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Old 07-09-2012, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by BRDSR View Post
Thanks. I hope others like it, and I'm enjoying putting it together, if only as a way to learn White Sox history. Before I started this, I had no idea who Don Buford was, and it turns out he was really a significant part of the '65 team. And in the grand scheme of things, he was a pretty talented major league ballplayer. Now I know!
I liked Buford's speed and versitility (switch hitting, infield/outfield) that was supplemented by Tommie Agee (and both got World Series rings) the next year. He was a good sport on Sox photo day, flashing a nice smile and arm around the shoulder for this young fan. He played in Japan at the end of his career. He and his sons were USC alum. His one son is a prominent orthopedic surgeon. He's still living so it would be nice to get him back to Chicago somehow (and others like Ken Berry), like they did Dick Allen and Goose Gossage.
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