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11-23-2007, 12:02 PM
November 24, 1976 - It was another ‘bargain basement’ free agent signing that turned out well for the White Sox the following season. Pitcher Steve Stone inked a deal for his second go-round with the team. In 1977 ‘Stoney’ would win fifteen games pacing the staff that won a surprising 90 games. He’d become the first free agent signing in franchise history.

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11-23-2007, 12:32 PM
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11-23-2007, 07:50 PM
I remember Steve Stone well as a pitcher. He was very smart, and had a great curveball. Though he pitched well for the White Sox, his career really took off with the Orioles. Yet, at that time the Orioles were an outstanding organization and had a great team as well. I think over his career, Stone won 107 games . . . not bad.


11-24-2007, 07:41 AM
Stone had a career year for the Orioles in 1980,but wrecked his arm in the process.