Following three years on the Northside, pitcher Steve Stone returned to the White Sox when he signed with the team as a free agent on this date in 1976.
The right-hander pitched for the Sox in 1973 following two seasons with the San Francisco Giants. After the 1973 season, Stone was shipped to the Cubs in the Ron Santo deal. Stone went 23-20 in three seasons with the Cubs.
He was the ace of the 1977 staff, winning a team-best and then career-high 15 games. Following a 12-win season in 1978,
Stone departed for the Orioles where his career culminated with a 25-win campaign and the 1980 A.L. Cy Young Award.
Stone returned to the Chicago baseball world again in 1983 to start a career as analyst which continues to this day.