Top 50 Chicago White Sox http://www.notinhalloffame.com Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:27:07 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 1. Frank Thomas http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11571-1-frank-thomas http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11571-1-frank-thomas 1. Frank Thomas
Let's begin by saying that this was not as much a runaway choice as we initially thought it would be.  As you scroll through the next few options, you will see why, but in the end, we decided that Frank Thomas is the greatest player in Chicago White Sox history.
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2. Ed Walsh http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11572-2-ed-walsh http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11572-2-ed-walsh 2. Ed Walsh
Ed Walsh at number two was a massive surprise to us. When we began the list of the best Chicago White Sox of all-time, we knew that Ed Walsh would receive a high rank, but the more we looked at how dominant he was, the more we knew deserved the #2 rank.  
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3. Luke Appling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11573-3-luke-appling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11573-3-luke-appling 3. Luke Appling
Luke Appling would play his entire career with the Chicago White Sox, which would span 20 years.  Debuting with the Sox in 1930 after his contract was purchased from Atlanta in the Southern Association, he played sparingly that year, though he would see more action the season after.  
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:19:24 +0000
4. Ted Lyons http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11574-4-ted-lyons http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11574-4-ted-lyons 4. Ted Lyons
Ted Lyons went to Baylor University, where he played baseball and was planning to go after a law degree.  Instead, he signed with the Chicago White Sox, the only team that he would ever play professionally for at the Major League level.  Most of the time, when we say that, we are referring to the organization (including their minor league affiliates), or in other cases, the only team in the Majors.  Here, this is precisely what is implied, as Lyons never played a game in the minors.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:24:00 +0000
5. Red Faber http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11575-5-red-faber http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11575-5-red-faber 5. Red Faber
A 20-year veteran of the White Sox, Red Faber played all of his two decades in the Majors in the Windy City. Faber debuted for the team in 1914, and in 1915, he would win 24 Games, establishing himself as one of the better pitchers in the American League.  With a vast repertoire of pitches (including the spitball), Faber would help the White Sox win the 1917 World Championship, where he would win two games.
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6. Billy Pierce http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11576-6-billy-pierce http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11576-6-billy-pierce 6. Billy Pierce
In our opinion, one of the most underrated Pitchers that ever existed has to be Billy Pierce, who was a seven-time All-Star and five-time leader in bWAR with the White Sox.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:54:01 +0000
7. Eddie Collins http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11577-7-eddie-collins http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11577-7-eddie-collins 7. Eddie Collins
Eddie Collins had already established himself as an elite baseball player, having led the Philadelphia Athletics to a World Series win in 1910, 1911, and 1913.  In 1914, he would win the American League MVP Award.  Despite the success of the Athletics, Connie Mack unloaded some of his best players for cost-cutting purposes, and despite receiving a considerable offer to stay (as opposed to jump to the Federal League), Collins declined.  He would be sold to the Chicago White Sox for $50,000, a colossal amount for that time.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:56:40 +0000
8. Nellie Fox http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11578-8-nellie-fox http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11578-8-nellie-fox 8. Nellie Fox
The offensive leader of the Chicago’s “Go-Go Sox” teams of the 50s, Nellie Fox first arrived in the Windy City when he was traded after the 1949 season straight up for Joe Tipton.  This transaction would turn out to be one of the most lopsided trades in history, as Tipton would only have 113 Hits for the Athletics, and Fox would begin his march to Cooperstown.
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9. Minnie Minoso http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11579-9-minnie-minoso http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11579-9-minnie-minoso 9. Minnie Minoso
In terms of iconic figures, would have been wrong if we placed Minnie Minoso at number one?  Clearly, we didn't, but the native of Havana, Cuba, will always be one of the most revered athletes in the history of Chicago.
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10. Eddie Cicotte http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11580-10-eddie-cicotte http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11580-10-eddie-cicotte 10. Eddie Cicotte
Eddie Cicotte was known to be an inconsistent player when he was with the Boston Red Sox, and he would run afoul of Red Sox management who sold him to Chicago during the 1912 Season. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:03:21 +0000
11. Wilbur Wood http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11589-11-wilbur-wood http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11589-11-wilbur-wood 11. Wilbur Wood
Wilbur Wood had bounced around from the majors to minors in two organizations (Boston and Pittsburgh) for a few years, and when he was traded to the Chicago White Sox in 1966 for a Player to be Named Later, nobody really paid attention.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:26:09 +0000
12. Mark Buehrle http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11590-12-mark-buehrle http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11590-12-mark-buehrle 12. Mark Buehrle
The ace of the White Sox staff throughout the first decade of the 2000s, Mark Buehrle relied on his finesse and ability to get batters to hit themselves out.  As it would turn out, he was damned good at it!
