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Chicago White Sox Bio

Chicago White Sox logo, Source:- X, @whitesox
Chicago White Sox logo, Source:- X, @whitesox



Team NameChicago White Sox
Other nicknamesThe Sox The ChiSoxThe Southsiders The Pale Hose The Black and White The Hitless Wonders The Black SoxThe Go-Go Sox The South Side Hitmen Winning Ugly
Major league affiliationsMajor League Baseball (MLB)
DivisionAmerican League (AL) Central Division
Ballpark (Home arena)Lexington Park (1897-1899)South Side Park (1900-1910)Milwaukee County Stadium (1968-1969)Comiskey Park (1910-1990)Guaranteed Rate Field (1991- present)
Principal owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
President of baseball operationsNA
General manager Chris Getz
Manager Pedro Grifol
MascotSouthpaw
Major league titlesWorld Series titles (3) - 1906, 1917 and 2005 AL Pennants (7) - 1900, 1901, 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959 and 2005 WL Pennants (1) - 1894AL West Division titles (2) - 1983 and 1993 AL Central Division titles (4) - 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2021


The Chicago White Sox are one of the most popular teams in Major League Baseball (MLB). This team is part of the American League and competes in the Central Division. In the past they had also competed in the West Division of the league. They are the other baseball team representing Chicago besides the Chicago Cubs in the MLB.


The Chicago White Sox was formed in 1894 as a minor league team called the Sioux City Cornhuskers that used to play in the Western League, also a minor league. The team renamed itself as the Chicago White Sox in 1904. Since then, they have become the World Series Champions three times in 1906, 1917 and 2005. Besides this, the team has also won many other accolades in the MLB and continued to gain popularity with the spectators. However, they also had to deal with controversies like the “Black Sox Scandal” which significantly damaged their reputation. Despite all this, the team has bounced back and gained the respect of the fans.


In recent times, the team has been struggling to maintain consistent performances in the league.


Chicago White Sox History

The Chicago White Sox team had its beginnings as a minor league team called the Sioux City Cornhuskers in 1894. They renamed themselves as the Chicago White Sox and became a member of the American League in 1904. The team very soon became the World Series Champions in 1906. Unfortunately, their performance declined during the next decade. The team became the World Series Champions for the second time in 1917.


Following this, the team again entered the World Series in the 1919 season but lost to the Cincinnati Reds. Then they were faced with the infamous “Black Sox Scandal” controversy, where it was revealed that eight of the team’s members namely Arnold “Chick” Gandil, Eddie Cicotte, Oscar “Happy” Felsch, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Fred McMullin, Charles “Swede” Risberg, George “Buck” Weaver and Claude “Lefty” Williams had gambled and fixed money to ensure that the Cincinnati Reds win the game during the 1919 World Series. They had gambled and fixed money with an organization run by none other than Arnold Rothstein. Resultantly, the National Baseball Commission was abolished and these players were banned. After this, it took a long time for the Chicago White Sox to come out of this tarnished reputation.


During the 1950’s the team won its first pennant in 1959. This was followed by frustrating seasons of the Chicago White Sox as the team struggled to remain in the race for the postseason again. During the late 1970s to the mid 1980s, the team began to prosper again. This was mostly because of the return of Bill Veeck, the former owner of the team. The team gained one of the best successes in 1983 when Julio Cruz was brought into the team in exchange for Tony Bernazard to the Seattle Mariners. They continued to improve throughout the 1990s. During the 2000s, the team was talented but under-achieved.


They soon became the World Series Champions for the third time in 2005. Since that time, till the 20129 season, the team has had a topsy-turvy time and often has struggled to enter into the playoffs. The 2020 season saw them bounce back and enter the playoffs while they became AL Central Division Champions in the 2021 season.


Chicago White Sox Owner

The Chicago White Sox are currently owned by Jerry Michael Reinsdorf. He also owns the Chicago Bulls of the NBA. A businessman from America, he was born in New York City, New York, United States on February 25, 1936. He started his business career in the real estate sector.


