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Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by BlackSox on February 26, 2018, 03:57:13 pm »
What a drag
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on February 26, 2018, 03:39:08 pm »
Jake Burger injured in the bottom of the 3rd inning running out a groundball.  Looks like he caught a spike and went down about 25 feet short of 1st.  Don't know the extent of his injury but he was helped to his feet and carted out.
Chicago White Sox / Re: White Sox Spring Training 2018
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on February 26, 2018, 10:56:00 am »

A's @ White Sox today at 2:05PM (Central)

Michael Kopech on the bump.

No WS radio broadcast.

WS TV is a web exclusive at

Here's the link to TV:

Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on February 26, 2018, 12:18:36 am »

    On February 26 in Baseball History...

    1935 -  Babe Ruth is granted his release by the Yankees giving the aging superstar an opportunity to play for the Braves. The 39-year old outfielder hit 659 home runs and batted .349 during his 15-year tenure with New York.

    1943 - The Phillies hire future Hall of Famer Bucky Harris to manage the club. The veteran skipper, who compiles a 39-54 record, will be fired at the end of July by new owner Bill Cox and replaced by Freddie Fitzsimmons.

    1952 - Don Newcombe, who posted a 56-28 record his first three years with the Dodgers, will miss the next two seasons when he is sworn into the Army to serve in the Korean War. The 26-year old right-hander struggles upon his return in 1954, but returns to form the following season with a 20-5 record helping the team to capture their only world championship while playing in Brooklyn.

    1957 - The Giants trade right-hander Hoyt Wilhelm to the Cardinals for their former all-star first baseman/outfielder Whitey Lockman. The knuckleballer will win only one of five decisions for the Redbirds before being selected off waivers by Cleveland in September, and New York's newest infielder will spend two seasons with his old club hitting .246 in 225 games over that span.

    1989 - The $12 million breach-of-contract suit brought against Wade Boggs by Margo Adams is thrown out by a California court. The former Miss Anaheim claimed the Red Sox third baseman had promised her a salary and expenses during their four-year association.

    1991 - Bill Veeck, the colorful owner of the Browns, Indians and White Sox (twice) and Yankees great Tony Lazzeri are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

    1992 - Red Sox owner Jean Yawkey dies at the age of 83 after suffering a stroke. Her interest in the team will passed into the JRY Trust, headed by the club's CEO John Harrington, who will sell the team to John Henry and a group of investors in 2002.

    2004 - With hundreds of on-lookers, including a man covered in ivy, singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game, the foul ball made famous by Steve Bartman in the 2003 NLCS playoffs is blown up at Harry Caray's restaurant in Chicago. The infamous ball's demise is executed by Cubs' die-hard fan Michael Lantieri, an Oscar Award winner who has worked on similar special effects in the movies Jurassic Park and Back to the Future.

    2005 - Atlanta Braves’ hurler Mike Hampton and his wife offer a $25,000 reward for the safe return of Jessica Marie Lunsford. The nine-year old, who disappeared from her Florida bedroom four days ago, is in the same grade with one of the Hamptons' two sons at Homosassa Elementary School.

    2006 - Frustrated with the latest comments from former employee Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams responds by calling his former superstar selfish as well as being an idiot. The former MVP, who signed with the A's in January, has been very vocal about feeling unappreciated and mistreated by Chicago after spending 16 years with the organization.

    2009 - Tim Lincecum (18-5, 2.62) signs a $650,000, one-year deal with the Giants. The 24-year-old right-hander was the National League Cy Young Award in last season, fanning a big league-leading 265 batters while yielding 182 hits in 227 innings.

    2014 - The Chicago White Sox claimed Maikel Cleto from the Kansas City Royals on waivers.

    Baseball Birthdays on February 26...

    1856 - Decker, Frank
    1863 - Sixsmith, Ed
    1864 - LaRoque, Sam
    1874 - Banks, Bill
    1881 - Leary, Frank
    1887 - Alexander, Grover
    1891 - Hammond, Jack
    1892 - Weaver, Harry
    1896 - Collins, Rip
    1898 - Thompson, Lee

    1898 - Callaway, Frank
    1905 - Nelson, Emmett
    1906 - Graves, Joe
    1907 - Malis, Cy
    1911 - Starr, Bill
    1915 - Bowers, Stew
    1915 - Conroy, Bill
    1915 - Roe, Preacher
    1917 - Grodzicki, Johnny
    1920 - Gardella, Danny
    1922 - Biras, Steve
    1930 - Janowicz, Vic
    1930 - Negray, Ron
    1933 - Blanchard, Johnny
    1934 - Lee, Don
    1941 - Kopacz, George
    1944 - Secrist, Don

    1945 - Hertz, Steve
    1950 - Brohamer, Jack

    1952 - Kinney, Dennis
    1954 - Yurak, Jeff
    1958 - Miller, Darrell
    1958 - Hegman, Bob
    1962 - Gruber, Kelly
    1967 - Howard, David
    1967 - Service, Scott
    1968 - Snow, J.T.
    1971 - Perez, Danny
    1971 - Luke, Matt
    1977 - Towers, Josh
    1980 - Majewski, Gary

    1983 - Martinez, Joe
    1983 - Rodriguez, Francisco
    1984 - Reyes, Jose
    1988 - Ackley, Dustin
    1988 - Rondon, Hector
    1991 - Plawecki, Kevin
    1996 - Urena, Richard

    Baseball Deaths on February 26...

