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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 22, 2018, 12:28:22 am »

    On November 22 in Baseball History...

    1890 - The Philadelphia Athletics are expelled from the American Association for violating the league's constitution. A new team is placed in the 'City of Brotherly Love' and franchises are also awarded to Boston, Washington and Chicago.

    1908 - The Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda University in Tokyo, 5-0, in the first game between a Japanese team and American professionals.

    1932 - Charley Gelbert shatters his leg in a hunting accident. The Cardinals' shortstop will return as a part-time infielder in 1935, playing until 1940.

    1934 - The Cubs trade Guy Bush, Jim Weaver, and Babe Herman to the Pirates for Larry French and Fred Lindstrom.

    1952 - The writers vote Harry Byrd (15-15, 3.31 ERA) of the Athletics as the American League Rookie of the Year.

    1954 - The Pirates purchase the contract of Roberto Clemente from Montreal, the Dodgers’ AAA farm club.

    1957 - Mickey Mantle edges Ted Williams, 233 to 209, to win the American League Most Valuable Player. Williams, at 39 years of age, led the league in hitting with a .388 average, hit 38 home runs, and compiled a slugging average of .731. Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey fumes at the news, noting that two Chicago writers listed Williams in the ninth and tenth places on their ballots.

    1957 - After 22 seasons, Larry Goetz is unwillingly 'retired' as a National League umpire by Warren Giles. The discharged arbitrator had been critical of the Senior Circuit because of the league's refusal to include umps in the players' pension fund.

    1960 - The American League proposes that both leagues expand to nine teams in 1961 and begin interleague play. There will be expansion in the American League in 1961, but interleague play does not arrive until 1997.

    1961 - Right fielder Frank Robinson is the first Reds player in 21 years to win the National League Most Valuable Player, taking 219 of 224 possible votes.

    1965 - Baltimore outfielder Curt Blefary edges Angels pitcher Marcelino Lopez for American League Rookie of the Year honors.

    1967 - Rod Carew (.292, 8, 51) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Receiving 19 of 20 first place votes, the Twins' second baseman easily outdistances Reggie Smith of the Red Sox.

    1968 - Johnny Bench, who kept his freshman status by missing the final three games of the 1967 season due to a hand injury, is named the National League's Rookie of the Year by the narrowest of margins. The 20 year-old Reds' catcher edges Mets' southpaw Jerry Koosman for the award when Chicago American veteran scribe Jim Enight splits his choice because he "couldn't vote for one and ignore the other".

    1971 - The Indians' freshman first baseman, Chris Chambliss (.275, 9, 48), wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award, receiving 11 of 24 first place votes cast by the BBWAA. The runner-up is Bill Parsons who is named on five writers' ballots after compiling a 13-17 record along with a 3.20 ERA for the Brewers this season.

    1972 - Johnny Bench wins the National League Most Valuable Player, 263 to 211 for runner-up Billy Williams. It is Bench's second award in three years.

    1977 - Terry Forster, the American League saves leader in 1974 with the White Sox, signs a big contract with the Dodgers becoming the team's first free agent. Last season, the southpaw compiled a 6-4 record with a 4.43 ERA pitching for the Pirates and will post an 11-13 record during his 5 years in Los Angeles.

    1977 - The Yankees sign free-agent Rich 'Goose' Gossage to a six-year 2.75 million dollar contract. The future Hall of Famer closer had 26 saves and a 1.26 ERA for the Pirates last season.

    1977 - Expo outfielder Andre Dawson (.282, 19, 65) wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award by a single vote over the Mets' Steve Henderson (.297, 12, 65). New York obtained Henderson in the Seaver trade with the Reds.

    1978 - Second baseman Lou Whitaker, who batted .285 for the Tigers, wins the American League Rookie of the Year, receiving 21 of 28 votes.

    1982 - Second baseman Steve Sax is named National League Rookie of the Year, the fourth consecutive Dodger to win the award. Sax hit .282 and stole 49 bases as the replacement for Davey Lopes in the Los Angeles infield.

    1983 - Ron Kittle (.254 ,35, 100) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award beating out Indians' infielder Julio Franco (.273, 8, 80) and Orioles' hurler Mike Boddicker (16-8, 2.77). The free-swinging White Sox outfielder struck out a league-leading 150 times.

    1984 - Mariner first baseman/DH Alvin Davis (.284, 27, 116) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award easily outdistancing his teammate, southpaw Mark Langston, and Twins' outfielder Kirby Puckett.

    1989 - Kirby Puckett becomes the first major league player ever to sign a contract that calls for an average salary of $3 million per year when he inks a pact with the Twins for $9 million over three years.

    1996 - The soil is poured at Tropicana Field making it the first dirt infield on an artificial-turf field since Busch Stadium in 1975. Typically, dirt is usually only found around the bases and home plate when synthetic grass is employed.

