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The 1985 Niagara Falls White Sox was a Short Season A-Ball affiliate of The Chicago White Sox Baseball Club. They played in Sal Maglie Stadium, an old football stadium awkwardly converted to baseball for each season. At the time, the stadium and the locker rooms were badly in need of renovation. There was a pool behind the structure, and when a hitter would foul one off the announcer would shout "SPLASH" into the microphone. The team mascot was an older man named "Whitey", he was very entertaining and the crowd loved him. He was known throughout the NY-P League as "Whitey Sox"
The White Sox that year were managed by Luis Lagunas, and featured players coming in from college for their first year in the pros. Bobby Thigpen (MSU), Jose Mota (CSUF), Scott Kershaw (UCLA), Michael Moore (Cal, CSULA), Andre Toliver (Arizona), John Von Ahnen (Wagner College), and Randy Velarde were remembered players from the squad. Mota was promoted to AAA in mid-season.