Chicago White Sox: Magglio Ordonez’s was quite a player

Vincent Parise
26 Jul 2000: Magglio Ordonez #30 of the Chicago White Sox swings during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinios. The Royals defeated the White Sox 7-6.Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle /Allsport
26 Jul 2000: Magglio Ordonez #30 of the Chicago White Sox swings during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinios. The Royals defeated the White Sox 7-6.Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle /Allsport /
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The Chicago White Sox had some great players in the early 2000s and Magglio Ordonez was certainly one of those guys for them.

The Chicago White Sox have had some great players. They were especially loaded in the early 2000s. It all came together when they won the World Series in 2005. One player who was an elite player for a long time that just missed out on a World Series title was Magglio Ordonez. As a fan favorite, it is sort of a shame that he missed out on the greatest season in the history of the franchise but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

Ordonez had a great 15 year Major League career. He played for the White Sox from 1997-2004. Yes, the year he left the White Sox won it all. He moved on to play for the division rival Detroit Tigers. It hurt to see him play for them at first but it got better when the White Sox were the last team standing that season.

Make no mistake about it, however. Magglio Ordonez was a fantastic player for a very long time. He hit 294 career home runs and 187 of them came with the White Sox. He had a career .309 batting average which is very impressive. He slashed .307/.364/.525 with Chicago. It is honestly impressive that as he got older and further into his career he managed to get even better with the Tigers.

Ordonez had some interesting career accolades as well. He was a six-time American League All-Star and four of those six came with the White Sox. He won two Silver Sluggers with the White Sox and then a third with Detroit later on. He also won the batting title with Detroit in 2007 with his .363 batting average.

It was a great career for him that lasted well into his 30s. It was more fun for us to watch him when he was with the White Sox but it is only fair to also mention how good he was with the Tigers. It would have been fun to see him win the World Series with the White Sox because he might be mentioned more often when thinking of the great players in this team’s history.

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It was mentioned before that the White Sox won the World Series the year after Ordonez left. Well, oddly enough, the Detroit Tigers won the American League pennant the year after he retired. They didn’t end up winning the World Series but they did make it there. It is a strange little fact but there is no doubt that he was a great player for a long time.

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