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April 7,1977

Posted 04-20-2018 at 08:32 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-20-2018 at 08:48 PM by TommyJohn

April 7,1977
vs. Toronto Blue Jays
at Exhibition Stadium

Pessimism was the prevailing emotion as the Sox broke camp ready for the season. The Chicago writers were unanimous in agreement that the Sox would not be serious contenders. Robert Markus and Rick Talley even picked them to finish 7th and last, behind the expansion Seattle Mariners, who had yet to play a single game.

Bill Gleason, one of the few sportswriters in the city who actually cared...
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1976 Offseason

Posted 04-20-2018 at 07:25 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 08-18-2019 at 10:02 AM by TommyJohn

Unable to land any blue chips from the first baseball free agent class of 1976, Veeck decided to turn his attentions to another free agent class-that of 1977.

He decided on a strategy he called "Rent-a-player." If he couldn't sign a top player to a megabucks contract, he would trade for a player entering the last year of his contract, get a financially motivated performance out of him and hopefully convince said player to stay.

Veeck set his plan in motion...
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1976 Offseason

Posted 04-20-2018 at 07:12 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 08-18-2019 at 09:58 AM by TommyJohn

1976 Offseason

The 1976 White Sox were neither an artistic nor financial success. Their record of 64-97 left them all alone in last place in the AL West. The team also had a bad year offensively, hitting .255 with 73 home runs, their lowest output since 1968. Jim Spencer and Jorge Orta tied for the team lead with 14. No other player hit more than 10.

The Sox weren't alone in this power outage. Only five teams out of 12 hit more than 100 home runs, and the league average...
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