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Lip Man 1
11-10-2007, 12:28 PM
November 11, 1965 - ‘The Senor,’ manager Al Lopez, resigns his position with the White Sox. Perhaps the greatest manager in franchise history, Lopez has nine winning seasons in his nine full time years as field manager. He wins the 1959 American League pennant and was coming off of back to back to back 90 or more win seasons in 1963, 1964 and 1965. His 840 wins is second most in team history. He came out of the front office during brief stints in 1968 and 1969 but would never manager full time again. (Many of Lopez’ players including J.C. Martin, Ray Herbert, Gary Peters, Joe Horlen and Ken Berry talk about playing for him in their interviews with White Sox Interactive.)

November 11, 1998 - Perhaps the finest deal ever made by then Sox G.M. Ron Schueler. On this date the Sox gave up promising center fielder Mike Cameron to the Reds for infielder Paul Konerko. Konerko would eventually blossom into a consistent power hitting first baseman. He’d be named the 2005 A.L.C.S. MVP and help lead the Sox to the World Series title.

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Brian26
11-10-2007, 01:33 PM
November 11, 1998 - Perhaps the finest deal ever made by then Sox G.M. Ron Schueler. On this date the Sox gave up promising center fielder Mike Cameron to the Reds for infielder Paul Konerko. Konerko would eventually blossom into a consistent power hitting first baseman. Hed be named the 2005 A.L.C.S. MVP and help lead the Sox to the World Series title.

Lip

It's hard to believe Konerko has been on the team for nine years. It's a throwback to days gone by when players would stay with one team for their entire career.

I have to disagree with you slightly. The Konerko trade was fine, but the Jon Garland for Matt Karchner trade should go down as Schueler's truly great fleecing.

WhiteSox5187
11-10-2007, 03:26 PM
It's hard to believe Konerko has been on the team for nine years. It's a throwback to days gone by when players would stay with one team for their entire career.

I have to disagree with you slightly. The Konerko trade was fine, but the Jon Garland for Matt Karchner trade should go down as Schueler's truly great fleecing.
I agree...my friend was very upset at the Mike Cameron trade, I was a little weary but if I recall the next year Konerko hit .300 with about 30 HRs, that shut me up.

johnr1note
11-10-2007, 05:54 PM
November 11, 1998 - Perhaps the finest deal ever made by then Sox G.M. Ron Schueler. On this date the Sox gave up promising center fielder Mike Cameron to the Reds for infielder Paul Konerko. Konerko would eventually blossom into a consistent power hitting first baseman. Hed be named the 2005 A.L.C.S. MVP and help lead the Sox to the World Series title.

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Lip

I was one of those who thought we were the ones who got fleeced when we made this deal. I was a big fan of Cameron when he was with the Sox, and even though Konerko overall had great numbers from the very start (except for 2003) early in his years with the Sox, he was streaky, and lacked consistency. Looking back with 20/20 hindsight, this was indeed one of the best deals in recent White Sox history.

chisox77
11-10-2007, 09:53 PM
I liked Cameron as well. But at times, you have to give a trade some time before it can be judged. The White Sox did very well with Konerko . . . and the Karchner for Garland trade worked out pretty nicely.

As for Al Lopez, he may have been the most consistent winning manager in modern Chicago baseball history. He did very well with Cleveland, prior to coming to the south side, winning a pennant there in 1954.


:cool:

DoItForDanPasqua
11-12-2007, 12:01 AM
He’d be named the 2005 A.L.C.S. MVP and help lead the Sox to the World Series title.


I still can't believe it.

MISoxfan
11-12-2007, 04:01 PM
There are some older articles on here absolutelly blasting that trade.