'Go-Go' Chisox outfielder 'Jungle Jim' Rivera dies at age 96

From FOX Sports - November 14, 2017

CHICAGO (AP)Jungle Jim Rivera, an outfielder on the 1959 Go-Go White Sox pennant-winning team, has died.

He was 96. The team says he died Monday night in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The AL leader in triples in 1953 and steals two years later, Jungle Jim played for the White Sox from 1952 to 1961. He was part of the 1959 team thatled by Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio and Early Wynncaptured the franchises first pennant since 1919.

The White Sox lost the World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games. Rivera went 0 for 11, and Chicago did not win another pennant until 2005.


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