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Lip Man 1
09-13-2007, 10:33 AM
September 14, 1952 - In a seventeen inning game in Chicago, Sox pitcher Saul Rogovin strikes out 14 Red Sox. But it’s Luis Aloma who gets the win as the White Sox win 4 - 3.

September 14, 1974 - Sox 1st baseman, Dick Allen calls a team meeting and announces he is ‘retiring’ from baseball. Allen, the controversial slugger, would still win the American League home run title even though he would miss the final two weeks of the season. Allen was fighting severe injuries from the previous seasons but the way he ‘walked out’ on the Sox left a bad taste in the mouths of many fans. Sox G.M. Roland Hemond would then trade his ‘rights’ to the Atlanta Braves for catcher Jim Essian. (Chuck Tanner, at this time the Sox manager, talks about Allen and the day he retired in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

September 14, 1997 - Carlton Fisk has his uniform #72 retired in a ceremony before the Sox take on Cleveland. The game is also remembered for manager Terry Bevington going to the mound to change pitchers...expect for the fact that no one was warming up in the Sox bullpen when he called for the change!

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TommyJohn
09-13-2007, 11:03 AM
September 14, 1997 - Carlton Fisk has his uniform #72 retired in a ceremony before the Sox take on Cleveland. The game is also remembered for manager Terry Bevington going to the mound to change pitchers...expect for the fact that no one was warming up in the Sox bullpen when he called for the change!

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Lip

I don't think I have recovered from the Terry Bevington era. Moronic
brainlessness tends to scar you for life.

Dan Mega
09-13-2007, 11:16 AM
I don't think I have recovered from the Terry Bevington era. Moronic
brainlessness tends to scar you for life.

Worst Sox manager ever?

TommyJohn
09-13-2007, 01:03 PM
Worst Sox manager ever?

I would say in recent history, yes. Going back some way He's got
competition from Donie Bush and Lew Fonseca. But those guys were
just bad managers, they weren't dumb, brainless, stupid, jackassed,
idiotic, clueless, moronic morons like Bevington.

Hitmen77
09-13-2007, 01:37 PM
So, why in the world did the Sox hire Bevington to be manager in the first place. I mean, he was our 3B coach - you can't tell me that JR and Schueler didn't know what Bevington was like.

Lip Man 1
09-13-2007, 02:40 PM
My guesses are that he already knew the players and the organization (remember Lamont was canned around Memorial Day) and he was loyal to those above him.

What I'll never understand was WHY the organization brought him back after a 1996 season that saw the Sox shoot out with a 40-21 record then fall apart and only win (I think) 86 games.

They had an awful bullpen, about as bad as this season's and no 5th starter but they still had the Wild Card well in hand in September with a lead of as much (I think) as 3 1/2 games then folded.

Yet on the last day the Sox announced he was coming back much to the chagrin of media members and some players.

Lip

Brian26
09-13-2007, 08:12 PM
Don't make me pull out my story about running into a completely hammered Terry Bevington in the Bullpen Sports Bar men's restroom during a Willsy postgame broadcast in '96. It was ugly.

TommyJohn
09-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Don't make me pull out my story about running into a completely hammered Terry Bevington in the Bullpen Sports Bar men's restroom during a Willsy postgame broadcast in '96. It was ugly.

You have posted it before, and I was actually thinking about it as I posted
my last Bev diatribe.

Brian26
09-13-2007, 08:20 PM
The WSI advanced search function comes in handy at times like this:

I had a surreal personal experience with Bevington in 1996. The Bullpen Sports Bar had just been opened a few weeks earlier (this was mid-season), and Dave Wills was doing Friday night post game shows down there with Kris Kross. Players would drop by after the game and do interviews and sign autographs. A lot of people didn't know about it, so it was somewhat a well-kept secret. After a tough loss on this particular night, Wills mentioned that Bevington might be coming over to address the fans and do an interview. It was getting late (probably an hour after the game) and I had been there watching the festivities, and at some point I went to use the washroom. I was in there by myself, and out of the corner of my eye I see Bevington stumble in wearing a track suit. He walked up to the urinal right next to mine, and I could tell immediately he was drunk. I said hi to him and told him not to let the media bother him (he was getting killed by the newspapers at this time). That triggered a ten minute tirade on the Chicago media from Bevington. Just me and him in the bullpen sports bar bathroom, and he cussed out every sportswriter in town. I wanted to leave, but he kept talking. I was at the sink trying to wash my hands and dry them off, and he was still running his mouth. He was almost crying on my shoulder. It was surreal that he opened up to me like that (a complete stranger in the restroom). Like I said, though, he seemed hammered. We both left the bathroom, and he went on to do an interview with Willsy. I don’t remember much after that. I think I was still in shock.