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Today in White Sox History: March 7

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Bill Veeck took over majority ownership of the South Siders, officially beginning a storied year

Bill Veeck
On this day in 1959, Bill Veeck assumed majority ownership of the White Sox.
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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, officially 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!”