

    2010 - Defeating San Francisco, the Rangers win their first World Series game in franchise history, 4-2. With the Astros being swept by the White Sox in 2005, the victory is also the first by any Texas team in the Fall Classic, snapping a Lone Star State losing streak of six games.

    2012 - White Sox mid-season pick-ups Brett Myers and Kevin Youkilis are two of six MLB players that are granted free agency.

    2012 - The Tigers announce Jim Leyland’s contract has been extended through 2013, after he managed the team to an American League pennant on a one-year deal this season. The 67-year-old skipper has been a major league manager for 21 years, including the last seven with Detroit, where he led the club to the postseason three times and the World Series twice.

    2013 - Boston captures the World Championship at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918 when they beat the Cardinals, 6-1, in Game 6 of the Fall Classic. The team, that had suffered an 86-year drought between World Series titles, has now won three crowns in the past ten years.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 30...

    1857 - Fries, Pete
    1865 - Nagle, Tom
    1866 - Conway, Pete
    1867 - Delahanty, Ed
    1871 - Freeman, Buck
    1874 - Curran, Sammy
    1880 - Curtis, Fred
    1886 - Sommers, Rudy
    1888 - McHale, Marty
    1891 - Deal, Charlie
    1894 - Dillinger, Harley
    1895 - Healy, Thomas
    1896 - Manion, Clyde
    1898 - Fowler, Jesse
    1898 - Terry, Bill
    1901 - Kellett, Al
    1903 - Heath, Mickey
    1906 - Joiner, Roy
    1913 - Burrows, John
    1914 - Wilkie, Lefty
    1916 - Borom, Red
    1917 - Bragan, Bobby
    1918 - Ordenana, Tony
    1921 - Kehn, Chet
    1921 - Abernathy, Ted
    1927 - Adc0ck, Joe
    1930 - Nicholas, Don

    1935 - Perry, Jim
    1941 - Hart, Jim Ray
    1945 - Skidmore, Roe
    1951 - Poquette, Tom
    1952 - Brennan, Tom

    1957 - Jimenez, Houston
    1959 - Leeper, Dave
    1960 - Tunnell, Lee
    1960 - Perry, Gerald
    1960 - Escobar, Jose
    1960 - Valle, Dave
    1961 - Johnson, Joe
    1961 - Garrelts, Scott
    1962 - Portugal, Mark
    1962 - Tartabull, Danny

    1966 - Ettles, Mark
    1968 - McCarthy, Greg
    1968 - Plantenberg, Erik
    1975 - Dominique, Andy
    1975 - Scutero, Marco
    1976 - Coggin, David
    1978 - Matos, Luis
    1979 - Bartlett, Jason
    1980 - Jacobs, Mike
    1980 - Nix, Laynce
    1981 - Snell, Ian
    1982 - Albaladejo, Jonathan
    1982 - Hernandez, Anderson
    1982 - Parra, Manny
    1984 - Robinson, Shane
    1986 - Jennings, Desmond
    1987 - Kelly, Ryan
    1990 - Panik, Joe
    1990 - Schuster, Patrick

    Baseball Deaths on October 30...

    1886 - Graham, Bernie
    1919 - Lattimore, Bill
    1931 - Hornung, Joe
    1931 - Tyng, Jim
    1935 - Brodie, Steve
    1936 - Morrissey, Jack
    1943 - Whitney, Frank
    1951 - Woods, Walt
    1956 - Midkiff, Dick
    1957 - Beebe, Fred
    1965 - Fohl, Lee
    1966 - Pearson, Alex
    1966 - Barrett, Dick
    1966 - Cecil, Rex
    1970 - Welsh, Jimmy
    1971 - Harding, Charlie
    1974 - Shevlin, Jimmy
    1978 - Diggs, Reese
    1982 - Woods, Pinky
    1988 - Walter, Bernie
    1996 - Thorpe, Bob
    1998 - Schmees, George
    2001 - Lucadello, Johnny
    2005 - Allen, Bob
    2005 - Lopez, Al

    2009 - Schultz, Howie
    2011 - Scott, Mickey
    2013 - Currie, Bill
    2015 - Siebern, Norm



Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by BillSharp on October 29, 2017, 10:57:06 am »
Charlie Tilson made an appearance in the AFL, 0 FER 4.

Mendick 1 fer 4, 2 rbi
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on October 29, 2017, 12:01:57 am »

    On October 29 in Baseball History...

