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Chicago, IL
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

Monday's result: Blackhawks 5, Hurricanes 2 3/3/2015

Blackhawks make moves for today, will worry about tomorrow later 3/3/2015
Ben Smith didn't waste any time departing the United Center and getting on a plane headed to San Jose after he became the only rostered player dealt by the Blackhawks before Monday's trade deadline.

Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon 3/3/2015
CHAMPAIGN — When Allison Groce told her husband John in July that she was pregnant with their third child, it took but a simple mental calculation to foresee a collision of Groce's love for family and for basketball.

With Wrigley work dragging, Cubs will seek OK for 24/7 construction 3/3/2015
Along Waveland Avenue outside Wrigley Field, there are several steel beams that rise up to form a rough outline of where the left-field bleachers and the Cubs' new video board will be. Along Sheffield Avenue, in right field, there is nothing — just a view looking toward Lake Michigan.

Bulls' Jimmy Butler to miss 3-6 weeks 3/3/2015
In 2010-11, not only did Derrick Rose become the youngest most valuable player in NBA history and the Bulls advance to the Eastern Conference finals, but five players appeared in all 82 games and three others played in at least 80.