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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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412 78
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
281 86
Paul Konerko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Paul Konerko Infielder, First baseman

3
247 57
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

4
348 79
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

5
201 42
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

6
188 49
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
212 47
Mark Buehrle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Mark Buehrle Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
210 58
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

9
151 46
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
179 37
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

11
163 47
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
165 50
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

13
115 33
Ed Walsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Ed Walsh Pitcher

14
133 57
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

15
125 39
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

16
103 32
Ted Lyons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ted Lyons Pitcher

17
132 54
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardBeecher added Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
102 35
Billy Pierce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Billy Pierce Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
101 24
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jim Thome First baseman

20
101 37
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

21
105 29
Jack McDowell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jack McDowell Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
129 48
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

23
100 31
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Wilbur Wood Pitcher

24
114 30
Hoyt Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Hoyt Wilhelm Pitcher

25
125 47
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

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97 34
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

27
62 14
Bobby Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Bobby Thigpen Pitcher

28
94 32
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

29
68 10
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Abreu

30
63 13
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tim Raines Left fielder

31
67 32
Eddie Cicotte is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Cicotte Pitcher

32
83 37
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Goose Gossage Pitcher

33
68 47
Alexei Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Alexei Ramírez Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

34
65 25
Bill Melton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Bill Melton Third baseman

35
43 21
Scott Podsednik is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Aidan7158 added Scott Podsednik Left fielder, Center fielder

36
57 27
Red Faber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Red Faber Pitcher

37
59 29
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
26 4
Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jose Abreu

39
41 24
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Quintana Pitcher

40
57 32
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ray Durham Second baseman

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32 27
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
51 30
Sherm Lollar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Sherm Lollar Catcher

43
34 15
Ron Kittle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ron Kittle Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

44
29 26
Carlos Quentin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Quentin Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

45
31 19
Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman

46
48 29
Lance Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Lance Johnson Outfielder, Center fielder

47
39 28
Ray Schalk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Ray Schalk Catcher

48
30 30
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

49
56 30
Buck Weaver is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Buck Weaver Shortstop, Third baseman

50
23 25
Fielder Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Fielder Jones Outfielder, Center fielder