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WHITE SOX STRUGGLE AT GATE; DALEY RETURNS TO GAME HE LOVES

     A "disappointing paid attendance" of only 27,782 was
announced at Comiskey Park last night for the opening game of the
Indians-White Sox series.  The White Sox win brought them within
two games of the first place Indians, but over 18,000 empty seats
"suggested fan apathy is still a problem winning alone apparently
can't make disappear" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/28).  Chicago Mayor
Richard Daley, a regular at White Sox games until the players
strike two years ago, "ended his self-imposed exile" and attended
his first game at Comiskey Park in more than a year last night.
The Mayor, who declined an invitation to attend Opening Day at
Comiskey, said he "was upset with the strike like a lot of fans
were, but I decided this year I would come back" (Art Golab,
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 6/28).
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