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On this date in 1938, Chicago White Sox RHP Monty Stratton had his right leg amputated after a hunting accident. At the time, Stratton was just 25 years old and coming off two very impressive seasons. His 1937 season stood out the most, when he went 15-5, 2.40 in 22 games, 21 starts. He followed that up with a 15-9, 4.01 in 26 games, 22 starts. His life story was chronicled in “The Marty Stratton Story” which stars James Stewart as Stratton and also features appearances by Gene Bearden and Bill Dickey, among others.
Stratton’s story could have easily been one of a man who had the ability to pitch in the major leagues, but one that was cut short because of an unfortunate accident. Stratton initially accepted his fate and began his career as a coach. After his rehabilitation, he stayed with the White Sox for several years coaching. But a burning desire remained with him to once again pitch in the major leagues. Playing with a wooden leg, he threw on the side for nearly...
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The Chicago White Sox are shuffling their coaching staff, adding former closer Bobby Thigpen and Daryl Boston while giving Harold Baines a new role.
Thigpen, whose 57 saves for the White Sox in 1990 rank second in major league history, replaces the departed Juan Nieves as the bullpen coach after spending the spending the past four seasons as a pitching coach in the organization...
Rick Hahn says there's no hurry to make trades as he approaches his first winter meetings as general manager of the Chicago White Sox.
While Chicago could have opening at third base and catcher, Hahn maintains he has the luxury of time and flexible finances heading into next week's gather of baseball executives.
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The Chicago White Sox are targeting a “lower-end” starting
pitcher at the right price this winter that would provide them the flexibility
to trade right-hander Gavin Floyd, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: #WhiteSox exploring addition of starting pitcher, lower-end type at the right price. Would give them flexibility to trade Floyd.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
La Velle E Neal is just a reporter, man, he just reports the news. Yesterday, he heard that the Twins were considering a reunion with Francisco Liriano, whom they traded to Chicago late last season. It’s not Neal’s fault that he heard it, and it’s certainly not his fault that he reported it, but the reaction was one of dismay. Incredulity. Anger?
Well, here’s the deal on...