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THE COMISKEY RAIDERS?

If history had twisted and turned in another direction, maybe the Raiders would be moving from Guaranteed Rate Field to Las Vegas.

Or, maybe the Raiders wouldn’t be moving at all. 709 more words

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COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 8 DAYS

8 days until Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Jim Spencer, the first baseman for the 1977 South Side Hit Men White Sox, is the only player in team history with two 8-RBI games and they happened only 39 days apart (May 14, 1977 and July 2, 1977). 55 more words

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NANCY FAUST: THE FIRST LADY OF SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT

One of the most familiar faces in White Sox history belongs to a woman.

On International Women’s Day, I salute the legendary Nancy Faust.

Nancy entertained Sox fans as the Comiskey Park/New Comiskey Park/U.S. 494 more words

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COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 30 DAYS 

30 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Richie Zisk hit 30 home runs as the ringleader of the 1977 South Side Hit Men White Sox.

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If you entertain them, they will come

Bill Veeck was a baseball executive, but, as he would put it, he was first most an entrepreneur, innovator, and an entertainer. He dedicated his life’s work to baseball, having been the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, St. 592 more words

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: LET'S GO TO THE VIDEOTAPE!

This 1987 VHS video is believed to be the first history of the White Sox on tape.

The 60-minute program is hosted by Jean Shepherd, longtime Sox fan who penned the “Christmas Story.” 33 more words

Major League Baseball, the Cardinals and the Browns, and the Challenge of "Small Markets"

Not until the 1960s did baseball executives begin to use terms like “small market” to describe the unique challenges of operating a successful major league franchise in an environment that did not generate the type of revenues available to teams in such cities as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 1,026 more words

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