Thursday, September 15, 2016

Greatest White Sox Team of All Time-- Part 3: Center Field: Felsch and Johnson

The five nominated for best White Sox center fielder:

HAPPY FELSCH--  A member of the 1917 White Sox World Series Champions and the 1919 American league Champs, Felsch batted .293 in his six seasons with the Sox.  In 1917, he batted .308, drove in 102 runs and stole 26 bases.

In 1920, his final season,  he reached career highs with a .338 average, 14 homers and 115 RBIs.  Felsch also led AL center fielders in assists three times.

LANCE JOHNSON--  The left-handed-hitting leadoff man led the AL in triples for four seasons in a row from 1991-1994.  In his eight seasons with the Sox, Johnson batted .286 and stole 30 or more bases four times.

In 1995, he batted .306, led the AL with 186 hits and set a career high with ten home runs.


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