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Lip Man 1
04-02-2007, 11:15 AM
April 3, 1991- The Sox sign former two sport All Star Bo Jackson to a contract. Jackson would have hip replacement surgery and not make an impact until 1993, but the move was a masterful stroke from a public relations standpoint.

April 3, 2000 - The unexpected championship season didn’t start off promising. The Sox were buried in Texas 10 - 4. They’d lose the next day as well 12 - 8. But by the end of the month the Sox set the major league record for most runs scored in April and ‘‘The Kids Can Play,’’ were on their way to a league leading 95 wins and a divisional title.

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Lip

EastCoastSoxFan
04-02-2007, 02:31 PM
April 3, 1991- The Sox sign former two sport All Star Bo Jackson to a contract. Jackson would have hip replacement surgery and not make an impact until 1993, but the move was a masterful stroke from a public relations standpoint.
Masterful public relations notwithstanding, I seem to remember Black Jack and Greg Hibbard being extremely pissed off about the Sox paying a huge guaranteed salary to a player who, at the time, was by no means certain he would ever play another game when those two were still playing under their rookie contracts after having good seasons in 1990.
Didn't they threaten to walk out and have to be calmed down (somewhat) by Charlie Hough...?

Huisj
04-02-2007, 04:16 PM
April 3, 2000 - The unexpected championship season didn’t start off promising. The Sox were buried in Texas 10 - 4. They’d lose the next day as well 12 - 8. But by the end of the month the Sox set the major league record for most runs scored in April and ‘‘The Kids Can Play,’’ were on their way to a league leading 95 wins and a divisional title.






Well, that's nice to read I guess after the beating today. Gotta remember, it's just one game, and teams lose 1 game here and there all the time.

Madvora
04-03-2007, 03:23 PM
April 3, 1991- The Sox sign former two sport All Star Bo Jackson to a contract. Jackson would have hip replacement surgery and not make an impact until 1993, but the move was a masterful stroke from a public relations standpoint.


OK, I need a little refresher for my memory. What happened to Bo in 1992? According to his stats, he played for the Sox in 1991 and 1993.

Lip Man 1
04-03-2007, 03:57 PM
He missed the season while rehabilitating from hip replacement surgery which he had at the end of the 1991 season.

Lip

The Racehorse
04-03-2007, 05:03 PM
I remember a commercial showing Bo standing with a bat in his hand and in bare feet... "Shoeless Bo Jackson" :cool:

IndianWhiteSox
04-04-2007, 05:13 AM
April 3, 1991- The Sox sign former two sport All Star Bo Jackson to a contract. Jackson would have hip replacement surgery and not make an impact until 1993, but the move was a masterful stroke from a public relations standpoint.

April 3, 2000 - The unexpected championship season didn’t start off promising. The Sox were buried in Texas 10 - 4. They’d lose the next day as well 12 - 8. But by the end of the month the Sox set the major league record for most runs scored in April and ‘‘The Kids Can Play,’’ were on their way to a league leading 95 wins and a divisional title.

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Lip


That was the one season where I idiotically enough that Jerry Manuel was a good manager? Oh well, at least they beat Cleveland that year.
:gulp:

Madvora
04-04-2007, 08:09 AM
He missed the season while rehabilitating from hip replacement surgery which he had at the end of the 1991 season.

Lip
I thought he signed with the Sox after the hip replacement. I don't remember him playing a season with us before that. So he just came back to baseball in 1991 just trying to recover from his injury naturally and that didn't work out, so he had surgery the next year instead?

Lip Man 1
04-04-2007, 12:41 PM
He was actually having major problems with it in 1991 which is why he missed so much of the season. He played a few game at the end, I want to say 20 or so in 91, THEN had the surgery missing all of 92 before coming back to play well in 93.

Lip