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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / The Top 10 Chicago White Sox of All Time

The Top 10 Chicago White Sox of All Time

Ranking the Top 10 Chicago White Sox of all time!
Publish Date: 12/27/2022
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10) Wilbur Wood

For five years, his prime as a starter, Wood averaged 45 starts and 336 innings per season. Wood won 20 or more games for four straight years, leading the AL in 1972 and 1973 with 24 wins. Wood was an all-star in 1971.72.and 74.

9) Harold Baines

During his 14-year White Sox career, Baines batted .288, hit 221 homers, and drove in 981 RBI. Baines was a team leader and helped the Sox made it to the playoffs in 1983.

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8) Minnie Minoso

Miñoso was an American League (AL) All-Star for seven seasons and a Gold Glove winner for three seasons when he was in his 30s. He batted over .300 for eight seasons. He was the AL leader in triples and stolen bases three times each and in hits, doubles, and total bases once each. Check out the top sportsbooks for betting on baseball.

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The Legacy of Minnie Miñoso (2022)

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7) Nellie Fox

Fox was an American League (AL) All-Star for twelve seasons, an AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) for one season, and an AL Gold Glove winner for three seasons. He had a .288 major-league career batting average with 2663 hits, 35 home runs, and 790 runs batted in. He hit .300 or more six times and led the AL in singles eight times (seven consecutive seasons) and in fielding average six times as a second baseman. His career fielding percentage was .984. In 1959, when the “Go-Go” Chicago White Sox won the American League Pennant championship, he hit .306 with 149 singles and 70 RBI.

Video: Nellie Fox (1960) Interview by Cliff Evans

Nellie Fox (1960) Interview by Cliff Evans

6) Luke Appling

Appling won his second batting crown when he was 36, and he hit .300 fifteen times. He played 22 years in the big leagues, every game as a member of the White Sox.

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LUKE APPLING MLB HALL OF FAME CAREER LUKE APPLING MLB CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

5) Shoeless Joe Jackson

Jackson has the third-highest lifetime batting average in Major League Baseball history at .356. Babe Ruth called him the greatest hitter he ever saw. The White Sox acquired Jackson in 1915 from the Cleveland Indians. During his years with the White Sox, he hit .340 with 30 HR, and, in the Dead Ball Era, he was considered a beast. If he would have played another five years for the Sox he might top this list.

Video: Shoeless Joe Jackson: Hall of Fame Worthy?

Shoeless Joe Jackson: Hall of Fame Worthy?

4) Big Ed Walsh

Big Ed Walsh had a career ERA of 1.81 during his White Sox playing days. He whiffed 1,732 batters, threw 57 shutouts, and his WHIP was .995. He played just 13 years for the Sox but, in 1908, he won 40 games en route to a career total of 195.

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Ed Walsh Signed Signed Baseball! The Greatest Pitcher of All-Time!

3) Luis Aparicio

Aparicio won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award in 1956. He was an AL All-Star for ten seasons, an AL stolen base leader for nine consecutive seasons, and an AL Gold Glove winner for nine seasons. He helped the “Go-Go” White Sox won the AL championship in 1959 and was the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) runner-up that season (he led the AL in stolen bases, putouts, assists, and fielding as a shortstop).

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Luis Aparicio One of The Best MLB Short Stops All Time

2) Frank Thomas

Thomas, in his first eight seasons, won two MVPs. He probably should have won the award when he was 23 in 1991 and 1997, when he had his best season. The Big Hurt is the White Sox’s all-time HR (448) and RBI (1465) leader. Over his 16-year White Sox career, he hit .307 and drew 1,466 walks. Check out the top baseball betting sites.

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Frank Thomas (The Big Hurt) Highlight Reel

1) Eddie Collins

Hall of Famer Eddie Collins played 12 years with the Chicago White Sox. In that period, he batted an astounding .331 and stole 368 bases. As a player, Collins was speedy and athletic with boundless energy. Everywhere Eddie went on a baseball field, he ran.

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Eddie Collins – Baseball Hall of Fame Biographies

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