    1889 - The National League's Giants defeat the Brooklyn Bridegrooms of the American Association, 3-2, to win the World's Championship Series, a precursor to the modern-day World Series. The nine-game postseason matchup is the Big Apple's first 'Subway Series', although that type of transportation will not available until 1904.

    1920 - In a move less heralded than the acquisition of Babe Ruth earlier in the year, the Yankees hire Red Sox skipper Ed Barrow to be the team's general manager. Under the future Hall of Famer's leadership over the next quarter-century, the Bronx Bombers will win 14 American League pennants and 10 World Series championships.

    1928 - The Giants trade Lefty O’Doul to the Phillies in exchange for an outfielder named Freddy Leach. O'Doul, who started his career as a left-handed pitcher, will lead the league in hitting with a .398 batting average next season and will be the runner-up for the MVP to Rogers Hornsby.

    1931 - A’s southpaw Lefty Grove is named the American League’s MVP. The future Hall of Famer posts a 31-4 (.886) record while compiling a league-leading ERA of 2.08 for first place Philadelphia.  He led the league in strikeouts for the seventh straight season and topped all pitchers in winning percentage, ERA and complete games.

    1942 - Branch Rickey, the innovator of the farm systems which helped to build a strong Redbird franchise, resigns as the Cardinals’ vice president. Three days later, the Dodgers will announce the Mahatma has been named president of the Brooklyn club, a move that will help to fill the void created by Brooklyn's general manager Larry MacPhail's enlistment in the army to serve in World War II.

    1945 - Happy Chandler, who had continued to serve in the U.S. Senate after becoming commissioner, resigns his political office. He will move the commissioner's quarters to Cincinnati.

    1949 - The White Sox make arguably their best trade ever, sending catcher Joe Tipton, who hit .204 in his one season in Chicago, to the Athletics for young Nellie Fox.

    1969 - Tom Seaver, who won 25 games to help lead the Mets to one of the most unlikely championships in baseball history, is voted the NL Cy Young Award winner.

    1975 - As their overwhelming choice, the Baseball Writers Association of American selects Fred Lynn (.331, 21, 105) as the American League Rookie of the Year. The 22-year old Red Sox all-star outfielder receives 23.5 out 24 first place votes with teammate Jim Rice getting the other .5.

    1979 - Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays, one of the game's most popular players, severs all ties with major league baseball when he accepts a public relations job with an Atlantic City c@sino. Due to the gambling aspect of the position, he had been given an ultimatum by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to disassociate himself from the national pastime.

    1981 - Bill Giles, Phillies vice president for the past 11 years, heads a group that purchases the club for just over $30 million, the highest price paid to date for a major-league club. Giles is the son of longtime NL president Warren C. Giles.

    1985 - Cardinal pitcher Joaquin Andujar is suspended for the first ten games of next season as a result of bumping Don Denkinger twice during his World Series Game 7 dispute with the home plate umpire over balls and strikes calls.

    1991 - Braves skipper Bobby Cox becomes the first person to be named the Manager of the Year in both leagues when he is selected by the BBWAA as the National League's top field boss. The 50-year old former third baseman, who won the AL honor with the Blue Jays in 1985, led Atlanta to their first pennant, after the team finished with the worst record in baseball during the previous season.

    1991 - Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as the Yankee manager. During his four-year reign as the Bronx Bomber skipper, the 36-year old will compile a 313-268 (.539) record capturing the American League Manager of the Year award and AL East title in 1994 and the league's first wild card the following year.

    2001 - Commissioner Bud Selig says major league baseball is considering eliminating two teams by the start of next season. Contraction would include the Montreal Expos and either the Minnesota Twins or the Florida Marlins.

    2002 - Bringing the total to seven this month, three new managers are named including Ned Yost (Brewers), Ken Macha (A's) and Eric Wedge (Indians). Being younger than two of his players (Ellis Burks and Omar Vizquel), the Tribe's skipper, at the age of 34, becomes youngest manager in the major leagues. 

    2006 - Silas Simmons, the oldest baseball player who ever lived, passes away at St. Petersburg's Westminster Suncoast retirement community in Florida. The 111-year old was a southpaw hurler in the Negro Leagues for 17 years and played for the Homestead Grays, New York Lincoln Giants, and Cuban All-Stars.

    2008 - Playing three innings at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies complete the first-ever suspended game in World Series history beating the Rays, 4-3, in Game 5 to win the Fall Classic. It is only the second World Championship in franchise history, and the first since 1980.

