The Chicago White Sox have been part of the American League since 1901 and are one of the biggest names in Major League Baseball. Playing in the Central Division, they play their home games at Cellular Field and have won the World Series three times, twice in the early years of 1906 and 1917 before waiting almost a century to win again, taking the World Series in 2005. But The Sox’ history is a fascinating one and they are fanatically followed by fans across the country as well as mainly in Illinois.
Originally named the Chicago White Stockings, The Sox originally played their home games at South side Park, before moving to Comiskey Park. They’d stay there until 1991, whereupon they moved to Cellular Field. There they have remained ever since, and in their long and proud history, The Sox have won six American League Pennants, three Central Division Titles and also the West Division twice.
The first World Series won by the White Sox led to their team being dubbed ‘The Hitless Wonders’, as their defense-based play saw them close out their maiden World Series victory over the cross-city side The Cubs in six games. The Sox would not have to wait an eternity for their second World Series, taking the title in 1917 featuring many star players such as ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson and Eddie Cicotte. A period of dominance was expected, and in 1919 the side looked poised for glory once more. But after losing to Cincinatti across eight games, massive betting on the series led to a criminal investigation and the now-infamous ‘Black Sox Scandal’. All the players featured were acquitted, but mud stuck and six of The Sox players were barred for life.
The Sox did not enjoy a period of similar success until the 1950’s and 1960’s, when they finished 17 seasons by winning more games than they lost, being nicknamed ‘The Go-Go White Sox’ and with a totally different style to the ‘No-Hitters’. With stars such as Minnie Minoso, Nellie Fox and Billy Pierce, this new Chicago White Sox team was built around speed and power, racing between bases at a pace no other team could match. It took until 1959 to overhaul the mighty New York Yankees, and in winning the American League pennant, The Sox were back, although they lost the World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers across six games, despite winning the first game 11-0!
In 2005, The Sox won their third and final World Series, after winning 99 games and the Central Division title. With stars such as Paul Konerko, Mark Buehrle and Joe Crede in the side, they beat the Boston Red Sox to take the American League Division Series, then the L.A. Angels to win their first pennant in 46 years. Moving on to the World Series final on a wave of optimism, The Sox defeated the Houston Astros, sweeping aside their rivals to bag their first World Series title in an incredible 88 years.
Who Do The Chicago White Sox Play Next
With the Chicago White Sox determined to make the playoffs thanks to their powerful hitters, check out their next fixture. Check whether The Sox are home at Cellular Field or on the road.
Chicago White Sox Game Schedule
With Chicago White Sox looking to improve on their 76-86 record in 2015 with a new young side featuring Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton and Chris Sale, no team will take victory for granted against one of the most dynamic teams in the Central Division.
What Are The Chicago White Sox Standings Today
The Chicago White Sox take part in the American League Central Division. They’ll be losing to improve after two losing seasons, so take a look at the full current standings below.
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With a young side out to entertain, The Sox are sure to be as exciting to watch as ever. We like them to score well this season, but also we can see a good few games where experienced sides reel them in. Others to win from a losing position is a good bet, as are The Sox to score heavily in early games with plenty of energy.
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