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Hangar18
07-27-2005, 04:21 PM
Mine would have to be Rich Gossage and Bucky Dent

ode to veeck
07-27-2005, 04:24 PM
Minnie Mineso


Chet Lemon and Dick Allen, no contest

DickAllen72
07-27-2005, 04:46 PM
Dick Allen & Wilbur Wood.

Brian26
07-27-2005, 04:59 PM
Chet Lemon

scottjanssens
07-27-2005, 05:08 PM
Chet Lemon

Ditto.

veeter
07-27-2005, 05:09 PM
Dick Allen, Chet Lemon and Jorge Orta

1951Campbell
07-27-2005, 05:09 PM
I'm going to have to go with Chet Lemon, but Dick Allen is up there.

Orta 4-6-3
07-27-2005, 05:15 PM
Dick Allen

eriqjaffe
07-27-2005, 05:23 PM
I was a little young, but I'd have to go with Chet Lemon or Ralph Garr.

HITMEN OF 77
07-27-2005, 06:29 PM
Carlos May, Bill Melton, Ed Herrmann, Walt Williams. I also like the lesser known guys Gail Hopkins, Bobby Knoop, Denny O'Toole and so many more.

TommyJohn
07-27-2005, 06:32 PM
Dick Allen! The MAN!! Yeah!!

I also liked Wilbur Wood, too. Also Oscar Gamble and Richie Zisk from the
magical, mystical '77ers, and also later in the decade Harry Chappas and
Claudell Washington. I was a kid.

BainesHOF
07-27-2005, 06:55 PM
1. Chet Lemon
2. Dick Allen
3. Jorge Orta
4. Alan Bannister
5. Rich Gossage

BigEdWalsh
07-27-2005, 07:08 PM
I had a bunch. It definately begins with Dick Allen.

Pat Kelly, Chet Lemon, Bart Johnson, Wilbur Wood, Jim Kaat and Bill Melton.

Lip Man 1
07-27-2005, 07:09 PM
Dick Allen

Lip

DumpJerry
07-27-2005, 07:16 PM
Oh boy. So many to choose from.

Wood (Hardwood, not Balsa)
Allen
Zisk
Gamble
Hermann
Gossage
Veeck (ok, he was not a player, but it was when he was around!)
Faust
Melton

I'm sure there were others, just can't think of them right now.

LuvSox
07-27-2005, 07:41 PM
Zisk
Kessinger
Bart Johnson
Wood
Downing

tsamdog
07-27-2005, 07:43 PM
Dick Allen

Richie Zisk

Wilbur Wood

Bart Johnson

The 'Goose'

eastchicagosoxfan
07-27-2005, 07:45 PM
Ralph Garr
Chet Lemon
Francisco Barrios
Lamarr Johnson
Eric Solderholm

Vernam
07-27-2005, 07:45 PM
Allen was the man, truly. Pat Kelly was my fave because it was cooler to pick a non-marquee player. I played 3B, so Melty was up there, too.

VC

SOXfnNlansing
07-27-2005, 07:52 PM
Terry Forster

Saracen
07-27-2005, 08:02 PM
Brian Downing

soxwon
07-27-2005, 08:04 PM
Ritchie (dont call me Dick )Allen

TornLabrum
07-27-2005, 08:11 PM
Allen, Melton, May, Wood, Lemon, Zisk, and God forgive me, Alan Bannister.

batmanZoSo
07-27-2005, 08:19 PM
Rich McKinney. :wink:

Dick Allen
07-27-2005, 08:21 PM
Richie Allen

TornLabrum
07-27-2005, 08:24 PM
Rich McKinney. :wink:

I remember some writer for (iirc) the old Daily News who wrote a poem about the 1970 Sox. I only remember one line, and that was about McKinney, and it was "Some would say his bat is too mini."

oldcomiskey
07-27-2005, 08:30 PM
I forgot about Brian Downing--but Dick Allen will always be My favorite

Vernam
07-27-2005, 08:31 PM
I remember some writer for (iirc) the old Daily News who wrote a poem about the 1970 Sox. I only remember one line, and that was about McKinney, and it was "Some would say his bat is too mini."No need to get personal. :redneck

VC

Fredsox
07-27-2005, 08:39 PM
Wilbur Wood was my idol. In fact, we share the same physique to this day. The very first Sox game I saw in person was Wilbur Wood pitching against Vida Blue. Talk about a contrast!

