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

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Center Field – Aaron Rowand (2001 – 2005)

Credit: Daily Herald
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The center field crop has many options, and even some bigger names than Aaron Rowand, but many of those names were only around for a season or two at the tail end of their careers i.e. Ken Griffey, Jr., and Andruw Jones, and so on. Rowand was a fan favorite during his tenure on the south side of Chicago, and always went full throttle on the field. Rowand was famous for his scintillating diving, and leaping catches during his tenure in Chicago as well as the rest of his career. Rowand posted a .990 FLD% as a center fielder over parts of 11 major league seasons, and made only 27 errors on 2,812 total chances over his 11 year career, that was cut short largely due to his all out aggressive style of play. Rowand hit for a .283 BA, 54 home runs, and 211 RBIs during his tenure with the White Sox, and was a member of the 2005 World Series Championship team before being traded prior to the 2006 season to the Philadelphia Phillies for slugger Jim Thome.

Runner-up: Chet Lemon (1975 – 1981)

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