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|Stadium:||Guaranteed Rate Field|
|Colors:||Black, silver & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Eddie Collins, Ed Walsh, Ted Lyons, Ray Schalk, Red Faber, Luke Appling, Harry Hooper, Early Wynn, Luis Aparicio, Hoyt Wilhelm, Nellie Fox, George Davis, Carlton Fisk, Goose Gossage, Frank Thomas, Tim Raines, Harold Baines, Johnny Evers, Eddie Roush, Charles “Red” Ruffing, John “Jocko” Conlan, George Kell, Tom Seaver, Steve Carlton, Larry Doby, Roberto Alomar, Ron Santo, Ken Griffey Jr. & Jim Thome|
|Hall of Fame General Managers:||Hugh Duffy, Frank Chance, Bob Lemon, Al Lopez & Tony La Russa|
|Legends:||Ed Walsh, Frank Thomas, Eddie Collins, Eddie Cicotte, Luke Appling, Red Faber, Minnie Minoso, Billy Pierce, Ted Lyons & Joe Jackson|
|Retired Numbers:||12: 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 14, 16, 19, 35, 42, 56 & 72|
|World Series Championships:||3: 1906, 1917 & 2005|
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Nobody knows droughts quite like the Chicago White Sox who have often endured a long wait throughout their 120-years of existence and, truth be told it has been painful for the majority of it.
Established in 1900 and originally named the Chicago White Stockings (they later changed it to the White Sox for short in 1904), the White Sox competed in the American League, and it took six years before they felt success when they lifted their first World Series in 1906 after defeating the Cubs.
Their next World Series win came 11 years later in 1917 when they defeated the New York Giants. After their title success in 1917 a long, hard, and enduring 88-year wait occurred until they could get their hands on another World Series win.
From there on in, it wasn’t a flash time to be a White Sox fan despite making the 1919 World Series in which they lost to the Cincinnati Reds, they had to wait another 40 odd years before they could see postseason action as from 1920 to 1959 they often missed the playoffs finishing between second place to eighth place.
Their worst season occurred in 1939 where they recorded just 49 wins for the season placing them seventh in the American League. However, things started to pick up when the 1950s rolled around and they were finally being a competitive side again after a few decades in the wilderness, where they would progress in the American League.
After the White Sox fluctuated from fifth to eighth spot, they started to improve from 1951-1959 which saw the side move up the league which saw them progress to fourth place, third place to second place, and finally to the number one spot in 1959, which gave them a World Series appearance.
The 1959 World Series ended in heartbreak as they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2. Also during that time from 1951 to 1967, the White Sox were the team of the town as they recorded 17 winning seasons in a row to make it a level pegging with the New York Yankees as the best ever teams.
The 17 winning seasons in a row could also be because the team focussed on stealing bases headlined by Minnie Miñoso, Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio, Billy Pierce, and Sherm Lollar which saw the team rise.
The focus on stealing bases compared to power-hitting for home runs also earned the nickname “Go-Go White Sox”. Despite making a close run to the postseason which saw the White Sox finish second in the 1963, 1964, and 1965 seasons it still wasn’t enough to prolong their season.
By midway through the 1960s, the White Sox were on the decline as they couldn’t prolong their momentum and they ended the 1968 season in eighth place and the 1969 season in fifth place.
Even though talks had been going on for a few years, the 1970s was overshadowed by potential talk of the White Sox relocating from Chicago to Milwaukee, and their 1970 season may have been added to the conversation when they only managed 56 wins and finished sixth in the American League West Division.
The 80s saw a change in the way the White Sox went about their businesses as they signed Carlton Fisk, Harold Baines, Tom Paciorek, and LaMarr Hoyt as they finally led the White Sox to their first postseason game since 1959 where they met the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS after topping American League West.
Unfortunately, it was more misery for the White Sox and they suffered a 3-1 series defeat in the ALCS. The rest of the 80s wasn’t that flash and by 1985 the White Sox traded Paciorek to the Mets, Hoyt, who won the Cy Young award in 1983, to the San Diego Padres.
The White Sox for the next decade was a strong team however, they didn’t really reap the rewards as for the most parts of the 90s and even early 2000s they often finished in second place, but it all changed in 2005.
After finishing in second place in the American League West for the last three years, the hard work finally paid off. Ahead of the season, the White Sox signed Jermaine Dye, Dustin Hermanson, Orlando Hernández, A. J. Pierzynski and Tadahito Iguchi as free agents and it proved they were much-needed cavalry.
The White Sox ended the season with 99 wins which placed them in first place of the American League West, which was the first time they appeared in the postseason since 2000 and boy did they make it count.
