Chicago White Sox Information
Until their World Series Championship in 2005, the White Sox were always considered Chicago's second favorite baseball team. Although they were able to gain fan-ship in the South Side, the Sox never had the widespread support like their cross-town rival Cubs. The White Sox have played in the American League since its inception in 1901. They currently play in the AL Central Division. The White Sox have three World Championships, 1906, 1917 and most recently 2005. They have won the AL Pennant seven times.
They clinched the division in 2008 after beating the Minnesota Twins in a tiebreaker to advance to the ALDS. They failed to produce similar results in 2009, finishing the regular season third in third behind the Twins and Tigers with a 79-83 record.
In 2010, they improved their record enough to come in second in their division at 88-74, but failed to make the post season. During the off-season, they added Adam Dunn and re-signed veterans A.J. Pierzyksnki and Paul Konerko, but the 2011 season was not a successful one. They placed third in the division with a 79-83 record.
The 2012 season is a hopeful one for the White Sox. They have a new manager in Robin Ventura and the return of many of their major players, including Jesse Crain, A.J. Pierzynski, Paul Konerko, and Gordon Beckham. Look for the White Sox to try and improve their record and make it into the playoffs this coming season.
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