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StatManDu
03-19-2008, 01:51 PM
MARCH 19TH

NOSSEK CALLS IT QUITS
2004: Longtime White Sox bench coach Joe Nossek resigned after 14 seasons of service to the franchise. Harold Baines would be named as his replacement the following day. An expert sign-stealer, Nossek was first employed by the Sox as manager Jeff Torborg’s “eye-in-the-sky” positioning the team’s defense in 1990. The OhioUniversity product and former Minnesota Twin tutored Sox hitters in 1984 and first base coach in 1985. Following a stint as the Astros advance scout, Nossek rejoined the Sox. During his Sox stint, Nossek served as interim manager for eight games, going 3-5.

ON THE FIELD … A WIN OVER THE CUBS
2004: The White Sox battered the Cubs bullpen in posting a 9-3 Cactus League victory before 11,624 in Tucson. After being shut down by starter Sergio Mitre, the Sox ripped three Cub relievers for nine runs on 12 hits over the final four innings. Jose Valentin capped a three-run fifth with a two-run double and Juan Uribe homered in handing rookie manager Ozzie Guillen his first victory over the archrival Cubs.