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Lip Man 1
05-15-2006, 01:03 AM
Folks:

My interview with Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton is now on the main page.

Milo teamed up with another Hall of Famer in Bob Elson doing White Sox games from 1962-1965.

Milo talks about those days on the South Side, how and why certain players occasionally got into manager Al Lopez' 'doghouse', the 'inside' story on why the Sox released a promising young pitcher named Denny McLain, the very good but near miss seasons of 1963, 1964 and 1965 (including the crucial series with the Senators that cost the Sox the 1964 pennant) and why he left for the Atlanta Braves.

Milo also talks about working with Bob, how broadcasting has changed over the 60 years he's been calling the action. He also talks about his controversial new book and touches on why he and Harry Caray never got along.

Few few individuals are still with us who worked for the St.Louis Browns...Milo is one of them. (It was his first job in major league baseball) I hope you'll enjoy it.

Lip

PaulDrake
05-17-2006, 11:19 PM
Yes this is the best time ever in my life to be a Sox fan, and I've been one since 1957. One of the things I like about many if not most Sox fans is that we know and appreciate Chicago White Sox history, the good and the not so good. So once again it's a pleasure to read another interview courtesy of courtesty of Lip Man. I've come to expect little nuggets of interesting an unusual information and am never disappointed. Instead of the usual superficial pap and fluff you actually learn something when you read these interviews. This time there's more on the Al Lopez/Nellie Fox relationship and a great little side story about Denny McClain, a guy who should have made it to the HOF, but was his own worst enemy. Also it turns out that Carlos Lee isn't the first White Sox player who scoped out the ladies in the stands during a game. Great job again Lip and why not write a book about the entire Go Go era?

Lip Man 1
05-18-2006, 01:19 PM
Paul:

Because Bob Vanderberg of the Tribune has already beaten me to it!

:smile:

Lip

Frater Perdurabo
05-18-2006, 01:23 PM
Paul:

Because Bob Vanderberg of the Tribune has already beaten me to it!

:smile:

Lip

Fear of redundancy hasn't stopped folks from writing dozens of books about the 1969 Cubs.
:redneck

Seriously, Lip, you should compile your interviews into a book.

viagracat
05-18-2006, 01:48 PM
Great article, Lip. Read every word. Hamilton is truly a guy who's been there and done that. The way he was handled by the Cubs was absolutely shameful, and that's not Flubsession.

Keep up the good work.