Today in White Sox History: March 15

Round Two: Veeck came back to the White Sox, saving the team from a move to Seattle. (Sports Illustrated)


1976
After stepping in at the last minute to buy the White Sox and prevent them from being moved to Seattle, Bill Veeck appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated: “Baseball Couldn’t Shut Him Out.” Veeck would own the team from 1976-80 in his second ownership stint.

 

3 thoughts on “Today in White Sox History: March 15

  1. Just to give a few more details on this situation. The original plan by MLB was for the White Sox to move to Seattle which would cause that city, King County and the state to drop their lawsuits over the move of the Pilots in 1970.

    Then Charlie Finley, who wanted to buy the Sox as far back as 1958, would move the Athletics to the South Side.

    It would have been interesting to see how that would have played out over time on the South Side.

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    1. I wish Finley would have bought the White Sox in 1958 instead of Veeck. Finley offered more money than Veeck but the Comiskey family took Veecks offer instead. The history of the white Sox would have been a lot different if Finley bought the team in 1958.

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