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Williams joins Executive Access podcast

White Sox executive VP discusses choosing baseball over football
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Kenny Williams played parts of six seasons with the White Sox, Tigers, Blue Jays and Expos, but his second career in baseball has proven to be far lengthier and quite successful.

A native of San Jose, Calif., Williams spent 12 years as the White Sox general manager, moving into the role of executive vice president in 2012. He put together the team that ended Chicago's 88-year championship drought in 2005, and while the Sox haven't been back to the World Series since that magical season, the current rebuilding plan has invigorated the 54-year-old executive.

Kenny Williams played parts of six seasons with the White Sox, Tigers, Blue Jays and Expos, but his second career in baseball has proven to be far lengthier and quite successful.

A native of San Jose, Calif., Williams spent 12 years as the White Sox general manager, moving into the role of executive vice president in 2012. He put together the team that ended Chicago's 88-year championship drought in 2005, and while the Sox haven't been back to the World Series since that magical season, the current rebuilding plan has invigorated the 54-year-old executive.

Williams sat down with MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand at the team's Spring Training complex in Glendale, Ariz., to discuss his decision to pursue baseball over football, what it meant to him to become only the third African-American general manager in baseball history and much more.

Please be aware there is some strong language in this episode that might not be appropriate for children.

On Executive Access, MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand provides a unique look at the people building Major League teams by engaging in candid interviews with front-office personnel from around MLB. Each week, you'll find out how they broke into the game, why they do what they do and how they envision the future of baseball. Look out for new episodes on Mondays. Download, subscribe and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform.

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