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SosaSucks23
03-16-2004, 04:00 PM
shoeless joe! he was the da bomb

SaltyPretzel
03-16-2004, 04:07 PM
Write in vote for Harold Baines.

Risk
03-16-2004, 04:09 PM
Gotta go with Fisk...who could ever forget the time when he yelled at Deion Sanders to "run it out you piece of ####!"

Awesome

Risk

sas1974
03-16-2004, 04:09 PM
I've got to go w/ the Big Hurt...bad press and all!

sas1974
03-16-2004, 04:10 PM
I also vote that Corky gets pulled off of this list.

rmusacch
03-16-2004, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by SosaSucks23
shoeless joe! he was the da bomb


Is this a :troll? The guy does not even know how to spell Fisk and Soxs is not the plural of Sox

sas1974
03-16-2004, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by rmusacch
Is this a :troll? The guy does not even know how to spell Fisk and Soxs is not the plural of Sox

In that case, can I change my vote to Carlton Frisk? :D:

voodoochile
03-16-2004, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by SaltyPretzel
Write in vote for Harold Baines.

I added the option simply because if not for Frank I would concur... :D:

voodoochile
03-16-2004, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by rmusacch
Is this a :troll? The guy does not even know how to spell Fisk and Soxs is not the plural of Sox

Well, so far, I am taking them at face value - the poster has yet to turn 14, so a few mistakes might be expected.

I also fixed the problems.

If the tone of the posts changes, we can cross that bridge then...

SosaSucks23
03-16-2004, 04:31 PM
am sry if i spelled it wrong u dont have to yell at me :whiner: :whiner: :(:

voodoochile
03-16-2004, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by SosaSucks23
am sry if i spelled it wrong u dont have to yell at me :whiner: :whiner: :(:

It's a tough room, just roll with it... and in case no one has said it yet, Welcome Aboard! :D:

MRKARNO
03-16-2004, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by SosaSucks23
am sry if i spelled it wrong u dont have to yell at me :whiner: :whiner: :(:

Could you at least spend a second to write a coherant sentence? If you'll notice on this board everyone writes in (mostly) complete English sentences, unlike what you have posted so far. The reason this board is as good as it is has to do with the fact that we dont have (but a few) people who make one sentence (if you could call them sentences) posts with bad English.

P.S. I'm not really mad, it's just that I would like to uphold the high standards that we have on this board that seperates it from the whitesox.com, espn.com or even the SoxTalk board.

jabrch
03-16-2004, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
Could you at least spend a second to write a coherant sentence? If you'll notice on this board everyone writes in (mostly) complete English sentences, unlike what you have posted so far. The reason this board is as good as it is has to do with the fact that we dont have (but a few) people who make one sentence (if you could call them sentences) posts with bad English.

And the grammar police arrive - just in time!

Just keep (t)rolling along Sosasucks.


How about I take you out back kick you in the nuts take half your money and call it a day.

MRKARNO
03-16-2004, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by jabrch
And the grammar police arrive - just in time!


I just want to be able to read what people think. The level of conversation on this board is pretty high for a sports board and I really appreciate that. I'm only 15, but I still appreciate that kind of stuff.

Bobby Thigpen
03-16-2004, 04:45 PM
See user name.

Runner up vote for Robin Ventura.

jabrch
03-16-2004, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
I just want to be able to read what people think. The level of conversation on this board is pretty high for a sports board and I really appreciate that. I'm only 15, but I still appreciate that kind of stuff.

I be just giving you sheets...I much agree with ju. :)

1951Campbell
03-16-2004, 04:49 PM
Big Frank. And yes, bad press and all.

CubKilla
03-16-2004, 04:50 PM
Gotta go with the Sox player that I idolized as a kid and the man responsible for me becoming a catcher throughout my young baseball playing life.....

:pudge

JR can take a long walk off of a short pier after the way he so unceremoniously released arguably one of the greatest Sox players of my lifetime.

southsidegirl
03-16-2004, 04:55 PM
Frank, definitly. He's been around my entire life. It would be so weird watching him play for anothe team.

