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crazyozzie02
01-21-2007, 07:02 PM
My girlfriend just had here bithday and i told her that i would buy her a personalized jersey. Well she is related to Don Kessinger and wants a jersey of him. My question is what number did he wear for the sox. i know that he wore 43 for the cubs, but i cant find his sox number anywhere, i just want to make sure he didnt change it before i get the jersey. I check the web and my white sox encyclopedia but didnt see it. anyone that can help?
Thanks

Colin

(edit..mods put this where you want. i wasnt sure)

RadioheadRocks
01-21-2007, 07:05 PM
He wore #11, according to this really cool WSI feature: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=3&id=1893

Daver
01-21-2007, 07:08 PM
My girlfriend just had here bithday and i told her that i would buy her a personalized jersey. Well she is related to Don Kessinger and wants a jersey of him. My question is what number did he wear for the sox. i know that he wore 43 for the cubs, but i cant find his sox number anywhere, i just want to make sure he didnt change it before i get the jersey. I check the web and my white sox encyclopedia but didnt see it. anyone that can help?
Thanks

Colin

(edit..mods put this where you want. i wasnt sure)

He wore #11, according to this really cool WSI feature: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=3&id=1893

You obviously didn't check the main page of this site.

crazyozzie02
01-21-2007, 07:16 PM
You obviously didn't check the main page of this site.

Im sorry. I didnt think that i could find it here. i never saw that link. no need to make me feel stupid. everyone makes mistakes

WhiteSox5187
01-22-2007, 08:23 AM
Was Kessinger the last player/manager?

johnr1note
01-22-2007, 08:46 AM
Was Kessinger the last player/manager? For the White Sox, yes. But I think Pete Rose was the last player manager, in 1985 or so. Kessinger managed the Sox in 1979.

TDog
01-22-2007, 10:02 AM
Was Kessinger the last player/manager?

Player-managers were most abundant during the Great Depression when teams had trouble making payroll. Under the second Bill Veeck era, the White Sox were playing on the cheap. The ones I've seen since I started following baseball were more interested in managing than playing.

The most interesting player-manager moment for me was when the White Sox were playing the Indians in Cleveland in 1975 or 1976. Frank Robinson, with two out in the ninth, put himself in to hit and homered to win the game.

Chez
01-22-2007, 10:05 AM
Don Kessinger never wore #43 for the Cubs. He wore #11.

WhiteSox5187
01-22-2007, 11:24 AM
For the White Sox, yes. But I think Pete Rose was the last player manager, in 1985 or so. Kessinger managed the Sox in 1979.
Oh yea, Pete Rose. I forgot about him.

viagracat
01-22-2007, 12:44 PM
Link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Baseball_player-managers)

Everything you wanted to know--and some things you didn't--about all the guys considered "player-managers" in MLB history.

FielderJones
01-22-2007, 04:36 PM
Link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Baseball_player-managers)

Everything you wanted to know--and some things you didn't--about all the guys considered "player-managers" in MLB history.

I resemble that remark!

The Critic
01-22-2007, 06:08 PM
Kessinger wore #11 for the Cubs, too.

crazyozzie02
01-22-2007, 07:04 PM
Kessinger wore #11 for the Cubs, too.

sorry. i saw a picture, but i though it said 43. He is my girlfriends cousin but she doenst know too much about him as she only meet me 3 years ago and is now really getting into baseball

The Critic
01-22-2007, 07:07 PM
sorry. i saw a picture, but i though it said 43. He is my girlfriends cousin but she doenst know too much about him as she only meet me 3 years ago and is now really getting into baseball
I only knew that because.....[shameful confession]as a 6-year-old kid, Kessinger was my favorite player.[/shameful confession]
...hey, I grew out of it!!!
:D:

ilovebuehrle20
01-25-2007, 11:52 AM
....and i'm the dumbass girlfriend who doesn't know her cousin's number...:tongue:

Chez
01-25-2007, 12:03 PM
....and i'm the dumbass girlfriend who doesn't know her cousin's number...:tongue:

Your cousin was a terrific player.

slavko
01-25-2007, 08:23 PM
IIRC, he failed to pinch hit for the pitcher in late innings of a game where the Sox were being blown out and Veeck brought up LaRussa from the minors and canned Kessinger. There may have been more to it that I don't know about.

TDog
01-25-2007, 08:45 PM
IIRC, he failed to pinch hit for the pitcher in late innings of a game where the Sox were being blown out and Veeck brought up LaRussa from the minors and canned Kessinger. There may have been more to it that I don't know about.


There may be, but I looked at the Baseball Retrosheet and couldn't find any pitchers credited with at bats in 1979, the season Veeck brought up LaRussa from the minors to replace Kessinger.

slavko
01-25-2007, 09:53 PM
There may be, but I looked at the Baseball Retrosheet and couldn't find any pitchers credited with at bats in 1979, the season Veeck brought up LaRussa from the minors to replace Kessinger.

It was failure to pinch hit for another bottom-of-the-order hitter, thanks for the correction. Don was "Secretary of Defense" for the Hitmen, since he was probably the only above average fielder on the club. Veeck should have waited till the end of the season to pull the switch.

MILTMAY5
01-25-2007, 10:25 PM
It was failure to pinch hit for another bottom-of-the-order hitter, thanks for the correction. Don was "Secretary of Defense" for the Hitmen, since he was probably the only above average fielder on the club. Veeck should have waited till the end of the season to pull the switch.That was also Thurman Munson's final game.

The Critic
01-26-2007, 03:10 PM
I used to love the way Kessinger would backhand a grounder in the hole, then jump and throw to first.
This is technically not Cubsession since Kessinger played for and managed the Sox, right?
:D:

TDog
01-26-2007, 09:03 PM
I used to love the way Kessinger would backhand a grounder in the hole, then jump and throw to first.
This is technically not Cubsession since Kessinger played for and managed the Sox, right?
:D:


Aparicio used to do that too.

slavko
01-26-2007, 09:25 PM
I used to love the way Kessinger would backhand a grounder in the hole, then jump and throw to first.
This is technically not Cubsession since Kessinger played for and managed the Sox, right?
:D:

The memory's a bit foggy, but Kess needed a quick release because he didn't have the strongest of arms, so he couldn't come to a stop and set his feet. The Sox version had a few more pounds on it than the gaunt Cub version, IIRC.

ilovebuehrle20
01-29-2007, 01:00 PM
Your cousin was a terrific player.

thank you chez, :D:

he now owns his own real estate company in Mississippi.