Hemond trades Tom Bradley for Steve Stone

Hemond trades Tom Bradley for Steve Stone
Former White Sox pitcher Tom Bradley was traded for Steve Stone. (Chicago White Sox)

November 19, 1972 – Sox GM Roland Hemond sent pitcher Tom Bradley to San Francisco for outfielder Ken Henderson and pitcher Steve StoneHenderson was a Gold Glove winning, power hitting center fielder while Stone added depth to the pitching staff. Bradley, who had two terrific seasons with the Sox in 1971 and 1972, never regained that form with San Francisco and was out of baseball by 1975. Henderson played three years with the Sox driving in 95 RBI's in 1975. Stone would be traded to the Cubs as part of the ill fated Ron Santo deal but would return to be a key member of the 1977 club.

November 19, 1977 - In the wake of free agent defections by Richie Zisk and Oscar Gamble, owner Bill Veeck signed infielder Ron Blomberg to a free agent contract. Blomberg missed the previous two years with a severe leg injury but Veeck inked him anyway. On opening day 1978 he’d hit a dramatic ninth inning game tying home run but he did very little afterwards. Making matters worse was that Veeck signed him to a guaranteed multi year contract instead of using the money to try to keep either Zisk or Gamble!

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