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StatManDu
11-25-2006, 06:06 PM
On the anniversary of Jim Thome joining the Sox, here is a list of interest:

MOST HRs UPON JOINING SOX
Jose Canseco, 2001.....................446
Jim Thome, 2006......................... 430
Harold Baines, 2000 ....................383
Rocky Colavito, 1967 ..................358
George Foster, 1986 ....................347
Ron Santo, 1974 ..........................337
Harold Baines, 1996 .....................301
Del Ennis, 1959 ............................284
Ken Boyer, 1967 ..........................272
Bobby Bonds, 1978 ......................265
Rudy York, 1947 ..........................262
Ted Kluszewski, 1959 ...................255
Larry Doby, 1959 ..........................253
Vern Stephens, 1955 .....................244
Albert Belle, 1997 .........................242
Danny Tartabull, 1996 ...................235
Dick Allen, 1972 ...........................234
Vern Stephens, 1953 .....................231
George Bell, 1992 .........................227
Deron Johnson, 1975 ....................226
Greg Luzinski, 1981 ......................223
Hal Trosky, 1944 ..........................216
Roy Sievers, 1960 .........................215
Leon Wagner, 1968 ......................210
Al Simmons, 1933 .........................208
Roberto Alomar, 2004 ..................209
Larry Doby, 1956 .........................202
Roberto Alomar, 2003.................. 201 ...

... and the complement

MOST HRs AFTER LEAVING SOX
Sammy Sosa ..............................569
Norm Cash ................................373
Bobby Bonilla ............................285
Brian Downing ...........................249
Ellis Burks .................................232
Johnny Callison ..........................222
Gus Zernial ................................203

MRM
11-25-2006, 06:35 PM
On the anniversary of Jim Thome joining the Sox, here is a list of interest:

MOST HRs UPON JOINING SOX
George Foster, 1986 ....................347

I saw Fosters name on the list and did a double take. I can't for the life of me remember George playing for the Sox. After looking it up I understood why..15 games and 51 ABs are pretty forgetable ;-)

SoxEd
11-25-2006, 06:57 PM
On the anniversary of Jim Thome joining the Sox, here is a list of interest:

MOST HRs UPON JOINING SOX

<snip>

... and the complement

MOST HRs AFTER LEAVING SOX
Sammy Sosa ..............................569
Norm Cash ................................373
Bobby Bonilla ............................285
Brian Downing ...........................249
Ellis Burks .................................232
Johnny Callison ..........................222
Gus Zernial ................................203

Actually, I'd be more interested in a complementary list of 'most HRs hit whilst ON the Sox', than in 'most after leaving'.

How would I find that info?

(And I bet that it's a really easy find, isn't it, and asking will only underline my stupidity, eh?)

QCIASOXFAN
11-25-2006, 07:13 PM
I never knew Ron Santo played for the Sox?:dunno:

eriqjaffe
11-25-2006, 07:14 PM
Actually, I'd be more interested in a complementary list of 'most HRs hit whilst ON the Sox', than in 'most after leaving'.

How would I find that info?

(And I bet that it's a really easy find, isn't it, and asking will only underline my stupidity, eh?)Yeah, that is pretty easy to find.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/leaders_bat.shtml

A little less than halfway down the page.

For the record...

1. Frank Thomas (448)
2. Paul Konerko (238)
3. Harold Baines (221)
4. Carlton Fisk (214)
5. Magglio Ordonez (187)
6. Robin Ventura (171)
7. Bill Melton (154)
8. Carlos Lee (152)
9. Ron Kittle (140)
10. Jose Valentin (136)

SoxEd
11-25-2006, 07:19 PM
Yeah, that is pretty easy to find.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/leaders_bat.shtml

A little less than halfway down the page.


:redface:

And, thanks for the linkage.
:thumbsup:

buehrle4cy05
11-25-2006, 07:26 PM
Roberto Alomar, 2004 ..................209
Roberto Alomar, 2003.................. 201 ...

Robbie Alomar hit 8 HR before joining the Sox again?:?:

DumpJerry
11-25-2006, 07:46 PM
I never knew Ron Santo played for the Sox?:dunno:
Yeah. We don't like to talk about it. He and Don Kessinger were both with the Sox in the 70's after their glory days with the Cubs. Kessinger was actually our player/manager at one point.

batmanZoSo
11-25-2006, 11:28 PM
That looks a lot more impressive than our actual homers list.

