March 25, 1960

Ford Frick to Red Sox: No deal

On March 25, 1960, Commissioner Ford Frick voided a trade between the Indians and Red Sox that would have brought catcher Russ Nixon to Boston in exchange for first baseman Jim Marshall and catcher Sammy White.

The reason? White retired.

That ensured that White's place in New England would live on. Construction had begun on Sammy White's Brighton Bowl, home of Ch. 5's Saturday afternoon Candlepin Bowling, hosted by Don Gillis.

Unfortunately, White's bowling went from fame to infamy on Sept. 22, 1980. Four employees were bludgeoned by a cab driver named Bryan Dyer, who was found guilty on four murder counts in the process of making off with $4,800.

Sammy White's Brighton Bowl was gone by the middle 1980s.

The Red Sox traded for Nixon on June 13, 1960, sending Carroll Hardy, Marty Keough and Ted Bowsfield to Cleveland.

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