A Glance at Greatness: The Chicago White Sox All-Time Team

Ryan SmithCorrespondent IJuly 4, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 20:  First Base Coach Harold Baines of the Chicago White Sox poses during photo day at the White Sox spring training complex on February 20, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Team Name: Chicago White Sox

Year Established: 1901

City: Chicago

Ballpark: U.S. Cellular Field

League: American League

Division: AL Central

Number of Playoff Appearances: 9

Number of Pennants: 6

World Series Titles: 1906, 1917, 2005

All-Time Teams

Catcher: Carlton Fisk

First Base: Frank Thomas

Second Base: Eddie Collins

Third Base: Robin Ventura

Shortstop: Luke Appling

Outfield: Joe Jackson, Harold Baines, Minnie Minoso

Pitchers: Eddie Cicotte, Ed Walsh, Ted Lyons, Red Faber, Billy Pierce

Bench: Nellie Fox, Paul Konerko, Luis Aparicio

Manager: Al Lopez

Recap:

The easiest players to pick were the pitching staff, Jackson, Appling, and Thomas.

The hardest desicion was at second base. Collins or Fox?

The White Sox have a good pitching staff, definitely in the top 10.

They have a good infield, which is anchored by their middle infielders.

They have a good power hitter in Frank Thomas, and they definitely have a great hitter in Joe Jackson.

They also have a strong outfield, but it wouldn't stand up against the Yankees, Phillies, or Red Sox. They are probably in the top ten.

All in all, the all-time White Sox team is average compared to the others.

Next: Cincinnati Reds

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