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11-29-2006, 12:48 PM
November 30, 1961 - After 13 years on the South Side, with 186 wins and seven All Star selections, pitcher Billy Pierce is traded to the San Francisco Giants by G.M. Ed Short. Pierce and Don Larsen are sent west in exchange for knuckleballing relief pitcher Eddie Fisher, pitcher Dom Zanni, outfielder Bob Farley and a player to be named later. The trade would revitalize Pierce’s career and lead him to tossing a three hit complete game win in Game #6 of the 1962 World Series against the Yankees. Fisher would become one of the top relief pitchers in baseball and would team with Hoyt Wilhelm to give the Sox great depth in that area. He’d make the All Star team in 1965. (Pierce talked about the deal, his reaction and the new found success in San Francisco in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

November 30, 1970 - New Sox player personnel director Roland Hemond continues to rebuild a battered franchise. At the winter meetings he ships outfielder Ken Berry, infielder Syd O’Brien and pitcher Billy Wynne to the Angels for pitcher Tom Bradley, catcher Tom Egan and outfielder Jay Johnstone. The deal would be a steal just based on what Bradley did, winning 15 games with a sub 3.00 ERA and 200 strikeouts in both 1971 and 1972. Egan provided great back up help to Ed Herrmann and Johnstone was a quality outfielder and clubhouse comic.

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