Friday, May 13, 2011
Here is the second tree spawned from the research for Minoso.  Believe it or not, Tim Cullen was also traded for himself.  Even more amazingly, he was traded for Ron Hansen (and others) both times.
February 13, 1968: Ron Hansen traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Washington Senators for Tim Cullen
August 2, 1968: Tim Cullen traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Washington Senators for Ron Hansen.
Cullen’s tree is a bit more expansive than Hansen’s, even reaching down to Bert Blyelven.

Here is the second tree spawned from the research for Minoso.  Believe it or not, Tim Cullen was also traded for himself.  Even more amazingly, he was traded for Ron Hansen (and others) both times.

February 13, 1968: Ron Hansen traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Washington Senators for Tim Cullen
August 2, 1968: Tim Cullen traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Washington Senators for Ron Hansen.

Cullen’s tree is a bit more expansive than Hansen’s, even reaching down to Bert Blyelven.

Thursday, May 12, 2011
You might have noticed in the upper right of yesterday’s Minnie Minoso trade one Ron Hansen.
Hansen was the AL ROY in 1960 for the Orioles.  He garnered 22 of 24 first place votes.  His Baltimore teammates Chuck Estrada and Jim Gentile had one each.
Before the 1968 season, he was traded from the White Sox to the Senators.  In August that year, he was traded back to Chicago.  He spent 1969 with the White Sox before being purchased by the Yankees.

You might have noticed in the upper right of yesterday’s Minnie Minoso trade one Ron Hansen.

Hansen was the AL ROY in 1960 for the Orioles.  He garnered 22 of 24 first place votes.  His Baltimore teammates Chuck Estrada and Jim Gentile had one each.

Before the 1968 season, he was traded from the White Sox to the Senators.  In August that year, he was traded back to Chicago.  He spent 1969 with the White Sox before being purchased by the Yankees.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Today’s tree is the ageless wonder of Minnie Minoso.  In this trade from 1957 he was traded from the White Sox to the Indians.  I came across this one during research for Early Wynn.  This tree is interesting because it features two Hall of Famers - Wynn and Hoyt Hilhelm - as well as Minoso having a very good case for himself once his Negro League accomplishments are factored in.  Unfortunately for him, Minoso did not garner enough votes on the special ballot of Negro League players.  
Two more trees will be posted having a direct link with this tree.  Look for them tomorrow and Friday.  

Today’s tree is the ageless wonder of Minnie Minoso.  In this trade from 1957 he was traded from the White Sox to the Indians.  I came across this one during research for Early Wynn.  This tree is interesting because it features two Hall of Famers - Wynn and Hoyt Hilhelm - as well as Minoso having a very good case for himself once his Negro League accomplishments are factored in.  Unfortunately for him, Minoso did not garner enough votes on the special ballot of Negro League players.  

Two more trees will be posted having a direct link with this tree.  Look for them tomorrow and Friday.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
There are baseball names, and then there are baseball names.  These trees aren’t much in the way of interesting results, so I went ahead and made this post a twofer.  But let’s be honest, these weren’t posted because there were any interesting results.  They were posted because I’m chuckling like a 12-year-old as I type this.
Somewhat interestingly, Kuntz was on the roster of 3 AL Central teams within 3 months of each other.  And the first trade was on the day that would eventually be my birthday, but I suspect that’s less interesting to most other people.

There are baseball names, and then there are baseball names.  These trees aren’t much in the way of interesting results, so I went ahead and made this post a twofer.  But let’s be honest, these weren’t posted because there were any interesting results.  They were posted because I’m chuckling like a 12-year-old as I type this.

Somewhat interestingly, Kuntz was on the roster of 3 AL Central teams within 3 months of each other.  And the first trade was on the day that would eventually be my birthday, but I suspect that’s less interesting to most other people.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
In 2009, JI
JIM THOME was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the LA Dodgers for nearly nothing.  They then missed a chance to re-sign him the next off season.  The whole situation made for some classic Ozzie Guillen ranting.

In 2009, JI

JIM THOME was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the LA Dodgers for nearly nothing.  They then missed a chance to re-sign him the next off season.  The whole situation made for some classic Ozzie Guillen ranting.