For those of you that had not heard the news… our friend Ed Herrmann passed away on Sunday morning. It is with a heavy heart we ask you to pray for his family as they prepare for his funeral on January 6th. As he did with everything he faced on and off the baseball diamond, Ed gave all he had to give during his long battle with cancer. He was a good man and he will be missed. Without a ...Continue →26Share
As we begin this Thanksgiving holiday week, want to give thanks for and ask that you remember our friend Ed Herrmann.
Hoggy continues to fight cancer and his family continues to comfort and love him. Barbara, Ed’s wife, has done a remarkable job in keeping his friends and supporters up to date with his condition at the Praying for Ed “Hoggy” Herrmann Facebook page and Ed’s CaringBridge site. Although the updates are not always “good news” they do remind us all what a tough ...Continue →25Share
Ten days ago we posted a special birthday story in honor of former White Sox teammate Ed “Hoggy” Herrmann. As many of you know, Ed has been battling cancer since 2009. This year, he spent his 67th birthday laying in an intensive care room and fighting off a nasty infection.
Today, we are pleased to share this wonderful update from Ed Herrmann’s family:
As of 5pm Thursday Sept 5, Ed is no longer connected to any ...Continue →6Share
Ed Herrmann was a great teammate and a key contributor to that memorable 1972 White Sox team. He had a solid major league career posting double digits in HRs for five straight seasons, earning a spot on the 1974 AL All Star team, throwing out 42 base runners in a single season, and catching Larry Dierker’s 1976 no-hitter while playing for Houston Astros. Ed was one of the very best I ever played with at blocking the plate, a real ...Continue →27Share
August 23, 1972:
Chicago White Sox first baseman Dick Allen becomes the 4th major league player (joining Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Alex Johnson) to hit a ball into the centerfield stands at Comiskey Park. The 2-run homer off Yankees right hander Lindy McDaniel in the bottom of the 7th inning capped the 5 – 2 win for the Sox and vaulted them into first place.
In 1972 all the White Sox Wednesday games were played during the day. Play-by-play man Harry ...Continue →23Share
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