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Lip Man 1
06-27-2007, 12:07 PM
June 28, 1941 - Sox infielder Don Kolloway becomes the last (to date) major league player to steal second, third and home in the same inning! Kolloway pulls this off in Cleveland as part of a 6 - 4 Sox win.

June 28, 1973 - The ill fortune of the team really came into focus, as by the time the summer ended, a team that was in first place for two months wound up placing 38 names on the injured list! Among the key injuries were Ken Henderson tearing up his knee sliding into home plate, Bill Melton suffering a groin injury, Carlos May with a bad hamstring, Brian Downing wrenching his knee on his first major league play, catching a foul pop up and Pat Kelly having a bad back. But the most damming injury occurred in Anaheim on the day listed above. Dick Allen suffered a broken leg when Mike Epstein crashed into him on a play at first. Allen was stretching to grab a wild throw from 3rd baseman Bill Melton. Here’s where it really gets strange.....the injury took place just a little over ten years since Sox first baseman Joe Cunningham suffered his broken collarbone against the same team on the same type of play (wild throw) with the Sox in first place!

June 28, 1993 - In the first of what would become a series of major public relations disasters, the White Sox release Carlton Fisk on the road in Cleveland. Fisk accompanied the team to Ohio only to be told of his release before the game. No question, Fisk was finished as a player but the fans and media were outraged at the way the Sox handled the situation. In fact, the Sox sent faxes to the media announcing the move, not even having the courtesy to hold a press conference. Fisk had to say his goodbyes to his former teammates from the stands at Municipal Stadium during that evening’s game before returning to Chicago. (Sox pitcher Donn Pall was with Fisk during these events and explains how Fisk reacted, what he did and how the team felt about it in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

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Lip

Medford Bobby
06-27-2007, 12:16 PM
:angry:Did that whole release come down from Jerry himself, or was that that PR folks handling that?

If they had handled that properly, I wonder if Fisk would have been part of Ozzie's coaching staff when Ozzie became manager...?:?:

Lip Man 1
06-27-2007, 12:27 PM
My understanding is that G.M. Ron Schueler (not a big Fisk fan) handled the entire situation himself.

JR had no love for Carlton (as evidenced by his on camera comments in the 1993 PBS / Frontline show 'The Trouble With Baseball' which aired in April 1993 -- I have a copy) but I don 't think he got involved in that type of 'on field' decision. He usually left those things to his actual baseball people.

I know Ozzie has in passing talked about wanting to have Carlton back in the game but to the best of my knowledge, outside of Fisk managing the 'future' team in 2003 right before the All Star Game, he hasn't associated himself with any type of on field activities.

I think he may have shown up in the Red Sox / White Sox spring training camps from time to time as a guest instructor but I can't confirm this.

He's really a very private guy who lives in the Chicago suburbs and keeps to himself. I've had some folks contact him to see if he'd like to do an interview with WSI but have been rebuffed.

Lip

Medford Bobby
06-27-2007, 03:37 PM
I do believe he has done some stuff (spring training coaching?) for the Red Sox, especially after they have retired his number. Strange he left both teams under cloudy circumstances.....

Britt Burns
06-28-2007, 01:21 AM
My understanding is that G.M. Ron Schueler (not a big Fisk fan) handled the entire situation himself.

JR had no love for Carlton (as evidenced by his on camera comments in the 1993 PBS / Frontline show 'The Trouble With Baseball' which aired in April 1993 -- I have a copy) but I don 't think he got involved in that type of 'on field' decision. He usually left those things to his actual baseball people.


Lip

Lip-can you briefly sum up what JR said? I will never understand why their was such animosity between the two...Fisk was definitely old school and stubborn, which is exactly the kind of leader you want in the clubhouse. Ask Deion Sanders about that. How could JR ignore the instant credibility he and Bull brought the Sox when they came over...cred that put a lot of money in JR's pockets? Fisk is still the best FA sign the Sox have ever done, hands down.

Lip Man 1
06-28-2007, 12:23 PM
Britt:

Among the things JR said in the one hour show was, with the camera on him, "I'll say more about him (Fisk) but not with that camera on me..."

Lip

nlentz88
06-29-2007, 12:56 PM
June 28, 1941 - Sox infielder Don Kolloway becomes the last (to date) major league player to steal second, third and home in the same inning! Kolloway pulls this off in Cleveland as part of a 6 - 4 Sox win.

It doesn't look like this is completely true. According to the link below, eight other players have pulled off this feat since Kolloway did it in '41.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/stealing_second_third_home.shtml

Lip Man 1
06-29-2007, 04:09 PM
Please contact Rich Lindberg since it came from his White Sox Encyclopedia.

Lip

FielderJones
06-29-2007, 04:23 PM
It doesn't look like this is completely true. According to the link below, eight other players have pulled off this feat since Kolloway did it in '41.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/stealing_second_third_home.shtml

Red Faber did it?!?!? :o:

Lip Man 1
06-29-2007, 11:10 PM
Fielder:

Correct as you'll see as July progresses.

Lip