Longtime White Sox executive Eddie Einhorn dies at 80

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CHICAGO - Over the past 35 years, Eddie Einhorn was a big part of South Side baseball. Before that, he was a visionary for sports television broadcasting.

Today, he's remembered for both after the announcement of his death at the age of 80 due to complications from a stroke, the White Sox announced Thursday morning.

For the past 25 years, Einhorn has served as the team's Vice Chairman. He was also the president and Chief Operating Officer for the White Sox from 1981-1990. He was part of the group, along with chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, that bought the White Sox from Bill Veeck in 1981.

"Eddie was a creative whirlwind whose ideas -- many of them far ahead of their time -- changed the landscape of sports, and sports on television, forever," said Reinsdorf in a statement. "He was a man of many interests, projects, ideas and opinions, and we all will miss him dearly. It is exceedingly rare in this day and age to have enjoyed a friendship and a working partnership that lasted our lifetimes. We celebrated many great moments together."

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