Chicago White Sox Batting Leaders


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All stats leaders are based on seasons between 1998 – 2016.

To be eligible for single-season ratio stats a player needed to qualify for batting title.

To be eligible for career ratio stats a player needed to have 1,500 at bats.

Single-Season WAR
Rank Year Player WAR
1 1915 Eddie Collins 9.4
2 1972 Dick Allen 8.6
3 1954 Minnie Minoso 8.2
4 1957 Nellie Fox 7.9
1920 Eddie Collins 7.9
6 1964 Ron Hansen 7.7
7 1943 Luke Appling 7.6
1920 Shoeless Joe Jackson 7.6
9 1997 Frank Thomas 7.3
10 1905 George Davis 7.2
1904 George Davis 7.2
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Luke Appling 74.5
2 Frank Thomas 68.2
3 Eddie Collins 66.6
4 Nellie Fox 46.9
5 Minnie Minoso 41.3
6 Robin Ventura 39.3
7 Luis Aparicio 35.1
8 George Davis 33.0
9 Fielder Jones 31.8
10 Paul Konerko 28.8
Carlton Fisk 28.8

Single-Season Batting Average
Rank Year Player BA
1 1936 Luke Appling .388
2 1920 Shoeless Joe Jackson .382
3 1920 Eddie Collins .372
4 1923 Eddie Collins .360
5 1930 Carl Reynolds .359
6 1994 Frank Thomas .353
7 1924 Bibb Falk .352
8 1919 Shoeless Joe Jackson .351
9 1996 Frank Thomas .349
1924 Eddie Collins .349
Career Batting Average
Rank Player BA
1 Shoeless Joe Jackson .340
2 Eddie Collins .331
3 Carl Reynolds .322
4 Zeke Bonura .317
5 Al Simmons .315
Bibb Falk .315
7 Taffy Wright .312
8 Luke Appling .310
Rip Radcliff .310
10 Frank Thomas .307
Magglio Ordonez .307

Single-Season On-Base Percentage
Rank Year Player OBP
1 1994 Frank Thomas .487
2 1936 Luke Appling .474
3 1925 Eddie Collins .461
4 1915 Eddie Collins .460
5 1996 Frank Thomas .459
6 1997 Frank Thomas .456
7 1923 Eddie Collins .455
8 1995 Frank Thomas .454
9 1991 Frank Thomas .453
10 1920 Shoeless Joe Jackson .444
Career On-Base Percentage
Rank Player OBP
1 Frank Thomas .427
2 Eddie Collins .426
3 Shoeless Joe Jackson .407
4 Luke Appling .399
5 Minnie Minoso .397
6 Zeke Bonura .396
7 Jim Thome .391
Earl Sheely .391
9 Johnny Mostil .386
10 Alex Metzler .385

Single-Season Slugging Percentage
Rank Year Player SLG
1 1994 Frank Thomas .729
2 1998 Albert Belle .655
3 1996 Frank Thomas .626
4 2000 Frank Thomas .625
5 2006 Jermaine Dye .622
6 1997 Frank Thomas .611
7 1993 Frank Thomas .607
8 1995 Frank Thomas .606
9 1972 Dick Allen .603
10 2006 Jim Thome .598
Career Slugging Percentage
Rank Player SLG
1 Frank Thomas .568
2 Jim Thome .542
3 Jermaine Dye .525
Magglio Ordonez .525
5 Zeke Bonura .518
6 Carlos Quentin .505
7 Carl Reynolds .499
Shoeless Joe Jackson .499
9 Paul Konerko .491
10 Carlos Lee .488

Single-Season On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Year Player OPS
1 1994 Frank Thomas 1.217
2 1996 Frank Thomas 1.085
3 1997 Frank Thomas 1.067
4 2000 Frank Thomas 1.061
1995 Frank Thomas 1.061
6 1998 Albert Belle 1.055
7 1993 Frank Thomas 1.033
1920 Shoeless Joe Jackson 1.033
9 1972 Dick Allen 1.023
10 2006 Jim Thome 1.014
Career On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Player OPS
1 Frank Thomas .995
2 Jim Thome .933
3 Zeke Bonura .914
4 Shoeless Joe Jackson .906
5 Magglio Ordonez .889
6 Jermaine Dye .869
7 Eddie Robinson .867
8 Minnie Monoso .865
9 Carl Reynolds .858
10 Carlos Quentin .857

