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 make it to the playoffs in 1983.
8) 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 very fast and athletic with boundless energy. Everywhere Eddie went on a baseball field, he ran.
7) 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.
6) 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.
5) 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.
4) 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. Jackson was acquired by the White Sox 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.
3) Luke Appling
Appling won his second batting crown when he was 36 years old, and he ultimately hit .300 fifteen times. He played 22 years in the big leagues, every game as a member of the White Sox.
2) Luis Aparicio
Aparicio won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award in 1956. He helped the “Go-Go” White Sox win 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). He was an AL All-Star for ten seasons, an AL stolen base leader for 9 consecutive seasons, and an AL Gold Glove winner for 9 seasons.
1) 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 in 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.