Friday, October 7, 2016

Greatest White Sox Team of All-Time-- Part 15: The Team: Thomas and Fox

From the September 11, 2016, Chicago Tribune "Greatest Baseball Team of All Time."

The Tribune readers picked Al Lopez as the all-time greatest White Sox skipper.


"The Big Hurt" hit 448 home runs in a White Sox uniform, the most in team history.  Thomas drove in 100 or more runs 10 times for the Sox, including a career-high of 143 in 2000.

He batted .320 or better five times, leading the league at .347 in 1997.  Thomas won back-to-back MVP awards in 1993-94 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.


The MVP of the 1959 American League champion Sox, Fox batted .306 that season and won the second of his three Gold Gloves.

In 14 seasons with the Sox, the Hall of Famer batted .291 and a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 3.4-to-1.  He led the league in plate appearances five times but never struck out more than 18 times in one season.


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