Jose Quintana Sweepstakes: What does it take?

After the White Sox traded Chris Sale during the Winter Meetings, GM Rick Hahn said the team was likely to take some time before making more moves. Of course, Adam Eaton was traded the next day and Jose Quintana rumors started swirling in full force. Quintana has been at the forefront of the hot stove... Read more »

Eight things Sox fans can do while waiting for a Quintana trade

Eight things Sox fans can do while waiting for a Quintana trade
White Sox fans have been presented a hard choice this offseason – support a full scale rebuild that saw the Sox bring back hauls for Chris Sale and Adam Eaton or be angry about a rebuild that saw the departures of Chris Sale and Adam Eaton for unproven prospects. Judging by the landscape of Facebook... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox bring DJ aboard

This Day in White Sox History: Sox bring DJ aboard
December 28, 1993 – As part of an effort to replace Ellis Burks, Sox GM Ron Schueler inked journeyman outfielder Darrin Jackson to a contract. D.J. would replace Burks just fine with 10 homers, 51 RBIs, seven stolen bases and a .312 average in the shortened 1994 season. He moved into the teams broadcasting booth years... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Finley fails to buy the team

This Day in White Sox History: Finley fails to buy the team
December 26, 1958 – In the middle of a family fight involving the Comiskey’s and the attempt to sell the Sox, Charlie Finley (yes THAT Charlie Finley) offered $500,000 to buy the club. Dorothy Comiskey immediately began to give serious consideration to selling it to him, since that amount of money was gigantic for its... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox get Rock

This Day in White Sox History: Sox get Rock
December 23, 1990 – Sox fans got an early Christmas gift as new GM Ron Schueler made one of his first and best deals. Schueler sent outfielder Ivan Calderon and pitcher Barry Jones to Montreal for All Star left fielder and stolen base threat Tim “Rock” Raines and pitcher Jeff Carter. Raines would provide speed at... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox sign El Duque

This Day in White Sox History: Sox sign El Duque
December 22, 2004 – As part of a plan to add more depth to the rotation, the Sox signed veteran hurler Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. “The Duke” started strong in 2005, faded somewhat down the stretch but pitched perhaps the most historical inning in franchise history when he came in to a bases loaded, no out situation... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Veeck's Majority Rules

This Day in White Sox History: Veeck's Majority Rules
December 20, 1958 – Bill Veeck got a court ruling in his favor which allowed him to get majority control of the White Sox. Members of the Comiskey family went to court in an effort to stop the sale of the franchise.

This Day in White Sox History: Sox get new Pants

This Day in White Sox History: Sox get new Pants
December 17, 1914 – Clarence “Pants” Rowland was named White Sox manager. He would guide the club to a 100 win season and the World Series title in 1917. December 17, 1975 – Under new owner Bill Veeck, the Sox went retro with the naming of former manager Paul Richards to become the new field... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox sign Franco

This Day in White Sox History: Sox sign Franco
December 15, 1960 – Sox owner Bill Veeck made up for some of his deals after the 1959 season by getting pitchers Juan Pizarro and Cal McLish from the Reds for infielder Gene Freese. Manager Al Lopez and pitching coach Ray Berres had their eyes on Pizarro for a few years but Milwaukee refused to... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Eddie Stanky replaces Al Lopez

This Day in White Sox History: Eddie Stanky replaces Al Lopez
December 14, 1965 – In an unexpected move the Sox named “The Brat,” Eddie Stanky as the team’s new manager replacing the retired Al Lopez. Stanky was an intense, obsessed man. He was the 60’s managerial version of Billy Martin or Earl Weaver. Stanky knew baseball and was a genius at tactical decisions but he was... Read more »
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