Aug 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox former player and Hall of Fame member Frank Thomas prior to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
With the announcement of the 2014 AL Most Valuable Player on Thursday evening, this is a good time to take a closer look and pay tribute to the three players in the history of the Chicago White Sox who have won AL MVP honors while wearing the White Sox uniform.
Fox won the award in 1959, becoming the first White Sox to earn the honor. Allen became the second White Sox to become AL MVP for the White Sox in 1972, and Thomas is the last White Sox to win the award, taking home the trophy in consecutive seasons from 1993-94.
Those three had four of the greatest seasons of any White Sox player in history, so let’s just take a look at those four seasons by Fox, Allen and Thomas and either relive the good times, or if you are new to the White Sox fandom, learn about some of the all-time greatest players and seasons in the history of the franchise.
Let’s start with Fox and his ’59 season with the Go-Go AL Champion White Sox club.