Chicago White Sox All-Time Roster

This is the Chicago White Sox all-time roster. 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 have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearance. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 100 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers were deemed non-closers if they saved less than 30 games. Closers are pitchers that save more than 30 games.


  • Catcher – Carlton Fisk

    • Age: 33 – 45
    • Years: 1981 – 1993
    Carlton Fisk
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    108 .338 28.8 1,421 5,500 649 1,259 214 14 214 762 67 460 798 .257 .329 .438 .766

  • First Base – Jose Abreu

    • Age: 27 – 30
    • Years: 2014 – 2017
    Jose Abreu
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    139 .374 16.9 614 2,660 330 726 144 12 124 410 6 172 515 .301 .359 .524 .883

  • Second Base – Eddie Collins

    • Age: 28 – 39
    • Years: 1915 – 1926
    Eddie Collins
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    136 .405 66.6 1,670 7,410 1,065 2,007 266 102 31 803 368 965 205 .331 .426 .424 .849

  • Third Base – Robin Ventura

    • Age: 21 – 30
    • Years: 1989 – 1998
    Robin Ventura
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    115 .353 39.3 1,254 5,310 658 1,244 219 12 171 741 15 668 659 .274 .365 .440 .805

  • Shortstop – Luke Appling

    • Age: 23 – 36, 38 – 43
    • Years: 1930 – 1943, 1945 – 1950
    Luke Appling
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    115 .378 74.5 2,422 10,254 1,319 2,749 440 102 45 1,116 179 1,302 528 .310 .399 .398 .798

  • Outfield – Shoeless Joe Jackson

    • Age: 27 – 32
    • Years: 1915 – 1920
    Shoeless Joe Jackson
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    156 .427 27.8 648 2,800 396 829 139 79 30 433 64 251 87 .340 .407 .499 .906

  • Outfield – Minnie Minoso

    • Age: 25 – 31, 34 – 35, 38, 50, 54
    • Years: 1951 – 1957, 1960 – 1961, 1964, 1976, 1980
    Minnie Minoso
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    136 .390 41.3 1,373 5,916 893 1,523 260 79 135 808 171 658 427 .304 .397 .468 .865

  • Outfield – Magglio Ordonez

    • Age: 23 – 30
    • Years: 1997 – 2004
    Magglio Ordonez
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    128 .380 25.2 1,001 4,214 624 1,167 240 15 187 703 82 333 431 .307 .364 .525 .889

  • Designated Hitter – Frank Thomas

    • Age: 22 – 37
    • Years: 1990 – 2005
    Frank Thomas
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    154 .416 68.2 1,959 8,603 1,327 2,136 447 11 448 1,465 32 1,466 1,165 .307 .427 .568 .995

  • Starting Pitcher – Ed Walsh

    • Age: 23 – 35
    • Years: 1904 – 1916
    Ed Walsh
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    68 63.4 426 312 195 125 1.81 2,946.1 249 57 35 864 591 608 1,732 5.3 0.995

  • Starting Pitcher – Chris Sale

    • Age: 21 – 27
    • Years: 2010 – 2016
    Chris Sale
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    75 31.1 228 148 74 50 3.00 1,110 14 2 12 398 370 260 1,244 10.1 1.065

  • Starting Pitcher – Eddie Cicotte

    • Age: 28 – 36
    • Years: 1912 – 1920
    Eddie Cicotte
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    75 49.7 353 258 156 101 2.25 2,322.1 183 28 21 764 581 533 961 3.7 1.112

  • Starting Pitcher – Reb Russell

    • Age: 24 – 30
    • Years: 1913 – 1919
    Reb Russell
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    84 21.6 242 148 80 59 2.33 1,291.2 81 24 13 453 335 267 495 3.4 1.080

  • Starting Pitcher – Billy Pierce

    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 1949 – 1961
    Billy Pierce
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    82 49.1 456 391 186 152 3.19 2,931 183 35 21 1,153 1,038 1,052 1,796 5.5 1.261

  • Relief Pitcher – Jesse Crain

    • Age: 29 – 31
    • Years: 2011 – 2013
    Jesse Crain
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    50 6.1 156 0 12 9 2.10 150 0 0 1 40 35 65 176 10.6 1.167

  • Relief Pitcher – Matt Thornton

    • Age: 29 – 36
    • Years: 2006 – 2013
    Matt Thornton
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    74 11.0 512 0 31 35 3.28 463.1 0 0 23 186 169 154 486 9.4 1.196

  • Closer – Hoyt Wilhelm

    • Age: 40 – 45
    • Years: 1963 – 1968
    Hoyt Wilhelm
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    58 16.4 361 3 41 33 1.92 675.2 0 0 99 178 144 167 521 6.9 0.935

    Bench

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2 comments

  • Jason Chapnick

    To not include Nellie Fox as at worst the backup second baseman is absurd. There also are some wonderful modern age pitchers such as Tommy John, Wilbur Wood and others and how about Paul Konerko and Harold Baines.

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  • I’m wondering what measure(s) you view Nellie Fox through?

    The others you mentioned were all good Sox and could swap for others on this list without argument.

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