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Today in White Sox History: March 8

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The WGN era gets set to begin

MLB: JUL 25 Twins at White Sox
A view of the WGN Sports logo before the MLB regular season game between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox on July 25, 2019, at Guaranteed Rate Field.
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1948

WGN announced that it would televise Chicago White Sox games for the first time during the upcoming season.

Veteran radio broadcasters Jack Brickhouse and Harry Creighton would become the first White Sox TV announcers in history. The first game WGN aired was an exhibition game against the Cubs from Wrigley Field on April 16, 1948; the White Sox beat the Cubs, 4-1.

WGN televised White Sox games from 1948-67, 1981, and 1990-2019.