    2009 - Derek Jeter is the recipient of this year's Roberto Clemente Award, an honor given to a player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, and community involvement. The 35-year-old Yankee captain joins 13 Hall of Famers and former Bronx Bombers Ron Guidry and Don Baylor in winning the prestigious prize.

    2010 - Sandy Alderson is officially introduced as the Mets' new general manager at a Citi Field news conference. The 62-year old Harvard Law School graduate, who has served as the former president and GM of the A's and chief executive officer of the Padres, is being allowed to leave his current administrative position with MLB to take the challenging role of rebuilding the directionless organization, that includes the hiring of a new manager for the team.

    2010 - Joe Girardi finalizes a new three-year contract with the Yankees to remain the team's manager. During the season it had been rumored that the Illinois native and former Cub catcher might have an interest to replace the retiring Lou Piniella as the Chicago skipper, a position recently filled by interim Mike Quade.

    2013 - The Oakland Athletics signed Philip Humber as a free agent.

    2013 - Jose Abreu, who defected from Cuba last summer, has finalized a $68 million, six-year deal with the White Sox. The 26 year-old slugger, who batted .360 (9 for 25) with three home runs and nine RBIs for his island nation during the World Baseball Classic in March, is projected to play first base or to be the team's designated hitter, helping to bolster a weak offense that scored the fewest runs in the American League this season, en route to a 63-99 record.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 29...

    1852 - Kimber, Sam
    1859 - Reccius, John
    1863 - Baldwin, Mark
    1877 - Iburg, Ham
    1882 - Hofman, Solly
    1882 - Browning, Frank
    1883 - Mason, Del
    1888 - Yingling, Earl
    1889 - Kyle, Andy
    1891 - Finneran, Happy
    1897 - Pickup, Ty
    1909 - Winegarner, Ralph
    1923 - Mackinson, John
    1924 - Bamberger, Hal
    1939 - Richert, Pete
    1944 - Neibauer, Gary
    1944 - Bibby, Jim
    1946 - Baker, Frank
    1953 - McGilberry, Randy
    1954 - Young, Kip
    1955 - Brown, Darrell
    1957 - Felton, Terry
    1957 - Stablein, George
    1959 - Barfield, Jesse
    1966 - Combs, Pat
    1967 - Romero, Mandy
    1967 - Elvira, Narciso
    1967 - Gohr, Greg
    1970 - Moore, Kerwin
    1972 - Barker, Richie
    1974 - Dickey, R.A.
    1975 - Garcia, Karim
    1975 - Johnson, Gary
    1975 - Randall, Scott
    1982 - Venable, Will
    1983 - Eveland, Dana
    1984 - Mijares, Jose
    1988 - Hellweg, Johnny
    1990 - Inciarte, Ender
    1990 - White, Tyler
    1991 - Alcantara. Arismendy
    1993 - Read, Raudy

    Baseball Deaths on October 29...

    1909 - Lyston, John
    1923 - Nabors, Jack
    1924 - Snyder, Pop
    1930 - Wright, Gene
    1938 - Daly, Tom
    1938 - Towne, Babe

    1941 - Murdoch, Wilbur
    1941 - Hendrick, Harvey
    1944 - Hardesty, Scott
    1949 - Malarkey, John
    1959 - Fultz, Dave
    1961 - Cafego, Tom
    1965 - Fuller, Frank
    1965 - McKechnie, Bill
    1966 - Grabowski, Al
    1968 - Hohman, Bill
    1972 - Dietz, Dutch
    1973 - Beck, George
    1974 - Kerlin, Orie
    1974 - Wilson, George

    1976 - Malmberg, Harry
    1982 - Sheehan, Tom
    1988 - Cohen, Andy
    1991 - Coker, Jimmie
    1993 - Moore, Anse
    1995 - Niemiec, Al
    1996 - Blackwell, Ewell
    2009 - Fields, Steve


Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on October 28, 2017, 12:18:06 am »

    On October 28 in Baseball History...

    1948 - On Lou Boudreau Day, held in his honor by the citizens of his hometown, Harvey (IL), the Indians skipper tells an audience his Indians were lucky to win the recent World Series. The Cleveland player-manager cites his infielders driving in more than 400 runs and the lack of injuries to key players as reasons why his "third-place" club excelled this season.

