An inaugural team when the American League formed in 1901, the Chicago White Sox were first called the Chicago White Stockings, but that would be a brief moniker as they would shorten that to the Chicago White Sox, the name that they hold today.
Despite the lengthy existence of the franchise, this has not been one of the more successful teams in the AL. Chicago won their first World Series in 1906, and in 1917 they captured their second. In 1919, they were considered the best team in baseball and were expected the crush the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. Chicago lost, and it later came out that the players on the team conspired to throw games for financial benefit. The ChiSox struggled for decades after and would not win another Pennant until 1959. They lost the World Series, and it would take until 2005 until they reached the Fall Classic again. This time, they won, marking their third World Series win.