RedPinStripes
03-16-2004, 04:55 PM
Where's Ventura???????????????

:nolanventura

Too bad this is the only pic we have of the best 3rd baseman I've ever seen wear a Sox Jersey.

Daver
03-16-2004, 04:56 PM
Oscar Gamble,just for the fro alone.



:)

JGarlandrules20
03-16-2004, 05:32 PM
Maggs. He was the one that got me following the sox.

ode to veeck
03-16-2004, 05:45 PM
Sosasux,

Welcome to WSI!

Did you include Sosa just so we could humiliate him by giving him zero votes!?! Otherwise, I'd say give the go ahead for one of the moderators to rip sammy right outta the poll & put some more worthy bodies up.

Can we add more favorites to the poll. Top of my list of Sox favorites would be Minnie Mineso, but I think there would also be lots of votes for guys like Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio, others. I also really loved Wilbur Wood who threatened but never succeeeded at starting & winning both games of a double header with his knuckle ball.

Paulwny
03-16-2004, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by ode to veeck
but I think there would also be lots of votes for guys like Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio, others. .


I'll start it Ode; Nellie and Luis are my votes

DSpivack
03-16-2004, 05:54 PM
Probably just a byproduct of my youth, but I voted for Frank. I have grown up with him... I remember [vaguely] Sammy on the Sox; Jordan is long gone from the Bulls; Chelios, Roenick, Belfour, Amonte, etc. are gone from the Hawks. The only legend I remember watching from my childhood still left is the Big Hurt. Maybe me being a Sox fan is because he is just so much cooler than Shammy [and a better hitter, may I add, especially when my allegiances changed around the age of 9].

2nd Place Votes: Julio Franco, Craig Grebeck [The Little Hurt!], Warren Newson, and Mike Lavalliere! OK, maybe not, but I did like them back in the day.

LongLiveFisk
03-16-2004, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by CubKilla
Gotta go with the Sox player that I idolized as a kid and the man responsible for me becoming a catcher throughout my young baseball playing life.....

:pudge

JR can take a long walk off of a short pier after the way he so unceremoniously released arguably one of the greatest Sox players of my lifetime.

Naturally, I second that. Real surprise considering my name, huh?

But I have to take Big Frank or Ventura 2nd. Wish Robin could have been a career White Sox.

Oh well. :(:

voodoochile
03-16-2004, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by ode to veeck
Sosasux,

Welcome to WSI!

Did you include Sosa just so we could humiliate him by giving him zero votes!?! Otherwise, I'd say give the go ahead for one of the moderators to rip sammy right outta the poll & put some more worthy bodies up.


I tried to give him -100 votes, but I guess the lowest number is zero. I wonder if it will take 100 votes to now get him back to zero... :)

minastirith67
03-16-2004, 07:05 PM
Sosa all the way!!!!! But seriously, that man is Sox at heart. The dreaded Cubbies are keeping him hostage is all. He'll come back to the South Side soon!!

misty60481
03-16-2004, 07:23 PM
how about Walter ( no neck ) Williams

Huisj
03-16-2004, 08:13 PM
harold was my childhood hero and role model. he'll always be my favorite. when my dad told me that the sox traded him i threw a temper tantrum in the camp ground my family was vacationing at. i was so sad, i thought the world might as well just have ended.

harold was my role model growing up--steady and dependable, and quiet. just went about his business and did what he could without any self-glorifying hoopla at all. and that's what i'd like to still do in my life.

beckett21
03-16-2004, 08:33 PM
Well, since Greg Hibbard is not an option...given the choices gotta go with Harold. He had to be the classiest ballplayer I ever saw. Helluva hitter too...what a sweet swing.

Ventura and Fisk also rate highly on my list, with Oscar Gamble and Richie Zisk thrown in there since they are probably the reason I became a Sox fan as a child. Chet Lemon...Eric Soderholm...the list goes on and on.

