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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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Jan 06 2017 | 6:14 pm - Catcher Geovany Soto, who played for the Chicago White Sox in 2015, is close to returning to the South Side to provide a veteran presence behind the plate.

Is Raines’ long wait for Hall of Fame finally over?

Dec 26 2016 | 7:12 pm - In his 10th and final year on the BBWAA ballot, Tim Raines should finally gain entry into the Hall of Fame. Raines, who played for the Chicago White Sox from 1991-95, ranks fifth all time with 808 stolen bases.

3 teams that might take White Sox’s high price for Quintana

Dec 21 2016 | 6:30 pm - The Chicago White Sox have already traded ace starting pitcher Chris Sale and outfielder Adam Eaton, getting seven promising prospects in return. The Sox are shopping Jose Quintana, and they are looking for another big haul for the unsung starter.

Why White Sox signed veteran starter Holland

Dec 14 2016 | 8:07 pm - Looking to add rotation depth after trading Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox signed veteran left-hander Derek Holland to a one-year, $6 million contract on Wednesday.

Giolito eager to impress White Sox in 2017

Dec 09 2016 | 4:35 pm - Acquired from the Washington Nationals on Wednesday in the Adam Eaton trade, top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito is hoping to be a key part of the Chicago White Sox’s starting rotation in 2017.

White Sox continue rebuild, trade Eaton to Nationals for prospects

Dec 07 2016 | 9:24 pm - After trading Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday for prospects, the Chicago White Sox added more young talent on Wednesday, trading outfielder Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals for three minor-league starting pitchers.

No. 1 prospect Moncada feeling good about joining White Sox

Dec 07 2016 | 8:00 pm - The Chicago White Sox piled up more prospects Wednesday in a trade that sent Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals. Yoan Moncada, acquired from the Boston Red Sox Tuesday in the Chris Sale trade, is still the prize addition.

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