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Lip Man 1
03-31-2007, 12:41 PM
Now we really get rolling this month with a ton of opening day memories, two of the strangest games ever played in team history (both at K.C.) and "Jungle" Jim Rivera's 'famous' (or infamous?) comments to JFK and Bess Truman!

April 1, 1975 - It was an indication of how bad off the Sox were financially. On this day Ed Herrmann one of the top catchers in baseball and an All-Star, was traded to the Yankees for four minor league players. The reason? According to Herrmann it was because he wanted a two thousand dollar raise! (Herrmann discusses this episode as well as his entire career with the Sox in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

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Lip

WhiteSox5187
03-31-2007, 01:19 PM
Wasn't this also the period where when a Sox player hit a homerun the scoreboard wouldn't go off to keep costs at a minimum?

Lip Man 1
03-31-2007, 07:57 PM
Yes the organization did cut back on the fireworks.

Lip

Medford Bobby
04-02-2007, 08:49 AM
:D: The only fun day I remember during 1975 season was Baseball Card Day...all the 1975 Topps cards I could find laying around the ole ball yard......:wink:
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tick53
04-02-2007, 10:09 AM
Good ol' Ed. I remember him well.:smile: