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This is a list of the greatest Chicago White Sox players in team history. Established in 1894, the Chicago White Sox are one of the classic major league franchises. Known as the the Pale Hose, the ChiSox or in some quarters, the Black Sox, the White Sox featured some of the best players ever during the formative years of professional baseball. During the early twentieth century, the White Sox had one of the best teams in baseball. The team won several World Series with the likes of Eddie Cicotte, Red Faber and Reb Russell on the hill, while the acquisition of Shoeless Joe Jackson from Cleveland helped catapult the squad to the 1917 World Series title. After the Black Sox scandal saw many of the White Sox's best players banned from baseball, they had moderate success.

In the early '90s, behind the strength of slugger Frank Thomas, the White Sox were always competing for the American League's Central Division title. Nicknamed the Big Hurt, Thomas was one of baseball's biggest stars during his playing days. Thomas is a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000), and two-time AL MVP (1993, 1994). He won the AL batting title in 1997, was named AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2000. The White Sox retired his trademark number 35 in 2010 and a statue of Thomas was erected in front of U.S. Cellular Field in 2011.

With a team that has as rich of a history as the White Sox, there are going to be many players who should be on the list of the greatest White Sox players of all time. If there's a player who should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add him. Here's your chance to support who you think is the greatest Chicago White Sox player in the team's illustrious history. Vote up or down whomever you think deserves the honor!
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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

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Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

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+ - 175 45
Paul Konerko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Paul Konerko Infielder, First baseman

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+ - 144 35
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

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+ - 144 32
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

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+ - 124 25
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

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+ - 117 28
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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+ - 128 31
Mark Buehrle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Mark Buehrle Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 119 23
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

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+ - 115 27
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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+ - 117 28
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

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+ - 76 19
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 68 18
Ed Walsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ed Walsh Pitcher

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+ - 68 19
Billy Pierce is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Billy Pierce Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 79 26
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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+ - 69 17
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 85 29
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

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+ - 85 39
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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+ - 83 29
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

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+ - 75 21
Hoyt Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Hoyt Wilhelm Pitcher

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+ - 65 23
Ted Lyons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ted Lyons Pitcher

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+ - 72 28
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 66 21
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Wilbur Wood Pitcher

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+ - 49 12
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

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+ - 61 23
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

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+ - 55 19
Jack McDowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jack McDowell Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 59 22
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

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+ - 31 7
Bobby Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Bobby Thigpen Pitcher

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+ - 56 24
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Goose Gossage Pitcher

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Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Tim Raines Left fielder

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+ - 39 15
Red Faber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Red Faber Pitcher

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+ - 22 4
Scott Podsednik is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Scott Podsednik Left fielder, Center fielder

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+ - 38 15
Bill Melton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Bill Melton Third baseman

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+ - 45 29
Alexei Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Alexei Ramírez Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

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+ - 38 17
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ray Durham Second baseman

36
+ - 22 3
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
José Abreu

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+ - 37 16
Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Chet Lemon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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+ - 35 17
Sherm Lollar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Sherm Lollar Catcher

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+ - 24 8
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
José Quintana Pitcher

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+ - 35 21
Eddie Cicotte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Cicotte Pitcher

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+ - 20 8
Jon Garland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jon Garland Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 31 18
Lance Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Lance Johnson Outfielder, Center fielder

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+ - 21 8
Adam Eaton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Adam Eaton Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 21 14
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
George Davis Infielder, Shortstop

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+ - 17 10
Carlos Quentin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Carlos Quentin Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 14 6
Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman

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+ - 15 10
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 23 15
Ray Schalk is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ray Schalk Catcher

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+ - 18 10
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Bucky Dent Shortstop

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+ - 39 22
LaMarr Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
LaMarr Hoyt Pitcher