Jerry Reinsdorf

American billionaire businessman, and the owner of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and MLB's Chicago White Sox.

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Chicago White Sox

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

1919 "Black Sox" team photo
Ed Walsh holds the record for lowest career earned run average (ERA), 1.82
Al López, manager of the "Go-Go Sox"
Harold Baines at the plate in 1986
Frank Thomas in 1997
The White Sox celebrate after winning a tie-breaker game against the Minnesota Twins for a spot in the 2008 playoffs
View from the upper deck of U.S. Cellular Field in 2006
Batting practice at Comiskey Park, 1986
The 1912–1917, 1919–1929, 1931, and 1936–1938 Chicago White Sox logo
Uniform design from 1971–1975
Alternate logo, used on the road uniform (1991–2010) and on the black alternate uniform (1993–present).
Eddie Murphy, John "Shano" Collins, Joe Jackson, Happy Felsch, and Nemo Leibold in their dugout during the 1917 World Series
Luis Aparicio (1956–62, 1968–70)
Luke Appling (1930–43, 1945–50)
Carlton Fisk (1981–1993)
Nellie Fox (1950–1963)
Shoeless Joe Jackson (1915–1920)
Ted Lyons (1923–1942, 1946)
Minnie Miñoso (1951–57, 1960–61, 1964, 1976, 1980)
Bill Veeck, White Sox owner (1959–61, 1975–80) who revolutionized baseball by introducing many innovations in promotion
Fielder Jones of the White Sox hits the ball against Cubs at West Side Grounds, 1905
Elson in the 1940s
Harrelson in the broadcast booth in 2007

The team is owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, and plays its home games at Guaranteed Rate Field, located on Chicago's South Side.

Chicago Bulls

American professional basketball team based in Chicago.

The 1969–70 Chicago Bulls
Gilmore in 1977
Michael Jordan was drafted third overall by the Bulls in 1984. He won six championships and six Finals MVPs for Chicago.
Michael Jordan v Los Angeles Lakers at the 1991 NBA Finals
United Center
Bulls head coach Phil Jackson consulting Michael Jordan in 1997
Luol Deng made his first All-Star appearance with the team in 2012 and his second in 2013.
Joakim Noah was drafted by the Bulls in 2007. He was named an All Star for the first time in 2013 and for the second time in 2014.
Derrick Rose was drafted first overall by the Bulls in 2008. He was the 2010–11 NBA MVP.
Tom Thibodeau coached the Bulls to 62 wins in his first season.
Fred Hoiberg was the 22nd head coach in the franchise's history.
Chicago Bulls wordmark (1966–present)
Benny the Bull in February 2018

The team, with new management in owner Jerry Reinsdorf and general manager Jerry Krause, decided to rebuild around Jordan.

1994–95 Major League Baseball strike

The eighth work stoppage in baseball history, as well as the fourth in-season work stoppage in 22 years.

Greg Maddux pitching for the Atlanta Braves at Mile High Stadium in the final game of the 1994 season
Kevin Millar had no Major League experience before becoming a replacement player

Vincent said the owners had colluded in the signing of free agents, which led to "a $280 million theft" by Bud Selig and Jerry Reinsdorf, which "polluted labor relations in baseball" and left Donald Fehr, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, with "no trust in Selig."

Comiskey Park

Baseball park in Chicago, Illinois, located in the

Comiskey Park in 1990, its final season
White Sox Park in its early days. The "South Side" label refers to the White Sox themselves, not the stadium.
Comiskey Park in 1986
Longtime White Sox organist Nancy Faust
Batting practice in 1986
Site of Comiskey Park as it looked in 1992
Comiskey Park as it looked in 1912

White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf received more than $200 million in public financing for the new stadium after threatening to move the club to St. Petersburg, Florida (a similar threat was later used by the San Francisco Giants until they broke ground on what would be their current ballpark in late 1997).

Carlton Fisk

American former professional baseball player.

Fisk with the Boston Red Sox in 1976
Carlton Fisk, 1975

Owner Jerry Reinsdorf called him a "prima donna", but the two sides eventually reached a deal.

Bill Veeck

American Major League Baseball franchise owner and promoter.

Veeck in 1944 as he recuperated from his World War II injuries.
Veeck being interviewed by Jim McKay for Wide World of Sports in 1964.

Veeck, with his second choice, sold the team to Jerry Reinsdorf (and partner Eddie Einhorn) for $20 million.

Toni Kukoč

Kukoč with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2005

Toni Kukoč (born September 18, 1968) is a Croatian-American former professional basketball player who serves as Special Advisor to Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the Chicago Bulls.

George Steinbrenner

American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees from 1973 until his death in 2010.

Steinbrenner in 1980.
Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard memorialized on the facade of Yankee Stadium

Two years later, Steinbrenner asked to be reinstated (having been convinced by owners such as Jerry Reinsdorf that he made a terrible mistake).

2005 World Series

The championship series of Major League Baseball's 2005 season.

Frank Thomas throws out the ceremonial first pitch of the 2005 ALDS between the White Sox and Red Sox.
Chicago skyline during the World Series supporting the White Sox
The teams on the field before Game 1.
Victorious White Sox players being honored at the White House by President George W. Bush.
U.S. Cellular Field
October 28, 2005 Parade

As a result, Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of both teams, had won seven championships overall.

Michael Jordan

American businessman and former professional basketball player.

Jordan in 2014
Jordan in 1992
Jordan in training with the Scottsdale Scorpions in 1994
Jordan with coach Phil Jackson in 1997
Plaque at the United Center that chronicles Jordan's career achievements
Jordan as a member of the Washington Wizards, April 14, 2003
Jordan on the "Dream Team" in 1992
Jordan dunking the ball, 1987–88
James Worthy, Jordan, and Dean Smith in 2007 at a North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball game honoring the 1957 and 1982 men's basketball teams
Jordan on a golf course in 2007
Jordan receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at the White House
Jordan in 2008

The White Sox were owned by Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who continued to honor Jordan's basketball contract during the years he played baseball.