Tag: Ralph Garr

This Day in White Sox History: The South Side Hit Men get their start

This Day in White Sox History: The South Side Hit Men get their start
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. Garr would have severe limitations in the field but he did become the catalyst for the “South Side Hit Men” in 1977 with his... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Allen's two inside the park home runs, The White Flag Trade and Contreras comes to town

July 31, 1909 – “Sleepy” Bill Burns fired a one hitter defeating Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators 1-0. If that name sounds familiar it’s because Burns would become one of the ringleaders in the plot to fix the World Series. It was he, who had the idea of going to gambler Arnold Rothstein to get the financial backing... Read more »
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