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03-19-2002, 12:19 AM
And keep the columns coming.:redneck

03-19-2002, 12:41 AM
Happy Birthday, Torn!! :gulp: :happybday :gulp:

03-19-2002, 01:28 AM
Happy birthday. :gulp:

03-19-2002, 05:17 PM
You're how old, Hal? :gulp:

03-19-2002, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by Cheryl
You're how old, Hal? :gulp:

The WSI Sox-o-Meter says he's 52. Rumors of Hal's origins in the neolithic period are greatly exaggerated. :smile:

You know, the Sox didn't win a single championship back then, either. Happy birthday, Hal!


03-19-2002, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
You know, the Sox didn't win a single championship back then, either. Happy birthday, Hal!


Sadly the Sox lost on your birthday to, just like they did on FFB's birthday.

Happy Birthday anyway, Hal.

03-19-2002, 07:03 PM
Happy Birthday! :gulp:

03-19-2002, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the birthday wishes. George is correct. It's been 52 years since I came into the world, a 9 lb. 10 oz. monstrosity emerging from a woman who barely weighed 100 lb. soaking wet during periods of non-pregnancy.

I decided to take a look at what the Sox did the year I was born. Things were pretty bleak, but there was hope for the future. The Sox were managed by Jack Onslow who was fired by Frank Lane in favor of Red Corriden. The Sox everyday lineup, according to Rich Lindberg's White Sox Encyclopedia looked like this:

1B Eddie Ronbinson
2B Nellie Fox
SS Chico Carrasquel
3B Hank Majeski
RF Marv Rickert
CF Dave Philley
LF Gus Zernial
C Phil Masi

SP Billy Pierce (12-16)
SP Bill Wight (10-16)
SP Bob Cain (9-12)
SP Randy Gumpert (5-12)
SP Ray Scarborough (10-13)
SP Ken Holcombe (3-10)
RP Luis Aloma (7-2)

Of course the Go-Go Sox were just a year away, and I became aware of them at the ripe old age of 5. Paul Richards had come and gone, so the first Sox manager I remember is Marty Marion.

I'm going to take all of what I can out of my childhood, so I lay claim to an AL championship in 1959. It wasn't the World Series, but at least it was more than a division title.

And people wonder why I'm a pessimist!