Tag: Ed Short

This Day in White Sox History: 1970 mercifully comes to an end

This Day in White Sox History: 1970 mercifully comes to an end
September 1, 1970 – With the Sox about to end their worst season in franchise history, GM Ed Short was fired after nine years on the job. Short would make brilliant off season deals in 1963 and 1964 to net the club players like Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Ward, Tommy John and Tommy Agee but starting in 1968 his moves backfired and lost... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Short re-energizes the team & Shouldergate

This Day in White Sox History: Short re-energizes the team & Shouldergate
January 14, 1963 – It was the move that re-energized the franchise and led directly to back-to-back-to-back 90+ win seasons in 1963, 1964 and 1965. Sox GM Ed Short traded shortstop Luis Aparicio and outfielder Al Smith to the Orioles for third baseman Pete Ward, outfielder Dave Nicholson, shortstop Ron Hansen and relief pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm. Ward would be named Co-Rookie of the Year (with teammate Gary Peters) and... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Record setting Belle

This Day in White Sox History: Record setting Belle
September 1, 1970 – With the Sox about to end their worst season in franchise history, G.M. Ed Short is fired after nine years on the job. Short would make brilliant off season deals in 1963 and 1964 to net the club players like Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Ward, Tommy John and Tommy Agee but starting in 1968 his moves backfired and lost the club... Read more »
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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 »
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