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Lip Man 1
12-13-2007, 11:59 AM
December 14, 1965 - In an unexpected move the Sox name ‘The Brat’ Eddie Stanky as the team’s new manager replacing the retired Al Lopez. Stanky was an intense, obsessed man. He was the 60's managerial version of Billy Martin or Earl Weaver. Stanky knew baseball and was a genius at tactical decisions but he was also extremely unpopular with many of his players. He imposed a curfew, dress code and a rigorous calisthenics program on the team. He would fine players (or bench them) every time they weren’t able to lay down a bunt, hit a sacrifice fly or advance runners into scoring position. He also drove a team that by many accounts was 'average' to the brink of the 1967 World Series before the bottom dropped out the following season. (Many of his former players including Gary Peters, Pete Ward, Ken Berry, Wilbur Wood and Joe Horlen talk about their times with Stanky in their interviews with White Sox Interactive.)

December 14, 1994 - The Sox trade former Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell to the Yankees for two minor league players. McDowell was the winningest pitcher in the American League between 1990 and 1994. The move leaves the Sox pitching staff without its leader, proves very costly during the 1996 collapse and is done purely for "financial" reasons related to the labor situation that costs the team the last two months of the 1994 season as stated by the White Sox themselves. (McDowell would discuss his issues with Sox ownership in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

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raven1
12-13-2007, 12:56 PM
Just curious if anyone knows who the 3 minor leaguers we got for Jack McDowell were or if any of them ever made any contributions at the major league level?

VeeckAsInWreck
12-13-2007, 01:49 PM
Just curious if anyone knows who the 3 minor leaguers we got for Jack McDowell were or if any of them ever made any contributions at the major league level?

I'm pretty sure one of them was the great Lyle Mouton. Not sure who the other two were.

Lip Man 1
12-13-2007, 02:36 PM
From Retrosheet:

Traded by Chicago White Sox (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1994/TM_CHA1994.htm) to New York Yankees (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1994/TM_NYA1994.htm) in exchange for Keith Heberling and a player to be named later (December 14, 1994 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1994/12141994.htm)); Chicago White Sox (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1995/TM_CHA1995.htm) received Lyle Mouton (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/M/Pmoutl001.htm) (April 22, 1995 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1995/04221995.htm)).

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chisox77
12-13-2007, 08:47 PM
That 1967 team may have actually been the biggest heartbreak, because the White Sox clearly had the best route to first place with their last five games being against the KC Athletics and the Senators. They lost all five. Eddie nearly pulled off one of the greatest managing jobs ever, since the Sox only hit .238 as a team that year, yet still won 89 games.


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DumpJerry
12-13-2007, 10:11 PM
That 1967 team may have actually been the biggest heartbreak, because the White Sox clearly had the best route to first place with their last five games being against the KC Athletics and the Senators. They lost all five. Eddie nearly pulled off one of the greatest managing jobs ever, since the Sox only hit .238 as a team that year, yet still won 89 games.


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Yeah, they fell short because Kenny let too many good player get away.