This Day in White Sox History: Lane bags a Fox

This Day in White Sox History: Lane bags a Fox
White Sox Hall of Famer Nellie Fox (Roderick McNealy / Pintrest)

October 19, 1949 – Sox GM Frank Lane struck again. Lane dealt backup catcher and malcontent Joe Tipton to the Philadelphia A’s for a young, small second baseman named Nellie Fox. Tipton had gotten into a fistfight with Sox manager Jack Onslow during the 1949 season and wasn’t going to be kept. All Fox did was eventually get to the Hall of Fame, have his #2 retired by the team in 1976, make twelve All-Star teams, win the league’s MVP award in 1959 and become the ‘face’ of the Go-Go White Sox during the 1950s and early 1960s. He also had a stature put up of him at U.S. Cellular Field.

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