    2000 - Although offered more money by three other clubs, switch hitting shortstop Jose Valentin elects to stay with the White Sox signing a three-year deal with a fourth-year option worth $5 million a year.

    2003 - The oldest player in the major leagues next season could still be Jesse Orosco (2-2, 7.68). The 46-year old southpaw reliever agrees to a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks and will earn an $800,000 salary when he is added to the big league roster.

    2004 - At a lunch time celebration at Union Station which includes a protest, the recently relocated Washington National League franchise announces its new name, logo and colors. Using the official original name of the district’s team which used the nickname the Senators from 1901-56, the club clad in red, white, blue and gold will be known as the Nationals.

    2006 - The Dodgers sign free-agent Juan Pierre to a five-year, $44 million deal. The speedy center fielder did not miss a game during his last four seasons playing with Florida and the Chicago Cubs.

    2010 - Joey Votto, receiving 31 of 32 first-place votes, is the overwhelming choice of the BBWAA to be the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The Reds' first baseman, who helped Cincinnati reach the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, hit .324 and led the major leagues with a .424 on-base percentage.

    2011 - Major League Baseball and the Players Association sign a memorandum of understanding on a new five-year Basic Agreement, ensuring fans of uninterrupted baseball through the 2016 season. The new deal includes mandatory testing of blood for HGH, 15 teams in each league by 2013, another round of playoffs, two more Wild Card teams, and the expansion of the use of instant replay.

    2011 - Ryan Braun (.332, 33, 111) becomes the first Brewer to be selected as the Most Valuable Player since 1989 when Robin Yount won the award. The Milwaukee left fielder, who was listed first on 20 ballots and second on the rest of the 32 writers' ballots, outpointed runner-up LA's Matt Kemp (.324, 39, 126) in the overall voting, 388-332.

    2013 - The St. Louis Cardinals traded David Freese and Fernando Salas to the Anaheim Angels in exchange for Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk.

    2016 - President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to broadcaster Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers for the past 67 seasons. The recently retired play-by-play announcer joins other baseball notables, including Hank Aaron, Moe Berg, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Ted Williams, and Stan Musial, to have received the nation's highest civilian honor.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 22...

    1863 - Hamburg, Charlie
    1866 - O'Neil, Denny
    1890 - Roche, Jack
    1892 - Schwert, Pi
    1896 - Hollahan, Bill
    1901 - Rice, Harry
    1901 - Tauscher, Walt
    1907 - Bartell, Dick
    1914 - Pitko, Alex
    1916 - Cieslak, Ted
    1926 - Burdette, Lew
    1931 - Hertweck, Neal
    1936 - Gaines, Joe
    1943 - Blasingame, Wade
    1945 - Riddleberger, Denny
    1946 - Acosta, Cy
    1946 - McKinney, Rich

    1947 - Morlan, John
    1949 - Chiles, Rich
    1950 - Luzinski, Greg

    1950 - Bostock, Lyman
    1953 - Matula, Rick
    1955 - Rhomberg, Kevin
    1955 - Tolleson, Wayne

    1958 - Guetterman, Lee
    1958 - Wright, Ricky
    1960 - Ward, Colin
    1960 - Walter, Gene
    1962 - Hoover, John
    1965 - Benjamin, Mike
    1972 - Andujar, Luis

    1972 - Payton, Jay
    1973 - Ledee, Ricky
    1974 - Nathan, Joe
    1980 - Gomes, Jonny
    1981 - Villarreal, Oscar
    1984 - Petit, Yusmeiro
    1985 - Ottavino. Adam
    1986 - Dominguez, Chris
    1988 - Pomeranz, Drew
    1988 - Romine, Austin
    1991 - Nicolino, Justin
    1992 - Aquino, Jayson

    Baseball Deaths on November 22...

    1906 - Cotter, Tom
    1911 - Cermak, Ed
    1927 - McGlone, John
    1934 - Swett, Pop
    1942 - Caffyn, Ben
    1945 - Carroll, Dick
    1948 - Emmerich, Bob
    1949 - Brame, Erv
    1954 - Gibson, Charlie
    1955 - Murphy, Danny
    1956 - Carlyle, Roy
    1983 - Short, Dave

    1990 - Bowman, Joe
    1991 - Zimmerman, Roy
    1995 - Smith, Art

    2003 - Just, Joe
    2006 - Dobson, Pat
    2007 - Wood, Ken
    2010 - Underwood, Tom
    2012 - Rowe, Ken
    2014 - Grate, Don
    2014 - Quirk, Art
    2015 - Branca, Ralph



Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 21, 2018, 12:46:37 am »

    On November 21 in Baseball History...

