Home Sports Julio Cruz, a catalyst for the 1983 Chicago White Sox division champions, dies at 67: ‘You couldn’t find a more energetic guy’

Julio Cruz, a catalyst for the 1983 Chicago White Sox division champions, dies at 67: ‘You couldn’t find a more energetic guy’

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“The ‘Cruzer’ was the catalyst of that 1983 Western Division championship team,” Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement. “When Roland Hemond acquired him that summer, the team just took off. Julio became our igniter, and his positive energy was contagious in the clubhouse, in the dugout and on the field.”

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