Top home run hitters in Chicago White Sox history

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Frank Thomas #35 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Oakland Athletics during an Major League Baseball game circa 1992 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. Thomas played for the White Sox from 1990 - 05. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Frank Thomas #35 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Oakland Athletics during an Major League Baseball game circa 1992 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. Thomas played for the White Sox from 1990 - 05. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /
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Carlos Lee, White Sox All-Time Home Run Hitters
Carlos Lee of the Chicago White Sox bats during the MLB game against the Oakland A’s at the Network Associates Coliseum on July 18, 2004. The A’s defeated the White Sox 5-3. (Photo by Don Smith/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

White Sox all-time home run hitters –  No. 10: Carlos Lee

152 home runs from 1999-2004

Carlos Lee signed with the Chicago White Sox in February 1994 as an international free agent from Panama and the 18-year-old began his journey through the farm system at the Florida spring training complex in the Gulf Coast League.

He made his major-league debut on May 7, 1999, with the White Sox, and homered in his first at-bat off Oakland Athletics knuckleballer Tom Candiotti in a 7-1 win at new Comiskey Park. Lee hit 16 home runs as a rookie, then had 24 in each of the next two seasons before hitting 26 in 2002.

In 2003 and 2004, Lee hit 31 homers each season before he was traded in December 2004 to the Milwaukee Brewers for three players, including Scott Podsednik, who was an All-Star left fielder for Chicago’s World Series championship club in 2005.

Lee hit two homers in his final game for the White Sox, a two-run blast off Jason Johnson of the Detroit Tigers in the third inning and a grand slam off John Ennis in the ninth inning at Tiger Stadium in an 11-2 victory on Sept. 29, 2004.

In the 2000 playoffs, Lee was just 1-for-11 in a three-game ALDS sweep at the hands of the Seattle Mariners, with his lone hit a double in Game 1 at new Comiskey Park.

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