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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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Leury Garcia making a name for himself with Chicago White Sox

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Chicago White Sox roll past Royals for 4th straight win

Apr 26 2017 | 6:28 pm - Avisail Garcia snapped a 2-2 tie with a 2-run homer in the sixth inning, sparking the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Feeling good, Frazier back to taking healthy cuts for Sox

Apr 26 2017 | 6:40 pm - Todd Frazier has had various health issues since January. Now back to 100 percent, the Chicago White Sox’s third baseman had 4 doubles and 6 RBI in the three-game sweep of Kansas City.

Chicago White Sox put Putnam on DL with sore elbow

Apr 25 2017 | 10:59 pm - Battling an elbow injury for the second straight season, Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Zach Putnam landed on the 10-day disabled list before Tuesday night’s game vs. the Kansas City Royals.

Anderson warming up for Chicago White Sox

Apr 25 2017 | 11:33 pm - Tim Anderson was among many Chicago White Sox hitters to get off to a slow start at the plate. But as the first month of the season nears the end and he has been moved to the leadoff spot, Anderson is getting his bat warmed up.

Davidson, White Sox roll to 12-1 win over Royals

Apr 24 2017 | 11:45 pm - Matt Davidson returned to the starting lineup Monday night and had 3 hits and 4 RBI while starter Miguel Gonzalez pitched another strong game in the Chicago White Sox’s 12-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Rodon’s return date to Chicago White Sox remains a mystery

Apr 24 2017 | 9:32 pm - Carlos Rodon threw off flat ground Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field, but the Chicago White Sox starting pitcher’s return from the disabled list is still up in the air.

Does Davidson deserve more playing time with White Sox?

Apr 23 2017 | 7:56 pm - Matt Davidson is off to a strong start for the Chicago White Sox, batting .324 with 3 home runs and 10 RBI. Davidson has not played in the last four games but manager Rick Renteria he’ll be getting plenty of playing time.

White Sox’s bats finally wake up in 6-2 win over Indians

Apr 23 2017 | 6:20 pm - Blanked by the Cleveland Indians in the first two games of the series, the Chicago White Sox’s offense came alive Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field and sparked a 6-2 win.

White Sox bats quiet again in second straight shutout loss to Indians

Apr 22 2017 | 11:39 pm - The Chicago White Sox’s offense was missing in action again on Saturday night against the Cleveland Indians. After losing 3-0 to the Indians Friday, the Sox lost 7-0.

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