This Day in White Sox History: Veeck buys the team.

This Day in White Sox History: Veeck buys the team.
Former White Sox owner Bill Veeck.

March 7, 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, bought the White Sox. Veeck owned fifty-four per cent of the team. At the introductory press conference Veeck jokingly told the media that “you can have fifty-four per cent of the coffee!”

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