When the White Sox won the World Series in 2005, Guillen became the first Chicago baseball manager to do so since 1917. Guillen is one of the most beloved players in White Sox history.
As a manager, he ranks third in franchise history with 678 wins, ninth with a .524 winning percentage, fourth being 61 games over .500, third in games with 1295 and his average finish of 2.4 is tied for fourth.
He is the only manager in White Sox history to lead them to the postseason twice.
Guillen left the White Sox to become the Manager of the Miami Marlins. The Marlins were 69-93 in one season under his leadership. The season was a disaster on and off the field.
The Marlins began the 2012 season in a new ballpark. Marlins stadium was built on the former site of the iconic Orange Bowl near the little Havana neighborhood in Miami.
Less than a week after the stadium debuted, Guillen was suspended. He incensed the large Miami Cuban population by saying he loved Fidel Castro in an interview with Time Magazine.
The interview with Time took place as Guillen watched his team work out during spring training. He apologized afterward and might have been prophetic.
"“I’m very sorry about the problem, what happened,” he said. “I will do everything in my power to make it better … I know it’s going to be a very bumpy ride.”"
Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and even more so Executive Vice President Ken Williams likely do not want Guillen and his nonsense back in the White Sox dugout.
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