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Scot Gregor

White Sox Beat Writer
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Scot Gregor has been covering the Chicago White Sox for the Daily Herald since 1994.

That was the same year Michael Jordan traded in his basketball shoes for baseball spikes, sparking a media frenzy at the Sox' erstwhile spring training camp in Sarasota, Fla.

The longest tenured baseball beat writer in Chicago, Gregor has seen it all on the South Side. He has dealt with the Jordan mania, a talkative shortstop named Ozzie Guillen, brooding slugger Frank Thomas, overmatched manager Terry Bevington, and class acts such as Robin Ventura, Roberto Hernandez, Jerry Manuel, Paul Konerko and Mark Buehrle.

Along the way, Gregor chronicled the White Sox' abbreviated appearances in the 2000 and '08 playoffs, as well as the Sox' dominating 2005 run to their first World Series championship in 88 years.

The American League Central division correspondent for The Sporting News' annual preview magazine, Gregor's work covering the White Sox and Major League Baseball also has appeared in Street and Smith's magazine, ESPN, MLB's national program, the Detroit Free-Press and the Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo.

Gregor's most memorable story was written on Opening Day on 1998, and it was an exclusive on former Sox infielder Greg Norton, who candidly discussed his father's murder of his mother nine years earlier.

Prior to covering the White Sox, Gregor was the Daily Herald's DePaul beat writer for five years. Yes, he actually remembers when the Blue Demons were a competitive basketball program.

Before joining the Daily Herald in 1985, Gregor was the sports editor for the Urbana (Ohio) Daily Citizen for two years. Gregor graduated from Ohio University with a degree in journalism.

A Pittsburgh native, he lives in Palatine with his wife and two children.

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Renteria on White Sox prospect Luis Robert: He’s a pretty impressive specimen

Dec 12 2017 | 9:51 pm - Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria saw 20-year-old outfielder Luis Robert play in the Dominican Republic this off-season and came away impressed with the prospect’s all-around performance.

Red Sox, Cardinals rate as top trade matches for White Sox slugger Abreu

Dec 09 2017 | 6:53 pm - The winter meetings get going this week, and Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is likely going to talk with teams interested in first baseman Jose Abreu. The Red Sox and Cardinals both are in need of Abreu’s potent bat.

Vizquel fired up to manage White Sox’s Class A Winston-Salem farm team

Dec 04 2017 | 6:55 pm - On the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time after a stellar 24-year playing career, Omar Vizquel is still in the game. The 11-time Gold Glove winner is looking forward to managing Class A Winston-Salem in the Chicago White Sox’s...

Chicago White Sox sign catcher Castillo to 2-year deal

Dec 01 2017 | 7:35 pm - In need of a veteran presence behind the plate, the Chicago White Sox signed 30-year-old catcher Welington Castillo to a two-year, $15 million contract on Friday.

Lindsey, Northwestern get past Illinois in OT

Dec 01 2017 | 11:41 pm - Senior guard Scottie Lindsey scored 22 points and Northwestern knocked off Illinois 72-68 Friday night at Allstate Arena in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Collins shoulders blame for Northwestern’s sluggish start

Nov 30 2017 | 7:39 pm - Off to a 4-3 start a year after making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, Northwestern opens Big Ten play Friday night with a tough test against rival Illinois at Allstate Arena.

Is time right for Chicago White Sox to trade Jose Abreu?

Nov 29 2017 | 4:58 pm - Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu’s name often came up in trade rumors at the end of last season. The speculation has continued into the off-season, with the Boston Red Sox reported to have interest in Abreu.

Winter league success boosts confidence of White Sox prospect Jimenez

Nov 21 2017 | 4:25 pm - Top Chicago White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez has followed a big season with even more success in the Dominican Winter League. In 19 games with Gigantes del Cibao, the outfielder batted .368 with 4 homers and 21 RBI.

White Sox tab Vizquel to manage Class A Winston-Salem

Nov 20 2017 | 7:38 pm - Omar Vizquel, a standout shortstop who played for the Chicago White Sox in 2010-11, is coming back to the organization. Vizquel is going to manage high Class A Winston-Salem in 2018.

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