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Lip Man 1
01-09-2007, 01:10 PM
This Date In Sox History:

January 10, 1992 - One of the worst deals in team history takes place as Sox G.M. Ron Schueler trades pitcher Melido Perez and two minor leaguers to the Yankees for Steve Sax. Schueler envisions a devastating one, two punch at the top of the order in Tim Raines and Sax followed by Frank Thomas and Robin Ventura. It never happens... as Sax suddenly forgets how to hit and is gone from the team by late April 1994. Making matters worse is that one of the minor league pitchers dealt is Bob Wickman who’d go on to become a top relief pitcher and All Star.

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Lip

Britt Burns
01-09-2007, 06:50 PM
Stever Sax...grrrr....he drove me nuts that year. I was a big Melido fan as well.

sox1970
01-09-2007, 06:54 PM
Those two minor leaguers? Bob Wickman and Domingo Jean.

Hitmen77
01-10-2007, 09:55 AM
It's amazing how much a flop Sax was for us. I always thought he was a bit overrated, but based on his stats up through 1991, his sudden drop off once he joined the Sox was unexpected. He was only 32 when we acquired him.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/saxst01.shtml

Chez
01-10-2007, 10:45 AM
Sax played a handful of games in leftfield for us and made Pablo Ozuna look like a gold glover (though I recall one circus catch which cracked up Hawk for about 20 minutes). Sax's problems at second opened the door for Joey Cora.

wilburaga
01-10-2007, 12:27 PM
'Alpo' Sax, what a dog.

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itsnotrequired
01-10-2007, 12:31 PM
http://www.simpsonspark.com/images/whitepages/sax_steve.jpg

Steve Sax and his run-in with the law...

SABRSox
01-10-2007, 12:55 PM
It took until 2005 to finally get that 1-2 punch with Podsednik and Iguchi. Hopefully Scott can get back into form, and we can see more of what we saw in 2005.

Brian26
01-10-2007, 08:44 PM
Sax played a handful of games in leftfield for us and made Pablo Ozuna look like a gold glover (though I recall one circus catch which cracked up Hawk for about 20 minutes).

I thought about that catch when I saw this thread last night.

It was an early-season cold and windy game at County Stadium, maybe late April or early May. Sax completely misread it, tripped over himself, and somehow caught it spectacularly. I've never seen a guy looked so terrible and yet so amazing on the same play.

Lip Man 1
01-10-2007, 10:51 PM
I rewatched that play and it was at Milwaukee.

Sax turned the wrong way on the ball, fell over himself, had it in his glove, lost it, then "caught" the ball between his legs without it hitting the ground. He quickly held it up for the umpire to see that he had it.

The game was played on May 5, 1993, an afternoon game that saw the Sox win 3-1.

Lip