'Jungle Jim' Rivera, former White Sox OF, dies

From ESPN - November 14, 2017

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

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

The American League 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 that -- led by Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio and Early Wynn -- captured the franchise's first pennant since 1919.


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