Chicago White Sox Holiday Gift Guide

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100 Things White Sox Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
By Bob Vanderberg
Retail Price: $14.95
Triumph Books

I absolutely love this book. It is full of great history of the White Sox and nuggets of information that any fan of the White Sox will enjoy.

The start of the book grabbed my attention right off the bat when it said the following:

"“Men in Chicago White Sox uniforms were jumping on top of each other, hugging each other, celebrating something the franchise had not accomplished in 88 years: the winning of a World Series. For the first time since 1917, the White Sox —our White Sox—were world champions …”"

To this day, nearly 10 years later, that is still the single greatest moment I can recall being a White Sox fan, and the first chapter in this book describes how White Sox fans felt on the October night in 2005.

This book covers all aspects of the White Sox history, including but not limited to Bo Jackson, Jack McDowell, the rivalry with the Chicago Cubs and of course Frank Thomas.

The overview of the book says the following:

"“This is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Chicago’s South Side team, whether a die-hard booster from the days of Billy Pierce or a new supporter of Paul Konerko and Chris Sale.”"

It is a fun but also informative read that I don’t know how any White Sox fan wouldn’t enjoy, and it is a good way to get through the cold winter months before the start of Opening Day.

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