Day: December 26, 2016

1994: Melton, Wood, Herrmann have reunion 2 decades after Sox days

By on December 26, 2016

Melton, Wood, Herrmann have reunion 2 decades after Sox days - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Bill Melton, Wilbur Wood and Ed Herrmann

Bill Melton (No. 14 at right) welcomes roommate Ed Herrmann to home plate after slugging a homer at Comiskey Park. (Photo courtesy of the Leo Bauby Collection).

Melton, Wood, Herrmann have reunion 2 decades after Sox days - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Bill Melton, Wilbur Wood and Ed Herrmann

Wilbur Wood about to float one of his knuckleballs plateward as a 1970s White Sox ace. (Photo 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 edition, early 1970s White Sox teammates Bill Melton, Wilbur Wood and Ed Herrmann have an on-air reunion and a jolly good time recalling their South Side days. The segment originally aired March 12, 1994. Third baseman Melton and catcher Herrmann were roommates, while Wood’s knuckleball that netted him four 20-win seasons with the Sox sometimes baffled Herrmann along with the hitters.

“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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