Day: December 18, 2016

1994: Lopez, Landis mark 35 years since they teamed for 1959 Sox pennant

By on December 18, 2016

Al Lopez (center) celebrates a new Sox managerial contract with GM Ed Short (left) and owner Arthur Allyn (right). (Photos courtesy of the Leo Bauby Collection.)

Lopez, Landis mark 35 years since they teamed for 1959 Sox pennant - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Al Lopez, and center fielder Jim Landis.

Jim Landis (right) helps Nellie Fox celebrate a 14th-inning, game-winning homer over the Tigers in Detroit in 1959. Landis also homered in the game. ((Photos courtesy of the Leo Bauby Collection.)

The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s”Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

In this segment from Oct. 9, 1994, the famed Senor, Al Lopez, and center fielder Jim Landis close the 3,000 miles distance from each other via phone to re-live the “Go-Go” White Sox’s 1959 American League pennant. Manager Lopez won the only AL flag during the entire Go-Go era.

“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.

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