Ranking the White Sox Greatest Rivals

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 22: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox watches his home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning on September 22, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 22: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox watches his home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning on September 22, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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20 Apr 2000: Matt Anderson #14 of Detroit Tigers is held back from fighting by teammates Lance Parrish #13 and Catcher Brad Ausmus #12 during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 14-6.
20 Apr 2000: Matt Anderson #14 of Detroit Tigers is held back from fighting by teammates Lance Parrish #13 and Catcher Brad Ausmus #12 during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 14-6. /

Detroit Tigers – Chicago has a lot of good rivalries with Detroit teams, and this is one of them. Both are charter franchises of the AL, and the Tigers lead the White Sox in World Series titles (4-3) as well as AL Central division titles (4-3). Here’s hoping the Sox can tie them in both of those categories sooner or later.

Cleveland Indians – This one has great potential but hasn’t been relevant for the standings since the 2005 season. The teams are still close in proximity and a general animosity definitely still exists. If the White Sox get good soon, they could re-ignite the rivalry before the Indians window closes.

Kansas City Royals – In many ways the Royals are kind of their own rival, but they have been fighting with the White Sox recently, making them one of the Sox better rivals as of late. The Royals have always given the White Sox a bit of trouble, and that may continue now that the Sox longer have Matt Davidson to torment their pitchers with.