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The 20 Greatest Chicago White Sox of All-Time

Rankings based on seasons 1901 – 2020.

To be eligible, position players needed 1,500 plate appearances and starting pitchers had to have started a minimum of 75 games for the franchise.

  1. Ed Walsh
    • Age: 23 – 35
    • Years: 1904 – 1916
    • Position(s): SP

    Ed Walsh
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    63.9 68 426 312 195 125 1.81 2946.1 249 57 34 868 591 608 1732 17.7% 1.00

  2. Frank Thomas
    • Age: 22 – 37
    • Years: 1990 – 2005
    • Position(s): 1B, DH

    Frank Thomas
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    68.3 159 1959 8602 6956 1327 2136 447 11 448 1465 32 1466 1165 .307 .426 .567 .994

  3. Eddie Collins
    • Age: 28 – 39
    • Years: 1915 – 1926
    • Position(s): 2B

    Eddie Collins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    66.6 136 1670 7405 6065 1065 2007 266 102 31 804 368 965 205 .331 .405 .423 .829

  4. Eddie Cicotte
    • Age: 28 – 36
    • Years: 1912 – 1920
    • Position(s): SP

    Eddie Cicotte
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    49.6 75 353 258 156 102 2.25 2322.1 183 28 21 764 581 533 961 9.9% 1.11

  5. Luke Appling
    • Age: 23 – 36, 38 – 43
    • Years: 1930 – 1943, 1945 – 1950
    • Position(s): SS, 3B

    Luke Appling
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    77.1 115 2422 10243 8856 1319 2749 440 102 45 1116 179 1302 528 .310 .396 .398 .794

  6. Red Faber
    • Age: 25 – 44
    • Years: 1914 – 1933
    • Position(s): SP

    Red Faber
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    67.7 84 669 483 254 213 3.15 4086.2 273 29 28 1813 1430 1213 1471 7.8% 1.30

  7. Minnie Minoso
    • Age: 25 – 31, 34 – 35, 38, 50, 54
    • Years: 1951 – 1957, 1960 – 1961, 1964, 1976, 1980
    • Position(s): LF, 3B, RF, CF

    Minnie Minoso
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.4 136 1373 5914 5011 893 1523 260 79 135 808 171 658 427 .304 .393 .468 .861

  8. Billy Pierce
    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 1949 – 1961
    • Position(s): SP

    Billy Pierce
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    49.3 82 456 390 186 152 3.19 2931 183 35 19 1153 1038 1052 1796 14.6% 1.26

  9. Ted Lyons
    • Age: 22 – 41, 45
    • Years: 1923 – 1942, 1946
    • Position(s): SP

    Ted Lyons
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    66.8 85 594 484 260 230 3.67 4161 356 27 23 2056 1696 1121 1073 6.% 1.35

  10. ”Shoeless” Joe Jackson
    • Age: 27 – 32
    • Years: 1915 – 1920
    • Position(s): LF, RF

    ”Shoeless” Joe Jackson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    27.8 156 648 2797 2439 396 829 139 79 30 426 64 251 87 .340 .395 .498 .893

  11. Mark Buehrle
    • Age: 21 – 32
    • Years: 2000 – 2011
    • Position(s): SP

    Mark Buehrle
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    49.0 84 390 365 161 119 3.83 2476.2 27 8 0 1171 1053 564 1396 13.5% 1.28

  12. Wilbur Wood
    • Age: 25 – 36
    • Years: 1967 – 1978
    • Position(s): SP / RP

    Wilbur Wood
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    51.8 87 578 286 163 148 3.18 2524.1 113 24 57 1044 891 671 1332 12.7% 1.23

  13. Chris Sale
    • Age: 21 – 27
    • Years: 2010 – 2016
    • Position(s): SP

    Chris Sale
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    30.1 74 228 148 74 50 3.00 1110 14 2 12 398 370 260 1244 27.9% 1.06

  14. Robin Ventura
    • Age: 21 – 30
    • Years: 1989 – 1998
    • Position(s): 3B, 1B

    Robin Ventura
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    39.4 115 1254 5310 4542 658 1244 219 12 171 741 15 668 659 .274 .362 .440 .803

  15. Nellie Fox
    • Age: 22 – 35
    • Years: 1950 – 1963
    • Position(s): 2B

    Nellie Fox
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    47.5 97 2115 9491 8486 1187 2470 335 104 35 740 73 658 192 .291 .342 .367 .710

  16. George Davis
    • Age: 31, 33 – 38
    • Years: 1902, 1904 – 1909
    • Position(s): SS, 2B

    George Davis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    33.1 112 856 3502 3035 393 785 140 32 6 377 162 307 .259 .320 .331 .651

  17. Thornton Lee
    • Age: 30 – 40
    • Years: 1937 – 1947
    • Position(s): SP

    Thornton Lee
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    30.2 83 261 232 104 104 3.33 1888 142 13 6 843 699 633 742 9.3% 1.32

  18. Magglio Ordonez
    • Age: 23 – 30
    • Years: 1997 – 2004
    • Position(s): RF

    Magglio Ordonez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    25.3 128 1001 4212 3807 624 1167 240 15 187 703 82 333 431 .307 .364 .524 .889

  19. Chet Lemon
    • Age: 20 – 26
    • Years: 1975 – 1981
    • Position(s): CF

    Chet Lemon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.9 127 785 3197 2794 403 804 178 29 73 348 45 281 377 .288 .359 .450 .810

  20. Jose Abreu
    • Age: 27 – 33
    • Years: 2014 – 2020
    • Position(s): 1B

    Jose Abreu
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.0 134 961 4168 3787 526 1114 233 14 198 671 10 263 835 .294 .350 .520 .870

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