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 1998 Albert Belle 163
1985 Greg Walker 163
1996 Don Buford 163
4 1980 Jim Morrison 162
1974 Ken Henderson 162
1965 Ron Hansen 162
7 2008 Orlando Cabrera 161
1998 Robin Ventura 161
1997 Albert Belle 161
1989 Dave Gallagher 161
1982 Harold Baines 161
Career Games
Rank Player G
1 Luke Appling 2,422
2 Paul Konerko 2,268
3 Nellie Fox 2,115
4 Frank Thomas 1,959
5 Ray Schalk 1,758
6 Ozzie Guillen 1,743
7 Harold Baines 1,670
8 Eddie Collins 1,669
9 Luis Aparicio 1,513
10 Carlton Fisk 1,421

Single-Season At Bats
Rank Year Player AB
1 2008 Orlando Cabrera 661
2 2010 Juan Pierre 651
3 1956 Nellie Fox 649
4 1952 Nellie Fox 648
5 1985 Harold Baines 6640
6 2011 Juan Pierre 639
7 2013 Alexei Ramirez 637
8 1976 Jorge Orta 636
1955 Nellie Fox 636
10 1998 Ray Durham 635
Career At Bats
Rank Player AB
1 Luke Appling 8,856
2 Nellie Fox 8,486
3 Paul Konerko 8,169
4 Frank Thomas 6,956
5 Harold Baines 6,149
6 Ozzie Guillen 6,067
7 Eddie Collins 6,065
8 Luis Aparicio 5,856
9 Ray Schalk 5,304
10 Minnie Minoso 5,011

Single-Season Runs
Rank Year Player R
1 1925 Johnny Mostil 135
2 1998 Ray Durham 126
3 2000 Ray Durham 121
4 1936 Zeke Bonura 120
1936 Rip Radcliff 120
1926 Johnny Mostil 120
1901 Fielder Jones 120
8 1996 Tony Phillips 119
1954 Minnie Minoso 119
1931 Lu Blue 119
Career Runs
Rank Player R
1 Frank Thomas 1,327
2 Luke Appling 1,319
3 Nellie Fox 1,187
4 Paul Konerko 1,141
5 Eddie Collins 1,065
6 Minnie Minoso 893
7 Luis Aparicio 791
8 Harold Baines 786
9 Ray Durham 784
10 Ozzie Guillen 693
Fielder Jones 693

Single-Season Hits
Rank Year Player H
1 1920 Eddie Collins 224
2 1920 Shoeless Joe Jackson 218
3 1920 Buck Weaver 208
4 1936 Rip Radcliff 207
5 1936 Luke Appling 204
6 1930 Carl Reynolds 202
1916 Shoeless Joe Jackson 202
8 1954 Nellie Fox 201
9 1998 Albert Belle 200
1933 Al Simmons 200
Career Hits
Rank Player H
1 Luke Appling 2,749
2 Nellie Fox 2,470
3 Paul Konerko 2,292
4 Frank Thomas 2,136
5 Eddie Collins 2,007
6 Harold Baines 1,773
7 Ozzie Guillen 1,608
8 Luis Aparicio 1,576
9 Minnie Minoso 1,523
10 Ray Schalk 1,345

Single-Season Doubles
Rank Year Player 2B
1 1998 Albert Belle 48
2 2002 Magglio Ordonez 47
3 2003 Magglio Ordonez 46
1992 Frank Thomas 46
5 1997 Albert Belle 45
1962 Floyd Robinson 45
7 2000 Frank Thomas 44
1990 Ivan Calderon 44
1979 Chet Lemon 44
10 1926 Bibb Falk 43
1925 Earl Sheely 43
Career Doubles
Rank Player 2B
1 Frank Thomas 447
2 Luke Appling 440
3 Paul Konerko 406
4 Nellie Fox 335
5 Harold Baines 320
6 Eddie Collins 266
7 Minnie Minoso 260
8 Ray Durham 249
9 Bibb Falk 245
10 Willie Kamm 203