    1911 - Hal Chase resigns as Highlanders manager after the team finishes in sixth place with a 76 -76 won-loss record. The former skipper will remain with New York as a player until he is traded to the White Sox during the 1913 season.

    1934 - The Yankees purchase Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. The son of Italian immigrants will be one of the three brothers to play in the major leagues.

    1949 - Bill Veeck sells the Indians for $2.2 million to a local syndicate headed by Ellis Ryan. Hank Greenberg will be general manager.

    1952 - Receiving 19 of 24 first place votes, Dodger hurler Joe Black (15-4, 2.15, 85) is selected as the National League's Rookie of the Year. Hoyt Wilhelm, Dick Groat and Eddie Mathews also garner first place votes.

    1956 - Don Newcombe, who won the l949 Rookie of the Year Award, takes home both the National League Most Valuable Player and the first-ever Cy Young Award.

    1960 - Bob Scheffing signs to manage the Tigers after the job is turned down by Casey Stengel.

    1970 - Mets' outfielder Tommy Agee becomes the first non-pitcher to win a Gold Glove in each league. The New York flycatcher also won the honor with the White Sox during his 1966 Rookie of the Year season.

    1972 - Boston's Carlton Fisk is the first-ever unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year. The catcher hit 22 home runs and led the American League East with a .293 average. Mets pitcher Jon Matlack is named the National League Rookie of the Year.

    1972 - Jon Matlack (15-10, 2.32) is selected by the BBWAA as National League Rookie of the Year. The 22-year old Mets southpaw becomes the second player in team history to win the award joining teammate Tom Seaver, who copped the honor in 1967.

    1973 - Pete Rose wins the National League Most Valuable Player in a controversial vote, edging out Willie Stargell. Rose led the league with 230 hits and won his third batting crown with a .338 mark. Stargell led with 44 home runs, 119 RBI, and a.646 slugging average while batting .299.

    1977 - Orioles first baseman Eddie Murray is named American League Rookie of the Year.

    1978 - Bob Horner of the Braves edges Padres shortstop Ozzie Smith to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Horner batted .266 with 23 home runs in just 323 at bats.

    1983 - Mets' outfielder Darryl Strawberry breaks the Los Angeles' four-year stronghold on the Rookie of the Year Award when he becomes the first non-Dodger to win the honor since 1978. Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Howe, Fernando Valenzuela and Steve Sax had been the previous winners.

    1989 - The Yankees sign Pascual Pérez to a three-year, $5.7 million contract. The free-agent deal will prove to be disastrous for New York when the right-handed starter spends 150 weeks on the disabled list and will be suspended for the entire 1992 season after failing another drug test.

    1989 - Giants outfielder Kevin Mitchell, who led the big leagues with 47 home runs and 125 RBI, wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

    1990 - Mike Boddicker, 17-8 with Boston this season, signs a three-year deal with the Royals as a free agent worth approximately $9 million. The 33 year-old right-hander is slated to be the #2 starter in John Wathan's rotation, behind two-time Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen.

    1991 - After raising his batting average over 80 points from last season, Terry Pendleton (.319, 22, 86) wins the National League's Most Valuable Player Award. The Braves' third baseman surprisingly out-distances runner-up Pirate outfielder Barry Bonds (.292, 25, 116).

    2000 - Citing statistics to a U.S. Senate panel, commissioner Bud Selig states it is time for 'sweeping changes' in the game's economic make-up raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the current contract expires October 31, 2001.

    2002 - The Expos may play approximately twenty-five percent of their home games in (22 of 81) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Away 'home games' are not unprecedented as the Dodgers played seven games in Newark, N.J. in 1956 and 1957, and the White Sox, filling a void when the Braves left, played nine games in Milwaukee in 1968 and another 11 the following season.

    2002 - In an effort to appeal more to women and families, Major League Baseball announces a partnership with five-year old Women's Pro Softball League recently renamed National Pro Fastpitch. MLB will provide sponsorship support along with giving the softball players a presence at big league events.

    2002 - In the earliest scheduled season opener in major league history, the A's and Mariners will start the season in Tokyo, Japan on March 25. The two-game series will feature recent American League Rookies of the Year Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001).

    2007 - The Angels and Twins free-agent Torii Hunter agree to a five-year deal reportedly worth $90 million. The acquisition of the 32-year old Gold Glove center fielder comes as a surprise because the Halos already have an outstanding outfield which includes Gary Matthews, Jr., Garret Anderson, and Vladimir Guerrero.

    2008 - Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune report a tentative agreement between the White Sox and 19-year old phenom Dayan Viciedo has been reached pending the outcome of a physical. The Cuban infielder/outfielder hopes to get an opportunity to play third base with the Pale Hose, his preferred position.

