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April 18,1976

Posted 03-10-2018 at 08:38 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-10-2018 at 08:54 AM by TommyJohn

April 18,1976
vs. Boston Red Sox
at Fenway Park

Wilbur Wood got 1976 off to a good start, blanking the Royals 4-0 on Opening Day. His next start against Minnesota on the 14th was one of the most unusual games he ever pitched. He was on the losing side of a 6-2 Twins win, having given up all six runs. However, thanks to White Sox fielding misadventures-they committed five errors-all six runs were unearned. Wood ended the day with his ERA for the season still at 0.00.
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April 13,1976

Posted 03-10-2018 at 07:52 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-20-2018 at 08:14 AM by TommyJohn

April 13,1976
vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

Opening Day on April 9 at Comiskey Park was a lovefest all around. 40,318 turned out to greet Veeck as a returning hero. One highlight was a pregame ceremony in which Veeck, Paul Richards and Rudie Schaeffer dressed up as the Revolutionary War soldiers in the famous "Spirit of '76" painting and marched out to the field. Veeck then worked the crowd, meeting and greeting fans during the game. Wilbur Wood blanked...
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1975 offseason 2

Posted 03-08-2018 at 07:47 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-16-2018 at 10:52 AM by TommyJohn

1975 Offseason

Bill Veeck wasted no time getting right to work. On the day the sale of the team was approved, Jim Kaat was dispatched to the Phillies in exchange for pitcher Dick Ruthven and shortstop prospect Alan Bannister. Two days later Ruthven was flipped to the Braves along with Ken Henderson for former NL batting champ Ralph Garr. In between, Veeck finally granted Bill Melton his dream trade, sending him to the California Angels for 1st baseman Jim Spencer.

Melton...
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1975 offseason

Posted 03-08-2018 at 07:41 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-16-2018 at 10:47 AM by TommyJohn

1975 Offseason

John Allyn went into September with no firm offers for the White Sox. A stumbling block was Allyn's insistence that the buyer also purchase White Sox Park, which no one was willing to do. Tony Tortoriello of Torco was still an interested party, but wanted the City of Chicago to buy the park and lease it back to him. City officials were in the midst of clashing with Bears owner George Halas, who had threatened to move his team to Arlington Heights unless he got a new...
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September 27,1975

Posted 02-27-2018 at 08:40 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-16-2018 at 10:37 AM by TommyJohn

September 27,1975
vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

John Allyn's financial woes grew larger as the season wore on. Things were getting so bad that the fireworks shot off after every White Sox home run had to be cut back. Only one volley was fired off after a Sox roundtripper instead of two or three. Everybody was late in getting paid-from visiting clubs who wanted their 40% cut of the gate receipts right on down to the Andy Frain ushers. Allyn scrambled to...
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