Omar Vizquel is one the greatest shortstops in MLB history, perhaps the greatest. He was a defensive genius and is closing in on 3,000 hits. Vizquel joined the Chicago White Sox in 2010, and in signing with the White Sox, joined an elite class.
While it looked like he might end up retiring as a member of the White Sox, Vizquel signed with the Toronto Blue Jays last week.
That class isn't the one people might expect. He didn't become one of dozens of players to put together great performances in a White Sox uniform. Rather, he became one of those Hall of Fame-caliber players who joined the White Sox in the late stages of their careers.
That class of players is unrivaled by any other collective assembled by other teams. No other team can say that such a large number of great players made sure to put on the White Sox uniform before calling it a career.
Following is a short list of Hall of Famers and future Hall of Fame players who played for the White Sox in the late stages of their careers.