White Sox fire scouting director after 35 years

Updated: June 22, 2007, 7:06 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- As the Chicago White Sox staggered into their second interleague series with the Cubs on Friday, they fired longtime scouting director Duane Shaffer.

General manager Ken Williams said dismissing Shaffer, the senior director of amateur scouting, had nothing to do with the major league club's miserable performance -- 19 losses in their previous 24 games. Shaffer was in his 35th season with the team,

"This is a man who's dedicated his life to this profession, and I ...

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