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May 8, 2012

Bonus value for #13 pick in 2012 MLB Draft: $2,475,000

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 8, 2012 3:00 am
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Jim Callis:

Pick 2012 Team 2012
Value
2011
Slot
2011
Bonus
13 White Sox $2,475,000 $1,656,000 $2,750,000

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April 27, 2012

R.I.P. Moose

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 27, 2012 10:30 pm
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Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron passed away today. He was 81. Chuck Garfien has a good story on it. BTW, here’s Chuck Garfien’s 1-on-1 with Moose Skowron (3:49):

May 21, 2011

Moose Scowron is fighting lung cancer

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 21, 2011 9:45 pm
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O’Donnell @ CT:

It has been a rough few months for Skowron. After turning 80 in December, he collapsed at a ballpark in Arizona during spring training.

“He collapsed into my arms,” said oldest son Greg, a trucking executive in the Phoenix area. “We were leaving a spring game around the fifth inning, which was unusual for him. Then he turned down an autograph request, which I’d never seen him do before. Then he turned to me and said, ‘I don’t feel so good.’ “

The initial diagnosis was pneumonia.

Tests later found lung cancer.

Since then, Moose’s life has spun around chemotherapy and radiation sessions at Rush University Medical Center. Not to mention the ceaseless faith, nurturing and hope from wife Cookie and daughter Lynnette.

“Don’t leave out Jerry Reinsdorf and the White Sox people in all of this,” said Skowron, who has served the South Siders as a community relations representative since 1999. “Bob Grim, Ed Farmer, Steve Stone, so many … They’ve all been great.”

Best wishes to Moose.

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