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Lip Man 1
12-08-2006, 01:02 PM
December 9, 2004 - Sox G.M. Ken Williams signs oft injured outfielder Jermaine Dye to a free agent deal. Dye would prove to be perhaps the best free agent signing in franchise history as he helped lead the club to a World Series championship being named the series MVP. Then in 2006 hed have an even greater campaign, blasting 44 home runs and driving in 120 RBIs.

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12-08-2006, 02:19 PM
Also on this date, the Sox got rid of the only pitcher who ever hit a pinch-hit grand slam for them. On Dec. 9, 1953, the Sox traded pitcher Tommy Byrne to Seattle of the Pacific Coast League for first baseman-outfielder Gordon Goldsberry. Byrne delivered a pinch-hit game-winning grand slam in a victory at Yankee Stadium May 16, 1953 (retrosheet, lindberg).

Goldsberry's claim to fame was that years later he would be instrumental in the Cubs' acquiring of Ryne Sandberg.

12-08-2006, 02:21 PM
Also on December 9th; in the year of 1984 a child was born that would turn out to be thee single coolest human being alive. And today, he posts on WSI forums under the handle of "WhiteSoxFan84". :bandance: