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Wsoxmike59
09-05-2005, 10:43 AM
I noticed on the wall to the right of the White Sox dugout and down by the on deck circle, there is a # 17 placed there? Was this in honor of Double Duty Radcliffe who recently died?

Anybody here know what this is in reference to? Thanks.

samram
09-05-2005, 10:51 AM
It could be. Or it could be for 1917; or for where they want the magic number to be when they get back from Boston.

RedHeadPaleHoser
09-05-2005, 10:57 AM
I thought it was in memory of Chico Carrasquel...am I wrong?

PaleHoseGeorge
09-05-2005, 10:59 AM
I thought it was in memory of Chico Carrasquel...am I wrong?

It is for Carrasquel. He wore #17 for the Sox, worked for several years as a Sox announcer and passed away earlier this summer. That's when the 17 memorials were put up.

Chips
09-05-2005, 11:09 AM
http://www.sportsartifacts.com/pub452sport.JPG
White Sox All Star 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955.

Jerko
09-05-2005, 11:14 AM
I thought it was for Spanky?http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/1999/06/24/twins_whitesox/t1_caruso_ap_01.jpg

Wsoxmike59
09-05-2005, 11:15 AM
Thank you for your help and quick response to my question. Mystery solved.

R.I.P. Alfonso, you were a great player from what the old time Sox fans told me back when I was growing up. You paved the way for future Venezuelan Shortstops to follow.

Most noticeably, my all time favorite player Luis Aparicio.

Sad
09-05-2005, 06:36 PM
...and now it's our Magic # :redneck

Bisco Stu
09-06-2005, 04:17 AM
I thought it was a promotion for the new season of "24" with a lower budget.

skottyj242
09-06-2005, 09:27 AM
I thought it was for Spanky?http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/1999/06/24/twins_whitesox/t1_caruso_ap_01.jpg


Wasn't he called "Slappy"? Or is that why it's in teal?

Jerko
09-06-2005, 09:46 AM
Wasn't he called "Slappy"? Or is that why it's in teal?

Nah, I just screwed it up. :redface: I got Spanky Lavailliere mixed up with Slappy Caruso, even though there is nothing remotely similar between the two.

SouthSide_HitMen
09-06-2005, 01:16 PM
Nah, I just screwed it up. :redface: I got Spanky Lavailliere mixed up with Slappy Caruso, even though there is nothing remotely similar between the two.

MS - The original Spanky.

Mike Squires http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/squirmi01.shtml