The Chicago White Sox are the second franchise from the Windy City, as Chicago likes to be called, besides the Chicago Cubs. Founded in 1900, they have participated in the American League since the start of Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1901. The name White Sox originated with journalists from the prestigious Chicago Tribune. Previously, the team from the south of the city of Chicago called itself White Stockings. Even this name is not their own creation. It originally belonged to the Chicago Cubs. Charles Comiskey, the owner of the White Sox at the time, took the name illegally. Journalists were not happy with the team name. It was simply too long for headlines on front pages. So they created the nickname White Sox. It became the official team name in 1903.
World Series victories by the White Sox
. The name change seemed to galvanize the team. By 1906, their third season under the new name, the White Sox reached the World Series. They were nicknamed Hitless Wonders because they reached the World Series with the lowest batting average in the American League. This World Series was special. For the first time, two teams from only one city participated: the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs. The former hosted their city rivals, who were considered the big favorites. But on October 14, 1906, the White Sox made history. They won Game 6 8-3 and secured the World Series trophy as underdogs. In 1917, they won their second title. This time they took the field against the New York Giants. The White Sox won the game 4-2.
. The history of the team and their won titles are impressive. Nevertheless, the name Chicago White Sox is not exclusively associated with positives. That's because the team is associated with one of the biggest scandals in MLB, the Black Sox scandal. In 1919, the White Sox were once again in the World Series. Their opponents: the Cincinnati Reds. Eight White Sox players apparently tried to supplement their salaries and resorted to manipulation. The scandal blew up and spread far and wide. It represented censorship in baseball. Kenesaw Mountain Landis, MLB's first commissioner, was appointed. The scandal changed the sport of baseball. But the athletic career of the Chicago White Sox had also changed. It wasn't until 86 years after the Black Sox scandal that the team was in the World Series again in 2005. After impressive success in the ALDS and ALCS, they now awaited the Houston Astros. In four games, including a marathon in Game 3, the White Sox once again brought the title to the Windy City.
Home of the Chicago White Sox
. Throughout the years, the White Sox played in only two stadiums: first at Comiskey Park and, since 1991, at Guaranteed Rate Field. The home ground of the White Sox is located in the southern part of Chicago and has a capacity of about 40,000 spectators. The stadium is particularly eye-catching because of its four large floodlight towers that rise into the sky like spires. Another feature of the stadium is located in the parking lot area. The home plate of the old venue, Comiskey Park, is enthroned there as a reminder of earlier times. The interlocking Old English letters "Sox" can already be seen at the entrance. This primary logo is also worn on the on-field caps and jerseys. In their long team history, the White Sox have already produced many good and young players who have won awards such as the Golden Glove. To ensure this continues in the future, the minor league teams Charlotte Knights, Birmingham Barons, Winston Salem Dash and Kannapolis Cannon Ballers are constantly on the lookout for new talent.