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Lip Man 1
12-09-2007, 01:56 PM
December 10, 1963 - One of the last players from the ‘Go-Go’ Sox era, 2nd baseman Nellie Fox is traded to the Houston Colt 45's for pitchers Jim Golden and Danny Murphy. Fox, who’d eventually be named to the Hall of Fame, played for 14 years on the South Side, being named to 12 All Star teams. He was the MVP in 1959 and won three Gold Gloves. Fox was dealt because young infielder Don Buford hit .336 at Indianapolis and was ready to take over.

December 10, 1975- After first being turned down, American League owners vote to allow Bill Veeck to buy the White Sox from John Allyn. The agreement keeps the team in Chicago and ends speculation that the Sox were bound for Seattle with Charlie Finley’s A’s headed for the South Side. It’s the second time Veeck owned the club, the first time being from 1959 to July 1961.

December 10, 1976 - Bill Veeck comes up with a unique way to try to bolster his franchise. Veeck decides to try the ‘rent a player’ philosophy, which was to acquire as many players as possible who were about to become free agents. He figured since those players were playing for new big money deals they’d play hard every night. With this as the backdrop, he trades relief pitchers ‘Goose’ Gossage and Terry Forster, both former American League Fireman of the Year to the Pirates for slugger Richie Zisk and pitcher Silvio Martinez. Zisk, in his one season on the South Side, would belt 30 home runs and knock in 101 RBI’s as the undisputed leader of the ‘South Side Hit Men’ who shocked baseball by winning 90 games in 1977.

December 10, 1987 - Sox G.M. Larry Himes send pitcher Floyd Bannister and Dave Cochrane to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for four players, two of whom are pitchers Greg Hibbard and Melido Perez, they would help bring the team back in the early 1990's.

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Lip

LITTLE NELL
12-09-2007, 02:46 PM
December 10, 1963 - One of the last players from the ‘Go-Go’ Sox era, 2nd baseman Nellie Fox is traded to the Houston Colt 45's for pitchers Jim Golden and Danny Murphy. Fox, who’d eventually be named to the Hall of Fame, played for 14 years on the South Side, being named to 12 All Star teams. He was the MVP in 1959 and won three Gold Gloves. Fox was dealt because young infielder Don Buford hit .336 at Indianapolis and was ready to take over.
December 10, 1975- After first being turned down, American League owners vote to allow Bill Veeck to buy the White Sox from John Allyn. The agreement keeps the team in Chicago and ends speculation that the Sox were bound for Seattle with Charlie Finley’s A’s headed for the South Side. It’s the second time Veeck owned the club, the first time being from 1959 to July 1961.

December 10, 1976 - Bill Veeck comes up with a unique way to try to bolster his franchise. Veeck decides to try the ‘rent a player’ philosophy, which was to acquire as many players as possible who were about to become free agents. He figured since those players were playing for new big money deals they’d play hard every night. With this as the backdrop, he trades relief pitchers ‘Goose’ Gossage and Terry Forster, both former American League Fireman of the Year to the Pirates for slugger Richie Zisk and pitcher Silvio Martinez. Zisk, in his one season on the South Side, would belt 30 home runs and knock in 101 RBI’s as the undisputed leader of the ‘South Side Hit Men’ who shocked baseball by winning 90 games in 1977.

December 10, 1987 - Sox G.M. Larry Himes send pitcher Floyd Bannister and Dave Cochrane to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for four players, two of whom are pitchers Greg Hibbard and Melido Perez, they would help bring the team back in the early 1990's.

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Lip
I was 17 years old but I still cried when Nellie was traded.

chisox77
12-09-2007, 08:15 PM
Hibbard and Perez were pretty solid in 1990, probably one of the most fun White Sox seasons ever (outside of 1977, of course). Good gems, Lip, involving deals that helped give White Sox fans hope in two of the most fun seasons a fan can have, in spite of not finishing first: 90 wins in '77, and 94 wins in '90. The 1990 season had a more profound impact since it featured a talented core of players that made the Sox contenders into the middle 1990s.

Good memories, though. I wasn't quite old enough to appreciate Nellie Fox. If I was, this day would have been sad for me as well. My dad described Nellie many times to me, so I would appreciate the history of the team, especially during a real competitive era.


:cool:

slavko
12-09-2007, 11:54 PM
There's a name from the dim and distant past that I had to look up! I remembered him as the high school kid outfielder who got a huge for the time signing bonus from the Cubs, played in the majors at age 17, never hit a lick, and was dumped after a few years. After the Sox got him in the Fox trade in 1963, he must have spent 6 years in the minors retraining as a pitcher, because that's what he was when he made his first South Side appearance in 1969. After 1970, he was traded and never appeared in the majors again.

TommyJohn
12-10-2007, 08:27 AM
There's a name from the dim and distant past that I had to look up! I remembered him as the high school kid outfielder who got a huge for the time signing bonus from the Cubs, played in the majors at age 17, never hit a lick, and was dumped after a few years. After the Sox got him in the Fox trade in 1963, he must have spent 6 years in the minors retraining as a pitcher, because that's what he was when he made his first South Side appearance in 1969. After 1970, he was traded and never appeared in the majors again.

Danny Murphy was bad for both the White Sox and Cubs. He has the
distinction of playing on the worst Cubs team of the 20th century
(1962, 59-103) and worst White Sox team of the century (1970, 56-106).