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Top 5 pitching performances in Sox history

@scottmerkin
January 18, 2021

CHICAGO -- Here’s a look at the top five single-game pitching performances in White Sox history, with a number of incredibly strong showings just missing the list. 1. Philip Humber, April 21, 2012, at Mariners Humber’s perfect game is one of three recorded in White Sox history. His closest moment

Best White Sox single-game hitting displays

@scottmerkin
January 11, 2021

CHICAGO -- Here’s a look at the Top 5 single-game hitting performances in White Sox history, with a few more impressive displays that just missed the list. 1) Pat Seerey, July 18, 1948 (Game 1), at Philadelphia A's The right-handed-hitting Seerey finished with 86 career home runs over 2,095 plate

How the Sox Grinder Ball Rules came to be

@scottmerkin
January 8, 2021

CHICAGO -- The 2005 White Sox championship season worked so perfectly that even their Grinder Ball Rules marketing campaign developed a natural connection before this 99-win group threw a pitch or took a swing. That connection comes as no surprise, with manager Ozzie Guillen at the heart of both. Guillen

White Sox all-time roster by best season

@scottmerkin
January 4, 2021

CHICAGO -- Here’s a look at the White Sox all-time roster based on the best season at each position. This is not necessarily the best player in franchise history at each spot. C: Carlton Fisk, 1985 .808 OPS, 37 HRs, 107 RBIs, 85 runs Fisk played 13 years in Chicago

The best White Sox to wear each number

@scottmerkin
December 28, 2020

CHICAGO -- Here’s a look at the top White Sox player to wear each jersey number during the franchise’s long history. No. 0: Oscar Gamble (1985) Gamble actually wore two different numbers with the White Sox and did most of his damage with the team via a 31-home run, 83-RBI

The history behind the White Sox team name

@scottmerkin
December 21, 2020

CHICAGO -- They’ve been called the ChiSox, a name objected to by some of the White Sox fan purists who don’t go for the shortcut. They also have been known as the South Siders, based on the location of Guaranteed Rate Field and the epicenter of that same ardent support

The 5 best seasons by White Sox pitchers

@scottmerkin
December 14, 2020

CHICAGO -- Here’s a look at the top individual seasons by White Sox pitchers in franchise history. 1. Ed Walsh, 1908 Key fact: Set a White Sox single-season record with 40 wins Much like Frank Thomas offensively, there are seven seasons to pick from when selecting Walsh’s best individual effort.

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in White Sox history

@scottmerkin
December 12, 2020

CHICAGO -- The White Sox added right-handed pitcher Martin Carrasco from the Padres with the 18th pick of the Triple-A phase of the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, concluding the virtual Winter Meetings. Carrasco, 21, recorded 90 strikeouts over 102 1/3 Minor League innings, having not pitched in 2020 and having

White Sox Top 5 Winter Meetings deals

@scottmerkin
December 7, 2020

CHICAGO -- Here’s a look at the Top 5 Winter Meetings moves in White Sox history: 1. Acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik, right-handed pitcher Luis Vizcaino and first baseman/outfielder Travis Hinton from the Brewers for left fielder Carlos Lee Dec. 13, 2004 There were rumblings of the White Sox interest in

5 best seasons by a Sox position player

@scottmerkin
November 30, 2020

CHICAGO -- Here’s a look at the White Sox top five individual seasons by a position player, along with a number of near misses. 1) Frank Thomas, 1994 Let’s be honest: When it comes to Thomas, a Hall of Famer and arguably the top offensive force in franchise history, there

Top 5 White Sox players not in Hall of Fame

@scottmerkin
November 16, 2020

CHICAGO -- The White Sox have 32 players who have worn their uniform and eventually been elected to the Hall of Fame. But who are the franchise’s best players not in the Hall? Here’s a look at the top five, with a few others in consideration. To be eligible for

10 things that define Luis Aparicio's legacy

@goodforball
October 6, 2020

Luis Aparicio was a pioneer to some, a multi-talented performer to many and a winner to most. He established himself as the quintessential shortstop -- deft defensively, more than adequate offensively and consistently an asset throughout his 18 Major League seasons. Here’s a look at 10 moments or events that

White Sox no-hitter history

MLB.com looks back at every no-hitter in the South Siders' history
August 25, 2020

As a charter member of the American League, the White Sox have had ample opportunity to throw no-hitters. And ample no-hitters they’ve thrown. From Nixey Callahan to Lucas Giolito, White Sox pitchers have twirled 19 no-hitters in franchise history, the most by any AL team. Only the Dodgers have more

White Sox Top 5 GMs: Merkin's take

@scottmerkin
June 22, 2020

CHICAGO – No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are

10 moments that defined Carlton Fisk's career

@goodforball
June 20, 2020

Though he’s largely remembered for one swing and the immediate seconds that followed, Carlton Fisk established a legacy of longevity behind the plate. He finished among the top 10 in Most Valuable Player Award balloting in four of his first 12 full seasons and ranked between 13th and 18th on

White Sox top manager: Merkin's take

@scottmerkin
June 15, 2020

CHICAGO -- Two managers have more victories than Ozzie Guillen (678) in White Sox history, with Jimmy Dykes checking in at 899 and Al Lopez at 840. Dykes (1,850) and Lopez (1,495) also are the only ones to manage more games for the White Sox than Guillen (1,295). And Clarence

White Sox Top 5 relievers: Merkin's take

@scottmerkin
June 8, 2020

CHICAGO – No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are

White Sox Top 5 lefty starters: Merkin's take

@scottmerkin
June 1, 2020

CHICAGO – No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are

White Sox Top 5 right-handers: Merkin's take

@scottmerkin
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

White Sox Top 5 right fielders: Merkin's take

@scottmerkin
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

White Sox Top 5 center fielders: Merkin's take

@scottmerkin
May 4, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Hawk's favorite call could have been a jinx

@scottmerkin
April 29, 2020

CHICAGO -- The first unofficial rule of broadcasting a perfect game is not to acknowledge it until absolutely necessary. So when Ken "Hawk" Harrelson put forth his favorite career call at the end of the top of the eighth inning during Mark Buehrle’s perfect game thrown against the Rays on

White Sox Top 5 left fielders: Merkin's take

@scottmerkin
April 27, 2020

CHICAGO -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are

Jason Benetti's favorite call? Thank TA7

@scottmerkin
April 22, 2020

CHICAGO -- Jason Benetti’s favorite call as the White Sox television voice centers upon having as much fun as possible with the game of baseball he loves. It happened on April 26, 2019, in a 12-11 White Sox victory, when Tim Anderson launched a walk-off home run against Detroit reliever

Ruben Sierra's remarkable rise, fall and rise

@williamfleitch
April 12, 2020

While we’re waiting for baseball to come back, we are making do. So once a week, inspired by the late Deadspin’s “Let’s Remember Some Guys” series, we will take a look at one player in baseball history, why he was great, why he mattered, why we should hang on to