    2009 - The Mets, in response to the fans' displeasure that little was done to commemorate the team’s past in their new home at Citi Field, announce the V.I.P. entrances will now be named for three of the persons who have had their number retired by the franchise, Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver, and Casey Stengel as well as naming the bridge over the bullpen in honor of William Shea. Additionally, a team Hall of Fame and Museum will be opened, full-color banners of Mets players will be displayed in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, and the light poles in the parking lots will feature team logos.

    2010 - Eleven years after resigning from his last managerial position, former Houston (1994-96) and Anaheim (1997-99) manager Terry Collins is selected to replace Jerry Manuel as the manager of the Mets, who was fired a day after the season ended. The 61-year old skipper, known for alienating some of his players due to his old school approach, has compiled a 444-434 won-loss record, finishing second five of his six years in the dugout.

    2011 - Justin Verlander (24-5, 2.40) is named the American League's Most Valuable Player becoming the first starting pitcher to receive the award since Roger Clemens was honored in 1986. The Tiger right-hander, who won the A.L. Cy Young Award unanimously last week, received 13 of 28 first-place votes and a total of 280 points besting Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who was listed first on four writers' ballots and had 242 points.

    2011 - All-Star reliever Joe Nathan agrees to a reported two-year deal worth $14.5 million to save games for the Rangers. The signing will give Neftali Feliz, the team's current closer, the opportunity to be shifted to the reigning American League champion's starting rotation.

    2011 - According to Dutch police, Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death early this morning. The 24-year-old Dutch player's younger brother is under arrest and is being questioned about the killing.

    2012 - The Chicago White Sox signed Dewayne Wise as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 21...

    1851 - Mathews, Bobby
    1854 - Bennett, Charlie
    1855 - Valentine, John
    1865 - Swartzel, Park
    1869 - Clingman, Billy
    1870 - Beam, Alex
    1880 - Murch, Simmy
    1885 - Hetling, Gus
    1886 - Clemens, Clem
    1893 - Hasbrook, Ziggy

    1897 - High, Andy
    1898 - Zink, Walter
    1899 - Gibson, Charlie
    1899 - Swentor, Augie

    1901 - Fry, Johnson
    1905 - Mallon, Les
    1905 - Lindstrom, Freddie
    1908 - Richards, Paul

    1914 - Jorgensen, Pinky
    1914 - Scharein, George
    1920 - Musial, Stan
    1924 - Hacker, Warren

    1935 - Bertell, Dick
    1937 - Balsamo, Tony
    1940 - McCraw, Tommy

    1943 - Patterson, Daryl
    1952 - Almon, Bill

    1954 - Hargesheimer, Alan
    1954 - Wilson, Gary
    1955 - Peters, Rick
    1958 - Mason, Mike
    1959 - Barkley, Jeff
    1959 - Terry, Scott
    1960 - Eichhorn, Mark
    1962 - Schofield, Dick
    1967 - Cromer, Tripp
    1967 - Cox, Darron
    1969 - Griffey, Jr., Ken

    1971 - Roper, John
    1973 - Beverlin, Jason
    1973 - Erdos, Todd
    1973 - Murray, Dan
    1975 - Meadows, Brian
    1979 - Canizares, Barbaro
    1980 - Blalock, Hank
    1981 - Cruz, Enrique
    1983 - Marte, Andy
    1984 - Berry, Quintin
    1988 - Lamarre, Ryan

    1988 - West, Matt
    1989 - Pirela, Jose
    1989 - Stock, Robert
    1992 - De Los Santos, Abel
    1992 - Garcia, Jason

    Baseball Deaths on November 21...

    1898 - Hague, Bill
    1926 - Shaffer, John
    1928 - Lohman, Pete
    1934 - Glade, Fred
    1938 - Wolfe, Polly

    1947 - Doyle, Slow Joe
    1954 - Eubanks, Uel
    1957 - Morris, Bugs

    1958 - Ott, Mel
    1962 - Hilcher, Whitey
    1963 - Hock, Ed
    1966 - Miller, Hack
    1971 - Branch, Norm
    1974 - Pettit, Leon
    1977 - Willis, Ron
    1982 - Marrow, Buck
    1982 - McCormick, Frank
    1987 - Cooke, Dusty
    1988 - Hubbell, Carl
    1991 - Stephens, Bryan
    1996 - Cook, Earl
    2010 - Kuczek,  Steve
    2011 - Halman, Greg
    2013 - Palagyi, Mike
    2013 - Werley, George
    2015 - Dineen, Kerry
    2015 - Johnson, Ken
    2016 - Fisher, Tom






Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox - Trades and Rumors
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Cubs claim LHP Ian Clarkin off waivers from White Sox;
Dylan Cease among 4 added to Sox roster

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Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
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    On November 20 in Baseball History...

    1934 - Seventeen-year-old Eiji Sawamura gives up one hit, a home run to Lou Gehrig, as the touring American All-Stars win in Japan, 1-0. At one point Sawamura strikes out four future Hall of Famers in a row: Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Gehrig.