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:28:01 +0000
13. Chris Sale http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11591-13-chris-sale http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11591-13-chris-sale 13. Chris Sale
Nicknamed the “condor” for his condor-like delivery, Chris Sale played his first seven games in the Majors with the Chicago White Sox.
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14. Luis Aparicio http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11592-14-luis-aparicio http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11592-14-luis-aparicio 14. Luis Aparicio
From Venezuela, Luis Aparicio was signed as an Amateur Free Agent in 1954, and two years later, he was the first Latin American player to be named the Rookie of the Year.  The Shortstop would lead the American League in Stolen Bases with 21, and he would swipe more bases than anyone else in each of the next eight years, six of which were with the White Sox.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:32:07 +0000
15. Doc White http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11593-15-doc-white http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11593-15-doc-white 15. Doc White
The first two seasons of Guy Harris "Doc" White's Major League career were with the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League.  He was an excellent Pitcher there, but he elected to take his talents to the Chicago White Sox in 1903 and the American League, where he would play for eleven years.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:34:46 +0000
16. Paul Konerko http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11594-16-paul-konerko http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11594-16-paul-konerko 16. Paul Konerko
Paul Konerko was one of the most popular players in White Sox history, and when you hit as many Home Runs as he hid did, it was easy to see why.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:38:27 +0000
17. Thornton Lee http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11595-17-thornton-lee http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11595-17-thornton-lee 17. Thornton Lee
You could say the Thornton Lee was a late bloomer in the Majors, as he did not get his first pitch in the bigs until he was 26 with Cleveland in 1933.  Lee was traded four years later to the pale hose in 1937, and after a pedestrian stay with the Tribe, he was set to break out in Chicago.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:40:12 +0000
18. Robin Ventura http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11596-18-robin-ventura http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11596-18-robin-ventura 18. Robin Ventura
Forget about Robin Ventura’s face meeting Nolan Ryan’s fist.  This was a very good Major League baseball player who was a former first round pick and was a two-time All-Star, the first one being with Chicago.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:42:07 +0000
19. Gary Peters http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11597-19-gary-peters http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11597-19-gary-peters 19. Gary Peters
Gary Peters signed with the Chicago Cubs before the 1956 season, and he was likely frustrated as he would be called up briefly in each of the 1959 to 1962 seasons. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:43:36 +0000
20. Shoeless Joe Jackson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11598-20-shoeless-joe-jackson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11598-20-shoeless-joe-jackson 20. Shoeless Joe Jackson
Oh boy. We know the story of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, the simple country boy who was as gifted a player as there was in the late 1910s, and one of the eight players who threw the 1919 World Series in the “Black Sox” Scandal.  We’ll get there.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:45:21 +0000
21. Ray Schalk http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11599-21-ray-schalk http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11599-21-ray-schalk 21. Ray Schalk
Playing all but the final year of his career with the Chicago White Sox (which would only be 5 Games), Ray Schalk was known for his defensive skills and innovation, but more importantly, his dedication to winning.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:48:05 +0000
22. Carlton Fisk http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11600-22-carlton-fisk http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11600-22-carlton-fisk 22. Carlton Fisk
Carlton Fisk is one of those rare players that both versions of the “Sox” can make a claim as one of their own.  After 1,078 Games, seven All-Star Games, and an American League Pennant, Fisk began the second half of his career when he signed with the White Sox as a Free Agent for the 1981 Season.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:50:00 +0000
23. Harold Baines http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11601-23-harold-baines http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11601-23-harold-baines 23. Harold Baines
Drafted with the number one Draft Pick in 1977, Harold Baines made his White Sox debut in 1981.  Baines would never evolve into an excellent (or even average) defensive player, but that is why he stayed in the American League, where he would be regarded as the sweetest hitting Designated Hitter.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:51:34 +0000
24. George Davis http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11602-24-george-davis http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11602-24-george-davis 24. George Davis
George Davis's best seasons occurred with the New York Giants, where he had nine consecutive .300 seasons (1893-1901), but with the formation of the American League, he was one of many who looked for a better payday.  He initially found it when he jumped to the Chicago White Sox, where he played the entire 1902 season batting .299 with 93 Runs Batted In.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:53:36 +0000
25. Joe Horlen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11603-25-joe-horlen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11603-25-joe-horlen 25. Joe Horlen
Joe Horlen debuted in the Majors with the Chicago White Sox in 1961, and two years later, he was one of the top Starters of the team.  Horlen would come of age in 1964, with a 1.88 ERA (second in the AL), and he led the league in WHIP (0.935) and H/9 (6.1).  Horlen kept his ERA under 2.90 in the next two seasons, and in 1967 he would win 19 Games, go to the All-Star Game, and win the ERA Title (2.06), and his second WHIP Title (0.953).  He also was fourth in MVP voting and second in Cy Young voting.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:55:19 +0000
