Tony La Russa, who started his Major League managing career with the White Sox (1979-1986), will join other former members from the 1983 team at SoxFest. White Sox legend and current assistant hitting coach Harold Baines, 1983 American League Rookie of the Year Ron Kittle, slugging fan favorite Greg Luzinski and first baseman, as well as former broadcaster, Tom Paciorek all are scheduled to attend SoxFest. This year marks the 30 year anniversary of the beloved “Winning Ugly” team.
Among the other former White Sox players scheduled to attend SoxFest: Pete Ward; Carlos May; 2005 World Series heroes Joe Crede, Jermaine Dye and Aaron Rowand; former Sox Cy Young winner Jack McDowell; and all-time White Sox great Frank Thomas. Sox television broadcasters Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and Steve Stone, as well as the radio team of Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson, also are scheduled to attend the event.
Due to a family obligation, Adam Dunn is no longer able to attend SoxFest.
SoxFest 2013, presented by Miller Lite, Pepsi and Comcast SportsNet, will be held at the Palmer House Hilton Friday, January 25, Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, 2013. Two-night hotel reservations at the Palmer House Hilton for SoxFest, along with weekend passes to the event, remain available.
SoxFest 2013 dates and times are: Friday, January 25, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 26, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 27, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information on SoxFest, fans should visit whitesox.com/SoxFest or call the SoxFest hotline at (312) 609-1915.