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The Chicago White Sox
Founded - 1901 as the Chicago White Sox
Stadium - U.S. Cellular Field since 1991 (Chicago, Illinois)
Best Team Record - 100-54 (.649) 1917; World Series Champions
Worst Team Record - 51-101 (.336) 1948; 8th Place AL
World Series Winners - 1906 4-2 vs. Cubs; 1917 4-2 vs. Giants; 2005 4-0 vs. Astros
Division Winners - 1906 1917 1919 1959 1983 1993 2000 2005 2008
Wild Card Winners - none
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Chicago White Sox Team Capsule
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04/15/13: Winning When You Should - The 2012 Chicago White Sox were often thought of as a team that played to its level of competition, largely due to its 6-12 record against the lowly Kansas City Royals and 5-2 record against the vaunted New York Yankees. But when you examine all of the data, you realize that those were the exceptions. Their 52 wins against sub-.500 teams was the best mark in the majors, buoyed by a 14-4 record against the Twins, 11-7 record against the Indians, and 8-1 mark against the Mariners.

Two weeks into the 2013 season, we see the Sox with a 5-4 record against the Indians, Mariners, and Royals, but 0-3 against a powerful Washington Nationals ballclub.

Franchise History

The Beginning - An original member of the American League, the White Sox took the first AL title in 1901. Chicago fared well in the early going, knocking off the mighty 1906 Cubs in the World Series, and going to the World Series three times by 1919.

Say It Ain't So - The 1919 White Sox threw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds, and the franchise didn't recover until it won the World Series in 2005. Ironically, the 1919 squad led to the establishment of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis' zero tolerance policy of gambling in baseball, the same zero tolerance policy which would see future Cincinnati Red Pete Rose barred from the Hall of Fame.

Best Trade in Team History - The White Sox sent power hitting Carlos Lee to the Milwaukee Brewers for the light-hitting, fleet-footed Scott Podsednik before the 2005 season. Podsednik turned out to be just the spark the White Sox needed at the top of the lineup and on defense, and he led the White Sox to the World Series title.

Worst Trade in Team History - Just before the start of the season in 1992, the White Sox sent Ken Patterson and a young outfielder named Sammy Sosa to the Chicago Cubs for George Bell. Bell would win the Dave Kingman Award that season, and then play one more year before calling it quits, while Sosa would become one of baseball's most prolific home run hitters of all time. Links for the Chicago White Sox

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2008 White Sox Preview
Back to the White Sox tradition of second place annually?

PECOTA Was Right
Nearly everyone laughed off Baseball Prospectus' 72-win prediction for the 2007 White Sox. Want to guess where they wound up?

2007 White Sox Preview
Still a great team, but not great enough to win the AL Central.

2006 White Sox Preview
Even better than last year?

2005 White Sox Preview
Don't let anyone tell you that no one saw the 2005 White Sox coming.

Year in Review - Top Ten Stories of 2005
As the new year approaches, let's take the time to reflect on the 2005 season, which turned out to be significant on many levels. Find out what events made Asher's Top 10 Stories of 2005.

Konerko re-signs 11/30/05
Konerko’s resigning is an interesting one. Asher has two reactions to this – one immediate, and one that dawned slowly. React to his reactions.

Some Thoughts for the Evening - 10-17-05
What goes through the head of a Cubs fan pondering the reality of the White Sox going to the World Series, and getting to face either the Astros or the Cardinals?

2005 ALCS Preview
Short and sweet analysis of the Angels/White Sox showdown can be found right here.

2005 ALDS Preview 10/4/05
Normally, we don’t like to lump Divisional Series together like this, but these matchups are so similar that we’d just be repeating ourselves to write two separate previews. Could anyone have predicted the White Sox sewwping Boston in three games? Find out.

Podsednik and OPS 7/30/05
There are currently nine players on the Chicago White Sox who have over 300 Plate Appearances. Scott Podsednik ranks 8th among them in OPS with a paltry .722 mark. Although we sometimes rely heavily on OPS for a quick quantification of a player’s worth, this is one case where a player’s OPS does not correlate to his value to his team.

The Second Best Pitching Staff in Baseball
Midway through the summer, the White Sox pitching staff has been outstanding. While this White Sox staff has had its success, it has enjoyed its success in a bend but don’t break manner, and when the bending begins to turn into breaking, this team’s second place pitching ranking could quickly become a distant memory.

