White Stockings to Shortened Nickname White SoxHeadline 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 ...
World Series Winner 1906The 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 ...
World Series Winner 1917In 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 ...
Black Sox ScandalIn 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 ...
Jerry Reinsdorf OwnerIn 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 ...
World Series Winner 2005The 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 have been a part of Major League Baseball since 1901, making them one of the oldest teams in the league. They have had their fair share of success and failure throughout their history. This team has seen everything from winning three World Series titles to enduring a scandal that rocked baseball for decades!
In 1906 and 1917, the White Sox won two World Series championships against cross-town rivals – The Cubs. In 1919 however, things took a turn for the worst when eight members of “The Black Sox” were accused of throwing games in what became known as “the Black Sox Scandal.” This was one of MLB's darkest moments, with many players banned from ever playing again due to being found guilty by association or involvement with gamblers who paid off players to throw games during that year’s series against Cincinnati Reds (which they lost).
Despite this dark chapter in franchise history which lasted until 1951 when new owners purchased the team, The WhiteSox continued on its path towards greatness throughout the rest decade leading up to 1969, where under manager Eddie Stanky led them to win American League West Division title but eventually lost out to AL Pennant race New York Yankees.
During the 1980s & 90s, Chicago saw some resurgence becoming a competitive force within the division behind likes of Hall Famer Carlton Fisk & Frank Thomas while also adding much-needed talent through farm systems like Robin Ventura and Jack McDowell Alex Fernandez. After several close calls, finally broke the drought 2005 season, sweeping Houston Astros 4–0, becoming the first AL Central champion to go on to win World Series since 1917, defeating National Leagues Houston Astros in four straight games to clinch second championship century-long run major league most successful franchises despite having endured scandals along the way.
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 – The Chicago White Sox have been a part of the MLB since 1901 and are one of the most iconic teams in baseball. As with many professional sports teams, they have had several nicknames over their long history. But what do those nicknames mean? Let’s take a look at some of them and find out!
One nickname that has stuck around for quite some time is “The South Siders.” This name originated because Comiskey Park (the team's home field until 1990) was located on Chicago's south side, while Wrigley Field (home to rival Cubs) was on North Side. The rivalry between these two sides has only added to this moniker fans use when referring to their beloved team!
Another popular nickname is “Da Bears,” which comes from an old joke about how if you don't like baseball. You must be a fan of football instead - specifically, da Bears, as they were once known as such due to playing in Soldier Field near downtown Chicago during the early years before moving into UIC Stadium, where they currently play today!
Lastly, there is also “ChiSox," which stands for "Chicago White Sox" It became popularized after becoming an official logo design back in 1991 when Reebok took over sponsorship rights from Starter apparel company, previously owned them up until then; this logo can still be seen throughout various merchandise items even now so its legacy lives on strong within fandom culture too!
All-in-all, each nickname carries with it a special meaning behind why it exists or how people use it, but regardless of whichever way someone chooses to refer affectionately towards our beloved ChiSox will always remain the same: we love them no matter what because deep down inside everyone knows just how great these guys are!!
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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