    1951 - The Red Sox trade catcher Les Moss and flychaser Tom Wright to the Browns for backstop Gus Niarhos and outfielder Ken Wood. The deal will have little impact in Boston (6th place) and in St. Louis (7th place) as both teams will finish in the second division.

    1953 - Red Barber resigns as a Brooklyn Dodger broadcaster and will take the 'catbird' seat with the rival New York Yankees. The 'Old Redhead' is reported to have left the team because he was upset with Brooklyn owner Walter O'Malley, who refused to support him when he failed to get a higher fee from Gillette, the sponsor of the 1953 World Series on television.

    1954 - Major league owners vote down the sale of the Athletics to a Philadelphia syndicate. A week later Arnold Johnson buys a controlling interest in the Athletics from the Mack family for $3.5 million and moves the team to Kansas City.

    1958 - On Candlestick Point, an area in which the rocks resembled candlesticks, construction begins on the Giants' new ballpark in San Francisco. The transplanted team will play their games at Seals Stadium until a new ballpark on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay is ready.

    1961 - Ground is broken for the Flushing Meadow Stadium. The future home of the New York Mets will be known as Shea Stadium in honor of Bill Shea, a lawyer who helped to bring back the National League to the Big Apple.

    1979 - Dick Howser replaces Billy Martin as the Yankee manager. The former Florida State baseball head coach, who spent the previous ten years as the team's third base coach, compiles a 103-59 record leading the team to an American League East championship, but the independent-minded skipper is fired by hands-on owner George Steinbrenner after being swept by Kansas City in the playoffs.

    1981 - After losing the first two games, with the help of Pedro Guerrero's five RBIs and the solid pitching of Bert Hooton, the Dodgers defeat the Yankees, 9-2, to capture the World Championship in six games. It's the third time this postseason Los Angeles comes from behind to win a series (0-2 behind Astros in the NLDS and 1-2 behind the Expos in the NLCS).

    1988 - The Padres trade Keith Moreland and Chris Brown to the Tigers for pitcher Walt Terrell, who will be dealt, along with a player to be named [Freddie Toliver], to the Yankees July. The mid-season swap will bring Don Schulze and Mike Pagliarulo to San Diego.

    1989 - The A's complete the sweep of the Giants in the earthquake delayed Fall Classic with a 9-6 victory. Dave Stewart, who wins the series MVP, becomes the first hurler to win two games in both the LCS and World Series.

    1995 - In Game 6, Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers combine on a one-hitter to defeat the Indians, 1-0, giving the Braves their third World Championship, the first since moving to Atlanta. David Justice's leadoff homer in the sixth inning off Jim Poole proves to be the difference.

    2001 - Curt Schilling, who named his son Gehrig, receives the 2001 Roberto Clemente Award for his contributions to numerous charities, including ALS which is better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The Diamondback right-hander, who won the World Series opener yesterday, was selected due to his outstanding baseball skills combined with devoted work within the community.

    2001 - With his seventh inning three-run shot off New York's Andy Pettitte, Matt Williams becomes the first player in World Series history to hit home runs with three different teams. The Diamondback third baseman homered in the Fall Classic for the Indians in 1997 and with the Giants in 1989.

    2002 - The Mets, after being unable to get permission to talk to Lou Piniella from Seattle and deciding not to wait ten days after the World Series for the availability of Giant skipper Dusty Baker, give Art Howe a four-year, $9.4 million deal to manage the team. New York's new skipper led the A's to a pair of AL West championships (2000, 2002) with his teams winning 383 games during the last four seasons matching Joe Torre's Yankee total.

    2002 - The Marlins do not renew the contract of John Routh, the 43-year-old man who has been Billy the Marlin, since Florida's first game in 1993. Although 'Billy' will return next season, a new person will be hired to wear the 35-pound costume as the team seeks to increase the mascot's visibility by changing the overall role of the character.

    2002 - Signing the veteran manager to a four-year contract, the Devil Rays name Lou Piniella as their team's new skipper. As compensation to sign 'Sweet Lou' away from Seattle, Tampa Bay sends their All-Star outfielder Randy Winn (.298, 14, 75) to Seattle for minor leaguer Antonio Perez.

    2004 - Jermaine Dye is one of over 60 MLB players that was granted free agency on this date.  Dye would go onto to sign with the Chicago White Sox and help lead them to win the 2005 World Series where he was named World Series MVP.

