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The Greatest White Sox Players of all time (Part 2 of 3)

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Left Field – Carlos Lee (1999 – 2004) 

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Carlos Lee, the “El Caballo” broke onto the scene with the White Sox as a slugging outfielder from the start as he homered in his first major league at bat on May 7, 1999 against the Oakland Athletics. Lee would produce significant power numbers throughout all of his six seasons on the south side of Chicago. In his rookie year of 1999 Lee played in 127 games for the White Sox and hit for a .293 BA with 16 home runs, 84 RBI, and 32 doubles. He
finished seventh in the 1999 Rookie of the Year voting, and would go on to hit a total of 152 home runs, while amassing 552 RBI, 192 doubles, and scored 533 runs in his tenure with the White Sox. A tenure that was surprisingly cut short after the 2004 season when Lee was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in December of 2004 in return for Scott Podsednik, Luis Vizcaino, and minor leaguer Travis Hinton. Lee would go on to play eight more seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, and Miami Marlins before retiring in 2012. Lee slugged 358 home runs, and drove in 1,363 RBIs over a span of 14 major league seasons.

Runner-up: Tim Raines (1990 – 1995)

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