WSC Birth Year Legacy cards!! Just another perk for joining the White Sox Cards Facebook page.
The regular WSC Birth Year cards cover from 2008 to present day. The WSC Birth Year Legacy cards cover the rest. See White Sox players of yesteryear on cards from their birth year, only on the Facebook page.
Here are the first three.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
The votes have been tallied and here are the results.
There were three players elected this year and three players received too few votes to be on next year's ballot.
Congratulations to Gary Peters, Robin Ventura and Hoyt Wilhelm for being the three players inducted into the WSC Hall of Fame Class of 2016!
Jerry Hairston, Ron Karkovice and Jorge Orta received too few votes to stay on the ballot, so there will be new players at starting pitcher, third base, outfield, second base, catcher and closer on next year's ballot.
Thank you to everyone who voted!
Here are the final totals.
Hoyt Wilhelm - 60 votes (84%)
Gary Peters - 56 votes (78%)
Robin Ventura - 55 votes (77%)
Buck Weaver - 49 votes (69%)
Bobby Thigpen - 48 votes (67%)
Al Lopez - 47 votes (66%)
Fielder Jones - 33 votes (46%)
Dummy Hoy - 32 votes (45%)
Frank Isbell - 27 votes (38%)
Oscar Gamble - 5 votes (7%)
Jerry Hairston - 3 votes (4%)
Ron Karkovice - 3 votes (4%)
Jorge Orta - 3 votes (4%)
Congratulations, once again, to Gary Peters, Robin Ventura and Hoyt Wilhelm for being inducted into the WSC Hall of Fame!
The voting for the Class of 2017 will begin shortly after 2017 spring training.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Born: September 28, 1987
Jerry was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the twenty-fifth round of the 2008 amateur draft. From there, it was a slow ascent through the Dodgers farm system until he made his MLB debut on April 18, 2011 against the Atlanta Braves. Sands managed to get his first hit, an RBI double, out of the way in the bottom of the first inning against Atlanta pitcher Tim Hudson. Jerry would play sporadically over two seasons for Los Angeles until he was traded to the Boston Red Sox on October 4, 2012, to complete an earlier deal. Sands would not last as a Red Sox for long, since he was dealt almost three months later to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nearly a year later, without playing a single game for the Pirates, Jerry was selected off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays on December 23, 2013.
Sands would appear in twelve games for Tampa Bay in 2014. He signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Indians for the 2015 season. Jerry played in fifty games for the Tribe. Sands would be selected off waivers on December 23, 2015 by the Chicago White Sox. He appeared in twenty-four games for the Pale Hose, providing a bench bat and a fill in for the outfield and first base.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Born: September 12, 1994
Drafted in the second round of the 2013 amateur draft by the White Sox, Tyler made his MLB debut for Chicago on June 11, 2016, one day after first round pick, Tim Anderson made his MLB debut for the ChiSox. Making his debut against the Kansas City Royals, in front of a home crowd, Danish had a less than stellar appearance. Tyler gave up three hits and a walk, while ballooning his ERA to 13.50 in two-thirds of an inning. Manager Robin Ventura trotted him out again the next day, with much better results. Another two-thirds of an inning pitched against Kansas City, giving up only one hit, this time with no batters crossing the plate.
Danish made a third consecutive appearance on June 13th, this time against the Tigers, giving up two hits and two walks in one-third inning. Tyler would be sent back down to the minors after three games, but the experience should suit him well. He should be able to make some adjustments and come back strong, when his next opportunity arises.
Friday, July 1, 2016
It was with great embarrassment that I found that I had not yet run across Waiting 'Til Next Year until Tom e-mailed me about making a possible trade. I will certainly not make that mistake again. I plan on checking out Tom's awesome blog frequently from now on.
Tom made an intriguing proposal. While looking through his trade box, he ran across twenty-nine cards from my want list, including five Frank Thomas cards. How could I turn that down? Tom ended up sending thirty-two cards my way.
1958 Topps #138 - Earl Torgeson
1989 Score Young Superstars I #29 - Bobby Thigpen
1989 Sportflics #85 - Ozzie Guillen
1992 Stadium Club Members Only #34 - Bobby Thigpen
1994 Fun Pack #35 - Frank Thomas
1994 Fun Pack #195 - Frank Thomas
1994 Studio #209 - Frank Thomas
1994 Upper Deck Diamond Collection #C8 - Frank Thomas
1995 Ultra #273 - Jason Bere
1995 Upper Deck #235 - Ray Durham
1996 Pinnacle Aficionado #164 - Chris Snopek
1997 Bowman's Best #127 - Mike Cameron
1997 Metal Universe #58 - Alex Fernandez
1997 Ultra Gold Medallion #G411 - Albert Belle
1998 Bowman #428 - Carlos Lee
1998 Leaf Rookies & Stars #288 - Greg Norton
1998 Leaf Rookies & Stars #307 - Jim Parque
1999 Sports Illustrated #70 - Brian Simmons, Mark Johnson, Craig Wilson
1999 SP Authentic #22 - Frank Thomas
1999 Topps Chrome #93 - Albert Belle
2000 Bowman Chrome #426 - Josh Paul
2000 Skybox #208 - Joe Crede
2000 Skybox #209 - Kip Wells
2000 Upper Deck #76 - Carlos Lee
2001 Bowman #277 - Jon Rauch
2001 Fleer Triple Crown #96 - Magglio Ordonez
2001 Pacific #98 - Magglio Ordonez
2001 Pacific #462 - Rocky Biddle
2001 Team Best #42 - Jon Garland
2013 Topps Opening Day Blue #47 - Jake Peavy (1263/2013)
2015 USA Baseball Stars & Stripes #18 - Carlos Rodon
2016 Topps Pro Debut #147 - Carson Fulmer
Thanks for the trade, Tom! You certainly filled a good amount of holes in my collection. I hope you are as satisfied with the trade as I am. I look forward to possible future trades.