Oh just pick one? Sorry! :D:

ChiWhiteSox1337
03-16-2004, 08:37 PM
Frank! Like someone else said, I've watched him my entire life! I was devastated when I heard his name in trade rumors for pitchers like ODALIAS PEREZ!

konerkopeachy
03-16-2004, 08:47 PM
write in vote for minnie minoso...i was named after him... (sort of)

Palehose13
03-16-2004, 08:48 PM
Write in for Ozzie Guillen. I always have worn 13 and played SS because of him.

TornLabrum
03-16-2004, 08:55 PM
Nellie Fox.

whitesoxwilkes
03-16-2004, 09:11 PM
McDowell or Fox.

RedPinStripes
03-16-2004, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by minastirith67
Sosa all the way!!!!! But seriously, that man is Sox at heart. The dreaded Cubbies are keeping him hostage is all. He'll come back to the South Side soon!!

What the **** already?

Railsplitter
03-16-2004, 09:58 PM
No Ron Kittle? What about Beltin' Bill Melton?

LoveTheSox
03-16-2004, 10:23 PM
Where's Robin Ventura or Black Jack McDowell?? Either of those guys would have gotten my vote.

Nick@Nite
03-16-2004, 11:19 PM
Nyls Nyman...

Why an obscure player from the mid-70's? After watching him on the old cable channel 44, I mimicked his left handed batting stance when playing whiffle ball (I'm a natural righty).

HITMEN OF 77
03-17-2004, 12:05 AM
Pete Ward, Konerko is a close second (yes for real!!)

stillz
03-17-2004, 12:35 AM
Herbert Perry, Danny Pasqua and of course, Mr. Bo Jackson.

Fisk, Ozzie and Big Frank are right up there too.

owensmouth
03-17-2004, 05:44 AM
Minnie Minoso has always been my favorite/

Then of course there's Nellie Fox and Billy Pierce.

And Ole Tilt, Hoyt Wilhelm. Loved to watch him close.

CLR01
03-17-2004, 07:09 AM
Singleton


"I da man!"



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idseer
03-17-2004, 09:16 AM
fox

Baby Fisk
03-17-2004, 09:44 AM
I vote for Black Jack's moustachio and Wilbur Wood's sideburns. (Should this be a different poll? Best Sox facial hair?)

Frater Perdurabo
03-17-2004, 10:12 AM
What about "Spanky" Mike Lavalliere?

davenicholson
03-17-2004, 10:22 AM
My write-in vote--Gary Peters. I was lucky enough to be there to see him pitch a shutout and hit a homer. Not in the same game, though! :smile:

soxfan26
03-17-2004, 11:12 AM
Harold Baines!

Dick Allen
03-17-2004, 11:26 AM
Richie "call me Dick" Allen, closely followed by Luis Aparicio.

CubKiller
03-17-2004, 12:26 PM
Nelson Fox

Lizard
03-17-2004, 01:18 PM
Why isn't Bill Melton on this list?? :)

Frankfan4life
03-17-2004, 01:22 PM
What's a Palyer?

Hokiesox
03-17-2004, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by DSpivack
Probably just a byproduct of my youth, but I voted for Frank. I have grown up with him... I remember [vaguely] Sammy on the Sox; Jordan is long gone from the Bulls; Chelios, Roenick, Belfour, Amonte, etc. are gone from the Hawks. The only legend I remember watching from my childhood still left is the Big Hurt. Maybe me being a Sox fan is because he is just so much cooler than Shammy [and a better hitter, may I add, especially when my allegiances changed around the age of 9].

2nd Place Votes: Julio Franco, Craig Grebeck [The Little Hurt!], Warren Newson, and Mike Lavalliere! OK, maybe not, but I did like them back in the day.

Do you remember Larmer, or Wilson, or Savard?

Pete Ward
03-17-2004, 01:29 PM
I would have voted for Louie Aparicio but he wasnt up there.

:gulp:

Happy St Patricks Day :gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

TommyJohn
03-17-2004, 01:31 PM
Nellie Fox is my favorite to read about. He was a small guy like
myself.

