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Lip Man 1
09-23-2007, 12:44 PM
September 24, 1919 - A 6 - 5 win over the St. Louis Browns clinches the pennant for the White Sox. Eddie Cicotte got the win. "Shoeless" Joe Jackson’s double in the 9th drove in the game and pennant clinching run. The Sox would beat out the Indians by three and a half games for the title.

September 24, 1961 - Sox star pitcher Billy Pierce, wins his 186th and final game with the team as he throws six innings in relief in an 8 - 7 win over Baltimore. Pierce would be traded to the Giants the following off season. (Billy talked about the deal, how it happened and how he found out about it in his conversation with White Sox Interactive.)

September 24, 1969 - Sox owner Art Allyn sells the club to his brother John Allyn thwarting moves made by Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt and Milwaukee’s "Bud" Selig (yes the same guy who’s now commissioner) to buy the team. Hunt wanted to move it to Dallas, Selig to Milwaukee.

September 24, 1977 - Sox infielder Jack Brohamer had the game of his life as he became the second player in franchise history to hit for the cycle in a game at Seattle. Brohamer went 5 for 5 with two runs and four RBI’s in the 8 - 3 win.

September 24, 2000 - Despite losing to the Twins, the Sox clinch the Central Division Championship and would go on to finish the season with 95 wins, beating out Cleveland by five games. Jerry Reinsdorf shows up in the locker room and says that "he’s sure all Sox fans are now happy the team made the White Flag deal."

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Brian26
09-23-2007, 06:17 PM
September 24, 2000 - Despite losing to the Twins, the Sox clinch the Central Division Championship and would go on to finish the season with 95 wins, beating out Cleveland by five games. Jerry Reinsdorf shows up in the locker room and says that "he’s sure all Sox fans are now happy the team made the White Flag deal."


In hindsight, looking at it from a tangible standpoint, that deal was a wash. Foulke and Howry helped the Sox just as much as Darwin, Alvarez and Roberto would have over the next few years.

What hurt the Sox most about the deal was not tangible....public perception.

Hitmen77
09-24-2007, 10:22 PM
In hindsight, looking at it from a tangible standpoint, that deal was a wash. Foulke and Howry helped the Sox just as much as Darwin, Alvarez and Roberto would have over the next few years.

What hurt the Sox most about the deal was not tangible....public perception.

It was a PR disaster for the Sox. They should have known better. IIRC correctly there was a lot of rumors flying prior to the trade that the Sox were going to pull the plug on the season - and many fans and reporters warned that they would drive some fans away forever....which was correct.

The worst part was for decimating their fan base and having us fans feel humiliated by our own team, the trade in the end was, as you say, a wash. Seesh, for all that grief it would have been nice to get our our version of a Grady Sizemore or Joe Nathan/Liriano- type deal.