White Sox go back to the future with hirings of 1983 stalwarts Britt Burns and Vance Law

White Sox go back to the future with hirings of 1983 stalwarts Britt Burns and Vance Law
Britt Burns in his playing days with the Sox.

While we're still waiting for the White Sox to make some moves to bolster their roster to compete with the Tigers in the A.L. Central, the Sox continue to bolster the organization with former players.

First, it was Bobby Thigpen being named the new bullpen coach, replacing Juan Nieves, and Daryl Boston hired as the new first base coach. Now, two members of the 1983 White Sox A.L. West champions have joined the Sox.

Britt Burns replaces Thigpen as the pitching coach at Double A Birmingham while Vance Law, the third baseman on that '83 club, has been named a special assistant for player development reporting to Assistant GM Buddy Bell and Farm Director Nick Capra. Law had been BYU's baseball coach since 2000.

Burns, of course, was pivotal in one of the most memorable postseason games ever. Matching the Orioles Tippy Martinez scoreless inning after scoreless inning through nine, Burns was touched up for a home run by Tito Landrum in the tenth, sending the Sox to defeat in the game and the series ending their World Series quest.

Thigpen, Boston, Burns and Law. Now, how about some news on the player front?

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