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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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356 66
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
243 74
Paul Konerko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Paul Konerko Infielder, First baseman

3
306 67
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

4
206 52
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

5
167 37
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

6
163 41
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
180 42
Mark Buehrle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Mark Buehrle Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
186 49
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

9
119 37
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
154 32
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

11
141 40
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
146 43
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

13
113 49
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

14
95 29
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
102 37
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
87 28
Ted Lyons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ted Lyons Pitcher

17
90 30
Billy Pierce is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Billy Pierce Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
111 44
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardBeecher added Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
87 30
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

20
77 18
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jim Thome First baseman

21
109 40
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

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86 24
Jack McDowell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jack McDowell Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
109 39
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

24
99 26
Hoyt Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Hoyt Wilhelm Pitcher

25
87 29
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Wilbur Wood Pitcher

26
82 29
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

27
53 12
Bobby Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Bobby Thigpen Pitcher

28
81 26
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

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49 9
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
60 36
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
53 8
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Abreu

32
56 28
Eddie Cicotte is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Cicotte Pitcher

33
73 32
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Goose Gossage Pitcher

34
35 11
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
53 21
Red Faber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Red Faber Pitcher

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36
50 23
Bill Melton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Bill Melton Third baseman

37
50 26
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
37 16
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Quintana Pitcher

39
50 24
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ray Durham Second baseman

40
37 21
Ray Schalk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Ray Schalk Catcher

41
27 22
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
23 19
Carlos Quentin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Quentin Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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45 26
Sherm Lollar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Sherm Lollar Catcher

44
24 14
Aaron Rowand is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Aaron Rowand Outfielder, Center fielder

45
22 23
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

46
40 25
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
51 27
Buck Weaver is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Buck Weaver Shortstop, Third baseman

48
28 15
Jon Garland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jon Garland Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
24 11
Ron Kittle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ron Kittle Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

50
22 15
Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman