• Chicago White Stockings Team Formation

    In 1900, the Western League changed its name to the American League. It was still officially a minor league, subject to the governing National Agreement and an underling of the National League. The NL actually gave permission to the AL to put a team in Chicago, provided he not use the city name in the team’s branding. Comiskey moved his St. Paul club to the Near South Side and renamed it the White Stockings, grabbing a nickname that had once been used by the Chicago Cubs.

    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  

They are one of eight charter members of the American League, having played in Chicago since the inaugural 1901 season.

Established
1890

City
Chicago

League History
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1900 – 1999 / American League
1890 – 1900 / Western League

Team History
1903 – Present / Chicago White Sox
1890 – 1902 / Chicago White Stockings

Nickname
White Stockings – In 1870, the first openly professional team in Chicago was called the Chicago White Stockings, in reference to the team colors and in contrast to the Cincinnati Red Stockings.

Championship
World Series  0
2005, 1917, 1906

Stadium
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

Owner
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

Who is the greatest Chicago White Stockings?

Retired Number
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

Mascot
2004 – Present / Southpaw
1981 – 1988 / Ribbie and Rhubarb

*Blue is this team’s history

White Stockings History Comments

 

 

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •