Saturday, September 6, 2008

Mike Squires:South Side Glove Man

In 1983, the Chicago White Sox were on their way to winning the American League West. My favorite player was Mike 'Spanky' Squires. The South Side Hitmen had a lot of offense, but Squires was a great defensive player, winning the Gold Glove award in 1981. I took the opportunity to meet Squires on Photo Day at Comiskey Park. I got to talk to Squires and get a signed baseball, but I did not get to take a picture with him.
Mike Squires at Comiskey Park, Chicago, IL-Summer 1983.


Anonymous said...

Squires wasn't a bad hitter. I always thought he deserved more playing time. They had enough sluggers on that team.

Anonymous said...

Boy look how small he looks. I am sure he wasn't much smaller than the average player back then. It just goes to show how 'big' players got in the 90's.