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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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Feb 17 2018 | 1:02 pm - Signed to a two-year contract on Dec. 1, veteran catcher Welington Castillo is already putting in long hours to familiarize himself with all of the Chicago White Sox’s young pitchers.

Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Kopech chooses boom over bust

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Sox pitcher Rodon practices patience after shoulder surgery

Feb 16 2018 | 11:22 am - After having shoulder surgery last September, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon is making slow but steady progress in his return to the rotation.

Hector Santiago rejoins White Sox on minor-league deal

Feb 14 2018 | 9:22 pm - Left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago, who was with the Chicago White Sox from 2011-13, is back on a minor-league contract. Santiago was an all-star in 2015 when he pitched for the Angels.

After tough stretch, Chicago White Sox finally have spring in their step

Feb 14 2018 | 8:34 pm - Chicago White Sox pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Wednesday and continued a trend from SoxFest last month. While they are not viewed as contenders, the rebuilding Sox are fired up for the upcoming season.

5 key questions facing the Chicago White Sox heading into spring training

Feb 12 2018 | 6:26 am - The Chicago White Sox report to spring training this week with high hopes for the future. A sixth straight losing season is possible, but the rebuilding Sox have some quality young talent heading to the major leagues.

Duncan back with White Sox as pitching consultant

Feb 08 2018 | 7:14 pm - Dave Duncan rejoined the White Sox on Thursday as a pitching consultant. Duncan, 72, was a major-league pitching coach for 32 years and was in the Sox’s dugout from 1983-86.

Another losing season looms, but Chicago White Sox’s future looks bright

Jan 29 2018 | 6:03 am - The Chicago White Sox haven’t had a winning record since 2012, and another losing season is likely in store this year. But as they patiently wait for a deep crop of young talent to make it to the majors, the Sox are understandably excited...

Hahn pleads for patience as White Sox shift into next phase of rebuild

Jan 27 2018 | 6:50 pm - Having successfully shed multiple veteran players while adding a deep crop of premium prospects, the Chicago White Sox are now at the point of practicing patience until all of the young talent is ready to make an impact in the majors leagues.

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