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Whitesox029
05-21-2005, 01:38 AM
I'm fairly sure this belongs here. This question was inspired by this week's homepage Sox-o-gram: If you could bring back any past Sox player 1901-2004 in his prime to add to the 2005 club (not that they need much help), who would it be?
In the end I think I would choose Billy Pierce, a southpaw strikeout pitcher to add to our rotation since we only have one lefty as it is and you can never have enough pitching.
The sponsorship note on Billy's baseball-reference.com page is a neat little rhyme:

I remember the Go-Go Sox; Little Luis & Nellie Fox; Minnie Minoso & Jungle Jim; Jim Landis & Sherman slim. All competitiors true and fierce, but most of all I remember Billy Pierce.

NSSoxFan
05-21-2005, 01:54 AM
Joe Jackson.

SaltyPretzel
05-21-2005, 02:21 AM
Harold Baines.

BigEdWalsh
05-21-2005, 03:04 AM
Duh! Big Ed Walsh.

lostletters
05-21-2005, 03:27 AM
Harold Baines and Jack McDowell (in his prime).

But to be honest, I really like the current look of the club. Its hard to complain with a team like this.

MIgrenade
05-21-2005, 03:55 AM
Joe Jackson.

Yes.

Optipessimism
05-21-2005, 05:48 AM
Having never seen any of the legends play, I'd have to go with Black Jack. Imagine how dominant that rotation would be: McDowell, Buerhle, Garland, Garcia, and Contreras with El Duque as your long reliever/spot starter!

soxfan43
05-21-2005, 06:43 AM
former outfielder prospect michael jordan

seanpmurphy
05-21-2005, 07:50 AM
former outfielder prospect michael jordan

:tealpolice:

Ol' No. 2
05-21-2005, 09:20 AM
Frank Thomas

boiler up
05-21-2005, 09:23 AM
jack mcdowel

hose
05-21-2005, 09:32 AM
http://i.cnn.net/si/si_online/covers/images/1972/0612_large.jpg

This is the guy.

jehosaphat
05-21-2005, 09:50 AM
Yes.

No question, Shoeless Joe. Haven't you all seen "Field of Dreams"?

I actually expect the ghost of Shoeless to emerge and fly around the Cell when the Sox win the Series.

ode to veeck
05-21-2005, 09:51 AM
Minnie Minoso, perfect match for Ozzie ball, both in legs and spirit

Dick Allen would be nice, the man could hit

Goose Gossage in the pen to close

RKMeibalane
05-21-2005, 09:57 AM
Frank Thomas

Check back in a few weeks.

I'd bring back Carlton Fisk, but he wouldn't play LF.

oldcomiskey
05-21-2005, 10:00 AM
no he wouldnt--Id take Fisk any day over any catcher in the league today

Medford Bobby
05-21-2005, 10:15 AM
:cool: The sure fun and spirit of the Hitman of '77....Gamble and Zisk!!:bandance:

2005 White Sox Baseball: "Even beer taste better":gulp:

Orta 4-6-3
05-21-2005, 10:19 AM
Luis Aparicio.

fquaye149
05-21-2005, 10:32 AM
Frank Thomas

:D: and i don't even mean the 1993 edition. I'll take the 2005 Frank back.

DumpJerry
05-21-2005, 10:32 AM
While I think there are many from the past who, in their prime, would do us well, I think this team does not need anyone real badly.

Having said that, I would bring back Joe Jackson to bat behind Pods and Gooch with Thomas and Paulie behind him.

Joe Jackson could land the largest Nike contract ever seen!

kevingrt
05-21-2005, 10:33 AM
:D: and i don't even mean the 1993 edition. I'll take the 2005 Frank back.

I agree.... I would die for a basher like that right now!

Wsoxmike59
05-21-2005, 10:39 AM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0915611902.01._PE_PI_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

I think this guy would be a tremendous fit on the 2005 Sox club. I'd stick him RF over Jermaine Dye and go with Rowand in CF and Pods in LF. Go-Go Sox!!!

SOXintheBURGH
05-21-2005, 11:02 AM
Put Jackson in the outfield with Crash and Pods and no ball hit out of the infield drops for a hit.

UofCSoxFan
05-21-2005, 12:03 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Robin at 3b....Thiggy in his prime to close would be nice too.

Ol' No. 2
05-21-2005, 12:07 PM
Check back in a few weeks.

I'd bring back Carlton Fisk, but he wouldn't play LF.We were talking about players in their prime. Imagine having a 27 year old Frank Thomas in the lineup right now.:D::D::D::D::D::D::D::D:

Soxzilla
05-21-2005, 12:10 PM
Anyone that can play the hole we have in RF.

san2c
05-21-2005, 01:03 PM
Luis Aparicio.

thats my man

ondafarm
05-21-2005, 01:20 PM
For this team, Nellie Fox.

For greater justice, Joe Jackson.

StepsInSC
05-21-2005, 01:40 PM
http://i.cnn.net/si/si_online/covers/images/1972/0612_large.jpg

This is the guy.

