Today in White Sox History: March 7

Probably not coffee: Veeck officially became the White Sox owner for the first time 61 years ago.


1959
After the courts ruled in his favor and denied petitions by members of the Comiskey family, Bill Veeck and his partners, including Hall-of-Famer Hank Greenberg, bought the White Sox. Veeck owned 54% of the team. At the introductory press conference Veeck jokingly told the media that “You can have 54% of the coffee!”