Originally Posted by Bobby Thigpen
Of the ones I got to see personally, sadly it's probably-
Originally Posted by geofitz
forget hustling John "Bubba" Phillips from the '59 pennant winning club? He added some spark to the team and seemed to be one of the announcing team's (Elson and Hamilton) favorites. At least that's what I remember from listening over the far reaching White Sox radio network in my early teens.
Bubba was platooned with Billy Goodman who wasn't a bad hitter, IIRC he won a batting title with the BoSox in the early 50s.
Us oldtimers will remember when Nellie and Billy hit HRs in the bottom of the ninth against the Twins in 1961 to pull out a victory. I remember Brickhouse going crazy and said that the odds were around a million to one that those 2 would hit HRs to win a game.
And it was Don Wells in the booth with Elson, Wells left the Sox in 1961 to join the expansion Los Angeles Angels.