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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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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.

Chicago White Sox pitching prospect advancing

Aug 23 2016 | 9:54 pm - Drafted by the Chicago White Sox on the second round in June, starting pitcher Alec Hansen has been promoted to low Class A Kannapolis after going 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA at Advanced Rookie Great Falls.

Garcia back with Chicago White Sox, but next season?

Aug 23 2016 | 10:24 pm - As the Chicago White Sox play out the final stretch of another disappointing season, they have to decide if right fielder/designated hitter Avisail Garcia is worth bringing back in 2017 or if the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder is never going to reach his...

Former suburban pitcher finds his calling in coaching

Aug 22 2016 | 3:46 pm - Local product Matt Zaleski spent 11 seasons in the Chicago White Sox’s minor-league system and never made it to the majors. That’s OK with the Driscoll Catholic High School product, who is thrilled to be the pitching coach at Advanced...

Quintana finally gets to 10 wins as White Sox top A's

Aug 21 2016 | 10:34 pm - Jose Quintana was stuck on 9 wins in each of the last three seasons, primarily due to a lack of run support. The hard-luck pitcher finally got 10 wins as the Sox beat Oakland 4-2.

Are Chicago White Sox stuck with struggling Shields?

Aug 21 2016 | 10:50 pm - Struggling right-hander James Shields has reportedly cleared waivers and would be easy to trade. But Shields has been getting hit hard again in August, he’s owed $20 million over the next two season and the Chicago White Sox aren’t...

Sale flashes old form as White Sox roll over Athletics, 6-2

Aug 20 2016 | 10:06 pm - Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale pitched 8 scoreless innings and had 8 strikeouts in a 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

Injured White Sox starter looking to pick up where he left off

Aug 20 2016 | 8:49 pm - Chicago White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez was having an impressive second half before suffering a groin strain and landing on the disabled list. Gonzalez is feeling better and hopes to be back in the Sox’s rotation at the end of the month.

Another bad game for Shields, White Sox in 9-0 loss to Oakland

Aug 19 2016 | 11:49 pm - James Shields has been up and down since joining the White Sox in June. Shields is back in a bad stretch, and he was shelled Friday night in the Sox’s 9-0 loss to the Oakland A’s.

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