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Daver
12-14-2006, 05:34 PM
I am posting this for Lip.

December 15, 1960 - Sox owner Bill Veeck makes up for some of his deals after the 1959 season by getting pitchers Juan Pizarro and Cal McLish from the Reds for infielder Gene Freese. Manager Al Lopez and pitching coach Ray Berres had their eyes on Pizarro for a few years but Milwaukee refused to deal him to the Sox. Veeck therefore got his friend Bill DeWitt of Cincinnati to swing a deal and then to ship Pizarro to the South Side. Pizarro was an enigmatic, moody pitcher but when he got on the mound he was all business. Possessor of a blazing fastball, the left hander had four seasons of double figure wins with 16 in 1963 and 19 in 1964. He was a two time All Star selection.

December 15, 1967 - One of the worst deals ever made by then G.M. Ed Short. The Sox sent infielder and base stealer Al Weis along with base stealer and home run hitter Tommy Agee to the Mets in exchange for former N.L. batting champ Tommy Davis, pitcher Jack Fisher and catcher Buddy Booker. Two years later the Mets would win the World Series thanks in large part to the play of Agee and Weis.

wilburaga
12-14-2006, 05:51 PM
December 15, 1967 - One of the worst deals ever made by then G.M. Ed Short. The Sox sent infielder and base stealer Al Weis along with base stealer and home run hitter Tommy Agee to the Mets in exchange for former N.L. batting champ Tommy Davis, pitcher Jack Fisher and catcher Buddy Booker. Two years later the Mets would win the World Series thanks in large part to the play of Agee and Weis.

FWIW, the Sox also got pitcher Billy Wynne in the Agee deal, not that it made much difference. The historic downturn from 1967 to 1968 was mightily facilitated by this awful deal.

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