The Chicago White Sox are based out of the South Side of Chicago, Illinois and play in Major League Baseball’s American League Central Division. The team was originally named the Chicago White Stockings, after the nickname abandoned by the Cubs, and then shortened the name to the Chicago White Sox. In 1910 they moved into the historic Comiskey Park, which they would inhabit for more than eight decades before moving in to US Cellular Field.
The Sox were a strong team during their first two decades of play, winning the 1906 World Series with a defense-oriented team dubbed “the Hitless Wonders” and the 1917 World Series led by Eddie Cicotte, Eddie Collins and Shoeless Joe Jackson. They also played in the 1919 World Series, however the infamous Black Sox Scandal, in which several prominent members of the White Sox, including Cicotte and Jackson, were accused of conspiring with gamblers to purposefully lose games. Those players were banned from the sport, tainting their reputations for life. Decades of mediocrity followed for the White Sox until the 1950s, when perennially competitive teams were blocked from the playoffs by the dynastic New York Yankees with the exception of the 1959 pennant winners led by Early Wynn, Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio and manager Al Lopez. The South Side ball club returned to MLB greatness with their third and most recent World Series victory in 2005, led by players such as Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko.
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- World Series Wins: 1906, 1917, 2005
- Pennant Wins: 1901, 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959, 2005
- Retired Numbers: Nellie Fox (2), Harold Baines (3), Luke Appling (4), Minnie Minoso (9), Luis Aparicio (11), Ted Lyons (16), Billy Pierce (19), Frank Thomas (35), Carlton Fisk (72)
- Current Stars: Jose Abreau, Todd Frazier, Melky Cabrera
Most popular Chicago White Sox players: Paul Konerko