Single-Season Triples
Rank Year Player 3B
1 1916 Shoeless Joe Jackson 21
2 1920 Shoeless Joe Jackson 20
3 1954 Minnie Minoso 18
1930 Carl Reynolds 18
1915 Jack Fournier 18
1911 Harry Lord 18
7 1917 Shoeless Joe Jackson 17
1916 Eddie Collins 17
1915 Shano Collins 17
1901 Sam Mertes 17
Career Triples
Rank Player 3B
1 Nellie Fox 104
Shano Collins 104
3 Luke Appling 102
Eddie Collins 102
5 Johnny Mostil 82
6 Minnie Minoso 79
Shoeless Joe Jackson 79
8 Lance Johnson 77
9 Buck Weaver 69
10 Ozzie Guillen 68

Single-Season Home Runs
Rank Year Player HR
1 1998 Albert Belle 49
2 2006 Jermaine Dye 44
3 2000 Frank Thomas 43
4 2006 Jim Thome 42
2003 Frank Thomas 42
6 2012 Adam Dunn 41
2004 Paul Konerko 41
1993 Frank Thomas 41
9 2016 Todd Frazier 40
2005 Paul Konerko 40
1996 Frank Thomas 40
1995 Frank Thomas 40
Career Home Runs
Rank Player HR
1 Frank Thomas 448
2 Paul Konerko 432
3 Harold Baines 221
4 Carlton Fisk 214
5 Magglio Ordonez 187
6 Robin Ventura 171
7 Jermaine Dye 164
8 Bill Melton 154
9 Carlos Lee 152
10 Ron Kittle 140

Single-Season Runs Batted In
Rank Year Player RBI
1 1998 Albert Belle 152
2 2000 Frank Thomas 143
3 1936 Zeke Bonura 138
4 2002 Magglio Ordonez 135
5 1996 Frank Thomas 134
6 1993 Frank Thomas 128
1936 Luke Appling 128
8 2000 Magglio Ordonez 126
9 1997 Frank Thomas 125
10 1920 Shoeless Joe Jackson 121
Career Runs Batted In
Rank Player RBI
1 Frank Thomas 1,465
2 Paul Konerko 1,383
3 Luke Appling 1,116
4 Harold Baines 981
5 Minnie Minoso 808
6 Eddie Collins 804
7 Carlton Fisk 762
8 Robin Ventura 741
9 Nellie Fox 740
10 Magglio Ordonez 703

Single-Season Stolen Bases
Rank Year Player SB
1 1983 Rudy Law 77
2 2010 Juan Pierre 68
3 2005 Scott Podsednik 59
4 1959 Luis Aparicio 56
1943 Wally Moses 56
6 1961 Luis Aparicio 53
1917 Eddie Collins 53
8 1987 Gary Redus 52
1901 Frank Isbell 52
10 1991 Tim Raines 51
1966 Don Buford 51
1960 Luis Aparicio 51
Career Stolen Bases
Rank Player SB
1 Eddie Collins 368
2 Luis Aparicio 318
3 Frank Isbell 250
4 Lance Johnson 226
5 Ray Durham 219
6 Fielder Jones 206
7 Shano Collins 193
8 Luke Appling 179
9 Ray Schalk 177
10 Johnny Mostil 176

Single-Season Walks
Rank Year Player BB
1 1991 Frank Thomas 138
2 1995 Frank Thomas 136
3 1931 Lu Blue 127
4 1996 Tony Phillips 125
5 1992 Frank Thomas 122
1935 Luke Appling 122
7 1949 Luke Appling 121
8 1915 Eddie Collins 119
9 2000 Frank Thomas 112
1993 Frank Thomas 112
Career Walks
Rank Player BB
1 Frank Thomas 1,466
2 Luke Appling 1,302
3 Eddie Collins 965
4 Paul Konerko 904
5 Robin Ventura 668
6 Minnie Minoso 658
Nellie Fox 658
8 Ray Schalk 638
9 Willie Kamm 569
10 Harold Baines 565

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 2012 Adam Dunn 222
2 2013 Adam Dunn 189
3 2011 Adam Dunn 177
4 1963 Dave Nicholson 175
5 2016 Todd Frazier 163
6 2014 Tyler Flowers 159
7 1990 Sammy Sosa 150
1983 Ron Kittle 150
9 2013 Alejandro De Aza 147
2008 Jim Thome 147
2006 Jim Thome 147
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Paul Konerko 1,349
2 Frank Thomas 1,165
3 Harold Baines 918
4 Carlton Fisk 798
5 Ray Durham 758
6 Ron Karkovice 749
7 Adam Dunn 720
8 Robin Ventura 659
9 Jim Landis 608
10 Ron Kittle 606