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

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Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
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Right Field – Jermaine Dye (2005 – 2009)

Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

On December 9, 2004 free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye signed a deal with the Chicago White Sox, on October 26 of the following year, less than a year from the date he was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2005 World Series. as the White Sox won their first world championship since 1917. 2005 was major league season number 11 for the veteran Jermaine Dye who had played parts of those 11 seasons with the Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, and Kansas City Royals. Dye hit 31 home runs, and 86 RBIs for the White Sox in 2005 en route to the eventual World Series championship, and followed that performance up with a 41 home run, 120 RBI, and .315 BA season in 2006 for the White Sox. Dye would go one to play five seasons with the White Sox before retiring after the 2009 season, those five seasons on the south side would be the most productive of his already impressive career. He finished up with a .278 BA, 164 home runs, and 461 RBIs during his tenure with the White Sox, and was named to an All-Star Game appearance in 2006 to go along with his Silver Slugger Award that season, and the 2005 World Series MVP Award. While the right field runner-up Magglio Ordonez had eight very productive seasons on the south side, I gave Dye the nod not only due to his statistics but his veteran leadership that helped produce the greatest White Sox moment that anyone reading this article has ever witnessed.

Runner-up: Magglio Ordonez (1997 – 2004)

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