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12-09-2006, 08:15 PM
I'm posting this for Lip.

December 10, 1963 - One of the last players from the ‘Go-Go’ Sox era, 2nd baseman Nellie Fox is traded to the Houston Colt 45's for pitchers Jim Golden and Danny Murphy. Fox, who’d eventually be named to the Hall of Fame, played for 14 years on the South Side, being named to 12 All Star teams. He was the MVP in 1959 and won three Gold Gloves. Fox was dealt because young infielder Don Buford hit .336 at Indianapolis and was ready to take over.

December 10, 1975 - After first being turned down, American League owners vote to allow Bill Veeck to buy the White Sox from John Allyn. The agreement keeps the team in Chicago and ends speculation that the Sox were bound for Seattle with Charlie Finley’s A’s headed for the South Side. It’s the second time Veeck owned the club, the first time being from 1959 to July 1961.

December 10, 1976 - Bill Veeck comes up with a unique way to try to bolster his franchise. Veeck decides to try the ‘rent a player’ philosophy, which was to acquire as many players as possible who were about to become free agents. He figured since those players were playing for new big money deals they’d play hard every night. With this as the backdrop, he trades relief pitchers ‘Goose’ Gossage and Terry Forster, both former American League Fireman of the Year to the Pirates for slugger Richie Zisk and pitcher Silvio Martinez. Zisk, in his one season on the South Side, would belt 30 home runs and knock in 101 RBI’s as the undisputed leader of the ‘South Side Hit Men’ who shocked baseball by winning 90 games in 1977.

December 10, 1987 - Sox G.M. Larry Himes send pitcher Floyd Bannister and Dave Cochrane to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for four players, two of whom are pitchers Greg Hibbard and Melido Perez, they would help bring the team back in the early 1990's.