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 »

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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Lee for Podsednik

This Day in White Sox History: Lee for Podsednik
December 13, 1969 – The Sox dealt their star left hander Gary Peters to the Red Sox for Syd O’Brien and Billy Farmer. Farmer retired instead of reporting, so as compensation the Sox received “Wheat Germ Kid” Jerry Janeski. Peters would win 33 games in the next three seasons. Janeski won 10 in 1970 then was... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Sox catch a road-runner

This Day in White Sox History: Sox catch a road-runner
December 12, 1975 – In an effort to start improving a desultory offense, Sox GM Roland Hemond and new owner Bill Veeck acquired former NL batting champ Ralph Garr from Atlanta for three players including outfielder Ken Henderson and pitcher Dick Ruthven. “The Road Runner” Garr would have severe limitations in the field but he did... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Owners don't let DeBartolo buy the Sox

This Day in White Sox History: Owners don't let DeBartolo buy the Sox
December 11, 1973 – It was one of the worst deals ever made by GM Roland Hemond. The Sox acquired Cubs star Ron Santo after Santo refused a deal to the Angels. Santo, who may have been able to be picked up on waivers, was acquired for three players, including pitcher Steve Stone. Santo did very... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Nellie traded away

This Day in White Sox History: Nellie traded away
December 10, 1963 – One of the last players from the “Go-Go” Sox era, second baseman Nellie Fox was traded to the Houston Colt 45’s for pitchers Jim Golden and Danny Murphy. Fox, who’d eventually be elected to the Hall of Fame, played for 14 years on the South Side, being named to 12 All-Star... Read more »
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This Week in White Sox History: Sox part with Minoso, Thomas and Fernandez

This Week in White Sox History: Sox part with Minoso, Thomas and Fernandez
Editor’s Note: TDISH is a weekly wrap-up this week following the dust settling on the Adam Eaton and Chris Sale trades. Crazy week, huh? December 4, 1957 – In a trade that shocked and outraged many Sox fans, popular outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield were traded to the Indians for future Hall of Fame pitcher... Read more »

White Sox trade Chris Sale to Red Sox, acquire Moncada plus

White Sox trade Chris Sale to Red Sox, acquire Moncada plus
BREAKING: Sale to #RedSox. Moncada, Kopech and two other prospects to #WhiteSox. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 6, 2016 Well, Chris Sale is switching Sox as his storied career on the South Side ends. The five-time All-Star will always be admired for his time in Chicago as one of the best pitchers in franchise history.... Read more »

Precedents the Sox should look for in trades of Sale, Quintana, Eaton and Jones

Precedents the Sox should look for in trades of Sale, Quintana, Eaton and Jones
Editor’s Note: Chris Sale was traded about ten minutes after this story was posted for Yoan Moncada and other Red Sox prospects. With the Winter Meetings underway, one themed has emerged: teams wanting Chris Sale still won’t meet the White Sox demand of a blue chip prospect/young major leaguer along the lines of Alex Bregman,... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Sox stay in Chicago

This Day in White Sox History: Sox stay in Chicago
December 5, 1977 – Chalk this one up to Bill Veeck. Knowing he needed a drawing card and a big bat to replace Richie Zisk and Oscar Gamble, Veeck dealt future All Star Brian Downing and pitchers Chris Knapp and Dave Frost to California. He got back Bobby Bonds and two youngsters, Thad Bosley and... Read more »
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