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White Sox Sign Terry Bevington for Two More Years

October 12, 1996

CHICAGO (AP) _ Terry Bevington will manage the Chicago White Sox for at least two more years, the team announced today.

Bevington was signed to a two-year contract. Terms were not disclosed.

``We spent a great deal of time reviewing last season and put a great deal of thought into making this commitment to Terry and to winning next season,″ general manager Ron Schueler said in a statement. ``We believe that with the right offseason moves, we can make as big an improvement in 1997 as we did this year.″

Bevington, 40, is the youngest manager in the major leagues. He led the team to an 85-77 season and a second-place finish behind Central Division winner Cleveland and has a career record of 142-133 since taking over the Sox on June 2, 1995.

Bevington’s signing comes after the Sox made a bid to land former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Jim Leyland. Leyland eventually agreed to manage the Florida Marlins.

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