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Lip Man 1
07-09-2007, 10:06 AM
July 10, 1912 - Looking for more pitching, Sox owner Charles Comiskey acquires Eddie Cicotte from the Red Sox after the pitcher argues with his manager and owner John Taylor.

July 10, 1956- For the third and final time Billy Pierce is pegged to start for the American League in the All Star Game. This year with the game in Washington D.C. Billy is tagged with the loss, despite only allowing one run in three innings of work. The N.L. would go on to win 7 -3. Pierce would represent the Sox in seven All Star affairs.

July 10, 2001 - Magglio Ordonez homers of the Cubs John Lieber at the All Star Game in Seattle. Hes the second Sox player to homer in the annual classic. The A.L. would win the game 4 - 1.

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wilburaga
07-09-2007, 12:29 PM
Lip:

Isn't that Mario Valdez, and not Maggs???


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stl_sox_fan
07-09-2007, 12:35 PM
Lip:

Isn't that Mario Valdez, and not Maggs???


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I thought Mags might have been visited by Dr 90210 during his early days with the Sox.

Lip Man 1
07-09-2007, 01:13 PM
I don't know..the card says Magglio Ordonez as well as the signature?

I wouldn't know what Mario Valdez looked like if I fell over him. LOL

Lip

Brian26
07-09-2007, 06:56 PM
I don't know..the card says Magglio Ordonez as well as the signature?

I wouldn't know what Mario Valdez looked like if I fell over him. LOL

Lip

I have that card in my collection, and I've always questioned that photo myself, so I'm glad someone else noticed it. The card is from the '98 Bowman Chrome set.

Since the photo had to be taken in '97 in order to make the '98 set, I always assumed he looked different just because it was a young photo of him.

Baseball card companies are not immune to making giant gaffs though, so it may indeed be Mario Valdez or someone else. I just posted a photo a week or two ago showing a Topps Co-Signer card from this year with a picture of Shingo with Iguchi's name on it.

wilburaga
07-10-2007, 08:52 AM
Brian:

Looking at Mario Valdez' pics from the 1997-1999 Media Guides, there is no doubt in my mind that the guy featured in the above pic is indeed Valdez, and not Maggs.

Mario's claim to baseball immortality is that he is one of two major leaguers (with Frank Menechino) to have been selected by their signing team after the team drafted a girl. In the 1993 draft, the Sox selected Carey Schueler, Ron's daughter, in the 43rd round, then subsequently selected and signed Menechino (45th) and Valdez (48th). They also selected Placido Polanco in the 49th round but did not sign him.

W

EastCoastSoxFan
07-10-2007, 10:28 AM
July 10, 2001 - Magglio Ordonez homers of the Cubs John Lieber at the All Star Game in Seattle. Hes the second Sox player to homer in the annual classic. The A.L. would win the game 4 - 1.I could be wrong about this, but I seem to remember that some big guy with long gray hair caught Magglio's home run, and then the following year in a regular season game Magglio hit another home run in the same stadium that was caught by the same guy at almost the exact same spot where he caught the All-Star game home run (which, I assume, would mean that he was a season-ticket holder).
I also seem to remember him holding up a sign later in the game that said something like, "Hey Ordonez, I caught your all-star home run, too".
Does anyone else remember this, or have I gone completely haywire...?