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Chicago White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams became known as "the stealth bomber" during his days as the team's general manager thanks to deals he kept quiet till the last possible moment.
Williams has stepped up to the dealmaking plate again, but this time it's his 6,300-square-foot home on the block. Built in 1898, the graystone on Chicago's Gold Coast is listed for $3.75 million with broker Jennifer Ames.
Williams and his wife, Zoraida Sambolin, a TV news anchor, feel it's time to downsize, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sambolin's son is a high school junior and so presumably will be going away to college in two years. The couple married in 2014. Williams bought the five-bedroom home in 2012 for $3.25 million.
The home features an open floor plan on the main level with mosaic tile floors in the living and dining areas and walnut floors in the kitchen and family room. The eat-in kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock includes a pantry. The master suite features dual closets and a spa bath.
The home also comes with a deeded garage space nearby, which is truly golden in the crowded but glitzy Gold Coast area just north of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Once listed as the second-wealthiest neighborhood in America, the Gold Coast is one of Chicago's showcase neighborhoods.
Williams played three years with the Sox in the 1980s and rejoined the team as a scout in 1992, working his way up the organization until he became general manager. Thanks to his wheeling and dealing, the Sox won its first World Series in over 80 years in 2005. Williams assumed his current exec position with the team in 2012.
The Sox had a disappointing 2015 season, going 76-86, with the front office bearing the brunt of the blame. Perhaps a new home is just what Williams need to start the 2016 season with a fresh perspective as he works on rebuilding the team.