Damn I had forgotten how sweeeet those unis were!

Southsider101
05-21-2005, 02:29 PM
Modern Era: Luis Aparicio

Early Era: Would have loved to have seen Ed Cicotte pitch in his prime.

Bisco Stu
05-21-2005, 02:44 PM
Well, if it has to be during his tenure with the Sox, it would be Tom Seaver in 1985, who was actually better than he was in the 84 season, once he adjusted better to the AL style. The 86 Seaver was awful, and of course, traded for Psycho Lyons anyway.

wassagstdu
05-21-2005, 03:49 PM
Aparicio -- narrowly over Pierce, only because I could watch him every day.


:luis&nell

PaulDrake
05-21-2005, 03:53 PM
I'm fairly sure this belongs here. This question was inspired by this week's homepage Sox-o-gram: If you could bring back any past Sox player 1901-2004 in his prime to add to the 2005 club (not that they need much help), who would it be?
In the end I think I would choose Billy Pierce, a southpaw strikeout pitcher to add to our rotation since we only have one lefty as it is and you can never have enough pitching.
The sponsorship note on Billy's baseball-reference.com page is a neat little rhyme:

I remember the Go-Go Sox; Little Luis & Nellie Fox; Minnie Minoso & Jungle Jim; Jim Landis & Sherman slim. All competitiors true and fierce, but most of all I remember Billy Pierce. I guess we're in the minority here. A vintage 1955/56 Billy Pierce on this team and we're World Series bound for sure.

RichFitztightly
05-21-2005, 04:33 PM
"The General" Ron Karkovice

davenicholson
05-21-2005, 05:01 PM
Well, if not my namesake...

Oh man, what I would give to see Shoeless Joe roaming the Sox outfield, banging triples off of the centerfield fence and throwin' out Toriiiiiii at the plate! :cool:

gobears1987
05-21-2005, 05:01 PM
Shoeless, just to undo the wrong of his bannishment from MLB.

or you can take Magglio.

soxfan123
05-21-2005, 05:21 PM
Billy Koch

Whitesox029
05-21-2005, 09:22 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Robin at 3b....Thiggy in his prime to close would be nice too.
I considered both of them before giving my answer but Crede has been adequate and Hermanson lights out. El Duque's being hurt, despite my liking the looks of B-Mac, reinforces my choice of the vintage '55/'56 Pierce, as PaulDrake put it.

LongLiveFisk
05-21-2005, 09:29 PM
I'd bring back Carlton Fisk, but he wouldn't play LF.

Ding Ding! We have a winner! :D:

eastchicagosoxfan
05-21-2005, 09:33 PM
Bill Veeck as owner.

Frater Perdurabo
05-21-2005, 09:35 PM
The 1994 version of Frank Thomas. Of course, that also would require 1994's Julio Franco to bat cleanup. Now that was something to behold. Imagine those two with Pods and Iguchi hitting in front of them!
:o:

Baby Fisk
05-21-2005, 09:40 PM
EL PUDGE.

guillen4life13
05-21-2005, 11:16 PM
One of these four:

2002 version of Maggs (all things said and done, he hit .320 with 38 HRs and 135 RBI... and back then he was a fan favorite).

1994 Frank Thomas (.353, 38 HR, 101 RBI in only 399 AB).

Joe Jackson circa 1920.

Ed Cicotte circa 1919 (without throwing any playoff series :tongue: )-- 29-7 with a 1.82 ERA and 30 CG's. 306 IP.

MRKARNO
05-21-2005, 11:17 PM
Check back in a few weeks.


I'll take the 1994 version of him.

Charno
05-21-2005, 11:29 PM
Put Shoeless Joe on the Twins, so he can throw games for us.

The Racehorse
05-21-2005, 11:32 PM
Wilbur Wood... a team can never have enough flexibility in a pitching staff.

Chrisaway
05-22-2005, 10:50 AM
Bo Jackson.

chisoxfan64
05-22-2005, 10:56 AM
Bobby Douglas in the bullpen.

gaelhound
05-22-2005, 12:05 PM
What the hell, your daddy never tell you about the great Smokey Burgess?

TornLabrum
05-22-2005, 12:20 PM
Billy Pierce.

sircaffey1
05-22-2005, 12:22 PM
It has to be Frank Thomas in his prime. The man was THE best hitter in the league in his prime. His strike shortened '94 season was amazing...God damn Frank was good.

NorthlakeTom
05-22-2005, 01:25 PM
Eddie Collins.

Can you imagine having two players who could each steal 70+ bases? Not to mention his .333 career average and 187 triples.

Fake Chet Lemon
05-22-2005, 10:35 PM
Luis Aparicio.

How can Luis not be the run away winner? I like Uribe and we can win with him, but upgrading the left side of the infield seems to be a good way to go for this team.

Brian26
05-22-2005, 10:39 PM
Either 1990 Bobby Thigpen or 1983 Lamarr Hoyt.

lowesox
05-22-2005, 11:40 PM
I'd bring back Robin Ventura. My favourite White SOx of all time.