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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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Gregor: Why the Royals will win World Series

Oct 21 2014 | 12:10 am - The Royals are back in the World Series for the first time since 1985 after sweeping their way through the American League playoffs. White Sox beat writer Scot Gregor is tempted to predict another sweep in the Fall Classic, but he'll settle for...

Humble Abreu earns players’ vote as top rookie

Oct 20 2014 | 5:29 pm - He led the major leagues with a .581 slugging percentage. He finished second in the American League with a .964 OPS (On-base Plus Slugging percentage) and 323 total bases, third with 36 home runs, fourth with 107 RBI and fifth with a .317 batting...

Scrappy Royals resemble 2005 White Sox

Oct 09 2014 | 9:48 pm - The Baltimore Orioles might be the more talented team, but White Sox beat writer Scot Gregor says the Kansas Cioty Royals are the team to fear in the American League Championship Series.

Who will be White Sox’s next leader?

Oct 04 2014 | 11:50 pm - Paul Konerko was a great hitter for the White Sox, and he became the team leader in 2002 after standing up to Frank Thomas. Now that Konerko is retired, the Sox need to find a new leader.

Williams: Sox aren’t that far away from contending

Sep 30 2014 | 8:08 pm - Executive VP Kenny Williams says the White Sox are closer to becoming contenders than most might think. If the Sox do hope to get back to the playoffs in 2015, they have to fill multiple holes. “We’re a lot closer than the record...

For White Sox, the good, the bad and the future

Sep 29 2014 | 10:41 pm - The White Sox finished the season 10 wins better than they were in 2013, so that's a pretty good sign. Beat writer Scot Gregor looks at some other positive signs, as well as plenty of bad things that hampered the Sox.

Konerko’s 16-year run with Sox comes to an end

Sep 28 2014 | 6:41 pm - Paul Konerko played his final game for the White Sox Sunday in a 6-4 loss to the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field. After 16 seasons with the Sox, Konerko is retiring from baseball.

It’s a wrap: Sox fall to Royals in Konerko’s final game

Sep 28 2014 | 4:49 pm - Paul Konerko was 0-for-3 in his final game with the White Sox on Sunday. Konerko is heading into retirement and the Sox are heading home after losing to the Royals 6-4.

White Sox win one for Konerko

Sep 27 2014 | 10:29 pm - After Paul Konerko's retirement ceremony Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox went out and beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3.

Konerko receives grand prize at retirement ceremony

Sep 27 2014 | 10:04 pm - One of the parting gifts Paul Konerko received Saturday night at his retirement ceremony was the grand slam ball he hit in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series at U.S. Cellular Field.

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