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moochpuppy
04-19-2008, 12:09 PM
Which team do you think is the greatest in White Sox history?

btrain929
04-19-2008, 12:12 PM
'07 was the greatest team at blowing leads and not scoring.....

Frater Perdurabo
04-19-2008, 12:16 PM
It really has to be one of the World Series winners - 1906, 1917 or 2005. I'm partial to the 2005 squad. :cool:

btrain929
04-19-2008, 12:19 PM
It really has to be one of the World Series winners - 1906, 1917 or 2005. I'm partial to the 2005 squad. :cool:

All I know is that the 1906 team had Ed Walsh on it. You need to go and check out his stats. That guy was a machine, and in my opinion, the best pitching in White Sox history.

sullythered
04-19-2008, 12:20 PM
Being that I'm not 100 years old, I have to say '05.

I can also say that, while I am a HUGE fan of the Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, the '05 Sox team is my favorite in the history of team sports.

AnkleSox
04-19-2008, 12:20 PM
In my lifetime, 1994 :whiner:

sox1970
04-19-2008, 12:21 PM
1994. To me, it's not even close.

Rockabilly
04-19-2008, 12:37 PM
I would have to say the 83 team

It's a shame they couldn't get the job done that year

eastchicagosoxfan
04-19-2008, 12:40 PM
Aside from 2005, the 1983 team was really good. Tito Landrum!!:angry::angry:

In a game five, with Hoyt going, whatta, coulda, shoulda.

Metalthrasher442
04-19-2008, 12:56 PM
The 05 team was decent... ill vote them ;)

Paulwny
04-19-2008, 01:09 PM
The 59 team beat a powerful yankee team, I smiled all year.

JB98
04-19-2008, 01:12 PM
99 wins, wire-to-wire in the AL Central, 11-1 in the playoffs, World Series champs.

Kinda hard to beat that.

Dan Mega
04-19-2008, 01:47 PM
I define the best team as the one that wins when they need to, despite who they are playing, and despite who is on the team.

That being said, the 2005 team was the best. They took care of business when they had to.

LongLiveFisk
04-19-2008, 01:51 PM
I also said 2005. Most of us will be naturally biased towards the more recent teams or the ones we personally remember watching. I know that the '83 team was outstanding and so was the '94 team, but to me it all boils down to one thing: getting it done. That's what it's all about.

To the '05 World Champions! :gulp:

BigKlu59
04-19-2008, 02:05 PM
:cool: I've got a soft spot for that 64 team. Would have been one hell of a match up between the Sox/Redbirds.. Damn Yankmees..

2005 Magical..Overjoyed at watching the Sox do to teams what had befallen them on many ocasions in the past
1983 Heatbreaking.. Dibber, the the **** are you doin?

2000 Stunned...Like having a tooth pulled

1993 Jays had the Karma that year as the Phillies found out

gogosox16
04-19-2008, 02:15 PM
what no love for the 08' Sox....We're in first place c'mon :wink:

mccoydp
04-19-2008, 02:17 PM
I loved the '94 team, but '05 is tops in my book. '06 had so much potential.

FielderJones
04-19-2008, 02:19 PM
1906. Did you expect any other vote? :tongue:

The 2005 team was great; wire-to-wire is a fantastic achievement. But the 1906 team had to overcome adversity twice. They were in fourth place on August 6 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1906/08061906.htm). Climbing over three teams that late in the season is fantastic. They strung 19 wins (and a tie) in a row. Then they had to play the greatest Cub team in history, whose .763 winning percentage is still a record. That team lost only 36 games, and won their league by 20!

The Sox had Big Ed Walsh, arguably the greatest pitcher of the spitball/dead ball era. Doc White was no slouch either. Beating the Cubs 4-2 brought the first World Series Championship to the South Side, where it belongs. :D:

twentywontowin
04-19-2008, 02:22 PM
The 1994 team may have been better than the 2005 team, but still weren't the best team in the league.

I STILL feel bad for Montreal fans. They would have won the World Series that year, and if they did, I guarantee that team is still in Canada today.

soxfan21
04-19-2008, 02:24 PM
'93 Sox.

A. Cavatica
04-19-2008, 03:13 PM
Put me down for 1920. One of the best starting rotations of all time; only one other team has had four 20-game winners ('71 Orioles). Collins & Jackson were Hall of Famers. Too bad about that Black Sox thing!

If not being on the take matters to you, I like the 1994 team better than the 1959 edition, the 1983 edition, the 1993 edition, or the 2005 edition.

Bucky F. Dent
04-19-2008, 03:18 PM
The Hitmen were my single favorite team, but it's impossible not to vote for the '05 World Champions!!!!:D:

October26
04-19-2008, 05:10 PM
You knew that I was going to vote for 2005, right?

Having said that, I wish that I could have been alive to see that 1917 team and their 100 wins. Amazing! :bandance:

TDog
04-19-2008, 05:27 PM
In my lifetime, 1994 :whiner:


When the season tragically ended after the games of Aug. 10, the Sox had a one-game lead over the charging Cleveland Indians. At the time, I didn't believe the Sox would have won the division that year. They might have won the wild card, which was supposed to be inaugurated that season, but the race for the American League's third-best team could have been more competitive than the Central Division.