Once he gained the ownership of the Chicago White Sox in 1981, the team won the World Series in 2005 and divisional championships many times. However, he had complained about Comiskey Park and had threatened to relocate the team. However, the mayor of Chicago and the Governor of Illinois convinced him to let the team remain in Chicago in return for several incentives. Since then, Jerry Reinsdorf has been known to be one of the most influential and powerful team owners in MLB. He continues to perform the day to day operations of the owner and the chairman of the team.


Apart from owning sports teams, Jerry Reinsdorf is also involved in philanthropic and charitable activities especially in the Near West Side Community area. He lives with his wife, four children and grandchildren.


Chicago White Sox Jersey and Logo

Chicago White Sox jersey and logo, Source:- Instagram, @whitesox
Chicago White Sox jersey and logo, Source:- Instagram, @whitesox


The Chicago White Sox have designed their own home and road jerseys for playing in their games. Their present home jersey is white colored shirt with buttons and pants. There are black pinstripes running down the shirts and the pants. There is black Nike logo on the upper left side of the shirt. The team’s logo is an interconnected “SOX” in black and white on the upper right side of the shirt. Below this, the jersey numbers appear in the below left side of the shirt in black and white color. The player name and the jersey number below it are also found in black and white behind the shirt. The caps and helmets of the team are black colored with the same team logo, the interconnected “SOX” in black and white appearing in the front.


The road jersey of the Chicago White Sox consists of gray colored buttoned shirts and pants. Just like the home jersey, the shirt has a black Nike logo on the upper left side. Below this, the city name “CHICAGO” appears in cursive form in black and white. Below the city name, the jersey number of the player appears on the right side of the shirt in black and white. The sleeves of the jersey have black and white pipes around the cuffs. The logo of the team, the interconnected “SOX” in black and white appear on one of the sleeves of the shirt. The player name and the jersey number below it can also be found on the back of the shirt in black and white. The pants of the jersey are gray with black pipes running down on both sides. The caps and helmets are the same as the home jersey, black colored with the interconnected “SOX” in black and white in front. ‘


Besides these, the team also wears several other jerseys depending on the events or occasions.


Chicago White Sox Nicknames

The Chicago White Sox have gained many nicknames over the years. These are what fans and critics of the team refer to them as:


  • The Sox and The ChiSox - The first nickname is a short form of the team’s name. The second nickname is a combination of the team’s name. It's just like how the fans of the Boston Red Sox use the word “BoSox” as a nickname for their team.

  • The Southsiders - This nickname refers to the location of the team which is in the south side of Chicago. This distinguishes them from the Chicago Cubs on the north side of Chicago.

  • The Pale Hose - This nickname is just a change of the team’ name.

  • The Black and White - This nickname has been coined in reference to the jerseys of the team.

  • The Hitless Wonders - This nickname is used to refer to the team that became the World Series Champion in 1906 despite having a low batting average.

  • The Black Sox - This nickname originated from the Black Sox scandal of the 1920s.

  • The Go-Go Sox - This nickname was given to the team that won the AL Championship in 1957.

  • The South Side Hitmen - This nickname was given to the 1977 team which had great slugging power.

  • Winning Ugly - This nickname was used to refer to the 1983 team that won the division championship.

Chicago White Sox Retired Jerseys

The Chicago White Sox, just like the other MLB teams have retired the jerseys of several of its players throughout the years. These are the players of the team with their jerseys retired.


Player Name and PositionJersey NumberDate of Retirement
Nellie Fox (2B)2May 1, 1976
Harold Baines (DH)3August 20, 1989
Luke Appling (SS)4 June 7, 1975
Minnie Minoso (LF)9May 8, 1983
Luis Aparicio (SS)11 August 14, 1984
Paul Konerko (1B)14 May 23, 2015
Ted Lyons (P)16 July 25, 1987
Billy Pierce (P)19July 25, 1987
Frank Thomas (DH)35 August 29, 2010
Mark Buehrle (P)56June 24, 2017
Carlton Fisk (C)72 September 14, 1997
Jackie Robinson (2B)42 April 15, 1997 (Retired by all MLB teams)


Source:- mlb.com


Chicago White Sox Home Stadium

The Guaranteed Rate Field, previously known as the Comiskey Park or the U.S. Cellular Park is the home stadium for the Chicago White Sox. The stadium has the capacity to support 40, 615 spectators during a baseball game. The left field is 330 feet and the left center field is 375 feet. The right field is 335 feet while the right center field is 375 feet. The center field is 400 feet. The backstop is 60 feet while the outfield wall height is 8 feet. The surface of the field is made up of Kentucky Bluegrass.


Some of the features of the stadium include the Fan Deck providing a beautiful view of the playing field, rain rooms for the fans to cool off and relax during summer days, kids zone for the kids to have fun and the patio where the spectators can hang out in groups. Among the other features include Pizza Pub, where fans can enjoy pizzas of different types, Xfinity Zone, which serves foods and beverages to the fans while they watch the games on big screens and sculptures of players like Minnie Minoso, Carlton Fisk, Charles Comiskey, Luis Aparicio, Billy Pierce, Harold Baines and other famous baseball players of the team.


Apart from baseball, this stadium is also used for music concerts by artists and bands like The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and more. It has also housed football matches.


Chicago White Sox Tickets and Broadcasting Details

Just like all the other MLB teams, SeatGeek is the ideal place to get the tickets for the games of the Chicago White Sox. The prices are very cheap and start from $7, going higher up according to the games and spectator demands.


For TV, NBC Sports Chicago is the exclusive partner for telecasting the games of the Chicago White Sox. The broadcasters are Jason Benetti and Steve Stone.


For radio, ESPN Radio Chicago will air the action from the field. The broadcasters Len Kasper and Darrin Jackson. The Spanish version will be handled by WRTO-AM 1200 or Univision Radio. The broadcasters are Hector Molina and Billy Russo.


MLB.TV will also be available for streaming the team’s games in out of market areas. The fans need to purchase a Chicago White Sox single team subscription for $19.99 per month.


Chicago White Sox Coaching Staff

The Chicago White Sox have appointed several coaches to help guide and improve the players of the team. These are the coaching personnel associated with the team:


Personnel Coaching Position
Pedro Grifol (5)Manager
Charlie Montoyo (75)Bench Coach
José Castro (20)Hitting Coach
Chris Johnson (38)Assistant Hitting Coach
Ethan Katz (21)Pitching Coach
Daryl Boston (8)First Base Coach
Eddie Rodriguez (18)Third Base Coach
Curt Hasler (29)Bullpen Coach
Miguel Gonzalez (98)Bullpen Catcher
Luis Sierra (96)Bullpen Catcher
Mike Tosar (37)Major League Field Coordinator


Source:- mlb.com


Chicago White Sox Rivalries

The main rivals for the Chicago White Sox have been the Chicago Cubs, the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers.


Rivalry of the White Sox and the Cubs

These two teams are crosstown rivals because they belong on different sides of the same city of Chicago. There was little rivalry between the two teams until the interleague games began. Both these teams are very competitive against each other and often compete to prove their superiority over the other. At times, this rivalry has also turned volatile with players from both teams confronting each other. So far, both these teams have faced each other in 148 games (regular and postseason combined) in which the White Sox are presently leading with a record of 78-70.


Rivalry of the White Sox and the Twins

These two teams have been rivals since the 2000s. Both of these teams have fought each other over the control of the AL Central Division. This rivalry grew even more intense during the 2020’s when the Twins won the AL Central Division by beating the White Sox and the Indians/ Guardians. These two teams have faced each other in 2296 games and the White Sox are currently at an advantage with a record of 1179-1104. They have never met in the postseason.


Rivalry of the White Sox and the Tigers

These two teams have had one of the oldest active rivalries in the MLB. Their rivalry started after both became members of the American League in 1901. They have been playing against each other for a long time. Both these teams have played 2243 games till now in the regular season. The White Sox trail with a record of 1106-1128. None of these teams have met in the postseason yet.


Chicago White Sox MLB Stats and Records

These are all the all-time records and stats that the Chicago White Sox have obtained as a team.