TommyJohn
07-27-2005, 09:07 PM
I remember some writer for (iirc) the old Daily News who wrote a poem about the 1970 Sox. I only remember one line, and that was about McKinney, and it was "Some would say his bat is too mini."

That is really bad. Was it Eddie Gold?

TornLabrum
07-27-2005, 09:11 PM
That is really bad. Was it Eddie Gold?

It was about 35 years ago. I have no idea. I do know it was someone with a regular column, and it went up on my dorm room bulletin board. I wallowed in our ineptness.

TommyJohn
07-27-2005, 09:26 PM
It was about 35 years ago. I have no idea. I do know it was someone with a regular column, and it went up on my dorm room bulletin board. I wallowed in our ineptness.

I remember that Eddie Gold wrote an annual poem for the Sun-Times for many
years. That line sounds like it could've come from him.

D. TODD
07-27-2005, 09:35 PM
Chet Lemon
Lamarr Johnson
Bill Naharodny (just liked his name, even though I have no idea how to spell it)
Ken Kravec ( I'm sure that's misspelled as well)

C-Dawg
07-27-2005, 09:46 PM
Wayne Nordhagen
Jim Essian
Francisco Barrios
Jim Spencer
Steve Trout
Mike Proly
Greg Pryor
Bobby Molinaro
Pablo Torreabla

And how could we forget Ron Blomberg?

LongLiveFisk
07-27-2005, 10:13 PM
Eric Soderholm with my next favorite being Chet Lemon (I only remember the late 70s!)

Tragg
07-27-2005, 10:49 PM
The 1970s was one sad era of White Sox baseball.

TornLabrum
07-27-2005, 11:01 PM
The 1970s was one sad era of White Sox baseball.

Except when Dick Allen was happy and when the Hitmen were on fire.

rwcescato
07-27-2005, 11:10 PM
Mine would have to be Rich Gossage and Bucky Dent

1. Eric Solderholm
2. Wilbur Wood
3. Dick Allen
4. Bill Naharodny

Rich

rwcescato
07-27-2005, 11:10 PM
Wayne Nordhagen
Jim Essian
Francisco Barrios
Jim Spencer
Steve Trout
Mike Proly
Greg Pryor
Bobby Molinaro
Pablo Torreabla

And how could we forget Ron Blomberg?

Pablo Torreabla now thats a name from the past.

TDog
07-27-2005, 11:19 PM
Too many to choose just one. I have a 1969 Walt "No Neck" Williams baseball card in plastic at my home computer, but even in '69, my favorite player was Carlos May. Then there was Bill Melton and Ed Hermmann. And Wilbur Wood. The most awesome hitter I've ever seen in a Sox uniform was Dick Allen. Obviously he was a favorite, but the rest of the guys were more like real people.

Chester Lemon came later, almost as if he was from a different decade. In 1977, 1978, he was my favorite player. But right now my favorite '70s player was May, Melton and Hermmann.

TomBradley72
07-27-2005, 11:29 PM
Cleon Jones
Junior Moore
Bobby Bonds
Ricky Seilheimer
Wayne Nordhagen

nordhagen
07-27-2005, 11:39 PM
Wayne Nordhagen
Jim Essian
Francisco Barrios
Jim Spencer
Steve Trout
Mike Proly
Greg Pryor
Bobby Molinaro
Pablo Torreabla

And how could we forget Ron Blomberg?

As you can tell, mine was Wayne Nordhagen. Probably because he caught (not very well), played the outfield (not very well), hit for what constituted some power in those days (about 15 homers a year) and actually pitched in relief in not one but two games in 1979. How sad is that? That was White Sox versatility in the 70s.

Notice no one chose Claudell Washington. Can't imagine why...

daslobo
07-28-2005, 12:33 AM
Chet Lemon, Ralph Garr, and Richie Zisk.

MarkM2112
07-28-2005, 02:22 AM
Favorite Player: Wilbur Wood

Favorite Manager: Chuck Tanner

Optipessimism
07-28-2005, 02:50 AM
Big Frank in his prime. He was simply the most dominating offensive player I'd ever seen at the time, and I can't think of anyone else that I'd be more afraid to pitch to if I were a pitcher.

SoxFanSince67
07-28-2005, 06:45 AM
For that one year, Oscar Gamble. In the early part of the decade, it had to be Bill Melton.