Up first in their quest for a World Series was the Boston Red Sox where they squared off in the American League Division Series (ALDS), but the team from Boston was no match for the White Sox as they cruised past with a 3-0 series win.
Next up was the Los Angeles Angeles in the ALCS, and after losing the first game the White Sox responded by winning the next four and they made it to their first World Series since 1959 where they would meet the Houston Astros.
The Astros though couldn’t handle the pressure on the big stage as the White Sox swept the series 4-0, to claim their first World Series title since 1917 and they ended a long, enduring, and often tiring 88-year drought. Jermaine Dye was crowned the World Series MVP.
To this day, it was their last and most recent World Series victory, as three years later when they topped the group again but couldn’t contain the same momentum and they crashed out of the ALDS to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008.
Since then it has been another tiring affair for the White Sox faithful as after a shortened 2020 season which saw all MLB teams play 60 games instead of 162, they finished third in the American League which meant they were able to make the playoffs through the wildcard series.
However, their season came to an abrupt end when they lost the American League Wildcard to the Oakland Athletics 2-1, despite claiming the first game of the series. Chicago White Sox fans are hoping the 2021 season will bring another trip to the playoffs, but just a little bit further this time.
If you are a fan of the Chicago White Sox, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the White Sox have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the World Series in 2021?
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Coming into his 34th season as a Major League Baseball manager, Tony La Russa currently has a 1408-1182 win-loss record in charge of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletic and St Louis Cardinals.
After making his Major League debut in 1963, La Russa played a total of 132 major league games for the Kansas City / Oakland Athletic, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs. Retiring with a career batting average of .199.
In 1978, La Russa was given his first opportunity managing a team, leading the Chicago White Sox Double-A affiliate, the Knoxville Sox.
After spending half a season in Knoxville, La Russa was promoted to the White Sox coaching staff, and after a 46-60 start to the 1979 season, La Russa took over the role as manager, leading the White sox to a 27-27 finish to the year and becoming the the youngest manager in the major league at 34.
La Russa remained the manager in Chicago for the next seven and a half years, leading the White Sox to a 522-510 record and just one postseason appearance. La Russa was fired by the White Sox after a 26-38 start to the 1986 season.
Less than three weeks after being fired, La Russa was hired by his former team, the Oakland Athletic, to take over as manager.
La Russa was the manager in Oakland for 10 consecutive seasons, leading the Athletic to a 798-673 win-loss record, including four trips to the playoffs, three consecutive trips to the World Series between 1988-1990 and the franchises ninth World Series Championship in 1989.
Following a 67-77 season in 1995, La Russa became the manager of his third franchise, the St. Louis Cardinals.
In his 16 seasons with the team, La Russa led the Cardinals to a 1408-1182 regular season win-loss record, a 50-42 record in the postseason, nine trips to the playoffs, three trips to the World Series and two World Series Championships in 2006 and 2011.
Following the franchise’s title success in 2011, La Russa became the first manager in Major League Baseball history to retire in the same season as winning a World Series title and was subsequently inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 as a three time World Series Championship manager (1989, 2006, 2011) and a four time MLB Manager of the Year (1983, 1988, 1992, 2002).
Now at 76 years of age, La Russa is back in the White Sox dugout, having become the oldest manager in MLB and the first manager in baseball history to return to managing after being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager.
Having been with the White Sox since transferring from the Cuban Series, Jose Abreu has been one of most accomplished players in the franchise’s history and is undoubtedly the White Sox’s most important player heading into 2021.
Batting at .292 with 73 RBIs and an MLB-leading 29 home runs at the All-Star break of his rookie season, Abreu was selected to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game on his way to a franchise rookie record record 36 home run seasons that saw him win the 2014 Sporting News American League Rookie of the Year Award, the AL Silver Slugger Award for first basemen, as well as being unanimously named the 2014 AL Rookie of the Year.
Having set quite a high standard for himself, Abreu failed to recreate his rookie season efforts in 2015 and 2016.
However, in 2017 Abreu once again gave reason to believe that he was going to be one of the most damaging players in the league. Ranking in the top 20 for batting average (8th), total bases (1st), total runs (5th) and triples (3rd).
From 2018 onwards Abreu has been named a two time All-Star (2018-19), All-MLB Second team (2020), two time Silver Slugger Award recipient (2018 and 2020), American League Hank Aaron Award recipient (2020), two time American League RBI leader (2019-20) and the 2020 American League MVP.
Abreu became the first White Sox player to win the AL MVP since 1994 after equaling a career high in batting average with .317 as well as leading the American League in slugging percentage, RBIs, games played, hits, extra base hits and total bases.
