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Today in White Sox History: October 24

A new GM in town, ready to deliver a title.

Chicago White Sox v Oakland Athletics
Aggressive GM Ken Williams was hired on this day, 21 years ago.

2000

Ken Williams was named the new White Sox GM, replacing the retiring Ron Schueler. Williams, a former Sox player, would bring passion and heart to the position. He also wasn’t afraid to take risks, and wasn’t afraid of failure. He eventually would create a World Series champion in 2005, his signature moment in the organization. He then moved upstairs as one of the team’s executive vice presidents.


2005

The White Sox winning the pennant drew a small cover mention in Sports Illustrated. In the upper left corner was a photo of Paul Konerko swinging his bat, with the headline, “At Last! The White Sox Are In The World Series.”