Baby Fisk
07-28-2005, 09:03 AM
Wilbur Wood
Beltin' Bill Melton

davenicholson
07-28-2005, 09:12 AM
Big Frank in his prime. He was simply the most dominating offensive player I'd ever seen at the time, and I can't think of anyone else that I'd be more afraid to pitch to if I were a pitcher.
Yes! Even though he was only 11 years old when the decade ended, he still struck fear in the hearts of major league pitchers everywhere!

Tough choices, but I'll go with players who were out of their teens in the 70s. Toss-up among Melton and Allen, although Molinaro gets some consideration for that decade's version of Podsednik. If pressed, I'd have to go with Dick Allen, probably the most powerful hitter I've ever seen in a Sox uniform.

RedHeadPaleHoser
07-28-2005, 09:26 AM
WIlbur Wood...only because ot was my very 1st Sox game, he was pitching, and they gave away jerseys (t shirts) with his name and number on it. I had mine until I was...well...I still have it and wear it, OK? It is wrong?

duke of dorwood
07-28-2005, 09:33 AM
Ken Henderson

Bill Melton
Terry Forster
Ed Herrmann

MILTMAY5
07-28-2005, 10:22 AM
1. Goose 2. Wilbur Wood 3. Chet Lemon 4. Bucky Dent 5. and of course, Milt May!

Procol Harum
07-28-2005, 10:38 AM
1.) Weelbur Wood.
2.) Beltin' Bill Melton
3.) Dick Allen
4.) Walt "No-Neck" Williams

Heck, I still have my "Play No-Neck" button...

HITMEN OF 77
07-28-2005, 11:29 AM
1.) Weelbur Wood.
2.) Beltin' Bill Melton
3.) Dick Allen
4.) Walt "No-Neck" Williams

Heck, I still have my "Play No-Neck" button...

Can I get a photo of that button?

Hangar18
07-28-2005, 11:34 AM
Chet Lemon, Ralph Garr, and Richie Zisk.

Remember when Ralph Garr was coming to bat, they would play that
Roadrunner "Beep Beep Beep Beep". He never stole all that
many bases from what I remember .......

HITMEN OF 77
07-28-2005, 11:51 AM
Remember when Ralph Garr was coming to bat, they would play that
Roadrunner "Beep Beep Beep Beep". He never stole all that
many bases from what I remember .......

at http://www.chicago-baseball-photos.com/ go to the Harry Caray area and there is an audio clip of Harry doing his "Beep Beep" during Gar's first ever AL at bat.

tlebar318
07-28-2005, 12:10 PM
Bucky Dent was my favorite followed closely by Chet Lemon and even though it did not pan out over the long haul I liked that young prospect Kevin Bell over at third base!

Orta 4-6-3
07-28-2005, 12:24 PM
The 1970s was one sad era of White Sox baseball.

The fact that the 1977 team, which finished twelve games back and in third place, is to this day still so beloved, shows how sad it was.

wilburaga
07-28-2005, 12:36 PM
1) Wilbur Wood

2) Terry Forster

3) Bart Johnson

4) Carlos May

5) Walt Williams



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TDog
07-28-2005, 12:50 PM
The fact that the 1977 team, which finished twelve games back and in third place, is to this day still so beloved, shows how sad it was.

The Sox fell out of first place on August 12 and ended up winning 90 games. KC was unreal the last two months of the season. Really, a tough four-game series in the Texas heat at the beginning of the month seemed to drain the energy from the team.

Until we went back to school, it was an awesome season.

ElevenUp
07-28-2005, 12:53 PM
Wilbur Wood
Chet Lemon
Ron Leflore
Bucky F. Dent
Don Kessinger

Mark
07-28-2005, 01:54 PM
Buddy Bradford and Tex Wortham.

With an honorable mention to Dick Allen and Kitty Kaat.

hose
07-28-2005, 04:45 PM
Bart Johnson

socko82
07-28-2005, 04:58 PM
Chet Lemon
Ralph Garr
Carlos May
Jim Kaat
Jim Morrison

Procol Harum
07-28-2005, 05:23 PM
Can I get a photo of that button?

Hitmen of 77-Dude, that will require me remembering to dig up the button, finding it, remembering to scan it, and then sending it your way.....as you might imagine, this is a daunting task!!

I'll see what I can do--leavin' town here for a week, but will make note to self for thereafter.

HITMEN OF 77
07-28-2005, 05:37 PM
Hitmen of 77-Dude, that will require me remembering to dig up the button, finding it, remembering to scan it, and then sending it your way.....as you might imagine, this is a daunting task!!

