Leave it George Castle, the Chicago sports writer and historian, to put the Chicago White Sox move to WGN AM 720 this week in perspective. In a post for Chicago Baseball Museum, Castle writes that the White Sox are part of WGN’s “ancient history,” noting: “The station carried games in Bob Elson’s prime from 1927 to 1943, when commitments to the Mutual Broadcasting System’s afternoon bloc of children’s programs prompted WGN to drop play-by-play.” Castle will be toasted February 22 at Osteria Via Stato on the release of his 15th book, Champions: 15 Inspiring Comeback Stories from Sports and Life. It recounts the true stories of famous sports figures who overcame great challenges. (Here’s the link for tickets.)

Original article posted on  Robert Feder