If you’ve followed the Sox, you might know of “Hitless Wonders,” or the 1919 Black Sox scandal, the 1950s Go-Go club, South Side Hit Men (1977), Winning Ugly (1983), the 2005 World Series Champions up to and including Rick Renteria’s 2019 club. Check out Ed Walsh, the Sox’ 40-game winner in 1908; how about the four 20-game winners in 1920; the Sox rookie that pitched a perfect game in 1922; “Old Aches and Pains” playing shortstop; and the GM who traded for Nellie Fox, Billy Pierce, and Minnie Minoso, among others. Then there’s Little Luis - the 1st of 6 Sox’ Rookies of the Year; Early Wynn, the club’s 1st of 3 Cy Young Award winners, and Dick Allen, the Sox’ 2nd MVP who perhaps saved the club from moving to another city. The club added exploding scoreboards, endured “Demolition Derby,” and playoff heartaches in 1983 and 1993. The stars were many: the Big Hurt, Albert Belle, Paul Konerko, Mark Buehrle’s pitching wizardry, and the magical 2005 championship team that won without any league leaders or award winners. Herein you will find…
- Yearly Standings, including a comparison with those placing 1st in Batting, Pitching, and Fielding.
- Top pitchers, top hitters, a list of rookies, and those obtained in a trade.
- Club news and dozens of noteworthy games (the winning or losing pitcher and batting stars)
- League news, listing of other league games, and year-end awards.