I'll see what I can do--leavin' town here for a week, but will make note to self for thereafter.

Or you could just sell it to me....:D: It will look great with my 1971 No Neck game used road flannel.

Wsoxmike59
07-28-2005, 07:25 PM
Johnny "the jet" Jeter!


1) Dick Allen's 1972 MVP campaign. Total Greatness!
2) Little Looie for one last glimpse at greatness in 1970
3) Bill Melton & Wilbur Wood's 1971 Season's (tie)
4) Forster-Gossage-Bart Johnson-Cy Acosta The Sox 'pen threw SMOKE back in the early 70's!!
5) Zisk, Gamble, Solderholm, Spencer, Downing, LJohnson, Orta and Garr and Chet Lemon......what an offense!!!

soxfan1965
07-28-2005, 09:29 PM
Luis Aparacio in 1970 - .313 average the only bright spot of one of the most miserable seasons in Sox history.

Other bright spot:


Great Moments in White Sox history

May 31, 1970 vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
White Sox score second-highest total runs in team
history to clobber Boston

White Sox..........6 0 1 3 1 7 0 4 0- 22 24 0
Red Sox.............2 0 0 4 1 2 1 1 2- 13 16 3

HR: Melton, Yastrzemski, Andrews

W- Weaver L- Peters Time- 3:26 Attendance- 21,952

Tragg
07-28-2005, 09:32 PM
Except when Dick Allen was happy and when the Hitmen were on fire.
2 years out of 10, but no playoffs in either year. ONly one other year could be considered decent: 1971.
You also had the worst year ever, 1970.
Gawd, it was awful.

The big bright spot was Dick Allen in 1972 - possibly the best offensive year every recorded by a White Sox.

The best players probably were:
Dick Allen
Wilbur Wood (with a thank you to Ed Herman)
Stan Bahnsen
Rich Gossage
Terry Forster
Brian Downing (this guy could really hit - dumb trade)
Bucky Dent
Bill Melton
Carlos May
Jorge Orta
Chet Lemon
And for 1 year: Oscar Gamble, Richie Zisk, Eric Soderholm

The Racehorse
07-28-2005, 09:45 PM
Nyls Nyman followed by Jorge Orta.

robiwho
07-28-2005, 09:52 PM
Chet Lemon.

flo-B-flo
07-28-2005, 11:03 PM
1.) Weelbur Wood.
2.) Beltin' Bill Melton
3.) Dick Allen
4.) Walt "No-Neck" Williams

Heck, I still have my "Play No-Neck" button... This is about what I think. No neck is first though. Loved those father and son games. At one point I wanted Wilber Wood to pitch ALL the games. Dick Allen disappointed me at the end but, I witnessed a low liner that the SS looked to jump and snag only to watch the blurry pill land in the bleachers almost killing what appeared to be Ligues' grandad. That whole 77 team NEVER gave up. They would get behind 4-5 early and you could never change channel. That was a fun year. Oscar Gamble would have been a hell of a bobble-head or a chia pet.:smile:

bahn1225
07-29-2005, 12:47 PM
The best players probably were:
Dick Allen
Wilbur Wood (with a thank you to Ed Herman)
Stan Bahnsen
Rich Gossage
Terry Forster


Thank You.
Someone finally mentioned Stan

my5thbench
07-29-2005, 02:48 PM
Dick Allen

Terry Forster...he was funny on Letterman

mike squires
07-29-2005, 08:12 PM
This is about what I think. No neck is first though. Loved those father and son games. At one point I wanted Wilber Wood to pitch ALL the games. Dick Allen disappointed me at the end but, I witnessed a low liner that the SS looked to jump and snag only to watch the blurry pill land in the bleachers almost killing what appeared to be Ligues' grandad. That whole 77 team NEVER gave up. They would get behind 4-5 early and you could never change channel. That was a fun year. Oscar Gamble would have been a hell of a bobble-head or a chia pet.:smile:

They were supposed to have one last year but it was scratched for some reason. I know the bobblehead craze has died down but I would love one of a Gamble, Luzinski, Guillen etc. etc. :angry:

HITMEN OF 77
07-29-2005, 08:45 PM
They were supposed to have one last year but it was scratched for some reason. I know the bobblehead craze has died down but I would love one of a Gamble, Luzinski, Guillen etc. etc. :angry:

The bobble craze has calmed down a bit, but the Sox nodders are still going for big buck. Watch ebay TP, NF and the other game giveaways.

MeteorsSox4367
07-30-2005, 02:29 PM
My top five Sox of the 70s:

1. Tom Egan
2. Ed Herrmann
3. Bill Melton
4. Wilbur Wood
5. Rick Reichardt

HM: Tom Bradley because he wore the cool glasses.

Realist
07-30-2005, 02:36 PM
Ahhhh.... a lovely thread for the Old Dogs. :smile:

Skip Pitlock
Eric Soderholm
Wilbur Wood

SOXSINCE'70
07-30-2005, 03:35 PM
Bill Melton and Dick Allen.

Sox-on-TV44
07-31-2005, 03:00 PM
Chet Lemon
Dick Allen
Bill Melton
Wilbur Wood
Lamar Johnson

My top 5.

fox2
07-31-2005, 03:50 PM
Dick Allen And Jim Spencer. In that glorious month of July 1977, the Sox had something like a 22-6 record, and Spencer looked like a HOFer. I went to a game against the Twins where he had what for a lot of players would have been a great week, 3 hits, 2 home runs and 8 RBIs in a 13-8 Sox victory. Plus he was probably the best fielding 1st baseman I have ever seen. I remember when Bucky Dent was traded to the Yankees and his error count soared, somebody asked him why and he simply said "Chris Chambliss doesn't pick them out of the dirt like Jim Spencer."

EdHerman12
07-31-2005, 05:22 PM
Of course #12 Ed Herrman, but also in no particular order...Dick Allen, Bill Melton, Wilbur Wood, Pat Kelly, Ed Spezio, John Jeter, Eddie Leon, Rick Reichert....oh and Cy Acosta.... and ALL the '77 Southside Hitmen, loved 'em all!


GO SOX! :gulp: :beer <-----was too young to partake in all that Falstaff that was advertised!

Jayhawk73
07-31-2005, 06:03 PM
Jorge Orta and Chet Lemon top my list.

Bucky F. Dent
08-01-2005, 11:32 AM
1 - Bucky F. Dent
2 - Chet Lemon
3 - Dick Allen

and where's the love for Lamar Johnson!?!

God, I'm getting flashbacks reading some of these names. Anyone else remember the night Buddy Bradford did the header into the centerfield wall. I'll never forget that incident. I had always thought these guys were invincible superheroes until then. Scared me to death.

TornLabrum
08-01-2005, 11:43 AM
1 - Bucky F. Dent
2 - Chet Lemon
3 - Dick Allen

and where's the love for Lamar Johnson!?!

God, I'm getting flashbacks reading some of these names. Anyone else remember the night Buddy Bradford did the header into the centerfield wall. I'll never forget that incident. I had always thought these guys were invincible superheroes until then. Scared me to death.

Right here. Lamar is a charter member of my "Banjo Butt All-Stars."

BeefyD
08-02-2005, 02:23 AM
I was born in '71, so I don't remember much before the ugliest uniforms on the planet, but my favorite was good ole' #44, Chet Lemon.

I have to list Ralph Garr up there too, just because I used to get a kick from the announcer when he came up to bat.

"Now batting. . . . . Ralph . . . . . . . . . GARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR"

Falstaff
08-02-2005, 03:02 AM
Jorge Orta, Cy Acosta , Ken Henderson, Carlos May

and I followed Hank Allen's progress daily when on the Sox

Jim Kaat was an inspiration

Soxfest
08-02-2005, 03:19 AM
Born in 70 35 years ago today..........loved C.Lemon, R.Garr, L.Johnson, J.Orta

TornLabrum
08-02-2005, 08:08 AM
and I followed Hank Allen's progress daily when on the Sox


Would that be Allen's progress in getting enough days in to get his MLBPA pension?

oldcomiskey
08-02-2005, 08:36 AM
Luis Aparacio in 1970 - .313 average the only bright spot of one of the most miserable seasons in Sox history.

Other bright spot:

I wonder if the loss in that game went to gary peters---or was that a little late for him--might be worth checking

oldcomiskey
08-02-2005, 08:39 AM
2 years out of 10, but no playoffs in either year. ONly one other year could be considered decent: 1971.
You also had the worst year ever, 1970.
Gawd, it was awful.

The big bright spot was Dick Allen in 1972 - possibly the best offensive year every recorded by a White Sox.

