The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago. The White Sox competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division.
Eddie Cicotte, Eddie Collins, and Shoeless Joe Jackson led the White Sox to the 1906 and 1917 World Series championships, respectively. As a result of the Black Sox Scandal, which involved the White Sox’s alleged collusion with gamblers to rig games, the 1919 World Series was tainted.
MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis responded by permanently banning the players in question from the league for the rest of their careers.
Early Wynn, Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio, and Al López led the White Sox to the American League championship in 1959.
With the help of players like AL MVP Jermaine Dye, Paul Konerko, Mark Buehrle, catcher A. J. Pierzynski, and Ozzie Guillén, the first Latino manager to win the World Series, the team took home the AL pennant in 2005 and went on to win it all.
White Sox’s 87-year World Series drought is second only to that of their crosstown rivals, the Chicago Cubs, in terms of MLB championships won (107 seasons). A total of 9,411–9,309 is the White Sox’s career record (.503).
What Are The White Sox Ranked?
In light of the end of the MLB lockout, all baseball activities, including power rankings for the 2022 season, have returned to normal. As spring training begins, several significant sports media outlets believe that the White Sox are one of the top teams in the league.
According to Bleacher Report and MLB.com’s first-ever power rankings for 2022, the White Sox are the second-best team.
In both rankings, the White Sox are placed as the second-best club, and they are also regarded as the greatest team in the AL. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the only team ahead of the Chicago White Sox in both power rankings, with the number one spot going to Los Angeles.
In light of the events of the summer thus far and what is yet to come, the high ranking of the Chicago Bulls makes them the team to beat entering the 2022 season.