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Old 11-19-2019, 03:10 PM
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After the 1959 season when Veeck traded Norm Cash along with John Romano and Bubba Phillips to the Indians for Minnie Minoso and a couple of journeymen. At the time it was great to have Minnie back on the Southside but he was aging and had a fine season in 1960 but started to decline after that. Cash and Romano went on to have very good careers with Cash hitting almost 400 homers and winning a Batting Championship.

Veeck made 2 other clunker trades that off season trading away Earl Battey and Don Mincher to the old Senators for aging Roy Sievers and swapping Johnny Callison to the Phillies for Gene Freese.

Those 3 trades are probably the worst in Sox history.

What is amazing dispite those trades is that in a few years the Sox went on a roll in 63, 64 and 65 and IIRC won more games than any other team in MLB with 287 wins (94,98,95) but finished second all 3 years. This was accomplished with GM Ed Short making some very good trades bringing guys like Tommy John, Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Ward and Juan Pizzaro to Comiskey Park.
Batting in the second position for the White Sox, number 2, the second baseman Nelson Fox.

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