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Fenway
03-04-2011, 07:33 PM
I am sure someone here will dig out their records and try to put White Sox list together

I will give you the Red Sox example....


Have fun WSI historians

1. In 2011, the longest-tenured Red Sox player is Tim Wakefield, who
joined the team in 1995.
2. At that time, the longest-tenured Sox was Roger Clemens, who joined in 1984.
3. When Clemens came up, the old man on the team was Dwight Evans,
who'd come up in 1972.
4. Evans was tutored by Carl Yastrzemski, who'd been around since 1961.
5. Yaz played with Jackie Jensen, who'd been acquired in 1954.
6. Jensen worked alongside Ted Williams, who'd debuted in 1939
7. Teddy Ballgame caught the tail end of Lefty Grove's career, whom
the Sox acquired in 1934.
8. Grove in 1934 had joined a team full of cast-offs, of whom the
longest-serving members were pitchers Bob Weiland and Johnny Welch,
both acquired in 1932.
9. Weiland and Welch shared the rubber with Danny MacFayden, who'd
come up in 1926.
10. MacFayden pitched with Howard Ehmke, whom the Sox acquired in 1923.
11. Ehmke likely sometimes threw to Roxy Walters, a catcher the Sox
picked up in 1919.
12. Walters had the distinction of joining a team featuring Harry
Hooper, who'd debuted in 1909.
13. The SS on Hooper's first team was Heinie Wagner, who'd joined the
Sox in 1906.
14. The 1906 team featured several original 1901 Sox, including
Freddy Parent, Buck Freeman, Hobe Ferris, Jimmy Collins, Chick Stahl,
Lou Criger, Cy Young, and George Winter.

SephClone89
03-04-2011, 07:38 PM
Somehow I get the idea you were just looking for someplace to post Red Sox trivia. :tongue:

Fenway
03-04-2011, 07:44 PM
Somehow I get the idea you were just looking for someplace to post Red Sox trivia. :tongue:

No not really - be curious to see the White Sox timeline...

Brian26
03-04-2011, 07:49 PM
The first three are easy.

Konerko to Big Frank to Fisk.

That takes you to '81. From there, it's either Chet Lemon or Baines.

Brian26
03-04-2011, 07:55 PM
I was wrong. It was Lamar Johnson ('74), slightly beating Lemon ('75) and Mike Squires ('75).

Brian26
03-04-2011, 07:59 PM
...to Ed Herrman ('67). Wilbur Wood's first year was '67 also, but Wood was acquired in 1966 while Herrman was drafted in 1964.

You guys take it from there...

Johnny Mostil
03-04-2011, 08:11 PM
to Gary Peters (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/peterga01.shtml) ('59)?

SephClone89
03-04-2011, 08:32 PM
to Gary Peters (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/peterga01.shtml) ('59)?

To the great Billy Pierce, 1949.

Johnny Mostil
03-04-2011, 08:39 PM
To the great Billy Pierce, 1949.

To the great Luke Appling, 1930.

To the great Red Faber, 1914.

To the great Ed Walsh, 1904.

To Fielder Jones et al., 1901.

TomBradley72
03-05-2011, 08:08 AM
To the great Luke Appling, 1930.

To the great Red Faber, 1914.

To the great Ed Walsh, 1904.

To Fielder Jones et al., 1901.

:clap::clap:

roylestillman
03-05-2011, 10:12 AM
OK, historians, is Omar Vizquel the last active player to have played in Old Comiskey. He actually played in the last game played at the park.

Zisk77
03-05-2011, 10:22 AM
OK, historians, is Omar Vizquel the last active player to have played in Old Comiskey. He actually played in the last game played at the park.

Maybe Jaime Moyer pitched (or was in uniform anyway) an exhibition game their with the scrubs?

sox1970
03-05-2011, 10:29 AM
Moyer pitched for the Rangers at Comiskey Park 5/1/90.

ewokpelts
03-05-2011, 10:43 AM
OK, historians, is Omar Vizquel the last active player to have played in Old Comiskey. He actually played in the last game played at the park.he's the last active WHITE SOX PLAYER to have played in the old park.

Frank was the last one from the actual 1990 team to leave the sox in the "new comiskey era". He was the lone constant on the team from the closing of the old park to the 2005 World Series.

Hitmen77
03-05-2011, 11:00 AM
I was wrong. It was Lamar Johnson ('74), slightly beating Lemon ('75) and Mike Squires ('75).

He's not part of this chain here, but I do remember that the White Sox gave Squires the honor of hoisting the 1983 AL West Championship flag up at Comiskey Park because he was the longest tenured Sox player on the roster at that time. I remember seeing the pre-game ceremony of this on TV.

Since he came up in '75 and left the Sox in '85, I'm guessing that he was the last player on the Sox roster to have played in the "red pinstripes" uniforms.

Johnny Mostil
03-05-2011, 03:34 PM
He's not part of this chain here, but I do remember that the White Sox gave Squires the honor of hoisting the 1983 AL West Championship flag up at Comiskey Park because he was the longest tenured Sox player on the roster at that time. I remember seeing the pre-game ceremony of this on TV.

Since he came up in '75 and left the Sox in '85, I'm guessing that he was the last player on the Sox roster to have played in the "red pinstripes" uniforms.

This is an interesting point. If we were constructing this chain in 1983, then, as near as I can tell at a quick glance, we'd have Squires ('75), Melton ('68), then Peters ('59).

Lamp81
03-05-2011, 11:44 PM
Since he came up in '75 and left the Sox in '85, I'm guessing that he was the last player on the Sox roster to have played in the "red pinstripes" uniforms.

