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.
As a result of the Western League breaking the National Agreement in 1901 and forming the American League, major league baseball was born. The White Stockings won their first championship in the American League.
To make matters worse, since the World Series didn’t begin until 1903, that meant the season was over. The Chicago White Sox made their first World Series trip in 1906, defeating the Cubs in six games, and are now known as the Chicago White Sox.
In 1917, the Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Giants in six games to win their third pennant and second World Series, thanks in part to stars Eddie Cicotte and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.
The Sox were widely favored in the 1919 World Series but fell in eight games to the Cincinnati Reds. Speculation that the game had been manipulated was fanned by large bets placed on the Reds.
Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned eight players for life after an investigation into the Black Sox Scandal in the 1920 season, even though all players were exonerated of any wrongdoing. As a result, it was 40 years before the team was able to win another pennant.
Why Don’t The Chicago White Sox Wear White Socks?
If we’re going to talk about the White Sox and their white socks, we need to talk about how the team hasn’t been living up to its moniker in recent years.
However, this was not always the case; the Pale Hose did not always perform while wearing pale hose throughout their early decades of existence. In contrast, the 1940s saw the introduction of new hues, beginning with blue and moving on to black.