Chicago White Sox: The 10 Best Moments of the First Half

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Chicago White Sox: The 10 Best Moments of the First Half
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The Chicago White Sox, who have surprised fans and experts with their stellar first-half performance, join a group of other upstart teams who find themselves on top of their divisions.

Aside from the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, the rest of the division leaders at the midway point in the season are the White Sox, Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The White Sox were expected to be mediocre, drudging along in the weak AL Central, trying to play out their string of games while waiting for some bloated player contracts to expire.

What fans have been treated to has been nothing short of miraculous. Adam Dunn, Alex Rios, and Jake Peavy have come back with huge seasons following awful 2011 campaigns.

The team received a jolt with the acquisition of Kevin Youkilis in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on June 24. Youkilis has fit in quickly, most recently driving in 10 runs during the White Sox's final six-game homestand before the All-Star break.

There have been several key contributions from White Sox players which have helped the team stay on top of the AL Central.

There have also been several exciting moments which have made this one of the more memorable White Sox seasons in recent memory.

Here are the 10 best White Sox moments from the first half of the season, and please feel free to share your favorite White Sox moments of the first half in the comments section.

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