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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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1
300 54
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

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2
206 52
Paul Konerko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Paul Konerko Infielder, First baseman

3
248 58
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

4
165 43
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

5
141 28
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

6
133 35
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
160 39
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Nellie Fox Second baseman

8
146 33
Mark Buehrle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Mark Buehrle Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
93 25
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
133 29
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

11
122 35
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
129 35
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

13
96 41
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

14
78 23
Ed Walsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Ed Walsh Pitcher

15
90 31
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

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16
77 23
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
90 32
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
78 25
Ted Lyons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ted Lyons Pitcher

19
77 27
Billy Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Billy Pierce Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
95 34
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

21
92 31
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time

22
58 15
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
86 25
Hoyt Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Hoyt Wilhelm Pitcher

24
71 26
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Wilbur Wood Pitcher

25
65 21
Jack McDowell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Jack McDowell Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
67 26
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

27
70 23
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

28
52 30
Alexei Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Alexei Ramírez Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

29
39 6
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tim Raines Left fielder

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30
37 10
Bobby Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Bobby Thigpen Pitcher

31
27 7
Scott Podsednik is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Aidan7158 added Scott Podsednik Left fielder, Center fielder

32
62 29
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
bmarr2008 added Goose Gossage Pitcher

33
44 26
Eddie Cicotte is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Eddie Cicotte Pitcher

34
45 18
Red Faber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Red Faber Pitcher

35
43 18
Bill Melton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Bill Melton Third baseman

36
44 21
Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Chet Lemon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

37
42 21
Ray Durham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
Ray Durham Second baseman

38
29 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
31 6
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Abreu

40
39 21
Sherm Lollar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Sherm Lollar Catcher

41
20 14
Carlos Quentin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Quentin Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

42
24 11
Jon Garland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jon Garland Starting pitcher, Pitcher

43
35 21
Lance Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Lance Johnson Outfielder, Center fielder

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44
31 17
Ray Schalk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added Ray Schalk Catcher

45
22 19
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
RichardPatel added George Davis Infielder, Shortstop

46
18 15
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

47
17 14
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

48
19 9
Aaron Rowand is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Aaron Rowand Outfielder, Center fielder

49
19 10
Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman

50
28 22
Freddy García is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chicago White Sox of All Time
AriBenarroch added Freddy García Starting pitcher, Pitcher