Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Best White Sox #15 ever

This week the Chicago Tribune has prepared an all-time White Sox by jersey numbers list.

Guess who is #15 ?

Number: 15
Player: Richie Allen, 1B, 1972-74
Comment: Lobbying by "Iowans For Jerry McNertney" kept this from being an automatic pick. Allen was something of a legend in his time, with his 40-ounce bats and line drive homers up "Allen's Alley." Ask Ed Farmer about the one he hit off him on May 28, 1973.

He was never "Richie" when he played in Chicago... Why the the Tribune insists on calling him Richie is beyond my comprehension.


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