Thursday, September 29, 2016

Greatest White Sox Team of All-Time, Right Field-- Part 6: Hooper, Ordonez and Rivera

HARRY HOOPER--  The Hall of Famer played five seasons in Chicago, compiling a .302 average and reaching double digits in home runs three times.

Hooper hit .327 in 1921, his first season with the Sox and .328 in 1924.  He led AL right fielders in fielding percentage three times during his stint with the Sox.

MAGGLIO ORDONEZ--  A four-time All-Star with the Sox, Ordonez had four straight seasons from 1999-2002 with at least 30 home runs, 100 RBIs and a .300 average.

He just missed a fifth straight 20-100-.300 season in 2003, when he hit .317 with 29 homers and 99 RBIs.  In eight seasons on the South Side, Ordonez had 187 home runs, fifth most in team history, and batted .307.

JIM RIVERA--  A member of the 1959 AL champions, "Jungle Jim" played ten seasons on the South Side.  Known more for his defense and baserunning ability, Rivera reached double digits in home runs in five consecutive seasons from 1953-1957.

He stole 20 or more bases four times, including a major-league-leading 25 in 1955.

I was a big "Mags" fan as well, but definitely pick Harold Baines as best-ever right fielder.  Not only that, but he is also my All-Time favorite White Sox player at any position.


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