    1952 - The writers name Cubs slugger Hank Sauer as the National League Most Valuable Player. The Cubs finished in fifth place, despite Sauer's 37 home runs and 121 RBI.

    1952 - Commissioner Ford Frick states his belief that the Pacific Coast League will eventually reach major league status. The PCL is the only minor league in history to be given the "Open" classification, considered a step above the AAA level, that limited the rights of big league clubs to draft players from its teams, and is perceived as a precursor to the circuit becoming a third major league.

    1958 - Breaking New York's four-year stronghold on the award, Jackie Jensen (.286, 35, 122) of the Red Sox is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player. The outcome is unexpected as the fleet outfielder played on a non-contender unlike runner-up Bob Turley, who pitched for the World Champion Yankees.

    1962 - Mickey Mantle is named the American League Most Valuable Player for the third time.

    1967 - Tom Seaver is named the National League’s Rookie of the Year. The 22-year old right-hander, who compiled a 16-13 record along with a 2.76 ERA for the last-place Mets, easily outdistances fellow righties Dick Hughes of St. Louis and Cincinnati’s Gary Nolan for the freshman honor.

    1969 - Willie McCovey (.320, 45, 126) is selected by the BBWAA as the National League's Most Valuable Player. The Giants first baseman edges Tom Seaver, who posted a 2.21 ERA with 208 strikeouts and a league-leading 25 wins for the World Champion Mets.

    1974 - Jeff Burroughs of Texas, who batted .301 with 25 home runs and a league-leading 118 RBI, wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award.

    1984 - Four days after his 20th birthday, Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest player ever to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Gooden was 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA and a major league-leading 276 strikeouts.

    1985 - Don Mattingly easily wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award with a .324 average.

    1985 - Jim Leyland, who will become a mainstay in the Bucs' dugout for 11 seasons, replaces Chuck Tanner as the manager of the Pirates. Pittsburgh finished in last place this season, compiling a woeful record of 57-104.

    1987 - Don Zimmer, former skipper of the Padres, Red Sox and Rangers, is hired by longtime-friend Jim Frey to manage the Cubs. In his last managerial stint, 'Popeye' will compile a 265-258 (.507) record during his 3+ year tenure in Chicago.

    1989 - Robin Yount is selected by BBWAA as the American League's Most Valuable Player becoming the first major leaguer from a sub .500 team to win the prestigious prize. The Milwaukee center fielder, who also won the award in 1982 as a shortstop, joins Hank Greenberg and Stan Musial as the third person to win the MVP twice playing different positions.

    1990 - Oakland's Rickey Henderson edges Detroit's Cecil Fielder for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. Henderson hit .325 with 28 home runs and a major league-best 65 stolen bases.

    1990 - Due to his unruly behavior toward the umpires in Game 4 of the ALCS, Roger Clemens is suspended for the first five games of the 1991 season and is fined $10,000. The right-hander ace, starting the deciding game in Boston's loss in the 1990 ALCS against the A's, was ejected in the second inning of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum contest by umpire Terry Cooney for his frequent and rapid use of foul language.

    1997 - Andres Galarraga signs a three-year $24.8 million contract as a free agent with the Braves, ending a five-year career in Colorado that helped put the Rockies on the map. He batted .316 with 172 home runs and 579 RBI with the Rockies, including consecutive RBI crowns in 1996-1997. Another player who exploded after expansion in 1992, Jeff Conine, is dealt to Kansas City by the cost-cutting Marlins.

    2001 - Ichiro Suzuki becomes only the second player in major league history to win the Most Valuable Player Award in the same year as being selected Rookie of the Year. The 28-year-old Mariner outfielder joins Red Sox freshman outfielder Fred Lynn, who accomplished the feat in 1975, as the only other rookie to win the MVP.

    2007 - Jimmy Rollins becomes the fifth and second consecutive Phillies player to win the National League Most Valuable Player Award. The 5'8" Gold Glove shortstop, who narrowly edges Matt Holliday of the Rockies for the honor, joins Chuck Klein (1932), Jim Konstanty (1950), Mike Schmidt (1980, 1981, 1986) and Ryan Howard (2006) to win the MVP in the senior circuit playing in Philadelphia.

    2007 - Mike Lowell and the Red Sox finalize a $37.5 million, three-year contract. The 33-year-old third baseman, who was the World Series MVP, had been seeking a four-year deal, but choose to stay with the World Champions despite longer and more lucrative offers.

    2008 - The 35-year reign of George Steinbrenner as the Yankees boss officially ends when the MLB owners unanimously approve of his son taking control of the franchise. Hal Steinbrenner was appointed co-chairman of the team along with his brother Hank at the start of last season when it became evident their 78-year old dad was gradually reducing his role as the owner of the storied franchise.

    2008 - Mike Mussina, a twenty-game winner last season, announces his retirement ending an 18-year career with the Orioles and the Yankees. 'Moose', who compiled a 270-153 record with a 3.68 ERA, left Baltimore after the 2000 season, signing an $88.5 million, six-year free-agent deal to play in the Bronx.

    2009 - Tim Lincecum becomes the eighth hurler in baseball history, joining Sandy Koufax, Denny McLain, Jim Palmer, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson, to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards. The Giants right-hander, receiving less first-place votes than the third runner-up Adam Wainwright, outpoints the Cardinals righty as well as runner-up Chris Carpenter, also a Redbird starter.

    2012 - The Blue Jays rehire John Gibbons as their manager to replace John Farrell, who was release from his contract last month to become Boston's skipper. In the 605 games he manage over parts of five seasons from 2004-08, the 50 year-old field boss compiled a 305-305 won-lost record for Toronto.

    2012 - Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals come to terms on a $25 million, three-year deal that will keep the right-hander in Kansas City through 2015. The former Eagle Scout, obtained in a mid-season trade from the Rockies for southpaw starter Jonathan Sanchez, compiled 5-3 record along with a 3.16 ERA in 14 starts with his new team.

    2012 - The Rays announce the club has re-signed Joel Peralta to a $6 million, two-year deal that includes club options for 2015-17. The 36-year old right-handed reliever, mainly in his role as setup man for Fernando Rodney, posted a 2-6 record along with a 3.63 ERA and a career-high 84 strikeouts in his 76 appearances for Tampa Bay.

    2013 - The Tigers trade Prince Fielder to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler, who will fill the void created by the departure of free agent Omar Infante to Kansas City. Texas is depending on their new southpaw-swinging slugger, who has blasted at least 30 home runs in six of the past seven seasons, to provide much-needed power to the team’s lineupT

    2015 - The Oakland Athletics signed Rich Hill as a free agent.

    2015 - The Atlanta Braves traded Cameron Maybin to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Ian Krol and Gabe Speier.

    2015 - The Oakland Athletics traded Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Liam Hendriks.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 20...

    1854 - Mundinger, George
    1858 - Sommer, Joe
    1858 - Reis, Laurie
    1862 - Casey, Dan
    1869 - Griffith, Clark

    1873 - Fleming, Tom
    1880 - McBride, George
    1881 - McCabe, Swat
    1882 - Coakley, Andy
    1883 - Welchonce, Harry
    1883 - Egan, Ben
    1887 - Scheneberg, John
    1888 - Powell, Ray
    1889 - Edmonson, Eddie
    1890 - Cadore, Leon

    1894 - Ehrhardt, Rube
    1897 - Benton, Larry
    1898 - McNamara, Tim
    1902 - Prudhomme, Augie
    1906 - Ogrodowski, Joe
    1915 - Aragon, Jack
    1917 - Schemer, Mike
    1917 - Dobernic, Jess

    1917 - Mackiewicz, Felix
    1919 - Ardizoia, Rugger
    1921 - Sheridan, Neill
    1929 - Berberet, Lou
    1930 - Leppert, Don
    1936 - Ritchie, Jay
    1938 - Starrette, Herman
    1945 - Sanders, John
    1945 - Monday, Rick
    1945 - Johnstone, Jay

    1949 - Cash, Ron
    1951 - Todd, Jackson
    1953 - Theiss, Duane
    1967 - Arias, Alex
    1968 - Schrenk, Steve

    1968 - Ricci, Chuck
    1971 - Lomon, Kevin
    1971 - White, Gabe
    1973 - Kolb, Brandon
    1975 - Drew, J.D.
    1978 - White, Bill
    1979 - Urdaneta, Lino
    1981 - Fuld, Sam
    1983 - Peterson, Brock
    1984 - Reyes, Jo-Jo
    1985 - Holland, Greg
    1987 - Locke, Jeff
    1988 - Allen, Cody
    1990 - Washington, David
    1992 - Morimando, Shawn
    1994 - Newberry, Jake
    1995 - Rosario, Amed

    Baseball Deaths on November 20...

    1904 - Darling, Dell
    1910 - O'Brien, Jack
    1929 - Doty, Babe
    1929 - Powell, Jim
    1940 - Harkins, John
    1951 - Burchell, Fred
    1951 - Rogalski, Joe
    1952 - McMullin, Fred

    1953 - Maharg, Billy
    1954 - Fenner, Hod

    1956 - Kuhn, Bub
    1958 - Lathrop, Bill

    1959 - Thomas, Roy
    1960 - Brower, Frank
    1963 - Hopkins, Marty

    1968 - Thompson, Fresco
    1968 - Maisel, George
    1969 - Baumann, Paddy
    1976 - Hennessey, Les
    1984 - Williams, Leon
    1989 - Nichols, Dolan
    1995 - Coleman, Walter
    1996 - Sayles, Bill
    1997 - Littlefield, Dick

    1998 - Sisler, Dick
    2010 - McDevitt, Danny





Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on November 19, 2018, 12:01:13 am »

    On November 19 in Baseball History...