StatManDu
11-26-2006, 01:14 AM
Roberto Alomar had two different stints with the Sox. That's why he appears on the list twice.

StatManDu
11-26-2006, 10:19 AM
In honor of Saturday's anniversary of Jim Thome joining the Sox, here's a list of interest. I posted another one below.

EVOLUTION OF THE SOX HOME RUN RECORD FOR LEFTIES


Herm McFarland, 1901 ............4
Frank Isbell, 1902 ....................4
Danny Green, 1903 ..................6
Jack Fournier, 1914 .................6
Joe Jackson, 1919 ...................7
Joe Jackson, 1920 .................12
Bibb Falk, 1922 .....................12
Smead Jolley, 1930 ................16
Joe Kuehl, 1940 .....................27
Eddie Robinson, 1951 ............29
Oscar Gamble, 1977 ..............31
Robin Ventura, 1996 ..............34
Jim Thome, 2006 ...................42

johnr1note
11-26-2006, 10:43 AM
Yeah. We don't like to talk about it. He and Don Kessinger were both with the Sox in the 70's after their glory days with the Cubs. Kessinger was actually our player/manager at one point.

Santo came to the White Sox in December of 1973, in a trade where the Sox sent 4 (count `em!) four players to the Flubs in exchange for the former all-star caliber 3rd baseman -- Steve Stone, Ken Frailing, Steve Swisher, and, as the infamous "player to be named later," the immortal Jimmy Kremmel. Santo played one season on the South Side, serving mostly in a utility role, batting a robust .221 and a slugging percentage of .299 -- even the young Bucky Dent, who was the starting SS for the Sox that year, had better power numbers. Richard Linberg (in his book "Who's On Third?") points out the trade for Santo was an attemtp to steal some thunder from the Cubs -- in other words, a publicity stunt. Ironically, Lindberg pointed out that had the Sox waited, the Cubs probably would have released Santo, and we could have had him for the waiver price, instead of giving up a very talented Steve Stone and the other young players.

Santo is obviously extremely bitter about ending his career with the White Sox. Santo claims to hate the Mets and the Cardinals, but if you notice, he can barely stomach the mention of our team's name, especially his history with the Sox. He supposedly felt the Sox misused him, forcing him to play out of position (he served mostly as a DH, but also played 2nd and SS, as well as 3rd). Ironically, the Cubs were doing the very same thing to him in the year or so before he was traded. A lifetime of drinking the blue kool aide has given Ronnie a selective memory.

I know that Don Kessinger is a big part of 70s era Cub memory, but his brief stint with the White Sox is a lot more memorable than Santo's. Kessinger came to the Sox in mid 1977 from the Cardinals in exchange for a minor league player. He served as a utility player with the South Side Hit Men, but was the starting shortstop in 1978, where he contributed about as well as could be expected, hitting .255 and fielding his position well (replacing the very erratic Alan Bannister). In 1979, he was named as the player/manager to replace Larry Doby. Don only lasted 106 games as manager, before the Tony LaRussa era began.

I liked Don a lot -- a soft spoken gentleman. Supposedly, his "clean living" ways and evangelical Christian leanings rubbed both Sox players and the front office the wrong way. I don't know how much of that is true, and Don has gone on to be a very successful college baseball coach.

downstairs
11-26-2006, 11:15 AM
You should really just post this in the original thread...

PKalltheway
11-26-2006, 07:53 PM
Yeah, that is pretty easy to find.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/leaders_bat.shtml

A little less than halfway down the page.

For the record...

1. Frank Thomas (448)
2. Paul Konerko (238)
3. Harold Baines (221)
4. Carlton Fisk (214)
5. Magglio Ordonez (187)
6. Robin Ventura (171)
7. Bill Melton (154)
8. Carlos Lee (152)
9. Ron Kittle (140)
10. Jose Valentin (136)
What's even crazier is that five of the top ten were playing at the same time in 2004.:o: These past six years have been the most prolific seasons in Sox history in the power department. The Sox are a team not known historically for its power.