    1913 - Drissel, Mike
    1929 - Moroney, Jim
    1937 - Lush, Ernie
    1938 - Jones, Tex

    1940 - Broderick, Matt
    1961 - Smith, Happy
    1967 - Yantz, George
    1967 - Heath, Tommy
    1970 - Bankston, Everett
    1977 - Welchonce, Harry
    1978 - Gillenwater, Claral

    1979 - Thompson, Forrest
    1982 - Miller, Bill
    1984 - Kuhel, Joe

    1985 - Uhle, George
    1988 - Oliver, Tom
    1991 - Zinn, Jimmy
    2006 - Adams, Ace
    2011 - Goossen, Greg
    2017 - Garver, Ned




Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on February 25, 2018, 12:05:16 am »

    On February 25 in Baseball History...

    1933 - Four days after turning thirty years old and acquiring a very generous inheritance from his step-father, Tom Yawkey purchases the Red Sox from Robert Quinn for $1.2 million. The acquisition of the Boston American League franchise, which lasts for 44 years, the longest by a sole owner in baseball history, is prompted by former school classmate and Hall of Fame infielder Eddie Collins, who will serve as the team's general manager until 1947.

    1934 - At the age of 60, John McGraw dies at New Rochelle Hospital, two weeks after entering the facility with optimistic reports about his recovery. The renowned Giants skipper, known as 'Little Napolean' due to his style and stature, won ten pennants and three world championships during his 30 years as the team's manager.

    1957 - The U.S. Supreme Court decides 6-3 that baseball is the only professional sport exempt from antitrust laws. The issue arises when pro football seeks similar protection from the laws.

    1965 - The MLB owners refuse to raise the minimum salary requested by the players to $7,000 from the current $6,000, a level that is only $500 more since the first minimum salary was established 18 years ago. In 1968, thanks to the first-ever collective bargaining agreement in professional sport, the amount will be raised to $10,000, setting the tone for more rapid increases in the coming years.

    1969 - Baseball avoids the first work stoppage in its history when the owners agree to increase their contribution to the newly revised pension plan, which changes the players ability to qualify from five years to four with the minimum age being lowered from fifty to forty-five to receive benefits. Other improvements include the players agreeing to collect $5.45 million per year, retroactive to 1959, as well as a percentage of the revenue generated by televised games.

    1972 - Due to a salary impasse, the Cardinals trade 20-game winner Steve Carlton (20-9) to the last place Phillies for Rick Wise (17-14), who learns of the trade when Eddie Ferenz, the team's traveling secretary, knocks on the all-star hurler's condo door in Clearwater Beach early in the morning to inform the stunned pitcher of the spring training transaction. 'Lefty' will post a 27-10 record for Philadelphia and will win the National League Cy Young Award.

    1973 - The spring training lockout ends when the players' union and the owners reach a three-year agreement. The new collective bargaining agreement establishes salary arbitration for players with two or more years of major league service, raises the minimum salary to $15‚000 and includes the new “10 and 5″ trade rule‚ that allows a player with ten years in the major leagues‚ in which the last five are with his current team‚ to block any trade involving him.

    1981 - The Executive Board of the Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved. That deadline will be extended briefly, however, when the Players Association's unfair labor practices complaint is heard by the National Labor Relations Board.

    1987 - Commissioner Ueberroth bans former Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt from major league baseball for the 1987 season due to multiple drug-related incidents during the past year. The penalty will be reduced to sixty days, and the Padres will be ordered to reinstate the right-hander by an arbitrator.

    1993 - Resembling a marlin with arms and legs, 'Billy' is introduced as the mascot of the new National League franchise in Miami. Owner Wayne Huizenga selects the name partly because a dolphin is from the species of fish known as "billfish", and it was different from typical baseball mascot names like Smasher.

    1994 - After a long campaign by Yankee fans, including owner George Steinbrenner, the Veterans Committee elects Phil Rizzuto to the Hall of Fame, along with posthumous selection of Leo Durocher. The former infielder and current television broadcaster's enshrinement, that causes much debate given the borderline career stats, became especially important to his supporters when Pee Wee Reese, a similar-styled shortstop of the rival crosstown Brooklyn Dodgers was inducted 1984.

    2002 - Diamondbacks' third baseman Matt Williams breaks a bone in his left leg during the morning workout. Arizona will not issue a timetable for the return of the 36-year-old veteran.

