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DrummerGeorgefan
04-14-2004, 11:54 AM
This stems from talking about Paulie's goal of 5 stolen bases, despite his god given gift of speed .

Who was the slowest player in sox history?

munchman33
04-14-2004, 11:55 AM
Spanky!

Jerko
04-14-2004, 11:56 AM
Marc "Booter" Hill

batmanZoSo
04-14-2004, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by DrummerGeorgefan
This stems from talking about Paulie's goal of 5 stolen bases, despite his god given gift of speed .

Who was the slowest player in sox history?

John Kruk post surgery was pretty lethargic.

Baby Fisk
04-14-2004, 11:58 AM
Santo! Santo! SANTO!!!

1974 -- 117 games, 0 steals.

eriqjaffe
04-14-2004, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by Baby Fisk
Santo! Santo! SANTO!!!

1974 -- 117 games, 0 steals.

One could almost say he NEVER had legs.

But at least we all know what good insurance he has.

hellenicsoxfan
04-14-2004, 12:09 PM
I seem to remember Ed Hermann being pretty slow.

Paulwny
04-14-2004, 12:19 PM
Ted Kluszewski
Smoky Burgess

TDog
04-14-2004, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by hellenicsoxfan
I seem to remember Ed Hermann being pretty slow.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon three decades ago, I saw Ron Santo run out an inside-the-park home run in old Comiskey. He wasn't as fast as the teammate, Dick Allen, he had tied for the National League lead in triples 10 years earlier, but he certainly could have outrun teammate Ed Herrmann.

I don't know what injuries did to the speed of players like John Kruk and Greg Luzinski, but I can't imagine anyone displaying less natural speed than Ed Herrmann.

skottyj242
04-14-2004, 12:21 PM
Lyle Mouton
Herbert "the Milkman" Perry
Greg Norton

This isn't the same but it always seemed that James Baldwin took a half an hour to get to the dugout after the third out.

SSN721
04-14-2004, 12:21 PM
If we were in the NL I would have to say David Wells by a mile.

ode to veeck
04-14-2004, 12:51 PM
Smokey Burgess for one, Greg Ludzinski for another, though I did see Greg steal a base at Old Comiskey very late in his career on his 3rd AB, a hit following a HR and a grand slam; totally caught opponents off guard and brought the house down

white sox bill
04-14-2004, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by TDog
On a sunny Sunday afternoon three decades ago, I saw Ron Santo run out an inside-the-park home run in old Comiskey. He wasn't as fast as the teammate, Dick Allen, he had tied for the National League lead in triples 10 years earlier, but he certainly could have outrun teammate Ed Herrmann.

I don't know what injuries did to the speed of players like John Kruk and Greg Luzinski, but I can't imagine anyone displaying less natural speed than Ed Herrmann.

I'm for Herrmann too--hell a ball hit off the wall, there was usually a play @ first!!

soxrme
04-14-2004, 01:02 PM
Sherman Lollar, Smokey Burgess, Ron Northrup, Paulie.

santo=dorf
04-14-2004, 01:08 PM
Mike LaValliere

Randar68
04-14-2004, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by santo=dorf
Mike LaValliere

I can't believe Karkovice hasn't been mentioned. His last few years made Konerko look like Carl Lewis.

OurBitchinMinny
04-14-2004, 03:31 PM
Ventura and Paulie

ScottyTheSoxFan
04-14-2004, 03:46 PM
kark and spanky had to be the slowest catching duo ever

Nick@Nite
04-14-2004, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by DrummerGeorgefan
This stems from talking about Paulie's goal of 5 stolen bases, despite his god given gift of speed .

Who was the slowest player in Sox history?

Konerko is so slow that if he raced a pregnant woman in a 50 yard dash, he'd come in third.

Slowest player in Sox history? ... Deron Johnson.

TornLabrum
04-14-2004, 07:27 PM
One year at SoxFest Ozzie said of Robin, "If Robin was in a race with a pregnant woman, he'd finish third."

Smokey Burgess was slower than anyone else mentioned with one exception: Sherm Lollar. He's still trying to make it home after Cuccinello waved him in in Game 2 of the '59 Series.

A. Cavatica
04-14-2004, 07:50 PM
Bo Jackson...after the hip replacement.

Or maybe Minnie Minoso at 70?

ivancalderon
04-14-2004, 08:14 PM
Harold Baines at the bitter end

duke of dorwood
04-14-2004, 09:33 PM
Without ANY doubt, Sherman Lollar

iwannago
04-14-2004, 09:36 PM
A tie. Moose Skowron, Roy Sievers and Walt Dropo.

jabrch
04-14-2004, 09:44 PM
Greg Luzinski has to be on the list.

Dick Allen
04-14-2004, 09:56 PM
Ed Herrmann, Sherm Lollar, and Smoky Burgess - leave it to those catchers.

SoxFanSince67
04-14-2004, 10:01 PM
Don Pavelitti (sp). His speed or lack thereof was a non-issue since all he ever did as a Sox was produce a weak infield pop-up.

michned
04-14-2004, 11:35 PM
When I was a kid I believe I was witness to an Ed Herrman triple. He couldn't have had more than a couple in his career. It was comical. I swear, by the time he passed second base, his legs were chugging back and forth but he wasn't moving anywhere.