  • All-time high record in batting average - .388 (1936 season)

  • All-time high record in runs scored - 135 (1925 season)

  • All-time high record in scoring home runs - 49 (1998 season)

  • All-time high record in scoring doubles - 48 (1998 season)

  • All-time high record in scoring singles - 170 (1920 season)

  • All-time high record in scoring triples - 21 (1916 season)

  • All-time high record in stolen bases - 77 (1983 season)

  • All-time high record in scoring runs - 163 (2000 season)

  • All-time high record in ERA - 1.27 (1910 season)

  • All-time high record in scoring strikeouts - 274 (2015 season)

  • All-time high record in scoring shutouts - 11 (1908 season)


Chicago White Sox World Series Championships

The Chicago White Sox have won three World Series Championships till date. These are the opponents they defeated are:


Year Opponents Score
1906 Chicago Cubs 4-2
1917 New York Giants 4-2
2005 Houston Astros 4-0


Chicago White Sox Other MLB Titles

The Chicago White Sox have also gained several other MLB titles thoughts its playing career till now.


Titles Years
AL Pennants (7)1900, 1901, 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959 and 2005
WL Pennants (1)1894
AL West Division titles (2)1983 and 1993
AL Central Division titles (4)2000, 2005, 2008 and 2021

Chicago White Sox Hall of Famers

These are all the personnel that have been inducted by the Chicago White Sox into its Hall of Fame.


Hall of Famers Years Inducted
Eddie Collins, Charles Comiskey1939
Hugh Duffy, 1945
Ed Walsh, Johnny Evers, Clark Griffiths, Frank Chance 1946
Al Simmons, Chief Bender 1953
Ted Lyons, Ray Schalk, 1955
Hank Greenberg 1956
Eddie Roush 1962
Red Faber, Luke Appling 1964
Charles “Red” Ruffing1967
Harry Hooper1971
Early Wynn1972
John “Jocko” Conlan 1974
Bob Lemon 1976
Al Lopez 1977
George Kell 1983
Luis Aparicio1984
Hoyt Wilhelm1985
Bill Veeck 1991
Tom Seaver 1992
Steve Carlton 1994
Nellie Fox1997
George Davis, Larry Doby 1998
Carlton Fisk2000
Goose Gossage2008
Roberto Alomar2011
Ron Santo2012
Frank Thomas, Tony La Russa 2014
Ken Griffey Jr.2016
Tim Raines2017
Jim Thome2018
Harold Baines2019


Source:- mlb.com


Current Chicago White Sox Roster MLB 2023

These are currently the active players on the roster for the Chicago White Sox.


Pitchers Catchers Infielders Outfielders Designated Hitter
Tanner Banks (56)Yasmani Grandal (24)Tim Anderson (7)Andrew Benintendi (23)Eloy Jimenez (74)
Aaron Bummer (39)Korey Lee (26)Elvis Andrus (1)Luis Robert Jr. (88)
Dylan Cease (84)Carlos Perez (36)Yoan Moncada (10)Gavin Sheets (32)
Mike Clevinger (52) Zach Remillard (28)Trayce Thompson (43)
Garrett Crochet (45) Lenyn Sosa (50)
Deivi Garcia (64) Andrew Vaughn (25)
Luis Patino (77)
Sammy Peralta (67)
Yohan Ramirez (48)
Lane Ramsey (68)
Bryan Shaw (41)
Touki Toussaint (47)
Jose Urena (54)


Source:- mlb.com


Chicago White Sox Schedule

The Chicago White Sox team has really struggled in the 2023 season. These are the last couple of opponents they will be facing.


Date Match Time Venue TV Stream
September 27, 2023 White Sox vs D-backs 1:10 pm Guaranteed Rate Field NBCSCH MLB.TV (out of market)
September 28, 2023 White Sox vs D-backs 1:10 pm Guaranteed Rate Field NBCSCH MLB.TV (out of market)
September 29, 2023 White Sox vs Padres 6:40 pm Guaranteed Rate Field NBCSCH
September 30, 2023 White Sox vs Padres 6:10 pm Guaranteed Rate Field NBCSCH
October 1, 2023 White Sox vs Padres 2:10 pm Guaranteed Rate Field NCBSCH


Source:- mlb.com


FAQs

A. The Chicago White Sox have won a total of three World Series Championships till now. 

A. Jerry Reinsdorf is the owner of the Chicago White Sox.

A. Guaranteed Rate Field is the home stadium for the Chicago White Sox.

A. Pedro Grifol is the manager of the Chicago White Sox.

A. Southpaw, a big fuzzy green dude, is the mascot of the Chicago White Sox. 

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