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Lip Man 1
12-12-2007, 12:53 PM
December 13, 1969 - The Sox deal their star left hander Gary Peters to the Red Sox for Syd O’Brien and Billy Farmer. Farmer retired instead of reporting, so as compensation the Sox received Jerry "Wheat Germ Kid" Janeski. Peters would win 33 games in the next three seasons. Janeski won ten in 1970 then was shipped to Washington for Rick Reichardt.

December 13, 1982 - The White Sox outbid 16 other major leagues teams and sign free agent pitcher Floyd Bannister to a five year, 4.5 million dollar deal. Bannister led the American League in strikeouts in 1981. In his five seasons with the Sox, Bannister won in double figures every year with a high of 16 wins in both 1983 and 1987. His signing angered Yankee owner George Steinbrenner who wasn’t used to losing out on talent that he wanted. Steinbrenner was quoted as saying that he "regretted" voting against Edward DeBartolo in his bid to buy the Sox franchise from Bill Veeck, back in 1980.

December 13, 2001 - In his quest to find reliable starting pitching Sox G.M. Ken Williams offers youngsters Kip Wells and Josh Fogg and veteran Sean Lowe to the Pirates for Todd Ritchie. Ritchie would suffer a shoulder injury and have a disastrous 2002 Sox season going 5 - 15 with an ERA of over six! A free agent, the Sox let him go soon afterwards. In fairness to Williams, none of the pitchers he gave up really asserted themselves over the ensuing seasons, Fogg perhaps coming the closest to making an impact.

December 13, 2004 - On the 3rd anniversary of his ill fated Todd Ritchie deal, Sox G.M. Kenny Williams continues his remake of the club. He sends power hitting but defensively challenged Carlos Lee to Milwaukee as part of a four player deal. The person coming back to replace him, Scott Podsednik energizes the lineup, steals over 40 bases twice, makes the All Star team and hits a dramatic ‘walk off’ home run in Game #2 of the 2005 World Series. The deal also nets the Sox relief pitcher Luis Vizcaino who helped a much improved bullpen.

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chisox77
12-12-2007, 02:15 PM
This is a good day in White Sox history, overall.


:cool:

white sox bill
12-12-2007, 06:16 PM
This is a good day in White Sox history, overall.


:cool:

True it was a good day in Sox history, but Dec 13 1983 was also the day my Dad died:(: of cancer. At least he got to be part of the 1983 Winning Ugly season and he raised me a Sox fan, which, growing up in NW Illinois, I was definitely a minority.

jackbrohamer
12-13-2007, 10:53 AM
December 13, 1969 - The Sox deal their star left hander Gary Peters to the Red Sox for Syd O’Brien and Billy Farmer. Farmer retired instead of reporting, so as compensation the Sox received Jerry "Wheat Germ Kid" Janeski. Peters would win 33 games in the next three seasons. Janeski won ten in 1970 then was shipped to Washington for Rick Reichardt.

Janeski also lost 17 games for a truly miserable Sox team that went on to lose a team-record 106 games. I've never heard that nickname for Janeski before, does it involve anything interesting or did he just like to eat Wheat Germ?

Lip Man 1
12-13-2007, 12:44 PM
Jack:

If memory serves he also led that 1970 team in wins with 10, then basically was out of the league the next season or two.

Rich Lindberg used that nickname for him in his book, 'Who's On Third?'

I'll have to ask him about that.

Lip