Chicago White Sox

▪ American baseball team
also called  South Siders 
 American professional baseball team based in Chicago that plays in the American League (AL). The White Sox won three World Series titles, two in the early 1900s (1906, 1917) and the third 88 years later, in 2005. They are often referred to as the “South Siders,” a reference to their location in relation to Chicago's other major league team, the Cubs.

 The White Sox were originally known as the Sioux City (Iowa) Cornhuskers, and the team was founded as a minor league organization in 1894. The club was purchased by Charles Comiskey (Comiskey, Charles) at the end of its first season and was relocated to St. Paul, Minn. The team moved to Chicago in 1900, and the renamed American League was elevated to major league status the following year, with Chicago taking the first league title in 1901. The Chicago incarnation of the franchise was known as the White Stockings until 1904, when they took on their current name.

      The team's image was long tarnished by its appearance in the 1919 World Series, in which Chicago players conspired to fix the outcome in favour of the underdog Cincinnati Reds. Gambling connections were eventually linked to eight members of the team, including outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson (Jackson, Shoeless Joe). In what became known as the Black Sox Scandal, evidence revealed that the men had intentionally lost the World Series in eight games, earning the players bans and damaging the reputation of the team and the sport. In the wake of the scandal, the White Sox struggled for the next 86 seasons, winning just one AL pennant—in 1959 with a hustling team nicknamed “the Go-Go Sox,” though they also won a division championship in 1983 with a group of players remembered for “winning ugly.”

 While they did not have many successful teams during much of the 20th century, the White Sox featured a number of future Hall of Famers, including Eddie Collins, Luke Appling, Al Simmons, Luis Aparicio (Aparicio, Luis), and Nellie Fox, as well as fan favourites Minnie Miñoso (Miñoso, Minnie) and Harold Baines. In 1981 the Sox signed Carlton Fisk (Fisk, Carlton), an 11-time All-Star (four with the White Sox) and one of the greatest catchers of all time. First baseman Frank Thomas played 16 years for the team and won back-to-back AL Most Valuable Player awards in 1993 and 1994. In 2005 manager Ozzie Guillen led a veteran White Sox team to an unexpected championship, the team's first World Series title since 1917. The White Sox returned to the postseason in 2008 after defeating the Minnesota Twins in a tie-breaking play-off game to claim the AL Central Division title.
 

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chicago White Sox — White Sox redirects here. For other uses, see White Sox (disambiguation). Chicago White Sox 2012 Chicago White Sox season Established 1894 Based in Chicago since 1900 …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago White Sox — White Sox de Chicago Chicago White Sox Fondation 1900 (en ligue majeure depuis 1901) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chicago White Sox — gegründet 1894 Abkürzung CWS …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chicago White Sox — Nombres anteriores Chicago White Stockings1901 1903 Apodo(s) White Sox, Pati Blancos Fundación 1893 Liga Americana …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chicago White Sox — …   Википедия

  • Chicago White Sox minor league players — Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Chicago White Sox organizations and rosters of their affiliates: Contents 1 Anthony Carter 2 Ozzie Chavez 3 Jordan Danks 4 Chris …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago White Sox all-time roster — The following is a list of players and managers (* ), both past and current, who appeared at least in one regular season game for the Chicago White Sox franchise. Players in Bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Players in… …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago White Sox seasons — This is a list of seasons completed by the Chicago White Sox baseball franchise in Major League Baseball. The list contains the record of the season, the division the White Sox participated in and their place, and their post season result.Total… …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago White Sox managers and ownership — Field Managers= *Clark Griffith 1901 1902 *Nixey Callahan 1903 1904 *Fielder Jones 1904 1908 *Billy Sullivan 1909 *Hugh Duffy 1910 1911 *Nixey Callahan 1912 1914 *Pants Rowland (1915 18) *Kid Gleason 1919 1923 *Ed Walsh 1924 *Johnny Evers 1924… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Chicago White Sox award winners and league leaders — Contents 1 Awards 1.1 Most Valuable Player 1.2 Cy Young 1.3 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.