Franchise Best Single Season

Chicago White Sox Best Single Seasons

This is a list of the Chicago White Sox best single seasons. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to play at least 51% of games at their position. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 20 games during the selected season. Relief pitchers were deemed non-closers if they saved less than 10 games. Closers are pitchers that save more than 10 games.


  • Catcher – Carlton Fisk, 1983

  • Carlton Fisk
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    137 .384 4.3 138 545 85 141 26 4 26 86 9 46 88 .289 .355 .518 .874

  • First Base – Frank Thomas, 1994

  • Frank Thomas
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    205 .499 6.3 113 517 106 141 34 1 38 101 2 109 61 .353 .487 .729 1.217

  • Second Base – Eddie Collins, 1915

  • Eddie Collins
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    169 .436 9.4 155 681 118 173 22 10 4 77 46 119 27 .332 .460 .436 .896

  • Third Base – Bill Melton, 1971

  • Bill Melton
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    134 .379 5.6 150 621 72 146 18 2 33 86 3 61 87 .269 .352 .492 .843

  • Shortstop – Luke Appling, 1943

  • Luke Appling
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    146 .398 7.6 155 677 63 192 33 2 3 80 27 90 29 .328 .419 .407 .825

  • Outfield – Shoeless Joe Jackson, 1920

  • Shoeless Joe Jackson
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    167 .474 7.6 146 649 105 218 42 20 12 121 9 56 14 .382 .444 .589 1.033

  • Outfield – Albert Belle, 1998

  • Albert Belle
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    165 .437 7.1 163 706 113 200 48 2 49 152 6 81 84 .328 .399 .655 1.055

  • Outfield – Minnie Minoso, 1954

  • Minnie Minoso
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    158 .424 8.2 153 676 119 182 29 18 19 116 18 77 46 .320 .411 .535 .946

  • Designated Hitter – Jim Thome, 2006

  • Jim Thome
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    153 .421 4.9 143 610 108 141 26 0 42 109 0 107 147 .288 .416 .598 1.014

  • Starting Pitcher – Ed Walsh, 1910

  • Ed Walsh
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    52 10.9 45 36 18 20 1.27 369.2 33 7 5 87 52 61 258 6.3 0.820

  • Starting Pitcher – Eddie Cicotte, 1917

  • Eddie Cicotte
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    58 11.4 49 35 28 12 1.53 346.2 29 7 4 76 59 70 150 3.9 0.912

  • Starting Pitcher – Wilbur Wood, 1971

  • Wilbur Wood
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    53 11.7 44 42 22 13 1.91 334 22 7 1 95 71 62 210 5.7 1.000

  • Starting Pitcher – Chris Sale, 2014

  • Chris Sale
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    56 6.6 26 26 12 4 2.17 174 2 0 0 48 42 39 208 10.8 0.966

  • Starting Pitcher – Doc White, 1906

  • Doc White
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    59 6.2 28 24 18 6 1.52 219.1 20 7 0 47 37 38 95 3.9 0.903

  • Relief Pitcher – Cliff Politte, 2005

  • Cliff Politte
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    45 2.7 68 0 7 1 2.00 67.1 0 0 1 15 15 21 57 7.6 0.936

  • Relief Pitcher – Nate Jones, 2016

  • Nate Jones
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    55 2.3 71 0 5 3 2.29 70.2 0 0 3 20 18 15 80 10.2 0.892

  • Closer – Keith Foulke, 2001

  • Keith Foulke
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    52 3.7 72 0 4 9 2.33 81 0 0 42 21 21 22 75 8.3 0.975

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