Many, including Jerry Reinsdorf, believe the 1983 team was better than the 2005 team. As teams that are greater than the sum of their parts, it would be hard to argue for any White Sox team other than the 2005 squad.

I was 40 years from being born in 1917, but there are many who believe that was one of the greatest teams up to that point, the 1906 Cubs losing points for losing to the White Sox in the World Series. The 1906 White Sox didn't dominate the league, and had little offense, I've read, but they outthit a team that finished 70 games above .500, with a winning percentage of .763.

NADA SURF
04-19-2008, 05:50 PM
How is the 1919 team not on this list?
Some still say that might have been the best team of all time anywhere. How can it not be considered?

asindc
04-19-2008, 06:43 PM
1994. To me, it's not even close.

I agree. 1994 was the best Sox team I've seen in my lifetime, without a doubt IMO.

Railsplitter
04-19-2008, 08:26 PM
1917. That C-mark hasn't been matched on the South Side, and 105 wins would be needed to macth that in terms of winning percentage.

PKalltheway
04-19-2008, 08:55 PM
I'd have to go with the 2005 team. Going wire-to-wire, and sweeping the World Series is incredible.
1906. Did you expect any other vote? :tongue:

The 2005 team was great; wire-to-wire is a fantastic achievement. But the 1906 team had to overcome adversity twice. They were in fourth place on August 6 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1906/08061906.htm). Climbing over three teams that late in the season is fantastic. They strung 19 wins (and a tie) in a row. Then they had to play the greatest Cub team in history, whose .763 winning percentage is still a record. That team lost only 36 games, and won their league by 20!
IMHO, that has to be the biggest World Series upset of all time (with sincere apologies to the '54 Giants, '69 Mets, '88 Dodgers, '90 Reds, and '03 Marlins). To take down a team that was 80 games over .500 is insane. The only reason why you never hear it mentioned among other great upsets was because it happened 102 years ago.

chisox77
04-19-2008, 09:08 PM
The 2005 White Sox.

They got it done, and brought that beautiful trophy home to Chicago.

:cool:

:cool:

BRDSR
04-19-2008, 09:52 PM
Why no 1997 choice? That team was going to the Series until Schueler decided we were "never going to catch the Indians" and executed the White Flag Trade?

gobears1987
04-20-2008, 12:32 AM
1920 easily

While 05 is my favorite, the 20 team would have easily won the series had the off the field events of September not gone down.

300bowler
04-20-2008, 01:32 PM
Tie for first with the '83 Team and the '05 Team. :gulp:This Old Style's for you '05 Sox. Thanks a billion.

Lip Man 1
04-20-2008, 05:50 PM
I simply can not make a pick as to the "greatest." Honestly I can't tell because my personal feelings color my judgment.

I will say this though, the 1967 team was a short breath away from winning the pennant, they squeezed out 89 wins with the leading hitters FOR THE SEASON being Ken Berry and Don Buford BOTH at .241.

That's not a misprint folks...241

That's the ultimate "grinder" team.

Lip

Sox
04-20-2008, 07:00 PM
Which team do you think is the greatest in White Sox history?

The 2005 version of the Chicago White Sox.:bandance:

PolishPower83
04-20-2008, 07:23 PM
Impossible not to vote for '05 (probably because I'm only 24). I think the biggest reason is I still remember some of those postseason moments --- Uribe's catch, Paulie's slam, Podsednik's dinger --- like they happened earlier this afternoon. And the feelings that come along with those memories make me proud as hell to be a Sox fan.

Oldfellah
04-20-2008, 10:00 PM
I narrowed it down to ones I've actually seen play and love. That leaves '77, '83, or '05 ... I picked '05 only because they went all the way and I saw them do it!!!!:happyguy::moonwalk:

300bowler
04-20-2008, 10:22 PM
I have much love for the '83 Sox, but I gotta go with the '05 Sox , the 1917 Sox and the 1906 Sox as the best teams in Sox history because they finished the job and won it all. That's the only thing that matters in sports.:gulp:Here's a toast to those three World Champion Sox teams.

asindc
04-20-2008, 10:37 PM
I have much love for the '83 Sox, but I gotta go with the '05 Sox , the 1917 Sox and the 1906 Sox as the best teams in Sox history because they finished the job and won it all. That's the only thing that matters in sports.:gulp:Here's a toast to those three World Champion Sox teams.

Based on that, I don't think you can disqualify the 1994 team, since it was not their fault they didn't get a chance to finish it.

gaelhound
04-20-2008, 11:35 PM
Aside from 2005, the 1983 team was really good. Tito Landrum!!:angry::angry:

In a game five, with Hoyt going, whatta, coulda, shoulda.
Don't be mad at Tito, a certain drunk now working in St. Louis was too useless to get Lamp Or Tidrow in before Britt's arm fell off!:angry:

kaufsox
04-21-2008, 12:36 AM
I voted 2005, for my memory, but I would have loved to have seen the 1917-1920 teams. Just an incredible run of baseball

chisoxfanatic
04-21-2008, 02:31 PM
I don't think any team will be able to replace the 2005 team in my heart. Even if another Sox team wins the World Series in my lifetime.

soxpride724
04-21-2008, 02:41 PM
2005 Hands down but 1994 is a verry close second. Thanks Reinsdorf for ****in that one up!:angry: