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Lip Man 1
12-11-2007, 10:51 AM
December 12, 1975 - In an effort to start improving a desultory offense, Sox G.M. Roland Hemond and new owner Bill Veeck acquire former N.L. batting champ Ralph "The Road Runner" Garr from Atlanta for three players including outfielder Ken Henderson and pitcher Dick Ruthven. Garr would have severe limitations in the field but he did become the catalyst for the ‘South Side’ Hit Men in 1977 with his speed and ability to hit to all fields.

December 12, 1980 - Sometimes the smaller moves are what turns out to be important. Sox G.M. Roland Hemond trades pitcher Richard "Tex" Wortham to the Expos for switch hitting, 2nd baseman Tony Bernazard. Bernazard would be part of the "New Deal" Sox in 1981 and would eventually be traded for another productive 2nd baseman, Julio "Juice" Cruz in June 1983.

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chisox77
12-11-2007, 12:18 PM
Ralph Garr had a big swing. He was a very good hitter. Remember when the games were on channel 44, and everytime Garr was on base, or even stole a base, there would be that bland white graphic on the bottom of the screen that read "Beep Beep" in reference to his nickname?


:cool:

ode to veeck
12-11-2007, 12:45 PM
We could use a return of the Road Runner in 2008. He was the only guy on the team in '77 that wasn't swinging for the fences on anything remotely close to the plate.

Railsplitter
12-11-2007, 09:55 PM
Ralph Garr had a big swing. He was a very good hitter. Remember when the games were on channel 44, and everytime Garr was on base, or even stole a base, there would be that bland white graphic on the bottom of the screen that read "Beep Beep" in reference to his nickname?



Yes. and I remeber the Road Runner and Coyote cartoons as well.