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Description - South Side Hitmen by Dan Helpingstine

By self-admission, the 1977 Chicago White Sox couldn t catch, run, or throw; and only on occasion could they pitch. Some felt unwanted and unloved by past teams. Two were told by skeptics that they didn t even belong on the field. Yet it was these qualities that made them one of the most entertaining teams in franchise history. They didn t bunt to move runners along, steal bases to distract the opposing defense, or turn the double play. They just hit and hit until demoralized opponents cried uncle. They didn t win the World Series or even a division title. They couldn t be called champions, but they lived up to another title. They were the South Side Hitmen. Team owner Bill Veeck transformed a hapless 1976 ball club into contenders and big-time draws at the ticket box. New acquisitions Oscar Gamble, Richie Zisk, and Eric Soderholm led the team to a franchise record 192 home runs, while legendary broadcaster Harry Caray led Comskey Park fans through the seventh-inning stretch. The White Sox won 90 games that season (including 22 in an amazing month of July) and finished first in the hearts of baseball fans across the city s South Side."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738539898
ISBN-10: 0738539899
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 167mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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