Today in White Sox History: November 2

(Upper Deck)


1993 — White Sox pitcher “Black” Jack McDowell easily captured the American League Cy Young Award, beating out Randy Johnson. McDowell went 22-10 with a 3.37 ERA, and led the league in wins and shutouts. He was second in innings pitched and third in complete games. Jack got 124 points, to Johnson’s 75. From 1990-94 Jack won more games than any pitcher in the American League.

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Mark Liptak is originally from Chicago and has been a White Sox fan since 1960. He and his wife Zoe reside in Pocatello, Idaho where he is the radio voice as part of Idaho State athletics in volleyball, football, women's basketball and softball.

Mark went to the University of Kentucky. He’s been in the sports media profession since 1978 having worked in television sports in three markets between 1978 and 1994. He’s also written for numerous newspapers in addition to his radio duties.

Liptak has covered a Super Bowl, two Kentucky Derby’s, an NCAA woman’s basketball Final Four and worked for CBS-TV during their coverage of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament’s opening rounds held in Boise in 2001.

He is also a Chicago White Sox historian who has written for various web sites over the past 17 years including the Chicago Baseball Museum and Chicago Now / Sox Net, a series of blogs and websites associated with the Chicago Tribune.

He and Zoe have been married for 30 years. Their son, Mason, and his family live in Longview, Texas.

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8 months ago

Randy Johnson was robbed.