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Posted 07-08-2017 at 11:19 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-22-2018 at 07:03 PM by TommyJohn

Chuck Tanner brought a new spirit and positive attitude not felt on the south side since the Go Go Glory Days. He anointed players like Bill Melton and Walt Williams to be starters for his 1971 team. Both had struggled in 1970 (Melton with his defense, Williams with hitting) and Tanner's votes of confidence was his way of boosting both players.

Tanner was the anti-Eddie Stanky. The Brat was an old school coach, the type that would bellow in players' faces, tear them down, question...
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1970 Offseason

Posted 07-07-2017 at 11:53 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-30-2019 at 01:16 PM by TommyJohn

The 1970 Offseason

Roland Hemond looked at the disaster that was the 1970 team, rolled up his sleeves and dug in.

He decided that the rebuild had to start with the players who had their best seasons and could thus bring the most in the trade market-Luis Aparicio and Ken Berry. It hurt to have to put them on the block, but both were older and Hemond needed to bring in players that were younger and could contribute to the team a few years down the line.

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1970 Chicago White Sox-The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted 07-01-2017 at 11:48 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-22-2018 at 07:02 PM by TommyJohn

The good-it was a year of individual accomplishments for the White Sox.

Bill Melton had become the first Sox player to hit 30 home runs in a season, ending up with 33 to go along with 96 RBI and a .263 average.

Carlos May had battled back from the accident which cost him his thumb and nearly ended his career. He had 12 HR, 68 RBI and a .285 average, along with 12 stolen bases. He was an easy choice for AL Comeback Player of the Year.

Ken Berry had his...
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October 1,1970

Posted 07-01-2017 at 11:45 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 10:53 PM by TommyJohn

October 1,1970
vs. California Angels
at Anaheim Stadium

Danny Murphy stood on the mound, having just come into the game in relief of pitcher Jim Magnuson. He leaned in and got his signal from catcher Chuck Brinkman. The batter, Mel Queen, an Angel relief pitcher being called on to pinch-hit, dug in and lifted his bat. The runners on 1st and 3rd both took a lead.

It was the bottom of the 13th of a 4-4 game. The smallish Anaheim crowd cheered their boys...
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September 25,1970

Posted 06-26-2017 at 07:57 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 10:52 PM by TommyJohn

September 25,1970
vs. Milwaukee Brewers
at White Sox Park

History was made on this night during a doubleheader with the Brewers.

First, after winning the first game, the Sox lost the nightcap, 3-2. This dropped them to 56-100 and marked only the third time in franchise history that the team had hit the century mark in losses; the other seasons being 1932 and 1948.

Second, south side icon Luis Aparicio reached another milestone in his distinguished...
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