The best players probably were:
Dick Allen
Wilbur Wood (with a thank you to Ed Herman)
Stan Bahnsen
Rich Gossage
Terry Forster
Brian Downing (this guy could really hit - dumb trade)
Bucky Dent
Bill Melton
Carlos May
Jorge Orta
Chet Lemon
And for 1 year: Oscar Gamble, Richie Zisk, Eric Soderholm

we got richard dotson and bobby bonds in that deal for downing--I know Bonds didnt exactly work out but Dot was a good pitcher for a while

Whitesox4ever
08-02-2005, 09:35 AM
My fav players from the 70's are

Wilbur Wood
Jim Kaat
Chet Lemon
Jorge Orta
Richie Zisk
Oscar Gamble

hold2dibber
08-02-2005, 07:37 PM
In no particular order:


Jorge Orta
Jim Spencer
Lamar Johnson
Mike Squires
Oscar Gamble

And I was also a big Ken Brett fan, although he wasn't here long.

The Critic
08-02-2005, 08:13 PM
Dick Allen
Jorge Orta
Brian Downing
Wilbur Wood
Terry Forster

The Critic
08-02-2005, 08:20 PM
WIlbur Wood...only because ot was my very 1st Sox game, he was pitching, and they gave away jerseys (t shirts) with his name and number on it. I had mine until I was...well...I still have it and wear it, OK? It is wrong?
I still have my Melton jersey t-shirt somewhere - I wish I could find it, I'd probably frame it, since it's too worn to throw on eBay.

PeteWard
08-02-2005, 08:29 PM
Dick Allen. Not the best hiter ever, but definitely the most intimidating. Never saw a batter anywhere hit the ball so damn hard.

ChiSoxPatF
08-02-2005, 09:19 PM
I wasn't exactly alive for the time period but my dad always says the funnest Sox player to ever watch was Dick Allen. So I'd go with Allen, although Lamar Johnson's hair was awesome

chisox83
08-02-2005, 09:53 PM
I have an autographed 8 x 10 of Lamaar. Loved that guy. The Zisk/Gamble duo probably fetches my fondest memories however.

AMestan
08-02-2005, 11:18 PM
1. Allen
2. Melton
3. Wood
4. May
5. Orta
6. Gossage
7. I gotta mention Little Louie because he was still on the team
8. Zisk
9. Lemon
10. Pat Kelly

gaelhound
08-02-2005, 11:56 PM
Carlos May, Bill Melton, Ed Herrmann, Walt Williams. I also like the lesser known guys Gail Hopkins, Bobby Knoop, Denny O'Toole and so many more.
For the love of God! Am I leading a secret life somewhere. Who else but me would write a paragraph with Gail "Hoppy" Hopkins and Ed "Lightning" Herrmann being mentioned? All you hve to do now to steal my identity is bring up Bill Sharp!:o:

TornLabrum
08-03-2005, 12:18 AM
For the love of God! Am I leading a secret life somewhere. Who else but me would write a paragraph with Gail "Hoppy" Hopkins and Ed "Lightning" Herrmann being mentioned? All you hve to do now to steal my identity is bring up Bill Sharp!:o:

Who can forget the Interlake adds featuring Bill Sharp? It's good to see I'm not the only one who remember Gail Hopkins!

LuvSox
08-03-2005, 12:24 AM
The fact that the 1977 team, which finished twelve games back and in third place, is to this day still so beloved, shows how sad it was.

It was a FUN year though, wasn't it?

ode to veeck
08-03-2005, 12:27 AM
:tomatoaward


hard to believe it took several days to get to a tomato for this one

Mark
08-03-2005, 10:42 AM
we got richard dotson and bobby bonds in that deal for downing--I know Bonds didnt exactly work out but Dot was a good pitcher for a while

And don't forget Thaddis Bosley! :o:

oldcomiskey
08-03-2005, 05:44 PM
And don't forget Thaddis Bosley! :o:
God Knows we tried

Tragg
08-03-2005, 07:39 PM
we got richard dotson and bobby bonds in that deal for downing--I know Bonds didnt exactly work out but Dot was a good pitcher for a while

I forgot we got Dick Dotson. He was a good pitcher for us. He and Britt Burns sure went downhill fast, though. I liked them both in 1983!

miker
08-03-2005, 07:54 PM
Wilbur Wood. There's something about a big, balding white guy that can't throw hard enough to break glass that I can relate to...