White Sox name Ozzie Guillen manager

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The Chicago White Sox have named Ozzie Guillen, a three-time All-Star who played shortstop for the team for 13 seasons, the 37th manager in franchise history.

Guillen received his World Series ring last week as third base coach of the Florida Marlins.


"I am excited and thrilled to be returning to Chicago to manage the White Sox," said Guillen, who replaces the fired Jerry Manuel. "I have always been a White Sox at heart, no matter where baseball has taken me, and this is the job I always wanted."

Guillen, 39, lacks managerial experience, but that did not dissuade the team's front office. He spent 13 of his 16 major league seasons with the White Sox and was a career .264 hitter with 28 homers and 619 RBI.

"I wore this uniform 13 years," Guillen said. "My heart always was here."

The three-time All-Star also played for Baltimore, Atlanta, and Tampa Bay.

Chicago was just 25-28 since Aug. 2 and Manuel was fired the day after the season ended.

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