435 N. Michigan Avenue
TT 400
Chicago, IL
60611
Mark Gonzales
Reporter, Specialist
My Role

Mark is responsible for covering many facets of the White Sox's baseball beat on a year-round basis. This entails daily coverage as well as documenting trends and anticipating moves that affect the team's roster, their future and their decision-making process. He follows the team on the road, from the start of spring training in Glendale, Ariz., to the end of their season. These developments are reported at ChicagoBreakingSports.com, at Twitter @MDGonzales and in the Tribune.
My Biography

Mark has been a full-time baseball beat writer since 1992, covering the San Francisco Giants for the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News. He became the Diamondbacks' beat writer for the Arizona Republic in 2000 and became the newspaper's national baseball writer for the 2004 season. Mark has the distinction of covering two World Series champions - the 2001 Diamondbacks and the 2005 White Sox - as well as Stanford University's 1988 College World Series title team for the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, Calif. Mark started his career in September of 1980 at the PTT and covered Barry Bonds' feats at Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. In April of 1989, he moved to the Mercury News, covering numerous sports, including the University of California's 1992 Florida Citrus Bowl title team. Mark was a Tribune Beck Award recipient in February of 2006.
My Interests

Traveling to warm weather climates, photography, reading.
My Recent Articles

What it was like having 'Mr. Cub' as your dad 1/26/2015
Joey Banks didn't always realize the enormity of having Mr. Cub as a father.

Cubs and city of Chicago to host Ernie Banks memorial on Wednesday 1/26/2015
The widow of Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, speaking publicly for the first time since her husband's death Friday, told his legions of fans that the North Side legend "was very beloved" by his family as well.

DePaul's Billy Garrett Jr. not letting sickle cell disease slow him down 1/25/2015
Around the dinner table, the Garretts regularly exchange food for thought over the best basketball player ever.

Sunday's recap: Heat 96, Bulls 84 1/25/2015
The summary

Cubs legend Ernie Banks died of heart attack 1/25/2015
The lawyer for the family of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks said Sunday that the legendary player died Friday after suffering a heart attack, just a week short of his 84th birthday.