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jimb408
06-17-2006, 09:04 AM
Here's a site of the oldest living Sox player - there's some pretty neat stuff from the '30's on it. Pictures, articles etc. He's a local guy. I thought some would be interested.

http://miltbocek.googlepages.com/

TornLabrum
06-17-2006, 09:47 AM
It appears that the oldest living person who ever wore a Sox uniform is former pitching coach Ray Berres, who is 98.

Realist
06-17-2006, 10:01 AM
Here's a site of the oldest living Sox player - there's some pretty neat stuff from the '30's on it. Pictures, articles etc. He's a local guy. I thought some would be interested.

http://miltbocek.googlepages.com/
1933 Chicago White Sox 27 $250.00 /month
1934 Chicago White Sox 47 $350.00 /month

TornLabrum
06-17-2006, 10:02 AM
1933 Chicago White Sox 27 $250.00 /month
1934 Chicago White Sox 47 $350.00 /month

Considering the number of games he got into, that's pretty good money, especially during the Depression.

Wsoxmike59
06-17-2006, 10:13 AM
Speaking of players from the older generation, I'm sorry to say this article caught my eye in this morning's paper. I never heard of this gentleman before, but it's definitely sad when the ranks from the list of former Major Leaguer's and the Negro Leagues pass away.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/obituaries/cst-nws-xjohn15.html



Charles Johnson, a star in the Negro Leagues, has died. He was 96.
Johnson, who played for the Chicago American Giants as a pitcher and outfield in the 1930s, was buried Friday at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. He died June 10 due to complications of prostate cancer.

TornLabrum
06-17-2006, 10:27 AM
Speaking of players from the older generation, I'm sorry to say this article caught my eye in this morning's paper. I never heard of this gentleman before, but it's definitely sad when the ranks from the list of former Major Leaguer's and the Negro Leagues pass away.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/obituaries/cst-nws-xjohn15.html



Charles Johnson, a star in the Negro Leagues, has died. He was 96.
Johnson, who played for the Chicago American Giants as a pitcher and outfield in the 1930s, was buried Friday at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. He died June 10 due to complications of prostate cancer.

They had a Negro Leagues night at the Jackhammers game Wednesday and had a moment of silence for Johnson. (Well, some of us were silent.) Johnson spent a lot of time and effort trying to get former Negro League players into the MLBPA pension fund.

tick53
06-17-2006, 11:54 AM
I know he's gone but it was great to see Senor Al live long enough to see the Sox win it all.

viagracat
06-17-2006, 02:17 PM
Speaking of players from the older generation, I'm sorry to say this article caught my eye in this morning's paper. I never heard of this gentleman before, but it's definitely sad when the ranks from the list of former Major Leaguer's and the Negro Leagues pass away.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/obituaries/cst-nws-xjohn15.html



Charles Johnson, a star in the Negro Leagues, has died. He was 96.
Johnson, who played for the Chicago American Giants as a pitcher and outfield in the 1930s, was buried Friday at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. He died June 10 due to complications of prostate cancer.

I once met Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe at the old Gladys' Luncheonette on Indiana Avenue. It was 2001, when he was 99. He was holding court, signing (and selling) photographs, etc. Looked and sounded pretty good. I know he was a regular at Sox games. Made it to 103 before he died last year.

viagracat
06-17-2006, 02:18 PM
I know he's gone but it was great to see Senor Al live long enough to see the Sox win it all.

Amen.

dickallen15
06-17-2006, 03:44 PM
I figured the oldest living ex-Sox player was El Duque.

batmanZoSo
06-19-2006, 03:48 PM
You guys are forgetting ol' Archie Three Finger Garland. He was a star in the Confederate League but his 63 MPH Archie-Ball didn't fare too well in the big show. He lasted one pitch with the White Sox in 1918 at age 47 and took a line drive off the noggen. He still lives today on his plantation in South Carolina, but in a wheelchair from that fateful day spent with the Sox.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=3954&d=1139519407

ode to veeck
06-19-2006, 03:50 PM
You guys are forgetting ol' Archie Three Finger Garland. He was a star in the Confederate League but his 63 MPH Archie-Ball didn't fare too well in the big show. He lasted one pitch with the White Sox in 1918 at age 47 and took a line drive off the noggen. He still lives today on his plantation in South Carolina, but in a wheelchair from that fateful day spent with the Sox.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=3954&d=1139519407

:tealpolice:

Baby Fisk
06-19-2006, 04:05 PM
You guys are forgetting ol' Archie Three Finger Garland. He was a star in the Confederate League but his 63 MPH Archie-Ball didn't fare too well in the big show. He lasted one pitch with the White Sox in 1918 at age 47 and took a line drive off the noggen. He still lives today on his plantation in South Carolina, but in a wheelchair from that fateful day spent with the Sox.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=3954&d=1139519407
That is awesome. :cheers:

markopat
06-19-2006, 04:30 PM
You guys are forgetting ol' Archie Three Finger Garland. He was a star in the Confederate League but his 63 MPH Archie-Ball didn't fare too well in the big show. He lasted one pitch with the White Sox in 1918 at age 47 and took a line drive off the noggen. He still lives today on his plantation in South Carolina, but in a wheelchair from that fateful day spent with the Sox.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=3954&d=1139519407


You got skeeeeeeells...

:rolling:

TDog
06-19-2006, 05:04 PM
In the book "Shoeless Joe," which is better than the movie "Field of Dreams" that was adapted from it, there is a character who is known locally as the oldest living Chicago Cub. When he dies it is revealed that he never played professional baseball. Of course, Ray Kinsella knew that, having his Baseball Encyclopedia in which he looked up Moonlight Graham. He was just humoring the old man.

I have no doubt this guy is legit, though.

TornLabrum
06-19-2006, 05:13 PM
In the book "Shoeless Joe," which is better than the movie "Field of Dreams" that was adapted from it, there is a character who is known locally as the oldest living Chicago Cub. When he dies it is revealed that he never played professional baseball. Of course, Ray Kinsella knew that, having his Baseball Encyclopedia in which he looked up Moonlight Graham. He was just humoring the old man.

I have no doubt this guy is legit, though.

He is definitely legit.