The Windy City DA-Bate: Pick Your Team
The summer is upon us and while there is never a good time to compare one to the other, lets just take a shot.
Obviously the city of Chicago has brought many great things upon the citizens that walk the streets, ride the cabs, and cram on the trains.
While many share one common factor in being loyal supporters of all Chicago sports, it hardly sees as such when asked to pick just one.
Now is your chance to decide for yourself. Not for the person next to you who constantly pretends to be the apparent "Sports Guru."
While there are cold hard facts, there are always the intangibles that statistics can't dispute.
Lets decide who is the Windy City King of Teams:
Home Arena: United Center
NBA Championships: 6 (1991-93, 1996-98)
Conference Titles: 6 (1991-93, 1996-98)
Members of the NBA Hall of Fame: 8 (Nate Thurmond, George Gervin, Robert Parish,Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Coach Phil Jackson, Coach Jerry Sloan, Jerry Colangelo)
Retired Numbers: #4 Jerry Sloan, #10 Bob Love, #23 Michael Jordan, #33 Scottie Pippen
Players Served as an All-Star: 88
MVP Awards: 5
Defensive Player of the Year: 1
All-NBA Team Elections: 21
Home Ballpark: Wrigley Field
World Series Titles: 2 (1907 and 1908)
National League Pennants: 16 (1876, 1880, 1882, 1885-86, 1906-08, 1910, 1918,1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945)
Members of the MLB Hall of Fame: 45 (Grover Cleveland Alexander, Cap Anson, Richie Ashburn, Ernie Banks, Roger Bresnahan, Lou Brock, Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, Lou Boudreau, Frank Chance, John Clarkson, Kiki Cuyler, Dizzy Dean, Hugh Duffy, Leo Durocher, Dennis Eckersley, Johnny Evers, Jimmie Foxx, Frankie Frisch, Goose Gossage, Clark C. Griffith, Burleigh Grimes, Gabby Hartnett, Billy Herman, Rogers Hornsby, William Hulbert, Monte Irvin, Ferguson Jenkins, George Kelley, King Kelly, Ralph Kiner, Chuck Klein, Tony Lazzeri, Fred Lindstrom, Rabbit Maranville, Joseph McCarthy, Robin Roberts, Ryne Sandberg, Frank Selee, A.G. Spaulding, Bruce Sutter, Joe Tinker, Rube Waddell, Hoyt Wilhelm, Billy Williams, Hack Wilson)
Retired Numbers: #10 Ron Santo, #14 Ernie Banks, #23 Ryne Sandburg, #26 Billy Williams, #31 Ferguson Jenkins, #31 Greg Maddux
MVP Awards: 10
Cy Young Awards: 4
Silver Slugger Awards: 20
Gold Glove Awards: 35
Chicago White Sox
Home Ballpark: U.S. Cellular Park
World Series Titles: 3 (1906, 1917, 2005)
American League Pennants: 7 (1900-01, 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959, 2005)
Members of the Hall of Fame: 29 (Luis Aparicio, Luke Appling, Chief Bender, Steve Carlton, Eddie Collins, Charles Comiskey, George Davis, Larry Doby, Hugh Duffy, Johnny Evers, Red Faber, Carlton Fisk, Nellie Fox, Goose Gossage, Clark Griffith, Harry Hooper, George Kell, Bob Lemon, Al Lopez, Ted Lyons, Edd Roush, Red Ruffing, Ray Schalk, Tom Seaver, Al Simmons, Bill Veeck, Ed Walsh, Hoyt Wilhelm, Early Wynn)
Retired Numbers: #2 Nellie Fox, #3 Harold Baines, #4 Luke Appling, #9 Minnie Minoso, #11 Luis Aparicio, #16 Ted Lyons, #19 Billy Pierce, #35 Frank Thomas, #72 Carlton Fisk
Cy Young Awards: 3
Silver Slugger Awards:13
Gold Glove Awards:32
Home Arena: United Center
Stanley Cups: 4 (1933-34, 1937-38, 1960-61, 2009-10)
Conference Championships: 2 (1991-92, 2009-10)
Members of the Hall of Fame: 45 (Sid Abel, Doug Bentley, Max Bentley, George Boucher, Frank Brimsek, Billy Burch, Paul Coffey, Charlie Conacher, Lionel Conacher, Roy Conacher, Art Coulter, Babe Dye, Phil Esposito, Tony Esposito, Bill Gadsby, Charlie Gardiner, Herb Gardiner, Ebbie Goodfellow, Tommy Gorman, Michel Goulet, Glenn Hall, George Hay, Bobby Hull, Dick Irvin, Tommy Ivan, Duke Keats, Hughie Lehman, Ted Lindsay, Harry Lumley, Mickey MacKay, Stan Mikita, Howie Morenz, Bill Mosienko, Bert Olmstead, Bobby Orr, Pierre Pilote, Rudy Pilous, Bob Pulford, Denis Savard, Earl Seibert, Clint Smith, Allan Stanley, Barney Stanley, Jack Stewart, Harry Watson)
Retired Numbers: #1 Glenn Hall, #3 Pierre Pilote, #3 Keith Magnussen, #9 Bobby Hull, #18 Denis Savard, #21 Stan Makita, #35 Tony Espisito
Hart Memorial Trophies (Most Valuable Player): 6
Art Ross Trophies (Most Points Scored): 8
Vezina Trophies (Award to Best Goalie): 10
Home Stadium: Soldier Field
League Championships: 9 (1921, 1932-33, 1940-41, 1943, 1946, 1963, 1985)
Conference Championships: 4 (1956, 1963, 1985, 2006)
Members of the Hall of Fame: 26 (Paddy Driscoll, Sid Luckman, Bronko Nagurski, Mike Singletary, George McAfee, Dick Butkus, George Halas, Bill Hewitt, Link Lyman, Bill George, George Trafton, Clyde (Bulldog) Turner, Joe Stydahar, George Connor, Ed Healey, Harold (Red) Grange, George Musso, Stan Jones, George Blanda, Doug Atkins, Danny Fortmann, Mike Ditka, Walter Payton, Dan Hampton, Gale Sayers, Jim Finks)
Retired Numbers: #3 Bronko Nagurski, #5 George McAfee, #7 George Halas, #28 Willie Galimore, #34 Walter Payton, #40 Gale Sayers, #41 Brian Piccolo, #42 Sid Luckman, #51 Dick Butkus, #56 Bill Hewitt, #61 Bill George, #66 Clyde Turner, #77 Harold Grange
MVP Awards: 2
Offensive Player of the Year: 1
Defensive Player of the Year: 3
You make the call... Vote for your favorite and maybe you will win one of those Chicago Deep Dish Pizzas.
Well probably not, but vote anyways and help your team become the King of the Windy City!
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