    2002 - The 84-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster, Ernie Harwell, announces this season will be his last as the Tigers' radio play-by-play announcer. During his 62-year career behind the mike, the winner of the 1981 Ford Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence had worked for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants and Baltimore Orioles before moving to Detroit.

    2003 - Blue Jays' World Series hero Joe Carter is selected for a June induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Pete Rose, who played 95 games for the Expos and collected his 4000th hit with Montreal, was one of the 46 nominees considered, but was not chosen by 75 per cent of the voters.

    2005 - After winning an auction for its one-day naming rights, Kerry Konrad originally planned to change the Fleet Center's name to honor Yankee captain Derek Jeter, but agrees to rename the Boston arena as the 'Jimmy Fund Center'. The New York fan's change of heart is prompted by a friend’s offer of an additional $6,275 for the childhood cancer charity, bringing the total amount to $8,600, reflecting the 86 years between Red Sox World Championships.

    2008 - Terry Francona signs a three-year contract extension that runs through 2011, and includes team options for 2012 and 2013, to continue as manager of the Red Sox. After an eighty-six year drought, the BoSox skipper has led the club to a pair of World Series titles in four seasons at the helm.

    2010 - The Rangers void Khalil Greene’s contract announcing the reason for the action is a private matter, and is being done in the best interest of the ballplayer. The 30-year old utility infielder, who missed 49 games with the Cardinals last season because of social anxiety, was unable to report to spring training last week as a result of his unidentified problem.

    2012 - On their Twitter account, the Mets send out an image of the patch the team will wear this season in memory of Gary Carter, who died earlier in the month of brain cancer at the age of 57. The black oval will feature the nickname of the former New York catcher, Kid, and his number 8.

    2013 - The Toronto Blue Jays claimed Lars Anderson from Chicago White Sox on waivers.

    2015 - The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Erick Threets as a free agent.

    2016 - The players' union and MLB agree to a slide rule in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada's broken leg during the NLDS. The new policy, the direct result of Chase Utley attempt to break up a double play that injured the Mets infielder, will be reviewable and will continue to allow contact to be permissible with the fielder, but the runner cannot change his path to disrupt the play deliberately.

    Baseball Birthdays on February 25...

    1854 - Cogswell, Ed
    1856 - Britt, Jim
    1863 - Allen, Hezekiah
    1872 - McHale, Bob
    1875 - Kling, Johnny
    1883 - Hannifin, Jack
    1884 - Bescher, Bob
    1889 - Morey, Dave
    1889 - Rieger, Elmer
    1893 - Slattery, Phil
    1897 - Vines, Bob
    1899 - Rees, Stan
    1900 - Burns, Joe
    1900 - Gillespie, Duke
    1908 - Hollingsworth, Al
    1911 - Weir, Roy
    1912 - Hayes, Jim
    1915 - Weatherly, Roy
    1918 - Diehl, George
    1919 - Irvin, Monte
    1921 - Pafko, Andy
    1924 - Lohrke, Jack
    1931 - Dunn, Jim
    1934 - Schaive, Johnny
    1936 - Reinsdorf, Jerry

    1939 - Lemaster, Denny
    1940 - Cater, Danny
    1940 - Santo, Ron

    1941 - Vineyard, Dave
    1947 - Szotkiewicz, Ken
    1951 - Cedeno, Cesar
    1954 - Brenly, Bob
    1956 - Lynch, Ed
    1956 - Hickey, Kevin

    1959 - Dayley, Ken
    1961 - Kiecker, Dana
    1963 - Arndt, Larry
    1963 - O'Neill, Paul
    1963 - McKeon, Joel
    1964 - Rowland, Rich
    1968 - Hulse, David
    1969 - Flener, Huck
    1969 - Norman, Les
    1974 - Stewart, Shannon
    1979 - Labandeira, Josh
    1983 - Marshall, Jay

    1985 - Paul, Xavier
    1986 - Cordier, Erik
    1987 - Irwin, Phillip
    1987 - Rodriguez, Henry
    1987 - Werner, Andrew
    1988 - Adco˘k, Nathan
    1988 - Mullee, Conor
    1990 - Pena, Flex
    1992 - Soler, Jorge
    1993 - Fedde, Erick

    Baseball Deaths on February 25...

    1898 - Power, Tom
    1899 - Wetzel, Shorty
    1916 - Allison, Art
    1926 - Hess, Otto
    1934 - McGraw, John
    1937 - Darby, George
    1944 - Knowlton, Bill
    1955 - Kamp, Ike
    1956 - Lewis, Jack
    1962 - Turner, Tink
    1963 - Hughes, Bill
    1966 - Braxton, Garland
    1969 - Wrightstone, Russ
    1981 - McCrea, Frank
    1986 - Susce, George
    1997 - Abrams, Cal
    1998 - Gallagher, Joe
    1999 - Huckleberry, Earl
    2000 - Rikard, Culley
    2001 - Mott, Bitsy
    2005 - Colosi, Nick
    2005 - LeJohn, Don
    2008 - Wise, Roy
    2012 - Cheadle, Dave

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