Jimmy Piersall, whose colorful baseball career led to a roller-coaster ride as a White Sox broadcaster, claimed he only had one vice.
"I never smoke or drank," Piersall insisted. "All I did was like broads."
Piersall's penchant for saying whatever popped into his head helped make him into one of the more popular analysts in Sox history, while simultaneously getting him into hot water.
He died Saturday in Wheaton at 87, surrounded by family, including his wife, Jan.
Few baseball personalities were as self-deprecating or off the wall as Piersall, a stellar defensive outfielder who was the subject of a best-selling book and film chronicling his...