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Mike North's #11: Bill Melton

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  • Bill Melton of the Chicago White Sox, 1971 American League home run champion, will undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his back, the White Sox announced on Saturday, July 8, 1972 in Chicago. Melton shown here hitting his 33 home run off the Brewers in the 1971 season. He was hitting 245, with 7 home runs and 30 RBI's through 57 games of this season.

      Bill Melton of the Chicago White Sox, 1971 American League home run champion, will undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his back, the White Sox announced on Saturday, July 8, 1972 in Chicago. Melton shown here hitting his 33 home run off the Brewers in the 1971 season. He was hitting 245, with 7 home runs and 30 RBI's through 57 games of this season.
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  • Video: Mike North's #11: Bill Melton

 

Mike North's Top 20 Sports Figures: In a video series commemorating his 20th anniversary in sports broadcasting, North is offering his view of the Top 20 sports figures in Chicago. Today -- #11, Bill Melton, one-time slugger for the White Sox. Watch North explain why and then leave a comment agreeing or disagreeing, or making your case for someone you think belongs on his list.

• North and longtime broadcast partner Dan Jiggetts will host "The Monsters 20th Anniversary Event" at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at Arlington Park. Buffet tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.arlingtonpark.com

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