Today in White Sox History: January 4

Inked to a comeback: Burks re-set his career on the South Side, then found glory in Colorado. (@KnightsBaseball)


1993
The White Sox signed oft-injured outfielder Ellis Burks to a one-year contract. Burks would have a breakout season in 1993 with 17 homers, 71 RBIs and a .275 batting average in the divisional championship season. He’d catch the final out to clinch the division title that season as well. Unfortunately, GM Ron Schueler wouldn’t give Burks the multi-year deal he was looking for when the season ended, and the outfielder left for Colorado and became an All-Star.

 

4 thoughts on “Today in White Sox History: January 4

  1. The White Sox got better production out of DJ in ’94 and the likes of Mike Devereaux and Lyle Mouton in ’95 than what Burks gave Colorado in those years. He had a monster year for them in ’96, and not much before or after that. I think the Sox made the right decision.

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