Posts tagged "Roland Hemond"

This Day in White Sox History - Back to back to back to back

This Day in White Sox History - Back to back to back to back
August 14, 1910 – The Sox celebrated the first sellout in team history at Comiskey Park when over 32 thousand fans poured in to see a double header split against the New York Highlanders. August 14, 1915 – The Sox purchased the contract of pitcher Claude “Lefty” Williams from Salt Lake City.Williams might have been inducted into the Hall of... Read more »

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: Sox trade Sosa

This Day in White Sox History: Sox trade Sosa
March 30, 1971 – Another good deal pulled off by the Sox and GM Roland Hemond. He sent catcher Duane Josephson and pitcher Danny Murphy to the Red Sox for relief pitcher Vicente Romo and first baseman Tony Muser. Muser was one of the best defensive first baseman in baseball and was tremendous as a late inning replacement for Dick Allen. He was an earlier version of Mike... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Sox trick the Cubs

This Day in White Sox History: Sox trick the Cubs
January 25, 1983 – The Sox and GM Roland Hemond embarrassed the Cubs by ‘hinting’ through the  media that the Sox might select pitcher Fergie Jenkins after the Cubs left him unprotected in the free agent draft. Jenkins, the future Hall of Famer, was getting close to the magical 300 win mark in his career. The Sox were... Read more »

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: Frank leaves the South Side

This Day in White Sox History: Frank leaves the South Side
December 6, 1959 – In an effort to try to repeat as American League champs Sox owner Bill Veeck and vice president Hank Greenberg decided to make a series of moves to bring in hitters at the expense of some of the top young players in the Sox system. Veeck originally tired to get young stars like Orlando Cepeda from the Giants and Bill... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen crashes into town

This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen crashes into town
December 2, 1971 – It was the trade that perhaps saved the franchise. Sox player personnel director Roland Hemond sent pitcher Tommy John and infielder Steve Huntz to the Dodgers for disgruntled slugger Dick Allen. Allen, one of the most prolific talents in the game, marched to his own drummer and was deemed difficult to handle by other teams and managers. Somehow Sox skipper Chuck... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Luis and Robin leave the Sox

This Day in White Sox History: Luis and Robin leave the Sox
December 1, 1964 – The Sox traded pitcher Frank Baumann to the Cubs for catcher Jimmie Schaffer. It was the first time the two Chicago clubs ever made a direct trade with each other.  December 1, 1970 – For the second and final time, the White Sox traded Luis Aparicio. The future Hall of Fame shortstop was sent to the Red... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Stratton shoots himself in the leg

This Day in White Sox History: Stratton shoots himself in the leg
November 27, 1938 – Sox star pitcher Monty Stratton, an American League All Star in 1937 and one of the best young players in the game, accidentally shot himself in the leg when his .32 caliber pistol discharged when he was replacing it in his holster. Stratton had been out hunting. Unable to get help, he crawled a half... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Sox sign Soderholm

This Day in White Sox History: Sox sign Soderholm
November 26, 1976 – It was a move that would pay large returns the following season. On this day, injured third baseman Eric Soderholm signed a free agent deal with Bill Veeck and Roland Hemond. Soderholm would become Comeback Player of the Year for 1977 with 25 home runs, 67 RBI’s and a .280 batting average. That would help lead the ‘south side hit men’ to a... Read more »
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