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Lip Man 1
11-25-2006, 11:07 AM
November 26, 1976 - It was a move that would pay large returns the following season. On this day, injured 3rd baseman Eric Soderholm signed a free agent deal with Bill Veeck and Roland Hemond. Soderholm would become Comeback Player Of The Year for 1977 and help lead the ‘South Side Hit Men’ to a remarkable season. (Soderholm in his interview with White Sox Interactive explained the whole story of how he signed with the team instead of the Twins.)

November 26, 1991 - The Sox hire Gene Lamont as the new field manager replacing Jeff Torborg. Lamont is hired after Pirates manager and former Sox coach Jim Leyland highly recommends him. Lamont was a coach on Leyland’s staff in Pittsburgh. The quiet, laid back, Lamont would win the American League’s Western Division title in 1993 and be named Manager of the Year for it. He’d also guide the Sox to the Central Division lead at the time of the labor impasse in 1994.

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11-25-2006, 11:52 AM
Jeff Torborg was my favorite White Sox manager ... until Ozzie. I would give Torborg the edge in one department: He was able to get a brief weekly show on WGN on Saturdays during the baseball season.

One of the nicest men I've ever met.