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Railsplitter
05-23-2004, 02:40 PM
What connects this batch of Sox, players, other than the fact the wore the Sox uniform.

1B. Norm Cash
2B. Al Weis
SS. Bucky Dent
3B. Jorge Orta
OF. Tommie Agee
OF. Johnny Callison
OF. Sammy Sosa
C. Earl Battey
SP. Steve Stone
RP. Rich Gossage
MGR. Tony LaRussa

It's a bit of a stretch with Orta, but I'll explain it tonight or tomorrow

epgalsoxfan
05-23-2004, 08:15 PM
All were all stars after they played for the Sox?

Brian26
05-23-2004, 08:31 PM
Great question.

I'm going to take a stab...

Were they all somehow signed or aquired by Bill Veeck?
Some of those guys obviously would have been during Veeck's first run with the team in '59, while the others when he came back in the mid 70's.

BUT, just thinking outloud here...Gossage was with the team in '72, so he would have been here before Veeck.

How about this: Were they guys either acquired or traded by Veeck?

Brian26
05-23-2004, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
How about this: Were they guys either acquired or traded by Veeck?

Ah, Sosa wouldn't fit that bill. Forget that answer....
I'll go back and think about it some more.

Railsplitter
05-23-2004, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by epgalsoxfan
All were all stars after they played for the Sox?

You're the closest. All had thier biggest moment after they left the Sox.

Norm Cash went on to greater fame with the Tigers, including the AL batting title in 1961 and a World Series ring in 1968.

Al Weis, not known as a big hitter, hit over .400 with a homer in the 1969 Series.

Any Red Sox Fan can tell you about Bucky Dent!

Jorge Orta, who played fewer than 60 games at third for the Sox, reached base on a controversial call in Game 6 of the 1985 Series for the Royals, which allowed them to win that game and force the deciding Game 7.

Tommie Agee was a standout for the Mets and made several great catches in the 1969 Series.

Johnny Callison had a great career with the Phillies and hit a ninth inning homer to win the 1964 All-Star Game.

We all know about Sammy Sosa

Earl Battey won three Gold Gloves with the Twins in the 60's and was on the penant winning 1965 Twins team

Steve Stone was on the Orioles 1979 pennant winner and won the Cy Young Award the next year.

Rich Gossage was a stellar reliever with the Yankees (don't know if he won the Cy Young, though)

Tony La Russa won three straight pennants with the A's and the 1989 Earthquake Series.

WinningUgly!
05-23-2004, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Railsplitter
Rich Gossage was a stellar reliever with the Yankees (don't know if he won the Cy Young, though)


Nope, Goose never won the award. The closest he came was in 1980, when he finished 3rd in the voting.