Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Chicago White Sox
|In the 20th century I pitched 57 Shutouts for the White Sox franchise. Who am I?||Chicago White Sox
Ed Walsh. Ed walsh also holds the MLB record for the most innings pitched in a season in the 20th century, with 464.
|In my career as a member of the White Sox I swiped 318 bases. Who am I?||Chicago White Sox
|Who was the Manager of the Chisox during the 1919 Black Sox scandal?||Chicago White Sox
|Who was the first White Sox player to win the AL batting title twice?||Chicago White Sox
Luke Appling. Luke Appling won the AL batting title in 1936 and 1943.
|Who was the first White Sox skipper to win the AL Manager of the year award?||Chicago White Sox
Tony La Russa. Tony La Russa was voted top skipper in the AL in 1983.
Ted Lyons. Ted Lyons won 260 games as a member of the White Sox franchise.
|I became the first White Sox player to win the AL MVP award. The year was 1959. Who am I?||Chicago White Sox
|Who was the first White Sox player to drive in 150 or more runs in a single season?||Chicago White Sox
Albert Belle. Albert Belle had 152 RBIS in 1998.
|In what year did the White Sox win their first World series championship?||Chicago White Sox
1906. The White Sox defeated the Cubs 4-2.
|How many times in the 20th century, did the White Sox break the 3,000,000 mark in attendance for a season?||Your Chicago White Sox!
0. They never made it. The closest the team came was in 1991 with a gate of 2,934,154 fans. 1993 was the last time in the century that the fans would break the 2,000,000 barrier.
Luke Appling. Luke hit the .388 in 1936, breaking the team record of Joe Jackson who hit .382 in 1920. Eddie Collins also hit .372 in 1920. After 20 seasons with the White Sox, Appling retired with a lifetime batting average of .310.
No player did it. Albert Belle was the only White Sox player to come close. He hit 49 in 1998. Frank Thomas' highest total was 43 dingers in 2000, and 41 in 1993.
1906. In 1906, the White Sox won it all by defeating crosstown rival Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2. Managed by Fielder Jones, the White Sox had a balanced ballclub with no stars. Not one starter hit over .280 in the season. 1917 would see the ballclub win their last World Series of the 20th century.
Comiskey Park. Named after Charles Comiskey, the White Sox played there from 1911-1990 before playing at Comiskey Park II. Southside Park is where the franchise began playing their games in 1901.
They were always the White Sox. The Chicago White Sox franchise began in 1901, and what a year as they won the American League under player-manager Clark Griffith. They beat the runner-up Red Sox by 4 games. The White Sox were led by Dummy Hoy and Roy Patterson.
Frank Thomas. "The Big Hurt" had an amazing career with the White Sox, hitting over 400 home runs with them. He played in Chicago from 1990-2005 before signing with Oakland in 2006.
|In 1983, the "Winning Ugly" White Sox went to the postseason for the first time since 1959. How many games did they win the AL West division by?||Chicago White Sox: 100 Years
20. The Sox finished at 99-63, 20 games ahead of the second place Kansas City Royals. They lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS, 3-1.
Wilbur Wood. Unfortunatley, Wood lost both contests to the Yankees. Wood had a fine career, winning 20 or more games 4 straight years.
Gary Peters. Peters won 19 games that season, and won 20 the following year. He finished with 124 victories in his career.
Nellie Fox. Nellie hit .306, and played a remarkable second base. Luis Aparicio and Early Wynn finished second and third in the voting, respectively.
Ted Lyons. The 45-year old hurler returned to the White Sox after 3-year layoff. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955.
Luke Appling. "Old Aches and Pains", Luke Appling was a rare bright spot for the Pale Hose in the 1930s. 1936 was Appling finest season, as he led the league in hitting and drove in 128 runs. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1964.
Johnny Mostil. Johnny Mostil was among the best outfielders of the American League in the 1920s. Tragically, he attempted suicide during spring training of 1927. He would return later in the season.
|Three "clean" Sox from the 1919 White Sox team are in the Hall of Fame. One is the great Eddie Collins, one is pitcher Red Faber, who is the third?||Chicago White Sox: 100 Years
Ray Schalk. Although he only had a .253 career batting average and 12 career home runs, Ray Schalk became a hall of famer in 1955. He was widley regarded as the best defensive catcher of his day.
Ed Walsh. "Big" Ed Walsh was one the most dominant pitchers in baseball in the early 20th century. He finished with 195 wins in his career and is the all time career leader in ERA. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1946.
|The franchise began playing their home games at South Side Park II in 1901, then moved into the new Comiskey Park in 1911. In which year did the White Sox play their last game in Comiskey Park?||Memories of the White Sox
1990. The White Sox gave their fans the final home game in the old Comiskey Park on September 30, 1990. They won the game 2-1 over the Mariners. Jack McDowell took the win. The original Comiskey Park was demolished in 1991. They moved into Comiskey Park II for the 1991 season.
|How many times did the White Sox lose 100 games in a season during the entire 20th Century, 100 seasons of their franchise?||Memories of the White Sox
3. The White Sox had pretty much a consistent franchise, although they were not over-flowing with World Series appearances. It wasn't until 1932 for the team to lose 102 games. They reached the century mark again in 1948, then again in 1970. In comparison, the Dodger franchise went to 18 World Series in the 20th Century, and lost 100+ games twice. Even the Yankees hit the century mark twice. The Athletics franchise hit that mark 16 times during the same time period, although making 14 World Series appearances.
|Who was the first player inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame that wore a White Sox uniform, even for one season?||Memories of the White Sox
Eddie Collins. The others never played for the White Sox. Although Comiskey Park in Chicago was named after Charles Comiskey, he never played for nor managed the team. Collins played with the White Sox from 1915-1926. He also played in 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics. He was inducted into the hall in 1939, the fourth season of Hall of Fame inductions.
|This White Sox player set a Major League record for playing in 2511 games at the same shortstop position on the field throughout his entire career. Who was this?||Memories of the White Sox
Luis Aparicio. The others never played for the White Sox. Wearing the familiar number 11, Luis played his entire career of 18 seasons at shortstop. He never pinch-hit, pinch-ran, and never played any other position. He played 10 seasons for the White Sox, five with the Orioles, and three with the Red Sox. He retired in 1973, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984.
|Manager Ozzie Guillen took over the White Sox in 2004, and had the helm for over six seasons. Which team did Ozzie play most of his career with before managing?||Memories of the White Sox
White Sox. Ozzie was a White Sox shortstop from 1985-1997. Guillen was the 1985 AL Rookie of the Year. He signed as a free agent with the Orioles in 1998, then with the Braves, and finally with the Devil Rays in 2000, all via free agency. He wore the number 13 throughout his playing career. In 2005, he won the AL Manager of the Year Award. Ozzie never played for any of the other teams listed.