    2007 - With a 4-3 win over the Rockies at Coors Field, the Red Sox, for the second time in four years, complete a four-game sweep to win the World Series. Terry Francona becomes the first manager to win his first eight games in the Fall Classic.

    2007 - During the middle of Game 4 of the World Series between the Red Sox and the Rockies, reports Alex Rodriguez has decided to opt out of his contract with the Yankees. The timing of the announcement and being a no-show at the game to receive the Hank Aaron Award, which honors the most outstanding offensive performer in each league, is severely criticized by fans and the media.

    2009 - In Game 1, Chase Utley, en route to a record-tying five World Series homers, becomes the first left-handed batter in 81-years to hit two round-trippers off a southpaw in a Fall Classic game. The Philadelphia second baseman, who also set a postseason record by reaching base in 26 straight games with his first-inning walk, goes deep twice off Yankee southpaw CC Sabathia in the Phillies’ 6-1 victory in New York, to match Babe Ruth's performance in the fourth and final game of the 1928 series.

    2010 - Prior to Game 2 of the World Series at AT&T Park, Tim Wakefield receives the Roberto Clemente Award, in recognition of his excellence as a ballplayer and his commitment to the community. The 44-year old Red Sox starter is actively involved with “Pitching in for Kids,” a nonprofit that provides grants to improve the lives of children across New England.

    2011 - After being down by 10.5 games on August 25 for the NL Central Division lead, the Cardinals beat the Rangers at Busch Stadium, 6–2, in Game 7 of the Fall Classic to win their eleventh world championship in franchise history. In Game 6, the Redbirds had been down to their last strike in both the ninth and the 10th inning, but rallied to tie the score and eventually win the game on David Freese's lead-off, walk-off home run to centerfield in the 11th.

    2012 - Marco Scutaro singles home the tie-breaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years.  Pablo Sandoval, who hit three homers in Game 1, is selected Series MVP.  He goes 1 for 5 in Game 4, dropping his series average to .500 (8 for 16).

    2012 - At a press conference held prior to Game 4 at Detroit’s Comerica Park, Clayton Kershaw is named the recipient of the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award, an honor given to a major leaguer who demonstrates the value of helping others by his action off the field. The Dodger right-hander and his wife, Ellen, founded the Kershaw Challenge which includes its cornerstone charity, “Arise Africa,” that helps the couple to build and sustain an orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia known as “Hope’s Home.”

    2013 - In the fifth game of the World Series, Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz ties Billy Hatcher's 1990 World Series record, reaching base in his ninth consecutive plate appearance with a fourth-inning single to extend the streak that began in Game 3. 'Big Papi', the Fall Classic MVP, will hit .688 with a .760 on-base percentage in the six-game series, helping Boston to secure its third World Championship in the past decade.

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox signed Junior Guerra as a free agent.

    2016 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Rymer Liriano from the Milwaukee Brewers on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 28...

    1860 - Sladen, Art
    1863 - Tucker, Tommy
    1864 - Dugdale, Dan
    1867 - Wilson, Bill
    1877 - Adams, Joe
    1877 - Lindaman, Vive
    1879 - Smith, Frank

    1879 - Bowc0ck, Benny
    1883 - Lange, Frank

    1884 - Chadbourne, Chet
    1886 - McDonald, Ed
    1890 - Lavan, Doc
    1892 - McCabe, Bill
    1894 - Bischoff, John
    1896 - Snipes, Roxy

    1896 - Okrie, Frank
    1899 - Jones, Percy
    1900 - Neun, Johnny
    1903 - Boney, Hank
    1904 - Funk, Liz

    1904 - O'Rourke, Joe
    1906 - Clough, Ed
    1907 - Hennessey, George
    1914 - Rigney, Johnny

    1916 - Levy, Ed
    1917 - Page, Joe
    1920 - Wilson, Artie
    1925 - Marquez, Luis
    1926 - Rufer, Rudy
    1931 - Allie, Gair
    1935 - Veale, Bob
    1954 - Stewart, Sammy
    1954 - Rajsich, Gary
    1960 - Knudson, Mark
    1961 - Melvin, Bob

    1964 - Harris, Lenny
    1965 - Casian, Larry

    1966 - Bogar, Tim
    1966 - Guzman, Juan
    1969 - Bullinger, Kirk
    1974 - Looper, Braden
    1981 - McLouth, Nate
    1982 - Bonderman, Jeremy
    1982 - Lerew, Anthony
    1983 - Caridad, Esmailin
    1986 - Thole, Josh
    1987 - Lawrence, Casey
    1988 - Joseph, Corban

    Baseball Deaths on October 28...

