The Chicago White Sox have had some legendary players come to play for them so who is on their all-time roster at each position?
What would a team of all the greatest Chicago White Sox look like? Many have attempted to put together this before, but here is my best estimation as to what an all-time team of Southsiders would look like if we could take White Sox players from any era.
This team is based on their contributions to the White Sox, aggregating their peak seasons and full Sox careers, as well as their values as baseball legends and fan favorites.
Beginning with the catcher and going all the way around the diamond, as well as the pitching staff and manager, this list contains our all-time White Sox at each position. This list considers both their longevity and contributions to the Sox along with their positions in baseball lore.
Let us start with the catcher, manager, and designated hitter spots:
C- Carlton Fisk
He’s a little more famous for his time with the Boston Red Sox, but Carlton Fisk was nearly just as good with the White Sox and played even longer (13 years) for them. He is not only the White Sox greatest catcher in team history, he is arguably the greatest catcher in the history of the American League.
DH: Frank Thomas
If I was going to make an all-time team of everyone in the MLB who played at least 1000 games at a specific position I would put Frank Thomas at DH so it only makes sense to put him at DH on this team as well. An Honorable mention obviously goes to Jim Thome, as the White Sox have been terrible at this position once he left.
Manager: Ozzie Guillen
Ozzie Guillen managed to last 8 years as the White Sox manager, some think it lasted too long, and others (Sox fans) probably think it ended too early. The White Sox have been horrible since he left, so it’s not like they’re better without him. The main point is that he managed to win a world series, which no Sox manager had managed to do in the 88 years before him.
Honorable mentions: Tony La Russa, Al Lopez, Jimmy Dykes, and Fielder Jones.