Tag: Roland Hemond

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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank hits more homers than any prior White Sox player

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank hits more homers than any prior White Sox player
September 15, 1940 – Ted Lyons Day is held at Comiskey Park. The “Baylor Bearcat” won 260 games with the club and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1955. His number #16 would be retired in 1987. This was the second time he was honored this way, the first time coming in 1933. September 15, 1964 – In... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Allen "retires"

This Day in White Sox History: Allen "retires"
September 14, 1952 – In a 17 inning game in Chicago, Sox pitcher Saul Rogovin struck out 14 Red Sox in 15 innings of work. But it was Luis Aloma who got the decision as the White Sox won 4-3. September 14, 1974 – Sox first baseman, Dick Allen called a team meeting and announced he was retiring from baseball. Allen, the controversial slugger, would still win... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Hemond gets hired

This Day in White Sox History: Hemond gets hired
September 2, 1918 – In a season ending double header at Detroit, Buck Weaver rapped out eight hits in 10 at bats. The 1918 season ended early because of World War I. The Sox would lose the games, 11-5 and 7-3. September 2, 1930 – In a game at Comiskey Park, Sox third baseman Lou “Boze” Berger and outfielder Mike Kreevich led off the Sox... Read more »

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 2

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 2
We continue to look at some of the biggest ‘what if’s in Chicago White Sox history. In part two of the three part series of stories we’ll concentrate on two situations that dramatically impacted the franchise in the 1960s and 1980s and what might have been. If you missed part 1, you can read it... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Rain delay reversal and Holcomb's flurry of releases

This Day in White Sox History - Rain delay reversal and Holcomb's flurry of releases
July 27, 1951 – The Sox trailed the Yankees 3-2 when the game was delayed 25 minutes by rain. When play resumed, the Sox scored twice more to lead 4-3. Yankee manager Casey Stengel began stalling hoping for more rain. He got his wish and the game was called, reverting back to a 3-1 Yankees win. That... Read more »
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