    1879 - Hallinan, Jimmy
    1904 - Field, Sam
    1907 - Kennedy, Ted
    1925 - Wilson, Willy
    1937 - Shallix, Gus
    1937 - Whiting, Jesse
    1942 - Coogan, Dan
    1948 - Ellam, Roy
    1952 - Lawson, Bob
    1965 - Barbare, Walter
    1969 - Rullo, Joe
    1969 - Callahan, Dave
    1970 - Martini, Wedo
    1979 - Ingram, Mel
    1983 - Sanders, Ray
    1987 - McClanahan, Pete
    1988 - Tyriver, Dave
    1993 - Seeds, Bob

    1993 - Koonce, Cal
    1996 - Samuels, Joe
    2000 - Cedeno, Andujar
    2011 - Adams, Ricky




Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by BillSharp on October 27, 2017, 12:16:50 am »
Zavala 2 fer 4, HR

Mendick 2 fer 4, HR, SB

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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on October 27, 2017, 12:01:33 am »

    On October 27 in Baseball History...

    1954 - Former Yankees superstar Joe DiMaggio's and actress Marilyn Monroe's well-publicized stormy marriage ends in divorce. The famous movie star filed on the grounds of mental cruelty, just 274 days after the wedding.

    1960 - Trying to jump ahead of the NL, the AL admits Los Angeles and Washington to the league with plans to have the new clubs begin competition in 1961. Calvin Griffith is given permission to move the existing Washington Senators franchise to Minnesota. League president Joe Cronin says the AL will play a 162-game schedule, with 18 games against each opponent.

    1962 - The Tigers begin an eighteen-game tour of Japan. Detroit will compile a 12-4-2 record against their opponents from the 'Land of the Rising Sun'.

    1972 - The Braves trade outfielder Rico Carty, who led the National League in 1970 batting .366, to the Rangers for hurler Jim Panther. The 28 year-old right-hander will post a 2-3 record with an ERA of 7.14 for Atlanta in his final season in the major leagues, and the traded outfielder will retire in 1979 finishing his 15-year career with a lifetime .299 batting average.

    1980 - In a shocking announcement, Astros owner John McMullen fires president and GM Tal Smith, replacing him with Al Rosen, former GM of the Yankees. Smith will soon be named Major League Executive of the Year. The move prompts a rebellion among the Astros 20 limited owners (who together own over 60 percent of the club), and on Nov. 24 McMullen will give up his sole authority to run the club, accepting a position on the club's newly formed executive committee instead.

    1985 - The Royals become the sixth team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win the Fall Classic when series MVP Bret Saberhagen, who became a new dad yesterday, blanks the Cardinals on five hits, 11-0. Kansas City is the first team in World Series history to lose its first two games at home and then come back to win the World Championship.

    1986 - In another dramatic comeback win, the Mets defeat the Red Sox, 8-5 to win Game 7 of the Fall Classic to become World Champions for the second time in the 25-year franchise history. Third baseman Ray Knight makes amends for an earlier error by hitting a home run which puts the Mets ahead for good in the seventh inning.

    1989 - After a ten day delay due to the earthquake, the World Series resumes with the A's beating the Giants in Game 3, 13-7. Oakland joins the 1928 Yankees as only the second team in major league history to hit five home runs in a Fall Classic contest.

    1991 - In a Game Seven that rivals any in World Series history, the Braves and Twins go scoreless through nine innings. Lonnie Smith is decoyed into pausing at second base to keep him from scoring the winner for Atlanta in the eighth. Gene Larkin's single over a drawn-in outfield in the 10th is the difference in the first extra-inning Game Seven in 67 years. Jack Morris, who pitches the 1-0 shutout, is named Series MVP.

    1996 - In Game 6, the Bronx Bombers win their first World Series since 1978 beating the Braves in the Bronx, 3-2. The Fall Classic had begun with two stunning defeats to the reigning World Champs at Yankee Stadium, 12-1 and 4-0.

    1998 - President Clinton signed a bill overturning part of baseball's 70-year-old antitrust exemption, putting baseball on a par with other professional sports on labor matters. The new law overrides part of a 1922 Supreme Court ruling that exempted baseball from antitrust laws on grounds that it was not interstate commerce. That exemption deprived baseball players of protections enjoyed by other professional athletes and that players' association blamed for contributing to baseball's eight work stoppages since 1972, including the disastrous 232-day strike in 1994-95.