    1884 - eague secretary Nick Young becomes National League president replacing Abe Mills, who had resigned from the post. The likable executive will stay in the position until he returns to his position with the U.S. Treasury Department in 1902.

    1939 - With 20,000 well-wishers jamming the streets in the City by the Bay, Joe DiMaggio marries actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco. The Yankees outfielder met his future bride on the set of 'Manhattan Merry Go-Round', a movie in which he had a minor role.

    1960 - James Vernon will pilot the new American League expansion Senators in the team's inaugural season in the nation's capital. During his three-year tenure with the new club, 'Mickey' will compile a dismal 135-227 record, finishing no higher than ninth place.

    1962 - The Cardinals trade pitcher Don Cardwell and infielder Julio Gotay to the Pirates for shortstop Dick Groat and pitcher Diomedes Olivio. The Redbirds' new infielder will become a central cog in the team's World championship in 1964.

    1968 - Yankee right-hander Stan Bahnsen (17-12, 2.05, 162) is named American League Rookie of the Year. The 23 year-old freshman starter easily outdistances outfielder Del Unser (.230, 1, 30) of the last-place Senators.

    1975 - In a landslide vote, Joe Morgan (.327, 17, 94) is overwhelming elected the National League MVP. The Reds' second baseman, who received 21 of the 23 first-place votes cast by the writers, had a major league-leading on-base percentage of .466.

    1979 - Former Angel Nolan Ryan agrees to a $4.4 million, four-year free-agent deal with the Astros. After signing the richest contract in sports, The 'Ryan Express' becomes the baseball player to earn a million dollars per year.

    1986 - Mike Schmidt (.290, 37, 119) joins Roy Campanella and Stan Musial becoming only the third player in National League history to win the MVP three times. The Phillies' third baseman also won the prestigious prize in 1980 and 1981.

    1990 - Being named first on 23 of 24 ballots cast by the writers with the other first-place vote being garnered by teammate Bobby Bonilla, Pirates' outfielder Barry Bonds (.301, 23, 114) easily wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award. The future all-time home run king will win an unprecedented seven MVPs, five while playing with the Giants.

    1993 - Howard Johnson, who will turn 33-years old at the end of the month, becomes the first free agent to sign with another team this off-season when he agrees to a one-year deal worth $2,100,000 to play for the Rockies. The switch-hitting slugger, who led the National League in homers and RBIs two years ago, has seen his production drop in recent seasons primarily due to injuries.

    1996 - Free-agent Albert Belle signs a record five-year, $55 million deal with the White Sox. The generous contract makes the 30-year old left fielder the first $10 million a year player in baseball history.

    1998 - Chicago slugger Sammy Sosa is an easy winner in the National League Most Valuable Player balloting over St. Louis's Mark McGwire. Sosa received 30 of 32 first-place votes after leading the Cubs to a wild-card spot in the playoffs.

    2001 - In a landslide vote (30 of 32 first-place votes) by the BBWAA, Giants' left fielder Barry Bonds (.328, 137, 73) wins the Most Valuable Player Award for an unprecedented fourth time (1990, 92-93 with the Pirates). Three-time MVPs include Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Mike Schmidt.

    2002 - Twenty-four year veteran Jesse Orosco, the all-time leader in games pitched at 1,187, agrees to a one-year contract with the Padres estimated at $800,000, The 45-year old lefty reliever, who started his major league with the Mets in 1979 after being traded by the Twins for Jerry Koosman, is the oldest player in the majors.

    2004 - The Angels trade flychaser Jose Guillen (.294, 27, 104) to the Washington Expos for outfielder Juan Riveria and infielder Maicer Izturis. The Dominican Republic native, now playing for his sixth team in his eight-year career, was suspended by Anaheim for throwing a helmet during a tirade after being taken out for a pinch-runner last September.

    2007 - Receiving 26 out of 28 BBWAA first place votes, Alex Rodriguez (.314, 54, 156) wins his third American League Most Valuable Player Award, the second as an Yankee (2005). The 32-year-old A-Rod, presently in contract talks with the Bronx Bombers with a $275 million framework in place to keep the third baseman in New York until 2018, won his first MVP with the Rangers in 2003.

    2007 - The Angels trade Orlando Cabrera (.301, 8, 86) to the White Sox in exchange for Jon Garland (10-13, 4.23). Many see this trade of their Gold Glove shortstop for a right-hander as a precursor of the pitching-rich Halos dealing a hurler for a big bat such as Miguel Cabrera or Miguel Tejada.

