Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 14

1993 Conlon #851 - Jack Rothrock

On this day in 1905, Jack Rothrock was born.

Jack was traded by the Boston Red Sox with Charlie Berry to the Chicago White Sox for Smead Jolley, Bennie Tate, Johnny Watwood and $7,500 on April 29, 1932. Rothrock only played thirty-nine games with the Pale Hose, but he managed to play each outfield position and the infield corners. This was not new to him, as he played all nine positions previously for the Boston Red Sox in 1928.

Part of the reason for his short tenure in Chicago was his .188 batting average. After the 1932 season, the White Sox traded Jack to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he eventually became part of the 1934 World Champion team.

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