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The Chicago White Sox were born as a team in 1900. They won their first official game against the Cleveland Indians on April, 22, 1901. The White Sox won their first World Series championship in 1906, just 5 years after their inception, against the Chicago Cubs. Comiskey Park was opened in 1910, and replaced the former ballpark in which the team was playing. The team won another World Series Championship in 1917. Then, despite winning pennants and division titles in 1919 and 1959, the team did not win the World Series again until 2005.
Fun Facts about the Chicago White Sox
What are Chicago White Sox team colors?
Black, Silver, White
Where did the Chicago White Sox get their name and why are they called it?
The team name was originally the White Stockings. They took the name after the Chicago Cubs adopted a new team name at the beginning of the 20th century. The White Stockings was soon after shortened to White Sox, likely because newspapers were often looking for ways to shorten their headlines, and team names often bore the result of that necessity.
Who designed the Chicago White Sox logo?
The original White Sox team logo was designed around 1910 to 1912. Although it is not known who designed the logo, it consisted of a large letter “S.” Inside the top loop of the “S” was a small letter “o” and inside the bottom loop of the “S” was a small letter “x.” This logo remained the team’s primary designator in a number of variations, until around 1976, when the logo became a blunt “SOX” with a cartoonish baseball batter from the chest up in a batting stance. This logo stood until 1990. The current team logo is a diagonal overlapping “Sox”, written in calligraphic letters.
Who is the mascot for the Chicago White Sox?
The White Sox mascot is Southpaw, another name for a left-handed pitcher in baseball. The mascot himself is a green fuzzy animal that resembles “Yoshi” from the Mario series of video games.
Who owns the Chicago White Sox?
Jerry Reinsdorf, Eddie Einhorn, Lee Stern, Sanford Takiff, Charles Walsh, Burton Ury, Robert Mazer, Robert Judelson, Allan Muchin, Judd Malkin, Jay Pinsky and Larry Pogofsky
What numbers have been retired by the Chicago White Sox?
2 Nellie Fox
3 Harold Baines
4 Luke Appling
9 Minnie Minoso
11 Luis Aparicio
16 Ted Lyons
19 Billy Pierce
35 Frank Thomas
72 Carlton Fisk
42 Jackie Robinson (retired by all MLB teams)
What players from the Chicago White Sox are in the Baseball Hall Of Fame?
How many World Series have the Chicago White Sox won?
Three (1906, 1917, 2005
Fun Facts about U.S. Cellular Field
What is Chicago White Sox stadium called?
U.S. Cellular Field
What is the address of U.S. Cellular Field?
333 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
How many seats are in U.S. Cellular Field?
When was U.S. Cellular Field built?
Ground was broken for U.S. Cellular Field on May 7, 1989. The part was finished for opening day on April 18, 1991
How far is it down the right field line in U.S. Cellular Field?
How far is it down the left field line in U.S. Cellular Field?
How far is the center field wall in U.S. Cellular Field?
Top 5 Players of all time for Chicago White Sox
5. Luke Appling
Luke Appling played his entire MLB career with the Chicago White Sox, from 1930 until 1950. He was the team’s shortstop, and despite a couple of rocky starts in his rookie years, he became one of the team’s best, as well as a strong hitter further into his time with the Sox. He was a seven-time All-Starselection. And he had a personal season-high batting average of .388 in 1936. This won the highest batting average title in 1936 and was also the highest average ever recorded by a shortstop during the 20th century. He had 124 RBIs in the same season, 204 hits, 111 scores and a 27 game hitting streak. His number, 4, was retired by the Chicago White Sox. In 1964, Appling was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Batting Average: .310
Runs Batted In: 1,116
4. Nellie Fox
Nellie Fox played 14 season with the Chicago White Sox, in the middle of his career, He began playing for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1947, 1948 and 1949. In 1950, Fox became the newest White Sox second baseman. After playing for Chicago until 1963, Appling finished his career playing for the Houston Astros from 1964 to 1965. During his entire MLB career, Fox was a 15-time All-Star selection. He won the Gold Glove Award three times, and was named the 1959 American League MVP. He held the third lowest number of strikeouts at bat, with only 216 in his career. His number, 2, was retired by the Chicago White Sox and in 1997, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Batting Average: .288
Runs Batted In: 790
3. Ed Walsh
Ed Walsh is one o the best pitchers in the game of baseball. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 1904 until 1916. He briefly played for the BostonBraves in 1917 before retiring from the sport. In his first full pitching season in Chicago, Walsh pitched a 1.88 ERA and tallied 171 strikeouts. He led the league in saves a number of times, and had five seasons during which he posted ERAs below 2.00. He was the American League wins champion in 1908 and the American League ERA champion in 1907 and 1910. He had 4 seasons during which he won more than 20 games, and one season during which he won more than 40 games. Walsh helped the team to a 1906 World Series Championship title. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.
Win-Loss Record: 195-126
2. Joe Jackson
Although he did not play with the Chicago White Sox for the majority of his career, “Shoeless Joe” Jackson did help the team to their 1917 World Series Championship title against the New York Giants, playing in his outfield positions. While with the Sox, he recorded the franchise records for highest number of triples in a season and the career high batting average, of .356.
Batting Average: .356
Runs Batted In: 785
1. Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas played for the Chicago White Sox from 1990 until 2005. Since then, he has played for the Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays. He is known best for his time with Chicago, during which he became known for his powerful home runs. He was a five-time All-Star selection and won the Silver Slugger Award four times. He was twice named the American League MVP in back to back seasons in 1993 and 1994. He was named the American League Comeback Player of the year in 2000. His number, 35, has been retired by the Chicago White Sox.
Batting Average: .301
Home Runs: 521
Runs Batted In: 1.704
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