Monday, October 10, 2016

Greatest White Sox Team of All-Time-- Part 16: Appling and Ventura


He played 20 seasons, all with the Sox, recording a career average of .310 and driving in 1.116 runs.  Appling twice led the AL in batting, the first time in 1936 when he had a .388 average and a career-best 128 RBIs.

The Hall of Famer is the Sox's all-time leader in games played with 2,422 and has the team's highest career WAR (74.5).


A five-time Gold Glove winner with the Sox, Ventura also had five seasons in which he hit at least 20 homers.  he reached the 100-RBI mark with the Sox twice, with 100 in 1991 and 105 in 1996.

Ventura hit 174 home runs and batted .274 in a Sox uniform.  He became Sox manager in 2012.  Sadly, he resigned at the end of this season.


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