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Lip Man 1
12-04-2006, 12:30 PM
December 5, 1977 - Chalk this one up to Bill Veeck. Knowing he needed a drawing card and a big bat to replace Richie Zisk and Oscar Gamble, Veeck deals future All Star Brian Downing and pitchers Chris Knapp and Dave Frost to California. He gets back Bobby Bonds and two youngsters, Thad Bosley and Richard Dotson. Bonds would only play in 26 games with two home runs and eight RBIís for the Sox before heís dealt to Texas in May. The Sox record was a dismal 9 - 20 at the time and Veeck understood there was no way he was going to be able to resign him. At least Dotson turned out to be of value in the 80's.

December 5, 1986 - The Illinois General Assembly passes legislation allowing funds to be given to the White Sox in connection with the construction of a new stadium across the street from the original Comiskey Park.

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StatManDu
12-05-2006, 03:00 AM
It's a shame they couldn't have found a way to keep Downing out of that deal!


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