White Sox 2005 Preview
The White Sox have gone from a team of one-dimensional players with poor depth to one of the deepest, most well-rounded teams out there. They should be in contention all season, but one man will decide how they ultimately finish: Ozzie Guillen.

Chicago White Sox Archive

All Time Team
Best Overall Player
Best Overall Pitcher
Worst Overall Player
Worst Overall Pitcher
Most Overrated Player
Most Underrated Player
Best Player Name

First Base
Second Base
Third Base
Left Field
Center Field
Right Field
Designated Hitter
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Al Lopez
Frank Thomas
Ed Walsh
George Bell
Todd Ritchie
"Jungle Jim" Rivera
Johnny Mostil
Ping Bodie
Zeke Bonura
Ray Schalk
Frank Thomas
Eddie Collins
Robin Ventura
Luke Appling
Minnie Minoso
Joe Jackson
Chet Lemon
Magglio Ordonez
Harold Baines
Ed Walsh
Ted Lyons
Red Faber
Eddie Cicotte
Billy Pierce
Roberto Hernandez
Hoyt Wilhelm
All Time Leaders

Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Total Bases
Batting Average
Games Pitched
Innings Pitched
Bases on Balls
2422 - Luke Appling
8856 - Luke Appling
1327 - Frank Thomas
2749 - Luke Appling
444 - Frank Thomas
104 - Shano Collins
104 - Nellie Fox
436 - Frank Thomas
1439 - Frank Thomas
368 - Eddie Collins
3887 - Frank Thomas
.340 - Joe Jackson
.427 - Frank Thomas
.568 - Frank Thomas
.995 - Frank Thomas
669 - Red Faber
4161.0 - Ted Lyons
260 - Ted Lyons
230 - Ted Lyons
1796 - Billy Pierce
1213 - Red Faber
1.81 - Ed Walsh
57 - Ed Walsh
201 - Bobby Thigpen
Single Season Leaders
649 - Nellie Foxx
135 - Johnny Mostil
222 - Eddie Collins
48 - Albert Belle, 1998
21 - Joe Jackson, 1916
49 - Albert Belle, 1998
152 - Albert Belle, 1998
77 - Rudy Law, 1983
399 - Albert Belle, 1998
.388 - Luke Appling, 1936
.487 - Frank Thomas, 1994
.729 - Frank Thomas, 1994
1.217 - Frank Thomas, 1994
88 - Wilbur Wood, 1968
464 - Ed Walsh, 1908
40 - Ed Walsh, 1908
25 - Patrick Flaherty, 1903
269 - Ed Walsh, 1908
147 - Vern Kennedy, 1936
1.52 - Doc White, 1906
11 - Ed Walsh, 1908
57 - Bobby Thigpen, 1990
Hall of Fame
Al Lopez (Mgr)
Carlton Fisk
Ed Walsh
Eddie Collins
Hoyt Wilhelm
Luke Appling
Ray Schalk
Ted Lyons
Nellie Fox
Luis Aparicio
Red Faber

*BaseballEvolution Hall of Famer
Bold players are in both Halls
Award Winners
Most Valuable Player
Nellie Foxx - 1959
Dick Allen - 1972
Frank Thomas - 1993
Frank Thomas - 1994

Cy Young
Early Wynn - 1959
LaMarr Hoyt - 1983

Rookie of the Year
Luis Aparicio - 1956
Gary Peters - 1963
Tommie Agee - 1966
Ron Kittle - 1983
Ozzie Guillen - 1985

Fireman of the Year
Bobby Thigpen - 1990

Dave Kingman
Gus Zernial - 1950
Ron Kittle - 1984
George Bell - 1992
Jose Valentin - 2002
Jose Valentin - 2004

Alex Gonzalez of the Marlins

Mark Redman Award
Jose Contreras - 2006
Club Members
Triple Crown Hitters

Triple Crown Pitchers

3-4-5 Club
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Frank Thomas

100-Plus Club
Happy Felsch (14/115) 1920
Joe Jackson (12/121) 1920
Bibb Falk (8/108) 1926
Al Simmons (14/119) 1933
Albert Belle (49/152) 1998
Frank Thomas (43/143) 2000

500 Outs Club
Orlando Cabrera - 2008
Juan Pierre - 2010

50 Home Run Club

30-30 Club

Sub-2.00 ERA Club
Billy Pierce (1.97) 1955
Joe Horlen (1.88) 1964
Gary Peters (1.98) 1966
Tommy John (1.98) 1968
Wilbur Wood (1.91) 1971