The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago. The White Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The team is owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, and plays its home games at Guaranteed Rate Field, located on Chicago’s South Side. The White Sox are one of two MLB teams based in Chicago, the other being the Chicago Cubs of the National League (NL) Central division.
Who is the most famous White Sox player?
Frank Thomas (1990-2005)
Best Season With The White Sox: 1994 – .353/.487/.729 with 38 home runs, 101 RBIs, 109 walks, 1.217 OPS, 212 OPS+ and 7.0 fWAR (season was strike-shortened)
Career Stats With The White Sox: .307/.427/.568 with 448 home runs, 1,465 RBIs, 1,466 walks, 2,136 hits, .995 OPS, 161 OPS+ and 68.2 fWAR
“The Big Hurt” won back-to-back American League MVPs in 1993 and 1994, and we’ve deemed him to be the greatest player in White Sox history. One of the most imposing hitters that the sport has ever seen, Thomas is the all-time leader among White Sox players in offensive WAR (74.9), on-base percentage (.427), slugging percentage (.568), OPS (.995), runs created (1,770), runs scored (1,327), walks (1,466), doubles (447), extra-base hits (906), home runs (448) and RBIs (1,465). Any more questions? Thomas’ No. 35 was retired by the White Sox in 2010, and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
How many White Sox players are in the Hall of Fame?
The White Sox have 34 players who have worn their uniform and eventually been elected to the Hall of Fame, with that number increasing by two when Minnie Miñoso and Jim Kaat were elected via the 16-member Golden Days Era Committee on Dec. 5, 2021. But who are the franchise’s best players not in the Hall? Here’s a look at the top five, with a few others in consideration.
To be eligible for this distinction, the player must be retired and currently eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot. And it’s not about greatest tenure with the White Sox, but there must be some connection.
What are the White Sox known for?
Chicago White Sox, also called South Siders, American professional baseball team based in Chicago that plays in the American League (AL). The White Sox have won three World Series titles, two in the early 1900s (1906, 1917) and the third 88 years later, in 2005. They are often referred to as the “South Siders,” a reference to their location in relation to Chicago’s other major league team, the Cubs.
The White Sox were originally known as the Sioux City (Iowa) Cornhuskers, and the team was founded as a minor league organization in 1894. The club was purchased by Charles Comiskey at the end of its first season and was relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota. The team moved to Chicago in 1900, and the renamed American League was elevated to major league status the following year, with Chicago taking the first league title in 1901. The Chicago incarnation of the franchise was known as the White Stockings until 1904, when they took on their current name.
The team’s image was long tarnished by its appearance in the 1919 World Series, in which Chicago players conspired to fix the outcome in favour of the underdog Cincinnati Reds. Gambling connections were eventually linked to eight members of the team, including outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson. In what became known as the Black Sox Scandal, evidence revealed that the men had intentionally lost the World Series in eight games, earning the players bans and damaging the reputation of the team and the sport. In the wake of the scandal, the White Sox struggled for the next 86 seasons, winning just one AL pennant—in 1959 with a hustling team nicknamed “the Go-Go Sox,” though they also won a division championship in 1983 with a group of players remembered for “winning ugly.”
White Sox wallop Tigers 13-0 to finish sweep
Chicago White Sox’s Yoan Moncada reacts to his single against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
DETROIT — There are 100 games left in the regular season and it could be a long, hot summer if the Detroit Tigers don’t get things on track.
The Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 13-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park, completing a three-game sweep.
The Tigers (24-38) are now 1-5 on this homestand, while the White Sox (30-31) climbed to within one game of .500.
The temperature reached 95 degrees on Wednesday; it was the highest gametime temperature at Comerica Park since 2012.
The weather did nothing to heat up the Tigers’ league-worst offense. But Detroit pitchers struggled. Rookie right-hander Alex Faedo, who had pitched five innings while allowing no more than two runs in all seven of his MLB starts, was hit hard early. He gave up seven runs without making it out of the fourth.
Things got so bad that manager A.J. Hinch turned to position players to finish the game. That’s not unusual in blowouts, but the Tigers used three different position players in three separate innings: Harold Castro in the seventh, Kody Clemens in the eighth and Tucker Barnhart in the ninth.
Clemens, an infielder by trade of Chicago White Sox, is the son of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens. Castro, who has pitched several times before, pitched a scoreless frame and even got his first career strikeout. Clemens gave up a couple of runs and Barnhart gave up one in the ninth.