Dick Allen, Harold Baines and Frank Thomas in my lifetime.

Tekijawa
03-17-2004, 01:39 PM
I was always a huge Black Jack fan... where's he on the list?

Frankfan4life
03-17-2004, 01:43 PM
Frank Thomas - reason given below.

:hurt

Runner up - Harold Baines.

MRKARNO
03-17-2004, 01:47 PM
I think that this was meant as a reply to that other thread. Bill Melton was probably not included because he wasnt as popular as Frank, Baines, Fisk or any of the other people included in that poll

SoxBoy14
03-17-2004, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by rmusacch
Is this a :troll? The guy does not even know how to spell Fisk and Soxs is not the plural of Sox


If he were a cub fan y would his name be sosasucks23?

yadosoxfan
03-17-2004, 03:49 PM
The Big Hurt...he's the man

i really liked albert belle's two seasons here, always felt bad for him...and robin and ozzie get honorable mention

SergeantMahoney
03-17-2004, 04:13 PM
Ken Hill

Mammoo
03-17-2004, 04:42 PM
I voted for Fisk because he's on the ballot, otherwise I would have written in Nelson Fox.

MikeW
03-17-2004, 09:50 PM
Nelson Fox and Ken Berry.

Daver
03-17-2004, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by MikeW
Nelson Fox and Ken Berry.


Hey welcome aboard! :redneck

HITMEN OF 77
03-18-2004, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by MikeW
Nelson Fox and Ken Berry.

Wasn't Ken's nickname "Ball Hawk"?

White_Sock
03-18-2004, 02:05 AM
Carlton Fisk

The man played the game with integrity. When people played the game half-assed (Deion Sanders), Fisk took it personally. Plus, the man was a legend and my childhood hero.
:pudge
The Harley riding catcher

jabrch
03-18-2004, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by yadosoxfan
i really liked albert belle's two seasons here, always felt bad for him...

Huh? Belle was one step classier than Sham-me. How do you feel bad for a piece of crap like him?

blueeyes33
03-18-2004, 02:40 AM
kittle kittle kittle

ma_deuce
03-18-2004, 06:53 AM
Robin Ventura is my personal favorate to watch, but Shoeless Joe is the all time.

Deuce

bafiarocks03
03-18-2004, 03:29 PM
PAUL KONERKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

voodoochile
03-18-2004, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by bafiarocks03
PAUL KONERKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tucson?

ondafarm
03-18-2004, 08:50 PM
What no space for Nellie Fox?? He is finally in the HOF. In spite of Al Lopez.

Acid
03-18-2004, 09:29 PM
Lots of godo ones and my choice was hard but I have to say Lance "One Dog" Johnson. If only he had a strong arm, could have been one of those players that we talked about for a long time.

MikeW
03-18-2004, 09:49 PM
Berry was known as the 'Bandit'. I can still see him robbing homeruns by reaching over the old centerfield fence at Comiskey. I remember him vividly doing this to Joe Pepitone of the Yankees in 1969.

Brian26
03-18-2004, 09:51 PM
The sweet-swinger, Robin Ventura.

soxrme
03-19-2004, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by Paulwny
I'll start it Ode; Nellie and Luis are my votes

They get my vote also, two of the best.

Kittle
03-19-2004, 09:15 AM
Wow, that's tough. I've only been a fan since the early '80s and certainly have more than one fave:

Kitty, Harold, Pudge, Frank, Robin, and Maggs are all up there.

Nellie Fox also visited my great uncle in the hospital when he was dying of leukemia, so he gets props as well.

Deadguy
03-19-2004, 09:23 AM
I doubt there is a bigger Frank fan on the planet than me.

My favorite dead guy, however, is Eddie Collins.

SoxBoy14
03-21-2004, 05:35 PM
I really like Carlton Fisk so he got my vote

cubhater
03-21-2004, 06:00 PM
Lamar Johnson.

