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Sox Index: May 2012

Sox Index: May 2012
Number of no hitters by White Sox pitchers all time: 18 Franchise rank (tied): 2 Number of perfect games thrown by White Sox pitchers all time: 3 Franchise rank (tied): 1 Air miles between Chicago and 1967 White Sox AAA affiliate Indianapolis Indians: 165 White Sox call ups from AAA in 1967: 16 White Sox... Read more »

Cuba Chatter

Cuba Chatter
Now’s a good time to talk about Cuban ballplayers.  As we are grappling with the Oakland A’s surprise signing of promising Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes; a move that, if the player isn’t traded, may help precipitate the Athletics relocation to San Jose (a proposition backed in full by leverage man Jerry Reinsdorf).  As we await the fate of young Cuban... Read more »

Sox Index 2/18/12

Sox Index 2/18/12
White Sox team home runs in 1959: 97 MLB rank: 16 (last) White Sox team stolen bases in 1959: 113 MLB rank: 1 Games started for White Sox by Ed Walsh in 1908: 49 Games completed: 42 Stolen bases on Ray Schalk in 1925: 29 Runners caught stealing: 62 (68%) Major League baseball players born... Read more »
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Goodbye, #56

Goodbye, #56
Mark Buehrle leaving doesn’t seem like it should have the immediately flooring impact that it does. For one, his departure was telegraphed beyond the realization that he was the 2nd best starter available in three agency, to when the White Sox decided they would play the same high-stakes game of letting him hit the market... Read more »

Minoso misses out on the Hall

Minoso misses out on the Hall
Ron Santo was announced as having been selected to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee on Monday, which was a nice, though sadly hollow victory for objectively elite performance being properly rewarded. Minnie Minoso on the other hand, fell three votes short of the necessary 75% barrier, and will have his candidacy... Read more »

We still have a ways to go

We still have a ways to go
Justin Verlander captured the AL MVP award on Monday, and it’s hard to argue with the top-boss of starting pitchers in the league capturing the prize because, well, the criteria is not set up for anyone to be objectively dismissed. It would at least be nice if Verlander represented a departure from the archaic thinking... Read more »
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The push to get Minoso in the Hall of Fame continues

The push to get Minoso in the Hall of Fame continues
Near the end of Thursday’s 2+ hour forum on Minnie Minoso’s Hall of Fame candidacy at U.S. Cellular Field, host Pedro Gomez noted that there was one individual who badly regretted not being present and sent his best wishes; Jerry Reinsdorf. It was at this moment that the entire PR blitz that the White Sox... Read more »

One more chance for Minnie Minoso

One more chance for Minnie Minoso
Frank Thomas figures to enter the Hall of Fame the first chance he gets in 2014.  He’s got the numbers, he’s got the reputation, and a pretty good nickname doesn’t hurt. After that, it’s hard to conceive of who the next player going into the Hall with a White Sox cap would be. Pure his... Read more »