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SoxBoy14
03-17-2004, 05:18 PM
I gotta go with Ozzie just because the last manager I remember is Manueal and I hated him so I'm excitd about Ozzie.

CubKilla
03-17-2004, 05:19 PM
In my lifetime, Tony LaRussa followed by Jeff Torborg.

HITMEN OF 77
03-17-2004, 05:22 PM
"The Brat" Eddie Stanky

Dick Allen
03-17-2004, 05:29 PM
1) Al Lopez
2) Chuck Tanner
3) Jeff Torborg

Baby Fisk
03-17-2004, 05:31 PM
Chuck Tanner

fledgedrallycap
03-17-2004, 05:32 PM
A tie between Terry Bevington and Jerry Manual

Baby Fisk
03-17-2004, 05:34 PM
Carlton Fisk

Mammoo
03-17-2004, 05:37 PM
The Senor, Al Lopez because he got us to the World Series (a million years ago!!!) :gulp:

SoxBoy14
03-17-2004, 06:46 PM
Who was the manager during the 1917 and 1919 seasons? He must've done a good job to reach the world series twice in three years.

ChiWhiteSox1337
03-17-2004, 07:09 PM
In my life time, I'd have to say Jerry Manuel. Based on what I've heard about him on the sox and the other teams, Tony La Russa. I've been alive for 15 years and the only managers that I can actually say I remember clearly are clownshoes Bevington who signed my baseball, manuel, and now guillen. I'd have to go with JM because we had that 95 win season in 2000.

pudge
03-17-2004, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by SoxBoy14
Who was the manager during the 1917 and 1919 seasons? He must've done a good job to reach the world series twice in three years.

That would be Frasier's dad... er... make that Kid Gleason.

Daver
03-17-2004, 07:50 PM
No mention of


http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/daver/Bevs%20manging%20shoes.jpg

gogosoxgogo
03-17-2004, 08:46 PM
First off, I think it's unfair to say that Ozzie can be anybody's favorite manager when he has yet to manage a game yet. Also, I must point out that this question is unfair to a 17 year old kid like myself. The only choices I have to choose from are Jeff Torborg (who doesn't count because I was 4 years old), Gene Lamont, Terry Bevington, and Jerry Manuel. Therefore, I choose to do the American thing and NOT VOTE! However, I'm certain that by year's end, my vote will fall to Guillen.

SoxBoy14
03-17-2004, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by gogosoxgogo
First off, I think it's unfair to say that Ozzie can be anybody's favorite manager when he has yet to manage a game yet. Also, I must point out that this question is unfair to a 17 year old kid like myself. The only choices I have to choose from are Jeff Torborg (who doesn't count because I was 4 years old), Gene Lamont, Terry Bevington, and Jerry Manuel. Therefore, I choose to do the American thing and NOT VOTE! However, I'm certain that by year's end, my vote will fall to Guillen.

Or you could do the French thing and stay out of it, just kidding to all you french people.

Brian26
03-17-2004, 08:52 PM
Torborg, hands down.

SoxBoy14
03-17-2004, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
Torborg, hands down.

What year was he manager?

Lip Man 1
03-17-2004, 09:16 PM
Torborg managed in 89, 90 and 91. He was then 'encouraged' by Uncle Jerry to take the Mets job. What he did to piss off good ole' Uncle Jerry is anybody's guess. Another sterling example of stewardship by our owner.

anyway back to the question....

Al Lopez.

He was a gentleman, got along with the press and knew baseball perhaps even more then Paul Richards. His record is basically unmatched by his Sox peers. Just ask the guys who played for him in their interviews like Pete Ward and Gary Peters what they thought of him.

Like anyone else, he had his moments i.e. with Billy Pierce in the 59 series and with Jim Landis in 64, but overall he's the best that I've ever seen.

Lip

MikeW
03-17-2004, 10:53 PM
Al Lopez. He was the manager when I started rooting for the Sox
in 1961.

gosox41
03-18-2004, 08:35 AM
Originally posted by SoxBoy14
I gotta go with Ozzie just because the last manager I remember is Manueal and I hated him so I'm excitd about Ozzie.

Torborg.

Bob

SoxFanSince67
03-18-2004, 08:43 AM
Chuck Tanner...who helped bring Dick Allen...who brought hope to an otherwise dismal era

Railsplitter
03-18-2004, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by SoxBoy14
Who was the manager during 1917 and 1919

Clarence "Pants" Rowland was skipper in 1917, Kid Gleason in 1919

Brian26
03-18-2004, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
Torborg managed in 89, 90 and 91. He was then 'encouraged' by Uncle Jerry to take the Mets job. What he did to piss off good ole' Uncle Jerry is anybody's guess. Another sterling example of stewardship by our owner.
Lip

I think the company line at the time was that Torborg got us from point a to point b, but we needed someone else to get us to point c. I think JR and Schu courted Leyland from Pittsburgh pretty hard, but we ended up with Lamont instead.

At the time, we were told that Torborg wanted to be closer to his sick mother in New England. Turns out that line wasn't necessarily true.

Not sure if anyone else has additional details on this...

Procol Harum
03-18-2004, 10:14 AM
1.) Lopez
2.) Torborg
3.) Tanner

Paulwny
03-18-2004, 11:47 AM
I'll have to go with Lopez however, I'll never understand his stance in not voting for Nellie to enter the HOF.

Maximo
03-18-2004, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by Procol Harum
1.) Lopez
2.) Torborg
3.) Tanner

Flip-flop Tanner and Torborg and those would be my three. Only because Tanner and Dick Allen got along well at a time when Allen had the rep of being "unmanageable".

Tekijawa
03-18-2004, 12:37 PM
I'd Have to Say Torborg also... He was the man in my growin' up years... And since then we've had nothing but Jokes Bevington, the other "b"guy, mauel and now Ozzie... but I'll give Ozzie a chance.

soxrme
03-18-2004, 12:45 PM
1. Stanky
2. Lopez
3. Torborg
4. Tanner
5. LaRussa

I have been around along time.

Brian26
03-18-2004, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by Tekijawa
I'd Have to Say Torborg also... He was the man in my growin' up years...

Who can ever forget Torborg perched on that top step at Old Comiskey, wearing the old Campbell's Soup "C" hat and uni, with the ear piece in his ear so he could hear Nossek from up in the press box?

duke of dorwood
03-18-2004, 02:09 PM
1 Lopez

2 Tanner

3. Bob Lemon

hsnterprize
03-18-2004, 07:50 PM
In my lifetime, I'd say LaRussa. Torborg is a close second, followed by Lamont. Ozzie could overtake LaRussa IMHO if he can win.

oldcomiskey
03-18-2004, 08:41 PM
Tanner was the first Sox manager I remember--then we moved to Dixie and lost track of the Sox until LaRussa----

My sox manager would be Tony though---he had fire-------remember in 93 when he removed a base because Greg Kosc missed a call on Pudge

duke of dorwood
03-18-2004, 09:20 PM
You must mean '83

Brian26
03-18-2004, 10:32 PM
Was that the Orioles game with the disputed groundrule double/homer call?

ChiSox14305635
03-19-2004, 02:39 AM
I'd have to go with Lopez, though it was waaaay before my time. 2nd would have to be LaRussa, followed by Torborg. Ozzie can trump 'em if he can counter with a World Series championship.

Tragg
03-19-2004, 08:11 AM
1)Chuck Tanner; 2)Eddie STanky; 3)Jeff Torborg

TommyJohn
03-19-2004, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Brian26
Was that the Orioles game with the disputed groundrule double/homer call?

Yes. I remember it. Fisk hit what appeared to be a two run homer
against Baltimore. It landed in the first row, but the umpire ruled
that the fan who caught it reached over the wall and held Fisk to
a double. That's when LaRussa went ballistic. The lost home run
was the difference, too. The Sox lost 2-1. They would've won 3-2.
They wound up winning 99 games that year, instead of 100.

Where is that fan today? He cost the White Sox
100 wins that year! I say we find him, slash his tires, break his
windows, harass his parents and threaten him with bodily harm.

TornLabrum
03-19-2004, 10:02 PM
I'll cast my vote for the first regime of Paul Richards, the man who led us out of second division wilderness. I never saw him manage a Sox game until '76, but I saw the results of the efforts of Richards, Frank Lane, and Chuck Comiskey by '55.

I'll never forgive Lopez for the way he treated Fox and Pierce, so I'll go with LaRussa in second place (too bad he didn't learn when to give the pitcher the hook until he moved to Oakland...) and third place to Pants Rowland for beating the 116-game-winning Cubs in 1906.

hellenicsoxfan
03-20-2004, 02:38 AM
Jeff Torborg.

Chuck Tanner has a special place on my list because he was the manager when, as a bratty little kid, I finally realized there was another team in town besides those losers I would watch on WGN every afternoon after school (when baseball season ended, they would show the Three Stooges - I had a hard time telling the differrence between the Stooges and the Cubs, nyuk nyuk nyuk). I made my first trip to Comiskey Park at that time, and I've been hopelessly hooked ever since.

TommyJohn
03-20-2004, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
I'll cast my vote for the first regime of Paul Richards, the man who led us out of second division wilderness. I never saw him manage a Sox game until '76, but I saw the results of the efforts of Richards, Frank Lane, and Chuck Comiskey by '55.

