Ozzie Guillen became a White Sox 30 years ago


Sept. 30, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen (13) during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to our Twitter friend @SoxNerd, today we all were reminded about a trade that took place 30 years ago today when the Chicago White Sox changed the entire history of their franchise.

Here is the Tweet from @SoxNerd about the trade the brought Ozzie Guillen to the White Sox from the San Diego Padres organization.

Baseball reference has the Dec. 6, 1984 trade as the following:

"“Guillen was traded by the San Diego Padres with Tim Lollar, Bill Long and Luis Salazar to the Chicago White Sox for Kevin Kristan (minors), Todd Simmons (minors) and LaMarr Hoyt.”"

That ended up being a very good deal for the White Sox on the field as Guillen become a White Sox legend for his play on the field, later becoming the manager that led the White Sox to a World Series championship in 2005.

Guillen played from 1985-97 with the White Sox. While with the South Siders, Guillen played in 1,743 games, where he batted .265 with 240 doubles, 68 triples and 24 home runs.

The shortstop also totaled 565 RBIs with the “Good Guys” and collected 163 steals.

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For his entire MLB career, as a SS, Guillen had a .974 fielding percentage, playing a total of 1,896 games at the position.

Hoyt played six seasons with the White Sox. The RHP was 74-49 with the White Sox, finishing with a 3.92 ERA when the trade was made with the Padres. He played two seasons with San Diego following the trade.

Hoyt won the Cy Young Award with the White Sox in 1983.

Lollar played in 18 games with the White Sox in ’85, finishing 3-5 overall with a 4.66 ERA.

Long played parts of five seasons with the White Sox, going 21-26 with a 4.35 ERA.

Salazar ended up playing two seasons with the Sox, batting .243 with 45 RBIs, 10 home runs and a total of 81 hits from 1985-85 (126 games).