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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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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
2
Paul Konerko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Infielder, First baseman
3
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Catcher
4
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
5
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Shortstop
6
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder
7
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Second baseman
8
Mark Buehrle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
9
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Shortstop
10
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder
11
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Second baseman
12
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher
13
Ed Walsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Pitcher
14
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
15
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Manager, Shortstop
16
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman
17
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
18
Ted Lyons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Pitcher
19
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman
20
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Manager, Third baseman
21
Jack McDowell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
22
Hoyt Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Pitcher
23
Bobby Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher
24
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardBeecher added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
25
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Pitcher