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Torre feels 'terrible' for not mentioning 'Boss' in speech

Omission of Steinbrenner accidental; La Russa apologizes for not mentioning ex-White Sox GM HemondCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Manager Joe Torre made a point to tell reporters after his Hall of Fame speech that he forgot to mention late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner .

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Sox Game Day: Going for a rare sweep

MINNEAPOLIS – The White Sox have never completed a four-game sweep in Minnesota, but they have a chance Sunday at Target Field.
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 26, 2014

Avisail Garcia should return in September

MINNEAPOLIS — Manager Robin Ventura gave his most definitive take Saturday on Avisail Garcia’s chances of playing for the White Sox again this season, saying he expects the prized 23-year-old right fielder to play by early September at the latest. “It’s pretty amazing his recovery time, how he looks and how healthy he looks,’’ Ventura said. “I think by September he’ll be playing again this year. Earlier than that, I don’t know, but I expect him now...
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 26, 2014

Sale, Abreu have White Sox prepared to contend quicker

MINNEAPOLIS — The more Chris Sale keeps doing the marvelous things he’s doing at 25 and the more Jose Abreu does his thing at 27, the more you wonder whether White Sox general manager Rick Hahn should consider moving his rebuilding plan along a bit faster. The Sox’ strategy for long-term success that began during their 99-loss debacle last season pegged 2015 or 2016 as the time to contend. With Sale, who improved to 10-1 and lowered his ERA to 1.88 by striking...
Northwest Herald Jul 26, 2014

Sale shuts down Twins in White Sox's win

MINNEAPOLIS – Chris Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Alexei Ramirez hit his 10th homer, and the White Sox beat Minnesota, 7-0, on Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins.
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 26, 2014

White Sox’ Chris Sale shuts down Twins in victory

MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Alexei Ramirez hit his 10th homer, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 7-0 on Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins. Sale (10-1) scattered five hits — all singles — and became the first White Sox starter to win 10 of his first 11 decisions in a season since Mark Buehrle in 2005. It was also Sale’s 15th career game with 10 or more strikeouts,...

Tyler Flowers' batting surge is eye-opening

Whether its the glasses he has been wearing recently or adjustments he has made, White Sox catcher has been on tearMINNEAPOLIS — White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers doesn't think there is any direct correlation to the glasses he has been sporting while hitting recently and his uptick in production.
Chicago Tribune Jul 26, 2014

Tyler Flowers' batting surge is eye-opening

Whether its the glasses he has been wearing recently or adjustments he has made, White Sox catcher has been on tearMINNEAPOLIS — White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers doesn't think there is any direct correlation to the glasses he has been sporting while hitting recently and his uptick in production.

Sox Game Day: Sale takes on Twins rookie

MINNEAPOLIS – After winning the first two games of the series against the Twins, the White Sox will face Twins rookie left-hander Logan Darnell in his first major league start Saturday night at Target Field.
Chicago Tribune Jul 26, 2014

Sox Game Day: Sale takes on Twins rookie

MINNEAPOLIS – After winning the first two games of the series against the Twins, the White Sox will face Twins rookie left-hander Logan Darnell in his first major league start Saturday night at Target Field.
Chicago Tribune Jul 26, 2014

Hall of Fame inductees anxious over speeches

Tom Glavine says his will be longer than Greg Maddux's and Joe Torre says his will be unscripted and heartfeltCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Braves pitcher Tom Glavine said he expects to talk longer during his acceptance speech Sunday than former teammate Greg Maddux, who will go first during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Hall of Fame inductees anxious over speeches

Tom Glavine says his will be longer than Greg Maddux's and Joe Torre says his will be unscripted and heartfeltCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Braves pitcher Tom Glavine said he expects to talk longer during his acceptance speech Sunday than former teammate Greg Maddux, who will go first during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

La Russa's Sox memories remain rich

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The end to his days as Chicago White Sox manager isn't something Tony La Russa will embrace, but the overall memories of his first managing job remain satisfying. Using a style considered cutting edge when he took the White Sox's job in 1979, the Tampa, Fla., native and fringe major leaguer wasn't everybody's cup of tea. La Russa did it his way, and it 1983 his way delivered a 99-win season and the White Sox's first postseason berth since 1959.

Frank Thomas: 'This is big-time stuff'

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Frank Thomas came to the plate over 10,000 times in his career, yet Sunday's march into the spotlight will be the most pressure-packed of his career. Maybe he should wear his spikes and take a bat up to the dais when he makes his approximately 14-minute Hall of Fame induction speech in front of a crowd that could total 40,000 or more, not to mention those watching on television. For the record, the speech is four minutes longer than requested.
Chicago Tribune Jul 26, 2014

Tony La Russa's Hall of Fame roots were planted in Chicago

As young manager of White Sox, he soaked in wisdom of Veeck and Co.Typically after White Sox games at old Comiskey Park in 1979, Tony La Russa's most meaningful work began.

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