Tales from the Chicago White Sox Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest White Sox Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) (Hardcover)

Tales from the Chicago White Sox Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest White Sox Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) By Ron Kittle, Bob Logan, Roland Hemond (Foreword by) Cover Image

Tales from the Chicago White Sox Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest White Sox Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) (Hardcover)

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The 1983 American League West champion Chicago White Sox will forever be remembered by their trademark slogan: “Winning Ugly.” The star of that colorful bunch was an unlikely hero, a twenty-five-year-old rookie from Northwest Indiana. Ron Kittle led the 1983 White Sox with 35 home runs, 100 RBIS, and Rookie of the Year honors. Now Kittle shares the adventures, struggles and triumphs of his incredible journey from the South Side to ’83 champion. A one-of-a-kind collection of stories, anecdotes, and humor, Tales from the Chicago White Sox Dugout opens a window into the life of more than just one Sox legend. Kittle shares insights about manager Tony La Russa, catcher Carlton Fisk, outfielder Harold Baines, Cy Young winner LaMarr Hoyt, and a host of others. Peppered with stories from on and off the field, Tales from the Chicago White Sox Dugout catalogs more than just stats and facts; Kittle shares inspiring stories of overcoming the physical pain he dealt with every day, as well as his dedication to raising funds for cancer research, adventures in the dugout, and so much more.
Ron Kittle played ten seasons in the majors before retiring in 1991 with 176 career home runs. After his playing career ended, Kittle managed independent minor league teams and also worked as a sports analyst for local and national television. He is currently a goodwill ambassador for the Chicago White Sox and chairman of Ron Kittle Charities.

Bob Logan wrote about thousands of players, coaches, managers, games, and assorted intriguing types in over thirty years as a morning newspaperman. He spent most of that time in Chicago, as a man for all sports and all seasons, covering them with a blend of humor and insight that provided his readers with a unique perspective. He died in 2006.

Roland Hemond is a legend within the offices of Major League Baseball. He started his career as scouting director for the Los Angeles Angels in 1961 and has since worked with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, and Chicago White Sox. Hemond served as GM for the White Sox from 1970 to 1985 and is a three-time winner of MLB's Executive of the Year award (1972, 1983, and 1989).
Product Details ISBN: 9781613212189
ISBN-10: 1613212186
Publisher: Sports Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st, 2013
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Tales from the Team