When I was 13, I met Lamar when my mom took me to ST in Sarasota. We stayed at a local hotel where the Sox put up some married players and he was one of them. He let me play catch with him during practices and a couple years later when I was on summer vacation in Chicago, he let me into the clubhouse where I met the team and shagged flyballs during batting practice. It was my greatest baseball moment!

A few years ago when he was Milwaukee's hitting coach, I called him over before a game (he had no idea who I was) and showed him some pics of us from 20 years ealier at spring training. He dropped his jaw and remembered my name and mom after all those years. A class act!

DSpivack
03-21-2004, 07:46 PM
Even though he was WAY before my time, I also have soft spot somewhere for Nellie Fox.

As a 7-year old Cub fan in a large Cubbie family, I hadn't thought much of the White Sox in my brief life. In the summer of 1991 we were driving my sister to college [at Brandeis] and along the way stopped in this little town in Pennsylvania, the hometown of Nellie Fox. I remember my dad taking my picture in front of the large billboard advertising the town, "Home of White Sox Great Nelson Fox."

DannyCaterFan
03-21-2004, 09:40 PM
Another write in........ and it's Danny Cater, of course!

PaleHoseGeorge
03-21-2004, 09:42 PM
1.) Wilbur Wood
2.) Dick Allen
3.) Frank Thomas
4.) Harold Baines

ode to veeck
03-21-2004, 11:59 PM
As they say at the alderman's office, vote early and often. How about a vote for Chet Lemon. Great to see him again on the ESPN Classic replay of the '81 opener at Fenway earlier today. Loved his slides into 1st base and how he could cover every corner of that big center field wall at 440 feet from the plate.

uribe151
03-22-2004, 12:50 AM
little looie

bartmanisgod
03-22-2004, 01:40 AM
What about the Guitar goatee! Jack "Black" Mcdowell

Dan H
03-22-2004, 09:01 AM
Nelson Fox. Knew he couldn't hit home runs, so he didn't try. 798 consecutive games at one point, and was never afraid to stop a grounder with his chest. Great bunter. Actually saw him throw his bat at a pitch out during a hit and run. Just knew how to play the game.

Etownsox13
03-22-2004, 03:10 PM
1. Ron Karkovice.

2. Jack McDowell

.3 Bg Frank

4. Don Wakamatsu

SosaSucks23
03-22-2004, 04:49 PM
i change my vote to the thomas :D:

wolcott10
03-22-2004, 05:50 PM
Danny Darwin

Lizard
03-25-2004, 02:31 PM
Bill Melton

uribe151
03-25-2004, 03:11 PM
luis aparicio clearly the best

only the white sox would trade away twice

minnie minoso...tremendous player...seems like sox traded him away 3 or 4 times
nelson fox...wow
hoyt wilhelm (tilt) ...
harold baines...
goose gossage...
big frank...
magglio...

owensmouth
03-25-2004, 07:31 PM
Oops... one that I overlooked:

Jungle Jim Rivera

doublem23
03-25-2004, 09:00 PM
Write in vote for Robin Ventura.

fisk4ever
03-26-2004, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
Could you at least spend a second to write a coherant sentence? If you'll notice on this board everyone writes in (mostly) complete English sentences, unlike what you have posted so far. The reason this board is as good as it is has to do with the fact that we dont have (but a few) people who make one sentence (if you could call them sentences) posts with bad English.

P.S. I'm not really mad, it's just that I would like to uphold the high standards that we have on this board that seperates it from the whitesox.com, espn.com or even the SoxTalk board. [/QU[QUOTE]Here's a thought. How about spelling 'coherent' and 'separate' correctly when you critcize others' grammar? OTE]

Daver
03-26-2004, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by fisk4ever



Hey welcome aboard! :redneck

barryball
03-26-2004, 07:20 PM
:beer

Gotta luv Ventura, Luis Aparicio, Dick Allen and Beltin Bill Melton "The Pop-up King" per Harry Caray!

Daver
03-26-2004, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by barryball
:beer

Gotta luv Ventura, Luis Aparicio, Dick Allen and Beltin Bill Melton "The Pop-up King" per Harry Caray!


Hey welcome aboard! :redneck