On ,December 10 1975 — Bill Veeck and assistant Roland Hemond set up shop in the hotel lobby at the winter meetings with a sign saying “open for business” and start dealing, making seven trades in two days. First to go are pitcher Jim Kaat and SS Mike Buskey to the Phillies. The Sox receive pitchers Dick Ruthven and Roy Thomas along with OF/INF Alan Bannister. Veeck also fires manager Chuck Tanner and selects old friend Paul Richards to manage the White Sox.
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