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List Rules Please only rank the players based on their time with the White Sox

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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329 56
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

2
224 61
Paul Konerko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Paul Konerko Infielder, First baseman

3
278 63
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

4
186 47
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

5
159 31
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

6
148 39
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

7
163 38
Mark Buehrle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Mark Buehrle Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
171 44
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

9
103 30
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
144 29
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

11
131 37
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

12
137 37
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

13
105 44
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

14
87 25
Ed Walsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Ed Walsh Pitcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
100 37
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardBeecher added Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

16
81 25
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

17
95 34
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

18
82 26
Ted Lyons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ted Lyons Pitcher

19
84 29
Billy Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Billy Pierce Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
103 37
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

21
100 34
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

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22
67 16
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jim Thome First baseman

23
76 22
Jack McDowell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jack McDowell Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
91 26
Hoyt Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Hoyt Wilhelm Pitcher

25
78 27
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Wilbur Wood Pitcher

26
74 27
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

27
78 24
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

28
44 11
Bobby Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Bobby Thigpen Pitcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
43 7
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tim Raines Left fielder

30
56 32
Alexei Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Alexei Ramírez Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

31
50 19
Red Faber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Red Faber Pitcher

32
65 30
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Goose Gossage Pitcher

33
40 6
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Abreu

34
29 9
Scott Podsednik is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Aidan7158 added Scott Podsednik Left fielder, Center fielder

35
49 27
Eddie Cicotte is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Cicotte Pitcher

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36
47 19
Bill Melton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Bill Melton Third baseman

37
47 22
Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Chet Lemon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

38
33 12
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Quintana Pitcher

39
35 19
Ray Schalk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Ray Schalk Catcher

40
44 23
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ray Durham Second baseman

41
26 20
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added George Davis Infielder, Shortstop

42
43 23
Sherm Lollar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Sherm Lollar Catcher

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21 16
Carlos Quentin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Quentin Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

44
22 18
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

45
49 24
Buck Weaver is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Buck Weaver Shortstop, Third baseman

46
21 11
Aaron Rowand is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Aaron Rowand Outfielder, Center fielder

47
22 8
Ron Kittle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ron Kittle Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

48
18 16
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

49
38 23
Lance Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Lance Johnson Outfielder, Center fielder

50
26 13
Jon Garland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jon Garland Starting pitcher, Pitcher