    1999 - The Yankees, behind the solid pitching of Roger Clemens, sweep their second straight Fall Classic beating the Braves, 4-1. Atlanta joins the New York Giants (1910-19) as the only teams to lose four World Series in a decade.

    2000 - New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani thinks it is okay for children to take a day off from school to watch the Yankees' ticker-tape parade. His Honor, believing baseball can be an educational experience, has allowed his own kids, Andrew and Caroline, to miss classes in the past to watch the Bronx Bombers' postseason celebrations.

    2000 - The Mets, this year's runner-up in the Subway Series, turn down New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's invitation to be part of the parade for the World Champion Yankees down the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan.

    2002 - In the team's 42nd season, the Angels finally win a World Series title by beating the Giants, 4-1, in Game 7 at Edison Field. Garret Anderson's three-run double provides enough offense for John Lackey to become the first rookie to win a seventh game since 1909 when Babe Adams accomplished the feat for the Pirates.

    2003 - The Red Sox announce Grady Little's contract will not be renewed. The manager, who won 188 games during his two seasons with Boston, was severely criticized for not removing a tiring Pedro Martinez in the seventh inning of Game 7 of the ALCS, giving the Yankees an opportunity to tie the score in their eventual extra-inning pennant-winning victory.

    2004 - Under the moon’s reddish tint caused by a lunar eclipse, the Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918. In one of the most dominating Fall Classic performances, Boston, who never trailed during the four games, blanks the Cardinals, 3-0, to complete the sweep.

    2004 - After a 10-day on-line auction and 240 bids, Barry Bonds' 700th home run ball goes for $804,129. Steve Williams, who came up with the milestone ball in SBC’s left field bleachers on September 17, announced he was quitting his day job as a broker's assistant, but hadn’t decided what to do with the windfall.

    2006 - At the new Busch Stadium, the Cardinals beat the heavily favored Tigers, 4-2, in Game 5 of the Fall Classic to win their first world championship since 1982. With a 83-78 record, St. Louis, who lost 10 of their last 14 regular season games, won less games than any World Series champion in baseball history.

    2006 - After leading the Padres to two consecutive NL West titles, Bruce Bochy, with a year left on his contract, leaves San Diego, to become the manager of the division rival, San Francisco Giants. The 51-year-old skipper, who compiled a 951-975 (.494) record during his 12 seasons in the Friars dugout, signs a three-year deal worth approximately $6 million.

    2007 - In the first Fall Classic game ever played in Colorado, Daisuke Matsuzaka becomes the first Japanese starting pitcher in World Series history, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits in 5.1 innings, to get the win against the Rockies in the 10-5 Red Sox Game 3 victory. After paying $51.1 million for the rights to negotiate with the right-hander, Boston obtained 'Dice-K' from the Seibu Lions signing the World Baseball Classic MVP to a 6-year deal worth $52 million.

    2008 - After playing in drenching steady rain until the middle of the sixth inning at Citizens Bank Park, Game 5 of the World Series is suspended making it the first Fall Classic contest to start and not be played to completion. The 2-2 tied game between the Rays and hometown Phillies, who are one victory away from a world championship, will resume tomorrow at the point the rain delay stopped play.

    2009 - General manager Ed Wade announces Brad Mills has agreed to a two-year contract, with a team option for the third, to become the Astros' manager, replacing Dave Clark who served as interim manager when Cecil Cooper was fired in September. The 52-year-old, who for the past six seasons has been Terry Francona's bench coach with the Red Sox, has never managed in the majors, but spent 11 seasons as a minor league skipper with the Cubs, Rockies and Dodgers.

    2011 - In Game 6, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 10-9 in 11 innings to even the World Series at three games each. David Freese drives in two runs with a triple with two outs in the 9th to tied the game at 7-7.  Josh Hamilton's two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning gave the Rangers a 9-7 lead but St. Louis scores two runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 9-9.  St. Louis wins it in the bottom of the 11th on a lead off walk off home run by David Freese.

    2012 - The San Francisco Giants take a three game lead in the 2012 World Series as they shutout the Detroit Tigers 2-0 before a crowd of 42,262 at Comerica Park.

