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12-11-2006, 03:32 PM
I'm posting this for Lip.

December 12, 1975 - In an effort to start improving a desultory offense, Sox G.M. Roland Hemond and new owner Bill Veeck acquire former N.L. batting champ Ralph “The Road Runner” Garr from Atlanta for three players including outfielder Ken Henderson and pitcher Dick Ruthven. Garr would have severe limitations in the field but he did become the catalyst for the ‘South Side’ Hit Men in 1977 with his speed and ability to hit to all fields.

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12-12-2006, 09:00 AM
Ralph was the only guy in the South Side Hitmen lineup who wasn't swinging for the fences at any pitch remotely looking like it was coming over the plate. He was great at gettting on base and gettting around them too; nice spark plug and lead off guy.