Today in White Sox History: February 28

Feistmeisters: Two consummate red-ass managers descended on Chicago in 1966. (Sports Illustrated)


1966
White Sox manager Eddie Stanky appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated along with Cubs skipper Leo Durocher. The tagline read: The Lip and The Brat Invade Chicago. Stanky would have solid years in his two complete seasons as White Sox manager (almost winning the pennant in 1967), and he was considered a tactical genius when it came to the game. But his shortcomings in temperament, media relations and personnel management were his undoing. He was fired just 79 games into the 1968 season.

 

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