26. Fielder Jones http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11604-26-fielder-jones http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11604-26-fielder-jones 26. Fielder Jones
After five seasons playing in the National League with Brooklyn, the American League was formed, and many players jumped to the upstart league.  Fielder Jones was one of those players.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:58:59 +0000
27. Shewrm Lollar http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11605-27-shewrm-lollar http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11605-27-shewrm-lollar 27. Shewrm Lollar
Sherm Lollar arguably had the misfortune of playing at the same time as Yogi Berra, who was considered the best Catcher of the American League.  Lollar would not match with Berra offensively, but with his defense, he was right there among the best.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:00:53 +0000
28. Reb Russell http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11606-28-reb-russell http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11606-28-reb-russell 28. Reb Russell
Plucked from the Texas League in the Rule 5 Draft in 1912, Reb Russell would have been a Rookie of the Year candidate in 1913.  That year, he went 22-16 with a league-leading 52 appearances and a 1.90 ERA.  That was a strong beginning, and the gifted control pitcher would not have as many Wins in future seasons but was still effective.  He never had a year where his ERA went above 3.00, and in 1916, he led the American League in WHIP.  The year after, he helped Chicago win the World Series.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:02:27 +0000
29. Magglio Ordonez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11607-29-magglio-ordonez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11607-29-magglio-ordonez 29. Magglio Ordonez
Playing the first half of his career with the Chicago White Sox, Magglio Ordonez first made the Majors in 1997 six years after being signed as an Amateur Free Agent from Venezuela. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:04:10 +0000
30. Jim Scott http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11608-30-jim-scott http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11608-30-jim-scott 30. Jim Scott
With the nickname of "Death Valley" (he came from Deadwood, South Dakota), Jim Scott would always post a sound ERA, though he was not always blessed with a lot of run support hence his losing record of 107-114.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:06:07 +0000
31. Jack McDowell http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11609-31-jack-mcdowell http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11609-31-jack-mcdowell 31. Jack McDowell
“Black” Jack McDowell was the fifth overall draft pick in 1987, and he was able to make the White Sox for four starts that year.  He played in 26 Games the following season, but injuries and rehab kept out of the parent club throughout 1989.  McDowell returned in 1990 with a nice 14-9 season, but that was just the harbinger of things to come.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:08:27 +0000
32. Johnny Mostil http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11610-32-johnny-mostil http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11610-32-johnny-mostil 32. Johnny Mostil
Johnny Mostil would play all 972 of his Major League Games with the Chicago White Sox, and for a brief time, he was considered one of the quickest players in the game.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:10:31 +0000
33. Jose Abreu http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11611-33-jose-abreu http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11611-33-jose-abreu 33. Jose Abreu
A superstar in Cuba, Jose Abreu defected in 2013, and it was the White Sox who won the sweepstakes to sign him.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:12:24 +0000
34. Frank Smith http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11612-34-frank-smith http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11612-34-frank-smith 34. Frank Smith
Frank Smith debuted as a Rule 5 Draft Pick in 1904, and he paid immediate dividends in his first two seasons with 35 Wins and with both of his seasons seeing him secure top ten finished in ERA.  It was a good start, but there was a valley before he would hit the mountain.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:13:48 +0000
35. Tommy Thomas http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11613-35-tommy-thomas http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11613-35-tommy-thomas 35. Tommy Thomas
While the name of Tommy Thomas is certainly alliterative, it is also owned by a very good Pitcher. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:15:48 +0000
36. Ozzie Guillen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11614-36-ozzie-guillen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11614-36-ozzie-guillen 36. Ozzie Guillen
Ozzie Guillen debuted in the Majors in 1985, and he would become the American League Rookie of the Year.  Guillen affixed himself as the White Sox' starting Shortstop for well over a decade, and he would be named to three All-Star Games while smacking s solid 1,608 Hits for the franchise.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:03:59 +0000
37. Willie Kamm http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11615-37-willie-kamm http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11615-37-willie-kamm 37. Willie Kamm
Willie Kamm was so highly regarded in the minors that he would become the first player purchased for six figures when the White Sox bought him from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League in 1922.  Kamm may not have become a Hall of Famer, but he did become a popular figure in Chicago.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:15:51 +0000
38. Tommy John http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11616-38-tommy-john http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11616-38-tommy-john 38. Tommy John
Tommy John would have better years with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, but this should not discount what he did in Chicago from 1965 to 1971.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:25:08 +0000
