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StatManDu
03-15-2008, 10:35 AM
THIS DATE IN SOX HISTORY: MARCH 15TH/Kealey, Bye Cy

MARCH 15TH

KEALEY ARRIVES WITH A BAT
1971: The White Sox acquired pitcher Steve Kealey and catcher Dave Adlesh from the California Angels for catcher Art Kusyner. Kealey, a right-hander, gave the White Sox two pretty fair seasons out of the bullpen and made some history in the process. On Sept. 6, 1971 in the first game of a doubleheader, Kealey became the last White Sox pitcher of the pre-DH era to hit a home run. The three-run blast off Archie Corbin came in a 6-3 victory over Minnesota at ComiskeyPark. Kealey’s blast would be the last by a White Sox pitcher for 35 years. The next home run by a Sox pitcher wouldn’t come for another 35 years when Jon Garland launched a two-run home run at Cincinnati on June 18, 2006.

BYE BYE, CY
1975: With Rich Gossage and Terry Forster entrenched at the end of the bullpen, the White Sox sold reliever Cy Acosta to the Philadelphia Phillies. In three seasons in the Sox bullpen, the native of El Sabino, Sinola, Mexico turned in some decent numbers. The right-hander went 13-9 with a 2.49 ERA and 26 saves in 101 appearances after the Sox had acquired him from Jalisco of the Mexican League. Acosta’s best year was 1973 when he went 10-6 with a 2.23 ERA and a team-high 18 saves. Acosta lasted just six games with the Phillies.

Brian26
03-15-2008, 11:20 AM
Also, my calendar says today is the 49th birthday of Harold Baines.

:happybday

Born March 15, 1959.