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The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time  

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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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Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
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José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Abreu
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Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Pitcher
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Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Left fielder
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Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Right fielder
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Eddie Cicotte is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Pitcher
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Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
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Red Faber is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Pitcher
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Alexei Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop
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Bill Melton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Third baseman
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Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
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Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jose Abreu
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Buck Weaver is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman
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Scott Podsednik is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Aidan7158 added Left fielder, Center fielder
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Fielder Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Outfielder, Center fielder
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Ray Schalk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Catcher
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Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Pitcher
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Ron Kittle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
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LaMarr Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Pitcher
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Lefty Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Pitcher
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Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Second baseman
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Jon Garland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher
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Freddy García is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
AriBenarroch added Starting pitcher, Pitcher
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Tim Anderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Shortstop
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Sherm Lollar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Catcher