I'll never forgive Lopez for the way he treated Fox and Pierce, so I'll go with LaRussa in second place (too bad he didn't learn when to give the pitcher the hook until he moved to Oakland...) and third place to Pants Rowland for beating the 116-game-winning Cubs in 1906.

Torn, you are one of my faves on this site and I like reading what
you write. I do not intend any disrespect but...

It was Fielder Jones who managed the '06 Sox to the World Series win over the Cubs. Pants beat the pants off John McGraw and the Giants in '17.

DSpivack
03-20-2004, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by Brian26
I think the company line at the time was that Torborg got us from point a to point b, but we needed someone else to get us to point c.

Seems to be a pattern for that one Jerry Reinsdorf...

Just got lucky with that other team he owns.

TornLabrum
03-20-2004, 08:22 AM
Originally posted by TommyJohn
Torn, you are one of my faves on this site and I like reading what
you write. I do not intend any disrespect but...

It was Fielder Jones who managed the '06 Sox to the World Series win over the Cubs. Pants beat the pants off John McGraw and the Giants in '17.

Ack! You're right, and of course I knew that. My only defense is that yesterday was my birthday, and senility is setting in. Revision to original post: "Fielder Jones for beating the 116-game-winning Cubs in 1906."

SosaSucks23
03-20-2004, 07:45 PM
Tony LaRussa all the way!!! :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

cwsox
03-20-2004, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by TommyJohn
Torn, you are one of my faves on this site and I like reading what
you write. I do not intend any disrespect but...

It was Fielder Jones who managed the '06 Sox to the World Series win over the Cubs. Pants beat the pants off John McGraw and the Giants in '17.

thank you for someone posting this correctly - you beat me to it, and I thank you

LaRussa was my favorite

Couldn't stand Stankey and the way he walked out on us leaves me very comfortable with that

Tanner got tiresome

Torborg was ok

cornball
03-20-2004, 09:32 PM
In my lifetime, I like Torborg the best. I thought he brought class to the organization, very articulate and organized. Tanner would come in second.

Bevington, LaRussa, Kessinger and Doby I didn't care for their style at all, while the others were ok.

misty60481
03-20-2004, 09:52 PM
how about Bob Lemon and southside hitmen in 77, they made things pretty exiting for a while

LongLiveFisk
03-20-2004, 10:37 PM
I can only judge who I'm old enough to remember, so I'd have to say LaRussa was my favorite followed by Torborg. I didn't like Lamont, Manuel, or Bevington.

StillMissOzzie
03-22-2004, 12:00 AM
1) La Russa
2) Torborg
3) Stanky

SMO
:gulp:

faneidde
03-22-2004, 10:54 AM
At the risk of losing my posting privaleges, I will say Terry Bevington was my favorite. He was really the first manager who made an impression on me and I liked him a lot better than Manuel. Bevington was a complete and total idiot, but he was very entertaining and any manager who would get in fights protecting his players was OK by me.

SoxBoy14
03-22-2004, 05:32 PM
How does everyone think manual ranks up as a manager. I know everyone hates him but he won a division title and came close a few years. I still think firing him was the right move but at least he didnt do horrible.

SoxBoy14
03-22-2004, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by SoxBoy14
How does everyone think manual ranks up as a manager. I know everyone hates him but he won a division title and came close a few years. I still think firing him was the right move but at least he didnt do horrible.


Although I do admit that he blew the series against the Mariners in 2000 when he fell for Pinella's "steal signal" and then Martinez hit the next pitch into the bleachers. But I have to admit at least he took those guys to the play-offs.

beckett21
03-22-2004, 09:16 PM
This whole thread nary a mention of Jim Fregosi...

Yeah I didn't like him much either.

LaRussa was my favorite and probably always will be. I never liked how he was run out of town on a rail. With Duncan as pitching coach, that was a great combo. Never should have gotten rid of those guys IMO.

Chuck Tanner was before my time but I liked him with Pittsburgh so I probably would have liked him with the Sox.

wassagstdu
03-22-2004, 09:20 PM
Paul Richards -- followed by Jeff Torborg

PaleHoseGeorge
03-22-2004, 09:22 PM
Chuck Tanner. I guarantee Frank Thomas would have 4 MVP awards and the team at least one pennant if Tanner had been Sox manager the past 15 years.

uribe151
03-22-2004, 11:29 PM
i haven't seen anybody close in all these years

soxnut
03-23-2004, 12:10 AM
1. Torborg
2. Guillen
3. Fregosi(or maybe it was just the "Fregosi Fries" at Nick's Sports Page in Dolton) :(: