March 10, 1959
Bill Veeck leads a group that pays $2.7 million for 54% of the Chicago White Sox purchasing it from Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, who is the granddaughter of Charles Comiskey.
This ends a 60-year period of White Sox control by the Comiskey family which saw two World Series titles, a huge scandal, and five A.L. Pennants.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.