The Chicago White Sox enjoyed a season of surpassed expectations in 2012. Led by first-year manager Robin Ventura, the White Sox spent 117 days in first place before fading the final two weeks and finishing second to the Detroit Tigers.
It was a great season on the South Side of Chicago for the White Sox.
Where does the 2012 season rank in the annals of White Sox history over the past 25 years, though?
A better question is: Which White Sox teams would make the list for the 10 greatest during that stretch?
Is the 2005 World Series team the best, or does the 1983 "Winning Ugly" incarnation of the White Sox have the statistical edge? What about the "South Side Hitmen" of 1977 or the "Win or Die Trying" bunch from 2006?
We shall see.
Here are the Top 10 White Sox squads over the last 35 years, with one honorable mention.
*Unless otherwise noted, all player statistics courtesy of BaseballReference.com