Today in White Sox History: November 13

No mere tourists: This shot captures White Sox and Giants friends and family at a stop in Giza, Egypt. Charles Comiskey is one of the men seated on a camel in the middle. (UIC Digital Collections via South Side Sox)

1913 — The White Sox and New York Giants began their round-the-world tour promotional tour. The two teams would eventually sail home from England on the Lusitania after playing more than 40 contests.

Jim Margalus at South Side Sox wrote an exhaustive series on the tour in 2014.



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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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Mark Liptak
7 months ago

Jim really did a very nice job researching this. I’m sure it took a lot of time.

7 months ago

Jim’s series is really terrific.For newbies, or those who didn’t read it at the time, highly recommended.