Today in White Sox History: March 19

Brief encounter: Chappas was a 1979 cover boy. Catching is Mike Colbern, who had an almost-identical career to the diminutive shortstop. (Sports Illustrated)

White Sox shortstop prospect Harry Chappas appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the caption “The Littlest Rookie.” Chappas was all of 5´3´´. His career was as brief as his height: In three years he appeared in 72 games with 184 at-bats, one home run, two stolen bases and 15 walks.