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Lip Man 1
10-28-2007, 01:10 PM
October 29, 1956 - Al Lopez replaces Marty Marion as field manager. Marion who did a fine job in replacing Paul Richards, had missed an important board meeting to be with his family at an event. It was all the ‘excuse’ the Sox needed to let him go despite 3rd place finishes and winning records in 1955 and 1956. ‘The Senor’ though would prove to be a most able ‘replacement.’ Lopez had nine straight winning seasons with the club and copped the 1959 American League pennant. He'd also manage the American League All Stars in both 1960 and 1964. Many say he was the finest manager in team history.

October 29, 1986 - Larry Himes is hired as the new Sox General Manager replacing Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Himes drafted and signed Sox future stars like Frank Thomas, Jack McDowell, Robin Ventura and Alex Fernandez. He would be fired in September 1990 after ‘philosophical’ differences between himself and ownership made working together impossible.

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GAsoxfan
10-29-2007, 02:58 PM
October 29, 1949 - The White Sox trade catcher Joe Tipton to the Philadelphia Athletics for second baseman Nellie Fox.

whitesoxwilkes
10-29-2007, 03:05 PM
October 29, 1949 - The White Sox trade catcher Joe Tipton to the Philadelphia Athletics for second baseman Nellie Fox.

I was just going to point that one out...it's today's entry on my "This Day In Sports" calendar.

chisox77
10-29-2007, 03:34 PM
I would say the Tipton for Fox deal worked out well for the White Sox. Need to have a few more deals like that one.

:cool:

Lip Man 1
10-29-2007, 03:54 PM
October 19, 1949 - G.M. Frank Lane strikes again. Lane deals backup catcher and malcontent Joe Tipton to the Philadelphia A’s for a young, small 2nd baseman named Jacob Nelson "Nellie" Fox. Tipton had gotten into a fistfight with Sox manager Jack Onslow during the 1949 season and wasn’t going to be kept. All Fox did was eventually get to the Hall of Fame, have his #2 retired by the team in 1976, make 12 All Star teams, win the league’s MVP award in 1959 and become the ‘face’ of the ‘Go-Go’ Sox during the 1950's and early 1960's.

Traded by Philadelphia Athletics (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1949/TM_PHA1949.htm) to Chicago White Sox (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1949/TM_CHA1949.htm) in exchange for Joe Tipton (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/T/Ptiptj101.htm)
(October 19, 1949 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1949/10191949.htm)).

Source: Retrosheet

Lip

GAsoxfan
10-30-2007, 12:14 PM
I was just going to point that one out...it's today's entry on my "This Day In Sports" calendar.

I guess we have the same calendar.

Dan Mega
10-30-2007, 01:05 PM
Is Lip_Man slipping? :cool:

Lip Man 1
10-30-2007, 01:41 PM
Folks:

See above in this thread and notice exactly when retrosheet says this trade was made.

Lip