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Lip Man 1
09-30-2006, 01:33 PM
The season ends (unfortunately) but not the historical memories!

This month some post season games to remember (and forget), one of the best 'put down' lines ever spoken by a broadcaster, 'The Senor' comes to Chicago and a young intense individual is named the new G.M.

OCTOBER This Date In Sox History

October 1, 1950 - Luke Appling gets his final hit in a White Sox uniform. The future Hall Of Famer spends twenty years and 2,422 games in a Sox uniform. He’d later come back as a coach for the club in 1970 and 1971.

October 1, 1959 - After 40 years, the wait is over and the Sox are in the World Series facing the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Sox react in Game #1 like they are trying to win the title in a single game, burying L.A. 11 - 0. Ted Kluszewski slams a pair of home runs and ties a series record with five RBI’s. The Sox assault Dodger starter Roger Craig early and often to give Cy Young award winner Early Wynn a lot of breathing room.

October 1, 1975 - Owner John Allyn appears on Johnny Morris’ sports on WBBM-TV. While talking about the pending sale of the club, he says if he does own the team in 1976, Harry Caray won’t be back as lead announcer. Allyn is tired of Caray and wants to fire him. The next day Caray has this retort, "I can’t believe any man can own a ballclub and be as dumb as John Allyn. Did he make enough to own it or did he inherit it?"

Lip

Brian26
09-30-2006, 10:44 PM
October 1, 1975 - Owner John Allyn appears on Johnny Morris’ sports on WBBM-TV. While talking about the pending sale of the club, he says if he does own the team in 1976, Harry Caray won’t be back as lead announcer. Allyn is tired of Caray and wants to fire him. The next day Caray has this retort, "I can’t believe any man can own a ballclub and be as dumb as John Allyn. Did he make enough to own it or did he inherit it?"


Was Allyn a complete idiot or what? Why would you go on television and run down your announcer like that when you're trying to sell the team and its assets?

Lip Man 1
10-01-2006, 01:23 AM
And by 1975 Caray was the club's biggest asset.

Lip