Today in White Sox History: January 22

A coach to be named later: Current White Sox minor league coach Charles Poe helped deliver Danny Tartabull to the White Sox. (Kim Contreras/South Side Hit Pen)


1960
The White Sox introduced the first major league baseball jersey that had a player’s name on the back. It was the brainchild of owner Bill Veeck. At first the name was only on the road jersey, but over time, teams would have names on the backs of both road and home shirts.


1996
The White Sox dealt minor leaguers Charles Poe and Andrew Lorraine to Oakland for slugger Danny Tartabull. The enigmatic Tartabull had as much talent as anyone but often didn’t show it; however, he put together a very good season on the South Side, with 27 home runs and 101 RBIs. Tartabull signed a free agent deal with the Phillies the following year but would have just 11 more career plate appearances after the White Sox.

One thought on “Today in White Sox History: January 22

  1. Tartabull gave the Sox Seinfeld cred. Unfortunately, his post-career exploits kind of destroyed that cred.

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