Tag: Oscar Gamble

This Day in White Sox History: Comiskey Park's last Opening Day

This Day in White Sox History: Comiskey Park's last Opening Day
April 9, 1963 – The start of the season found the Sox in Detroit and it was a highlight game for third baseman Pete Ward. Wards macked a seventh inning, three run home run off Jim Bunning to push the Sox into the lead and he also made a barehanded pick up and throw out of a slow... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.
April 5, 1960 – Shortly before the season opened, the Sox ended their decimation of the young players on their roster, by shipping future All-Star and power hitting catcher Earl Battey along with future power hitting All-Star first baseman Don Mincher to the Senators for power hitting first baseman Roy Sievers. Sievers gave the Sox some good years, averaging 27... Read more »

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 Richard Dotson. Bonds would only play in 26 games with two home runs and eight RBI’s for the Sox before he... Read more »
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Hemond trades Tom Bradley for Steve Stone

Hemond trades Tom Bradley for Steve Stone
November 19, 1972 – Sox GM Roland Hemond sent pitcher Tom Bradley to San Francisco for outfielder Ken Henderson and pitcher Steve Stone. Henderson 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... Read more »
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