    2013 - The San Diego State University baseball team continues their tradition in which every player dons a costume during a late-October intra-squad scrimmage. The Aztec's third annual Halloween Game at Tony Gwynn Stadium, which is open to the public, features team members dressed as the Jamaican Bobsled Team, social media apps, a Leprechaun, as well as Captain America and Captain Underwear.

    2013 - The Red Sox win the first World Series game to ever end on a pickoff, beating the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game 4 of the Fall Classic. Kolten Wong, a 23 year-old rookie pinch-running for Allen Craig, is caught off first base by Boston closer Koji Uehara, ending the Busch Stadium contest with the dangerous Carlos Beltran at the plate.

    2015 - Michael Conforto becomes the third player to accomplish the World Series Triple Crown, playing in the Little League World Series (2014 Redmond LL, WA), the College World Series (2013 Oregon State) and the MLB World Series (2015 Mets). The two other major leaguers who have participated in the rare event are Jason Varitek (1984 Altamonte Springs LL, FL, 1994 Georgia Tech, and the 2004 Red Sox) and Ed Vosberg (1973 Tucson LL, AZ, 1980 University of Arizona, and the 1997 Marlins).

    2015 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Jacob Turner from Chicago Cubs on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on October 27...

    1856 - Hoffman, Hickey
    1858 - Mulvey, Joe
    1866 - Healy, John
    1869 - Pedroes, Chick
    1876 - Dougherty, Patsy
    1877 - Kuhns, Charlie
    1878 - Barry, Shad
    1889 - Emerson, Chester
    1890 - Allen, John
    1894 - Bold, Charlie
    1896 - Huber, Clarence
    1900 - Proctor, Red
    1901 - Smith, George
    1902 - Keesey, Jim
    1904 - Bennett, Frank
    1917 - Patrick, Bob
    1918 - Albosta, Ed
    1919 - Richmond, Don
    1922 - Kiner, Ralph
    1922 - Rice, Del
    1933 - Green, Pumpsie
    1936 - Stange, Lee
    1940 - Valle, Hector
    1945 - Lum, Mike
    1946 - Austin, Rick
    1949 - Burton, Jim
    1952 - Vuckovich, Pete

    1952 - Flores, Gil
    1952 - Travers, Bill
    1953 - Washington, U.L.
    1953 - Bonnell, Barry
    1960 - Nieto, Tom
    1960 - Shepherd, Ron
    1961 - Swift, Bill
    1962 - Dunne, Mike
    1962 - Bell, Terry
    1963 - Bell, Eric
    1963 - Roberts, Bip
    1965 - Moore, Bobby
    1970 - Swann, Pedro
    1971 - Forster, Scott
    1972 - Radke, Brad
    1973 - Johnson, Jason
    1974 - Stark, Dennis
    1977 - Masaoka, Onan
    1980 - Jimenez, Kelvin
    1983 - Clevlen, Brent
    1983 - Prado, Martin
    1985 - Waldrop, Kyle
    1986 - Beato, Pedro
    1986 - Niese, Jon
    1987 - Jackson, Jay
    1987 - Paulsen, Ben
    1988 - Rivera, T. J.
    1989 - Garvin, Grayson
    1989 - Tejada, Ruben
    1990 - Perez, Carlos
    1990 - Wheeler, Jason
    1995 - Mejia, Francisco

    Baseball Deaths on October 27...

    1915 - Hoffman, Hickey
    1921 - Kuehne, Bill
    1928 - West, Billy
    1936 - Black, Dave
    1945 - Hannifin, Jack
    1945 - Shafer, Taylor
    1951 - Brock, John
    1951 - McElveen, Pryor
    1955 - Griffith, Clark
    1959 - Koestner, Elmer
    1959 - Perry, Scott
    1967 - Bailey, Bill
    1969 - Jamieson, Charlie
    1973 - Tate, Bennie
    1977 - Littlejohn, Carlisle
    1977 - Lynn, Red
    1978 - Walberg, Rube
    1979 - Wiedemeyer, Charlie
    1980 - Loftus, Frank
    1984 - Helf, Hank
    1988 - Steiner, Ben
    2006 - Niekro, Joe
    2008 - Goetz, John
    2008 - Levy, Ed
    2010 - Fodge, Gene
    2013 - Erautt, Eddie

Chicago White Sox / Re: Other Sports
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wish I knew. No one is talking
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His kids must be older... That is a lot of white.
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Shoe, what went on between the parents of Ayo and THT? Sounds like quite the drama?
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