As the reigning American League MVP, it is no surprise that Jose Abreu is going to be the most important player in the White Six dugout this season, as Abreu continues to look for his first World Series Championship.
Yasmani Grandal was the 12th overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft, and although he hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations of a top 15 prospect, he is still undeniably one of the most important players in the White Sox dugout.
Early in his playing career, Grandal was traded to San Diego from Cincinnati before making his MLB debut, suspended for 50 games due to having a high testosterone level, before suffering a significant knee injury in 2013.
Grandal was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers late in 2014, where he would return from his knee injury and reignite his career.
In a 2015 season that saw him hit at a batting average of .234, with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs, Grandal was selected to his debut MLB All-Star game.
After three more solid seasons with the Dodgers, Grandal became a free agent and accepted a one year $18.5 million deal with the Brewers. In his one season in Milwaukee, Grandal batted at .246 with 28 home runs and 77 RBIs.
After being named in the 2019 All-Star game and on the 2019 All-MLB second team, Grandal once again took to free agency, this time landing at the White Sox on a four-year, $73 million deal.
In his debut season with Chicago, Grandal was the starting catcher and also batted at .230 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs in 46 of the 60 games in the COVID-19 shortened season.
The Chicago White Sox began their 2020 MLB journey with odds at a massive +50000 to make it to the World Series on July 23 a few days before their season opener with the Minnesota Twins.
After losing the opening game to the Twins on July 25 then rebounding with a win against the same side by July 26 the White Sox saw their value go up to +75000 to win the World Series.
By August 2, even after winning three games in a row (which included a win against the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals twice), their value went up to +183333 even when they defeated the Royals on that day.
From there, their odds skyrocketed, and by August 7 they were valued at +200000 to make the World Series, although their mini defeat to the Milwaukee Brewers may have contributed to it. Danger signs were already there since their odds were elevating but it got even worse from August 12 to September 2.
On August 12 after winning their last four games they had a value of +283333 to make it to the World Series, but even a day after their series win over the Tigers they moved to +31667 for the World Series, and by August 20 (after winning four games in a row) life seemed tough for the White Sox to make it to the World Series as they had a value of +450000.
By August 24 things started to change ahead of their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates as their value started to drop and were valued at +350000. A loss to the Royals on August 29 did more harm than good as it saw their value rise up to +38333, but by September 9 they were valued at +40000 and it was all downhill from there.
During the 2020 season, the White Sox had the best run line in the entire league with a 38-25-0 record, placing them first. When they were the home team they slipped down to eighth in the MLB with a 17-13-0 record, when they were the away team they had the second-best run line record only falling behind to the Miami Marlins and the White Sox had a 21-21-0 record.
When looking at the overall over / under record the White Sox were ranked 19th with a 29-32-2 record. Looking at the home record, the White Sox improved as they were ranked 13th in the league with a record of 15-15-0, however, they reached their lowest ranking when they were the away side as they were ranked 20th in the league with a 14-17-2 record.
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Where do the Chicago White Sox play?
The Chicago White Sox play at the Guaranteed Rate Field.
Who owns the Chicago White Sox?
The Chicago White Sox is owned by Jerry Reinsdorf.
Have the Chicago White Sox won an MLB World Series?
The Chicago White Sox have won three MLB World Series titles in 1906, 1917, and 2005.
Who is the Chicago White Sox general manager?
Rick Hahn is the manager of the Chicago White Sox.
Do the Chicago White Sox play tonight?
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What is the Chicago White Sox record?
The Chicago White Sox had a 35-25 win-loss record for the 2020 MLB season.
Did the Chicago White Sox win last night?
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How much are the Chicago White Sox worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Chicago White Sox are worth $1.65 billion.
Who do the Chicago White Sox play tonight?
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How to watch the Chicago White Sox?
You can watch the Chicago White Sox games on TV channels like NBC Sports Chicago, Regional Sports Networks (RSN), and the MLB Network such as MLB.TV.
Will the Chicago White Sox make the playoffs this year?
The Chicago White Sox did make the playoffs in the 2020 MLB season as they finished in third place in the American League Central with a 35-25 win-loss ratio which meant they played in the Wild Card game, but went down to the Oakland Athletics.
Will the Chicago White Sox get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The Chicago White Sox received the 23rd pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
When do the Chicago White Sox play?
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Where did the Chicago White Sox finish the season?
The Chicago White Sox finished the 2020 MLB season in third place in the American League Central.
How many games did the Chicago White Sox win?
The Chicago White Sox won 35 games during the 2020 MLB season.
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