View Full Version : This Date In Sox History 7-27

Lip Man 1
07-26-2007, 09:42 AM
July 27, 1951 - The Sox trail the Yankees 3 - 2 when the game is delayed 25 minutes by rain. When play resumes the Sox score two more runs to lead 4 - 3. Yankee manager Casey Stengel begins stalling hoping for more rain. He gets his wish and the game is called, reverting back to a 3 - 1 Yankees win. That second rain delay lasts a whole 10 minutes! The Sox protest the decision by umpire Hank Soar with the league office, to no avail. This was one of the 'incidents' from the 1950's that led one Sox official to state that "there are two sets of rules, one for the league and one for the Yankees..."

July 27, 1973 - Sox vice president Stu Holcomb "retires" under pressure after his ‘hard line’ approach on salaries helps to destroy the 1973 White Sox. When players wouldn’t come to terms with his initial offer, Holcomb ordered, then player personnel director Roland Hemond, to release them. No 'try' to compromise, no 'try' to trade them... but release them. The Sox give away Jay Johnstone, Ed Spezio, Mike Andrews and Rick Reichardt. When Holcomb orders Hemond to release 21 game winner Stan Bahnsen, Hemond and Chuck Tanner go to owner John Allyn. Hemond threatens to leave if something isn’t done. Allyn sides with the duo and Holcomb is history.


07-26-2007, 04:20 PM
The injuries of the 1973 season, as well as the hardline approach by the GM really hurt the White Sox for a few more years. Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but the Sox had some nice talent in the red pinstripe era, but could never build on it for any length of time.


Lip Man 1
07-26-2007, 07:12 PM
Chisox 77:

They did, but they were always hurt by not having enough quality starting pitchers especially beginning in 1974. I mean guys like 'Bugs' Moran, Jack Kucek and Jim Geddes were just as bad as stiffs like Arnie Munoz, Jon Rauch and Danny Wright!