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MLB American League Central Chicago White Sox History

There are high hopes for the White Sox entering 2022. In fact, they currently have the third-best odds of winning the World Series this upcoming season.

Their strong odds are partially due to a weak division they play in, meaning they have a very good chance of making the postseason. Last year, in 2021, they won the division by 13 games over the Cleveland Guardians (then known as the Indians). The White Sox finished that season with a 93-69 record.

In 2021, the team finished sixth in the majors in runs per game (4.90), fifth in scoring defense (4.02 runs allowed), and seventh in pitching staff earned run average (3.83).

With most of the team returning, including Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Dylan Cease, and others, they should be at or near the top of these categories again.

With a team full of young talent and a Hall of Fame coach at the helm, the rest of the American League should be on notice that the White Sox are for real.

MLB American League Central Chicago White Sox History

The Chicago White Sox, also known as the “South Siders,” have been in the American League since its beginnings in 1901. Established in 1900, the team was originally known as the Chicago White Stockings but changed it to White Sox in 1904.

The White Sox have one of the most infamous pasts in baseball history due to the “Black Sox Scandal” of 1919. Several players from that team were banned from baseball for life due to having fixed games.

In total, there were eight players banned, including Arnold Gandil, Eddie Ciccotte, Oscar Felsch, Fred McMullin, George Weaver, Charles Risberg, Claude Williams, and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.

When Major League Baseball decided to incorporate divisions into each league in 1969, the White Sox were one of the original American League West teams. In 1994, when the Central division was added, the White Sox moved divisions again. They have been in the AL Central ever since.

Since their first season in 1901, the Chicago White Sox have a winning record to this point. They are a combined 9,411 – 9,309, good for a .503 winning percentage.

From 1910 to 1991, the White Sox played their home games in Comiskey Park. For the decade prior to this, they played their games at SouthSide Park. In 1991, they moved into their current home, which is currently called Guaranteed Rate Field.

Today, the owner of the White Sox is Jerry Reinsdorf, who also owns the NBA franchise Chicago Bulls. He has owned the White Sox since 1981.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA – July 12, 2013: Aerial view of the U.S Cellular Field stadium in Chicago. This arena is the house of the Chicago White Sox MLB baseball team. The stadium is situated on the South of Chicago. The image has been taken from an Helicopter .


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