Monday, October 3, 2016

Greatest White Sox Team of All-Time, Catchers-- Part 8: Lollar, Pierzynski and Schalk

By the way, the All-Time White Sox right fielder was Harold Baines, my all-time favorite Sox player.


A six-time AL All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner with the Sox, Lollar was the starting catcher on the 1959 pennant winners.  Lollar reached double digits in home runs six times in his ten seasons on the South Side, including 20 in 1958 and a career-high 22 in 1959.

His 1,241 games as catcher rank second in Sox franchise history.


One of the key players on the 2005 champions, Pierzynski played eight seasons on the South Side, batting .279 with 118 home runs.

He was named to the AL All-Star team in 2006, when he batted .295 with 16 homers.  Pierzynski batted .444 with two home runs in the three-game division series sweep over the Red Sox in 2005.


An ironman who played 17 seasons with the Sox, he led AL catchers in fielding percentage five times.  In 1916, he stole a career high 30 bases en route to a career total of 177.

Schalk played on two World Series teams, including the 1917 champs, and batted .304 in the 1919 series against the Cincinnati Reds (Black Sox).  His 1,723 games as catcher are the most in Sox history.

--A.J. DaCoot

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