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Lip Man 1
03-03-2007, 01:57 PM
The start of another month and the action begins to ramp up in anticipation of opening day and the start of another season. Among the items this month are, the first appearance of the 'Patron Saint of the Common Fan,' six cover shots for Sports Illustrated and what looked to be at the time, one of the most one sided deals in franchise history, now after the steroid scandal perhaps not as much:

March 4, 1921 - In the wake of the ‘Black Sox,’ owner Charles Comiskey attempts to rebuild his team. One of the first moves he makes is to purchase future Hall of Famer Harry Hooper from the Red Sox for two players. Hooper would play five years on the South Side.

March 4, 1994 - NBA Superstar Michael Jordan, who retired in October 1993, makes his debut in a White Sox uniform in spring training. He plays in his first game at the major league level. He goes 0-1 against the Rangers Darren Oliver.

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EastCoastSoxFan
03-05-2007, 11:06 AM
Although Harry Hooper was on the downside of his career by 1921, he was known throughout baseball as a man of unimpeachable integrity, which made Comiskey's acquisition of him a PR move as much as anything.

According to Hooper's recollection, after the 1926 season Comiskey offered him a contract with a pay cut, and Hooper understandably refused and retired from baseball...