Found October 26, 2012 on
Former Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey was painted as either a victim or an enabler when it came to the unfortunate scandal that resulted in eight players being banned from baseball for life. Some look at Comiskey as a penny pinching owner that forced his players to turn on him. Baseball reference and wikipedia say that he forced the players to pay their own cleaning bills. Even if this was a revolution, it is a shame that his image was tarnished over this incident.
Comiskey being posthumously inducted in baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1939 after passing away October 25th, 1931 was a sign that MLB respected his accomplishments. He was a revolutionary player in the late 1800s and became player manager as a 25 year old with the St Louis Browns of the American Association. He was a decent player, but a better manager. After three separate stints as manager of the Browns, he managed in Cincinnati with the Reds and for the St Paul Saints/ Chicago White Sox teams of 1895-1900.
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A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox are promoting general manager Ken Williams and assistant GM Rick Hahn.
The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the team has not made an official announcement. That will come at a news conference scheduled for Friday morning.
It was not clear what exactly their new job titles will be.
The Chicago White Sox's long-awaited front office shift is due to occur Friday. According to multiple media reports, longtime general manager Ken Williams officially will take the new role of baseball operations chief, with Rick Hahn replacing him as the GM. Williams, 48, still will hold the title of senior vice president, the Chicago Tribune reported. Williams has held...
The Chicago White Sox are promoting three of their top front-office personnel.
Rick Hahn, who has been with the team since 2000, was promoted Friday to senior vice president/general manager. Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf also tabbed Howard Pizer as senior executive vice president, and longtime senior vice president/general manager Ken Williams was promoted to executive vice president...
The Chicago White Sox officially promoted Rick Hahn to general manager and Ken Williams to executive vice president, the team announced Friday. "Rick's promotion (from assistant GM) is very well deserved," White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement. "He's one of the most respected young executives in baseball today and that reputation is well...