One terrible trade, one unfortunate free agency slip — and a key add to a championship team. 1914 The White Sox purchased future Hall of Fame second baseman Eddie Collins from Connie Mack and the Philadelphia A’s.
Four huge transactions — and just one miss. 1959 In an effort to ensure the White Sox would repeat as American League champs, Bill Veeck and Hank Greenberg decided to make a series of moves to bring in hitters — at the expense of some of the top young players in the Sox system.
Bobby Bonds arrives — briefly. 1977 Chalk this one up to White Sox owner Bill Veeck. Knowing he needed a drawing card and a big bat to replace Richie Zisk and Oscar Gamble, Veeck dealt future All-Star Brian Downing and pitchers Chris Knapp and Dave Frost to California.
Dick Allen falls short; Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva and Gil Hodges mark a full class elected from the Golden Days Era ballot. On his 23rd try at Hall of Fame election, Minnie Miñoso is now enshrined in Cooperstown.
Though Unforgettable, Minnie Miñoso was swapped away on this day. 1957 In a trade that shocked and outraged many White Sox fans, popular outfielder Minnie Miñoso and infielder Fred Hatfield were traded to Cleveland for future Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith.
The Chicago White Sox had some depth tested in 2021. There were some bad injuries throughout the organization that caused certain players to get chances at the MLB level that they probably would not have otherwise.
Don’t let rookie struggles fool you — here’s why he still looks like a future All-Star hitter. Though it’s gotten a fair amount of play on the internet, the idea of going into 2022 with some sort of Andrew Vaughn/Gavin Sheets platoon in right field wasn’t simply conjured up by an overanxious fanbase.
The Chicago White Sox acquired relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel at the 2021 trade deadline. It was a massive move at the time, as Kimbrel was widely regarded as one of the top bullpen arms in the league when the deal went down.