Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Still awaiting information on Jake Peavy from today’s examination. The pitcher left last night’s rehab start for the Barons in Birmingham with discomfort. He returned to Chicago today, and we are waiting for information from our training staff.
Former White Sox manager Jeff Torborg and longtime coach Art Kusnyer stopped by the Sox clubhouse before today’s game in Tampa.
The Guys Talk Gloves
In this video, various players such as Buehrle, Quentin, Rios, and Santos go into detail about their gloves. The interviews cover the types of gloves they use, how they prepare them for the season and any sentimental value their gloves have. View it, here.
This Date In History
ESPN’s Keith Law makes a great point in his blog today. On April 19 of last year, the Marlins had the best record in baseball at 11-1, the Jays the best in the AL at 10-4 and the Royals were tied for the AL Central lead at 7-5.
Today In History
A couple of cool facts about April 19ths past …
1960 A record Opening Day crowd at Chicago’s Comiskey Park enthusiastically greet their American League champs, and the patrons warmly welcomes the return of Minnie Minoso to the team after his three-year exile to Cleveland. The 34-year old outfielder doesn’t disappoint the South Side fans when, in addition to hitting a grand slam in the fourth, he blasts a ninth inning walk-off home run giving the White Sox 10-9 victory over Kansas City.
1969 Ken Harrelson, along with Dick Ellsworth and Juan Pizarro, is traded by the Red Sox to the Indians for Joe Azcue, Vicente Romo and Sonny Siebert. The 27-year old ‘Hawk’, now a White Sox broadcaster, decides to retire, but reluctantly returns to the game following conversations with commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who will later say, “the loss of Ken Harrelson would be a tragedy for baseball.”
1972 The demolition of Crosley Field begins when two-year old Pete Rose, Jr. — now a manager at Advanced Rookie Bristol in the White Sox farm system — pulls a lever that sends a wrecking ball into the side of the former home of the Reds.
And of Course …
Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the opening of New Comiskey Park (now U.S. Cellular Field).