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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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Aug 28 2016 | 9:55 pm - Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale joined Randy Johnson as the only pitchers in major-league history to have multiple games with 14 or more strikeouts and no walks in a team loss.

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Aug 28 2016 | 7:26 pm - Lowering his ERA to 1.47 in the second half of the season, starting pitcher Carlos Rodon allowed 1 run in 6 innings Sunday as the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1.

Quintana gets some rare run support as White Sox roll over Mariners

Aug 27 2016 | 11:00 pm - Jose Quintana delivered another quality start for the White Sox Saturday night, and he also got plenty of run support. That was a good combination as the Sox beat Seattle, 9-3.

In a battle of aces, ‘The King’ tops Sale, White Sox

Aug 26 2016 | 11:54 pm - Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was brilliant Friday night, pitching 9 innings and allowing 3 runs while striking out 14. But Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was the opposing starter, and the Sox lost 3-1 at U.S. Cellular Field.

White Sox trade Navarro to Blue Jays for minor-league reliever

Aug 26 2016 | 6:53 pm - Before Friday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Chicago White Sox traded veteran catcher Dioner Navarro to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor-league relief pitcher Colton Turner.

Frazier comes through late as Chicago White Sox rally past Mariners

Aug 25 2016 | 11:51 pm - Todd Frazier tied the game in the seventh inning with a 2-run single, and he decided the game with an RBI single in the ninth as the White Sox rallied to beat the Mariners Thursday night.

Hahn: Chicago White Sox’s plan will become clear

Aug 25 2016 | 8:51 pm - The Chicago White Sox are still not shedding any specific light on their off-season plans to improve the roster, but general manager Rick Hahn said the club’s direction will be clear after the first or second move.

Is arrow really pointing down for Chicago White Sox?

Aug 24 2016 | 10:21 pm - Chicago White Sox fans that never warmed up to the stadium name changing from Comiskey Park to U.S. Cellular Field in 2003 seemed to be even more dismayed by the latest change announced Wednesday ... Guaranteed Rate Field.

Shields, Chicago White Sox fall to Phillies

Aug 24 2016 | 10:42 pm - James Shields was a little better in Wednesday night’s start against the Phillies at U.S. Cellular Field, but not good enough. The Chicago White Sox lost to Philadelphia 5-3, ending a three-game winning streak.

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