1,000 For Ozzie
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Marks the 1,000th game for White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. When asked before the game if it seems like 1,000 games since he began leading the Sox, Guillen replied, “It seems like 1,000 games since Opening Day to May 4.”
Only three other Sox managers led the team for 1,000 or more games: Jimmy ***** (1,850), Al Lopez (1,495) and Tony LaRussa (1,035). Guillen is one of four active managers to reach 1,000 games with his initial club (Minnesota’s Ron Gardenhire, Toronto’s Cito Gaston and Los Angeles’ Mike Scioscia).
Guillen’s victory last night was his 523rd, passing LaRussa for sole possession of third place all-time.