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Today in White Sox History: December 28

A future broadcasting staple arrives on the South Side.

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Darrin Jackson of the Chicago White Sox looks on before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on April 8, 1994 at New Comiskey Park. 
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As part of an effort to replace free agent Ellis Burks, White Sox GM Ron Schueler inked journeyman outfielder Darrin Jackson to a contract. D.J. would fill a role with the White Sox just fine, with 10 homers, 51 RBIs, seven stolen bases and a .312 average in the shortened 1994 season.

Jackson moved into the team’s broadcasting booth years later, first on TV, then radio, where he remains to this day.