    2008 - The Mariners hire former A's bench coach Don Wakamatsu as the team's 16th manager in the 31-year history of the franchise. The fourth-generation Japanese-American, whose father was born in an internment camp during World War II, is the first Asian-American to manage in the big leagues.

    2008 - The Royals obtain a much-needed leadoff hitter acquiring Coco Crisp (.283, 7, 41) from the Red Sox in exchange for setup reliever Ramon Ramirez (3-2, 2.64, 70/71.2). The fleet-footed center fielder became dispensable due to the sensational play Jacoby Ellsbury in the Boston outfield.

    2010 - The Tigers finalize a $16.5 million, three-year deal with reliever Joaquin Benoit, with the 33-year old right-hander getting $5.5 million a year. The contract for the former Tampa Bay setup man is similar to the one given to Brandon Lyon, who filled the same role for Detroit before going to Houston in the 2009 offseason.

    2010 - At a news conference at Minute Maid Park, Astros owner Drayton McLane announces he is putting the club up for sale. The 74-year-old entrepreneur, who purchased the franchise for about $117 million in 1992, tells the gathering, it’s time to change and move forward".

    2012 - Miami sends starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle along with shortstop Jose Reyes, catcher John Buck, utility player Emilio Bonifacio and cash to the Blue Jays for shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, backstop Jeff Mathis and three minor leaguers, including highly-regarded pitching prospect, Justin Nicolino. The blockbuster trade is reminiscent of the team's moves in 1997 and 2003 when the Marlins put its bottom line above fielding a competitive team for the South Florida fans.

    2012 - The Padres exercised their 2014-15 options on Bud Black’s contract, ensuring their skipper will remain with the club for the next three seasons. The 2010 National League's Manager of the Year, who has the second-longest tenure in the dugout in franchise history, has compiled a 464-509 (.465) won-loss record during his six seasons with San Diego.

    2013 - The New York Mets signed Brandon Allen as a free agent.

    2014 - The Oakland Athletics signed Billy Butler as a free agent.

    Baseball Birthdays on November 19...

    1840 - Phelps, Nealy
    1848 - Pratt, Al
    1855 - Driscoll, Denny
    1862 - Sunday, Billy
    1874 - Atherton, Charlie
    1881 - Bailey, Bill
    1887 - Nabors, Jack
    1888 - Regan, Mike
    1892 - Scott, Everett

    1895 - Zitzmann, Billy
    1898 - Courtney, Harry

    1902 - Palmisano, Joe
    1905 - Tutwiler, Elmer
    1908 - Glenn, Joe
    1908 - Boss, Harley
    1912 - Gerkin, Steve
    1914 - Morgan, Eddie
    1921 - Campanella, Roy
    1922 - Yankowski, George

    1926 - Thorpe, Bob
    1930 - Morgan, Joe
    1938 - Jimenez, Manny
    1942 - Haney, Larry
    1943 - Monteagudo, Aurelio

    1945 - Tolan, Bobby
    1947 - Boone, Bob
    1956 - Noles, Dickie
    1961 - Hearron, Jeff
    1966 - Hartsock, Jeff
    1967 - DiSarcina, Gary
    1969 - Dreyer, Steve
    1970 - Thobe, J.J.
    1970 - Berblinger, Jeff
    1971 - Sheets, Andy
    1974 - Valdez, Mario

    1974 - Roskos, John
    1977 - Duchscherer, Justin
    1978 - Bailey, Jeff
    1979 - Griffin, John-Ford
    1979 - Howard, Ryan
    1981 - Gray, Jeff

    1982 - Sanchez, Jonathan
    1985 - Harman, Brad
    1986 - Saunders, Michael
    1987 - Holaday, Bryan
    1989 - Tonkin, Mike
    1993 - Gallo, Joey
    1993 - Valdez, Framber

    Baseball Deaths on November 19...

    1888 - Sowders, Len
    1891 - Hickman, Ernie
    1897 - McGinn, Frank
    1917 - Bailey, King
    1930 - Russell, John

    1933 - Strick, Charlie
    1937 - Stricker, Cub
    1939 - Mountain, Frank
    1941 - Dunkle, Davey

    1944 - Brill, Frank
    1951 - Griffin, Marty
    1951 - Heismann, Crese
    1953 - Schesler, Dutch
    1953 - Lacy, Guy
    1955 - Jacobs, Otto

    1957 - Foreman, Frank
    1964 - Hofmann, Fred
    1976 - Kellert, Frank
    1980 - Gilligan, Jack
    1987 - Odom, Dave
    1995 - Wright, Ed
    2004 - Traxler, Brian
    2011 - Dixon, Sonny
    2013 - Birrer, Babe
    2015 - Stump, Jim





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