Headline editors at the Chicago Tribune sports department immediately began shortening the name to “White Sox”, and the team officially adopted the shorter name in 1904. The name change to the White Sox was brought on after scorekeeper Christoph Hynes wrote White Sox at the top of a scorecard rather than White Stockings, this scorecard was then seen by the ...
The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) and winning percentage (.763) in the major leagues since the advent of the 154-game season; and the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox, known as the “Hitless Wonders” after finishing with the worst team batting average (.230) in the ...
In the 1917 World Series, the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants four games to two. The Series was played against the backdrop of World War I, which dominated the American newspapers that year and next. The strong Chicago White Sox club had finished the 1917 season with a 100–54 record: their first and only one-hundred-win season in ...
In September 1920, an investigation into a fixed Cubs game eventually turned in the direction of the 1919 Series. During the investigation, Cicotte and Jackson confessed. Comiskey, who himself had turned a blind eye to the rumors previously, was compelled to suspend the remaining seven players (Gandil, eventually perceived as the ringleader, the one “connected” to the gamblers, had retired ...
In 1981 Jerry Reinsdorf was wealthy enough to purchase the White Sox for $19 million. The purchase was brokered by American National Bank who arranged for a limited partnership. He followed previous eccentric White Sox owners Charles Comiskey, who was known as a miser, and Veeck, who was known as a prankster who gutted the team by trading away promising ...
The 2005 World Series, the 101st edition of the Major League Baseball championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros four games to none in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third World Series championship and they’re first in 88 years.
History of the White Sox
The Chicago White Sox is an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The White Sox play their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field, located on the city’s South Side. They are one of two major league clubs in Chicago; the other is the Chicago Cubs, who is a member of the National League (NL) Central division. The team is currently owned by Jerry Reinsdorf.
One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the White Sox was established as a major league baseball club in 1900 as the Chicago White Stockings, before shortening their name to the White Sox in 1904. The team originally played their home games at South Side Park before moving to Comiskey Park in 1910, where they played until a new ballpark with the same name (later U.S. Cellular Field and now Guaranteed Rate Field) opened in 1991.
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1900 – 1999 / American League
1890 – 1900 / Western League
1903 – Present / Chicago White Sox
1890 – 1902 / Chicago White Stockings
White Sox – They were initially called the “White Stockings”, a nickname quickly shortened to White Sox by the press.
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2005, 1917, 1906
2016 – Present / Guaranteed Rate Field
2003 – 2016 / U.S. Cellular Field
1991 – 2003 / Comiskey Park II
1910 – 1990 / Comiskey Park
1962 – 1975 / White Sox Park
1968 – 1969 / County Stadium
1910 – 1912 / White Sox Park
1903 – 1910 / South Side Park III
1981 – Present / Jerry Reinsdorf
1975 – 1981 / Aaron Cushman
1975 – 1981 / Bill Veeck
1969 – 1975 / John Allyn
1961 – 1969 / Arthur Allyn, Jr. & John Allyn
1958 – 1961 / Bill Veeck
1956 – 1958 / Dorothy Comiskey Rigney & Chuck Comiskey
1940 – 1956 / Grace Comiskey
1931 – 1940 / J. Louis Comiskey
1890 – 1931 / Charles Comiskey
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
2 / Nellie Fox
3 / Harold Baines
4 / Luke Appling
9 / Minnie Miñoso
11 / Luis Aparicio
14 / Paul Konerko
16 / Ted Lyons
19 / Billy Pierce
35 / Frank Thomas
42 / Jackie Robinson
56 / Mark Buehrle
72 / Carlton Fisk
*Blue is this team’s history