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In honor of actor Andy Garcia and his (unintentionally) hilarious reaction to Sofia (Mary Corleone) Coppola's death scene in "The Godfather, Part III."
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Games and Moments Offseason II

Posted 05-21-2017 at 09:21 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 05-21-2017 at 09:28 AM by TommyJohn

Games and Moments

Offseason, Part II

Walt Williams, the hustling Sox star of 1969 and the only player on both Chicago teams to hit over .300 (.304) that season, has a conversation with Jerome Holtzman of the Sun-Times. The writer asks Williams how much he is making. Williams tells him and Holtzman thinks he is kidding. He tells the outfielder to ask for as much as other .300 hitters are getting.

Williams, who made $12,000 in 1969, rejects the Sox offer of $14,000...
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Games and Moments TRAGEDY

Posted 05-21-2017 at 09:18 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Games and Moments

February 13, 1970

Every once in a while some hyperventilating sportswriter or sportscaster will overreach for words to describe a bad moment in a game or a season as a "tragedy." It can be annoying, as most sports fans, no matter how passionate, know that a crucial error, a dropped pass, deflected foul ball or close loss hardly qualifies as a "tragedy." On this date, however, tragedy did strike the world of baseball and...
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Games and Moments An Offer He Could Refuse

Posted 05-15-2017 at 06:42 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

An Offer He Could Refuse

The December 13, 1969 edition of Tribune sports columnist Robert Markus' "Stops Along the Sports Trail" discussed Ed Short and his efforts to rebuild the Sox. Markus (correctly) wasn't fooled by Short's blather that it was the injury to Carlos May that doomed the season. Markus pointed out (again correctly) that the team hadn't been in the race all year. He discusses deals that the Sox might and maybe should make, and there is this item:
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Games and Moments Offseason

Posted 05-15-2017 at 06:39 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Games and Moments


November 25, 1969-New Sox owner John Allyn rejects an offer from Milwaukee Brewers, Inc. to play a slate of games in their city in 1970.

"I don't see any point in continuing to play there" Allyn said. He explained that the point of the games was to prove that the city could support a team. "However, there is nothing more to prove. Milwaukee is not going to get a team."

On the same day, Kansas City...
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Games and Moments October 2, 1969

Posted 05-07-2017 at 04:36 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Games and Moments

October 2, 1969
vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

A season of frustration comes to an end on this bright, sunny Thursday afternoon. The opponent is the Minnesota Twins, the newly-crowned American League Western Division champions, whose season will continue later in the week vs. the AL East champ Baltimore Orioles for the right to play in the World Series.

The game is a typical one, insofar as the 1969 Sox go. The team...
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