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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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Dec 02 2016 | 10:32 pm - The Chicago White Sox tendered contracts to outfielder/designated hitter Avisail Garcia and second baseman Brett Lawrie on Friday. Both players agreed to one-year deals.

GM Hahn says White Sox are open to making trades with Cubs

Nov 30 2016 | 7:05 pm - Shooting down an ESPN report, Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said he is open to making a trade with any major-league team, even the rival Chicago Cubs.

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Nov 16 2016 | 7:46 pm - The Chicago White Sox announced their minor-league staff on Wednesday. Former major leaguer Mark Grudzielanek was hired away from the Arizona Diamondbacks and he’s the new manager for Class AAA Charlotte.

Abreu still with Chicago White Sox, but under new contract terms

Nov 14 2016 | 6:47 pm - The Chicago White Sox still have Jose Abreu under contractual control for the next three seasons, but the first baseman is in line for more money after opting out of his contract on Monday while becoming eligible for salary arbitration.

Gregor: With desperate buyers, White Sox rebuilding ride could be a wild one

Nov 12 2016 | 9:15 pm - All signs point to the White Sox trading off key players like Chris Sale and Jose Quintana this winter and rebuilding the roster. The plan makes sense, but Sox general manager Rick Hahn’s high asking prices have to be met.

White Sox decline $3 million option on Albers

Nov 03 2016 | 3:21 pm - The Chicago White Sox started tweaking their 2017 roster on Thursday, declining a $3 million club option on veteran relief pitcher Matt Albers. The Sox exercised their $250,00 buyout on Albers, who is now a free agent.

It's Hendricks vs. Kluber in Game 7

Nov 02 2016 | 5:24 am - The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night to force a deciding Game 7 in the World Series. Kyle Hendricks, who had the lowest ERA in baseball during the regular season, starts for the Cubs opposite Indians ace Corey Kluber.

Before getting another crack at Kluber, Cubs must solve Tomlin in Game 6

Nov 01 2016 | 10:26 am - The Chicago Cubs are still alive in the World Series. Game 6 moves back to Cleveland, where Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta starts against the Indians' Josh Tomlin.

Cubs’ offense perks up just enough to keep World Series hopes alive

Oct 30 2016 | 11:02 pm - The Chicago Cubs are facing a standout Cleveland Indians pitching staff in the World Series, but the offensive struggles have been self-inflicted at times. Manager Joe Maddon still thinks there is time for the Cubs’ bats to heat up.

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