Let's Talk Sox

On April 21, 1900, the Chicago White Sox played their first game. At a small ballpark located at 39th & Princeton, the White Sox took on the club from Milwaukee, losing 5 - 4.  To commemorate this monumental day in the history of the team from the South Side, here are some miscellaneous White Sox facts and images for you to enjoy.

  • Comiskey Park, the legendary home of the White Sox has hosted 3 All Star Games - 1933 (American League 4 - National League 2), 1950 (National League 4 - American League 3), 1983 (American League 13 - National League 3)
  • The White Sox have had three Cy Young award winners: Early Wynn (1959), LaMarr Hoyt (1983) and Jack McDowell (1993)
  • The most worn uniform numbers in White Sox history are 35 & 36.  Both have been worn 52 times.
  • The White Sox were the first team to put names on the backs of their jerseys, doing so in 1960.
  • The team's HR leader at Old Comiskey Park is Bill Melton with 88.  For opposing teams Babe Ruth holds the record with 45 HRs.
  • At U.S. Cellular Field, the home tem HR leader is Frank Thomas with 261.
  • The White Sox 1990 94 - 68 record was the largest one year turn around for the club.  They finished the 1989 season with a 69 - 92 record.
  • Minnie Minoso broke the Sox color barrier in 1951.  The White Sox reitred Minnie's # 9 in 1983.

 

From our archives, here are some of our favorite White Sox images.


The 1959 AL Champion White Sox


A game worn White Sox jersey from 1945

 


Eddie Cicotte and Buck Weaver c. 1915.  Both men were key figures in the 1919 Black Sox scandal.


Directions to Comiskey Park c. 1963

 

1960 cover of Baseball Sports Review

Page from the White Sox 1963 Yearbook

 

1971 Season Ticket Information


White Sox merchandise c. 1984


Go - Go Sox!

 

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