White Sox all-time home run hitters – No. 8: Jermaine Dye
164 home runs from 2005-09
Jermaine Dye held down the right field job for the Chicago White Sox over the final five seasons of his career, signing with the team as a free agent in December 2004 and immediately helping the team to a World Series title in 2005.
Dye hit 31 homers in the championship season before clouting a career-high 44 and earning his second career All-Star appearance in 2006, also driving in a career-high 120 runs and finishing fifth in the MVP voting.
Dye had 28 homers in 2007, hit 34 in 2008 and had 27 in 2009, but had no takers after his contract expired in November 2009 at the age of 35.
He kicked off the scoring in Game 1 of the World Series against the Houston Astros in 2005, taking a Roger Clemens delivery the opposite way to right field for a two-out solo blast. He hit his only other postseason homer for the White Sox in Game 4 of the 2008 ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays, connecting for a solo shot off Andy Sonnanstine to chase him with two outs in the sixth.