White Sox: There are similarities to the 1985 Chicago Bears

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Chicago White Sox, Yermin Mercedes
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The White Sox have had a lot of great players contribute this year just like the 85 Bears.

William “The Refridgerator” Perry and Yermin “The Yerminator” Mercedes-both made people fall in love with them because of their carefree, likeable attitudes as well as how they produced on the field. Their enthusiasm to play was infectious and Mercedes even had a burger named after him.

Kevin Butler and Andrew Vaughn each have made (in Vaughn’s case still making) significant contributions to their teams in just their rookie years. In ’85 Butler led the NFL in scoring on his way to being named to the All-Rookie Team.

Vaughn has been extremely valuable to the White Sox by playing terrific ball for Jimenez while he was injured. He’s moved around to several positions as needed and has been more than solid in the field and at the plate. He could possibly take home the American League Rookie of the Year Award.

One other attribute that both teams share is their youth. The Bears were one of the youngest teams in the league when they took home the Lombardi Trophy and the White Sox are the ninth youngest in MLB. The Bears owned their division (and the NFC for that matter) as the White Sox are currently doing in the AL Central.

The Bears managed to finish the job winning it all in January of ’86. As for the White Sox, their ride to a potential title continues. It has been entertaining so far and hopefully, will be capped off with a World Series title of their own. Whether or not they can come up with a “World Series Shuffle” video is another story.