39. Dick Allen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11617-39-dick-allen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11617-39-dick-allen 39. Dick Allen
Dick Allen might be most commonly associated with the Philadelphia Phillies, but it is was with the Chicago White Sox where he played the best three consecutive seasons of his life.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:30:26 +0000
40. Chet Lemon http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11618-40-chet-lemon http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11618-40-chet-lemon 40. Chet Lemon
Chet Lemon was a First Rounder by the Oakland Athletics, but before e could make the main roster, he was traded to the White Sox.  He would win the starting Centerfielder job in 1976 and showed a balanced game of offense and defense.  Lemon was twice named an All-Star with Chicago (1978 & 1979), and in '79, he led the American League in Doubles with 44.  With the White Sox, he had four double-digit Home Run years and batted over .300 three times.  He also had three years where he had a Defensive bWAR over 1.0 three times.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:32:03 +0000
41. Ray Durham http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11619-41-ray-durham http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11619-41-ray-durham 41. Ray Durham
Predominantly batting in the leadoff spot, Ray Durham was with the Chicago White Sox for the first eight seasons of his MLB career.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:34:34 +0000
42. Alex Fernandez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11620-42-alex-fernandez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11620-42-alex-fernandez 42. Alex Fernandez
Drafted 4th overall in 1990, Alex Fernandez was coming off the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy while playing at the University of Miami.  It was an incredible 1990, as he would make the White Sox roster that year appearing in 13 Games.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:36:14 +0000
43. Alexei Ramirez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11621-43-alexei-ramirez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11621-43-alexei-ramirez 43. Alexei Ramirez
In 2007, Alexei Ramirez left Cuba to apply for Dominican citizenship, which allowed him to play pro baseball in the United States.  The Chicago White Sox would make the most lucrative offer, and in the following year, he was their starting Second Baseman.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:37:55 +0000
44. Johnny Rigney http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11622-44-johnny-rigney http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11622-44-johnny-rigney 44. Johnny Rigney
A member of the Chicago White Sox for his entire Major League career, Johnny Rigney debuted in 1937 and would be a key starter for the team in 1939.  That year and the two that followed would see him win at least 13 Games.  In all three of those seasons, he was sixth in SO/BB and was in the top four in Strikeouts and the top ten in WHIP.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:39:39 +0000
45. Chico Carrasquel http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11623-45-chico-carrasquel http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11623-45-chico-carrasquel 45. Chico Carrasquel
The third Venezuelan to make the Majors, Chico Carrasquel debuted for the White Sox in 1950, and in the following season, the native of Caracas became the first Venezuelan to be named to the All-Star team.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:41:17 +0000
46. Lance Johnson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11624-46-lance-johnson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11624-46-lance-johnson 46. Lance Johnson
Lance Johnson arrived as a trade from the St. Louis Cardinals, and he would become the man that tipped the deal well in favor for Chicago.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:44:29 +0000
47. Jim Landis http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11625-47-jim-landis http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11625-47-jim-landis 47. Jim Landis
Debuting for the White Sox in 1957 after signing as an Amateur Free Agent five years earlier, Jim Landis worked his way to the starting Centerfielder role the season after. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:46:04 +0000
48. Britt Burns http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11626-48-britt-burns http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11626-48-britt-burns 48. Britt Burns
One of the forgotten players in the lore of the Chicago White Sox is Britt Burns, a lefthander whose entire MLB career was a member of the Pale Hose. Burns was a Third Round Pick in 1978, and he made it to the bigs that year, albeit for only two games.  He was in six Games in 1979, but was finally a full-time starter in 1980, finishing fifth in Rookie of the Year voting, posting a 15-13 record and was first in bWAR for Pitchers (7.0).  In the strike-impeded 1981 Season, Burns was named to the All-Star Team and was seventh in Cy Young voting.  After a few average seasons, Burns went 18-11 in 1985, and was again seventh in Cy Young voting. At only 26, he was traded to the New York Yankees, and the pinstripe fans were happy about what they were obtaining, until it turned out that he could never play there.  Burns was forced to retire due to a degenerative hip condition, and despite attempts to return, he never made the Majors again. Burns would have 70 Wins against 60 Losses over his career.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 11:47:41 +0000
49. Buck Weaver http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11627-49-buck-weaver http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11627-49-buck-weaver 49. Buck Weaver
We return to the era of the “Black Sox” with Buck Weaver, one of the eight players who were banned for life for their alleged role in the 1919 World Series scandal that saw Chicago (allegedly) throw the Series in favor of Cincinnati.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:48:35 +0000
50. Juan Pizarro http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11628-50-juan-pizarro http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-chicago-white-sox/11628-50-juan-pizarro 50. Juan Pizarro
While the narrative of Juan Pizarro as a Major League journeyman is accurate, it also true that his time with the White Sox was really good and allowed him to eke out a spot on this list.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 Chicago White Sox Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:50:21 +0000