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The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago. The White Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division.

It wasn’t until after founder Charles Comiskey died and his son J. Louis Comiskey took over ownership of the team that the White Sox were once again in the upper half of the American League.

Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox

Their greatest players, including shortstop Luke Appling (nicknamed “Ol’ Aches and Pains”) and pitcher Ted Lyons, whose jersey numbers 4 and 16 were retired, helped them finish in the upper half of the standings from 1936 to 1946.

Following the death of J. Louis Comiskey in 1939, his wife Grace Comiskey assumed control of the club.

The club was eventually handed down to Grace’s children Dorothy and Chuck in 1956; Dorothy then disposed of the majority of her shares in the club to a consortium led by Bill Veeck following the 1958 season.

It’s no secret that Veeck was renowned for his advertising gimmicks, like the “exploding scoreboard” and the outfield shower at Comiskey Park. The club was temporarily owned by Arthur Allyn, Jr. in 1961 before being sold to his brother John Allyn.

What’s Wrong With The White Sox?

Predictions going into the season predicted that the White Sox will dominate in the American League Central and challenge for the World Series. The Red Sox have won back-to-back games in Tampa, but they remain in third place in the division, five games back.

The White Sox of 2022 have been bitten by a snake. Lance Lynn and Eloy Jimenez have both been out since spring training because of injuries.

Lucas Giolito, Yoan Moncada, and Luis Robert are all currently on the DL. Tony La Russa’s appointment as the manager of a youthful, swaggering club was controversial.