IIRC, Squires was only activated for Sept. in '85 to give him enough service time for his pension. Another example of Reinsdorf ownership taking care of the players.

asindc
03-06-2011, 10:05 AM
I am sure someone here will dig out their records and try to put White Sox list together

I will give you the Red Sox example....


Have fun WSI historians

1. In 2011, the longest-tenured Red Sox player is Tim Wakefield, who
joined the team in 1995.
2. At that time, the longest-tenured Sox was Roger Clemens, who joined in 1984.
3. When Clemens came up, the old man on the team was Dwight Evans,
who'd come up in 1972.
4. Evans was tutored by Carl Yastrzemski, who'd been around since 1961.
5. Yaz played with Jackie Jensen, who'd been acquired in 1954.
6. Jensen worked alongside Ted Williams, who'd debuted in 1939
7. Teddy Ballgame caught the tail end of Lefty Grove's career, whom
the Sox acquired in 1934.
8. Grove in 1934 had joined a team full of cast-offs, of whom the
longest-serving members were pitchers Bob Weiland and Johnny Welch,
both acquired in 1932.
9. Weiland and Welch shared the rubber with Danny MacFayden, who'd
come up in 1926.
10. MacFayden pitched with Howard Ehmke, whom the Sox acquired in 1923.
11. Ehmke likely sometimes threw to Roxy Walters, a catcher the Sox
picked up in 1919.
12. Walters had the distinction of joining a team featuring Harry
Hooper, who'd debuted in 1909.
13. The SS on Hooper's first team was Heinie Wagner, who'd joined the
Sox in 1906.
14. The 1906 team featured several original 1901 Sox, including
Freddy Parent, Buck Freeman, Hobe Ferris, Jimmy Collins, Chick Stahl,
Lou Criger, Cy Young, and George Winter.

The bolded above can't possibly be true, since Clemens never played for the Sox.

Bobby Thigpen
03-06-2011, 10:46 AM
The bolded above can't possibly be true, since Clemens never played for the Sox.
:scratch:

asindc
03-06-2011, 12:29 PM
:scratch:

When did he play for the Sox?

tstrike2000
03-06-2011, 12:56 PM
Not Jose Paniagua?

Bobby Thigpen
03-06-2011, 01:18 PM
When did he play for the Sox?
It's an example using the Red Sox.

I'm pretty sure Roger Clemens played for them.

asindc
03-06-2011, 01:35 PM
It's an example using the Red Sox.

I'm pretty sure Roger Clemens played for them.

It has been said many, many times by administrators and other posters over the years: The only team referred to as the Sox on WSI is the Sox. Refer to Boston's baseball team as the Red Sox all you want, but they are not the Sox on this site.

TommyJohn
03-06-2011, 07:06 PM
He's not part of this chain here, but I do remember that the White Sox gave Squires the honor of hoisting the 1983 AL West Championship flag up at Comiskey Park because he was the longest tenured Sox player on the roster at that time. I remember seeing the pre-game ceremony of this on TV.

Since he came up in '75 and left the Sox in '85, I'm guessing that he was the last player on the Sox roster to have played in the "red pinstripes" uniforms.

Actually I believe the last red pinstriper on the White Sox was Jerry Hairston.

I quickly checked baseball-reference.com-Hairston's last game with the Sox was 1989.

Bobby Thigpen
03-06-2011, 07:57 PM
It has been said many, many times by administrators and other posters over the years: The only team referred to as the Sox on WSI is the Sox. Refer to Boston's baseball team as the Red Sox all you want, but they are not the Sox on this site.
:rolleyes:

TomBradley72
03-06-2011, 08:45 PM
It has been said many, many times by administrators and other posters over the years: The only team referred to as the Sox on WSI is the Sox. Refer to Boston's baseball team as the Red Sox all you want, but they are not the Sox on this site.

Seriously?

asindc
03-06-2011, 08:54 PM
Seriously?

Are you seriously asking "seriously?"

SephClone89
03-06-2011, 09:09 PM
Are you seriously asking "seriously?"

I'm sure he is. It is a pretty ridiculous "policy."

Brian26
03-06-2011, 10:09 PM
It has been said many, many times by administrators and other posters over the years: The only team referred to as the Sox on WSI is the Sox. Refer to Boston's baseball team as the Red Sox all you want, but they are not the Sox on this site.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over this. People in Boston call their Red Sox the "Sox". Watch Cheers sometime. This isn't worth arguiing about. Fenway meant no disrespect.

Fenway
03-06-2011, 10:16 PM
I wouldn't lose any sleep over this. People in Boston call their Red Sox the "Sox". Watch Cheers sometime. This isn't worth arguiing about. Fenway meant no disrespect.

I very clearly said at the start of the post in question - RED SOX version - :)

asindc
03-07-2011, 07:49 AM
I wouldn't lose any sleep over this. People in Boston call their Red Sox the "Sox". Watch Cheers sometime. This isn't worth arguiing about. Fenway meant no disrespect.

No lost sleep here. I know Fenway, from reading his previous posts, meant no disrespect. Just an observation on my part. By the way, I would find it very odd if Boston fans did NOT refer to their team as the "Sox." I am surprised, however, that fellow Sox fans would want to debate the point.

stl_sox_fan
03-07-2011, 08:33 AM
You all have failed me. All these ties and links and no one throws in a Kevin Bacon reference!?!?!

SephClone89
03-07-2011, 08:40 AM
I am surprised, however, that fellow Sox fans would want to debate the point.

Why? Why should I care about a fan of another team referring to his team by their common nickname? I wouldn't get pissed if someone came in calling Seattle "the Ms" or the Phillies "the Phils"...