After a successful career as director of the Angels' farm system, 1961-70, developing
such players as Clyde Wright and Jim Spencer, Hemond was hired in 1971 as director
of player personnel by the White Sox (and later became GM) to reverse their fortunes.
At the winter meetings that year, he moved 16 players within 18 hours. Chuck Tanner
was brought in to manage, and the team won 23 more games than in 1970. Hemond traded
for Dick Allen, who became the AL MVP in 1972. Richie Zisk, Rich Dotson, Rudy Law,
and Bob James were just a few of his other productive acquisitions. Hemond was the
architect of the 1983 Division Champions, for which he won UPI's Executive of the