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tony1972
09-26-2006, 05:07 PM
I am sure there has been past threads about this topic..but I was curious, outside of 2005..what was your favorite and most fun season following the White Sox and why?

Mine was 1990 for several reasons (1) this was the last year of the old ballpark (2) the team contended and won 94 games after finishing dead last in 1989,(3) Frank Thomas made his MLB debut that year.. (4) this was the first year I went from being a casual fan to becoming a die-hard....for the first time that season a Sox win or loss could determine the mood for the rest of my day..

Also - that was a very likeable squad that did not have big stars but played as a team

sox1970
09-26-2006, 05:09 PM
Agreed. 1990-not even close.

LITTLE NELL
09-26-2006, 05:11 PM
1959 and 1977

nysox35
09-26-2006, 05:18 PM
2000

I was born in 1980, so I don't really remember much before our good early-mid 90's teams.
I became a "die-hard" fan in 2000. I turned 20 that June, and went to 5 games that season. I went 5-0 and remember seeing all types of games, including: A 19-3 blowout against Seattle, a Danny Wright pitchers duel with the mets (Seriously!), a comeback win against KC on a Maggs HR.

All in all, it was a great season, despite bombing out in the Playoffs.

DoItForDanPasqua
09-26-2006, 05:26 PM
Agreed. 1990-not even close.

This was my first thought as well. After I thought about it more, I'm not sure what was so great about it.

The Sox fought Oakland hard and even tied or took the lead in the AL West. In September, though, they completely fell apart after Wilson Alvarez's no-hitter and Oakland ran away with the division (there was no wild card then) That broke my heart. I also don't see the last season at Comiskey Park as something to be happy about. I was upset about it then and am upset about it now.

The difference between that 1990 and 2006, of course, was that the 1990 team had low expectations with the season being predicated by a last place finish. And regardless of how I felt then, the bar has been set so high by the 2005 Sox that, from now on, anything short of a pennant is a huge disappointment.

eriqjaffe
09-26-2006, 05:36 PM
Personally, my other favorite year would have to be 1983. The terrific pitching of LaMarr Hoyt, Rich Doton, Britt Burns and Floyd Bannister... Harold Baines, Greg Walker, Carlton Fisk, Greg Luzinski, Rudy Law, Ron Kittle...

...and those horrible, horrible, wonderful uniforms!

It was the first good year the Sox had that I was really old enough to pay attention to and remember, although we didn't have SportsChannel (or was it called SportsVision back then) and couldn't see many games...the image of Julio Cruz stomping on home plate with the run that clinched the AL West is permanently burned into my mind.

sox1970
09-26-2006, 05:48 PM
This was my first thought as well. After I thought about it more, I'm not sure what was so great about it.

The Sox fought Oakland hard and even tied or took the lead in the AL West. In September, though, they completely fell apart after Wilson Alvarez's no-hitter and Oakland ran away with the division (there was no wild card then)

Wilson Alvarez made his debut with the Sox and threw a no-hitter on August 11, 1991.

1990 was great because it was the last year of Comiskey Park, and they fielded a good team for the first time in a long time. The youth and energy on that team was incredible with the young pitchers-McDowell, Hibbard, Perez, and King. Alex Fernandez came later with Frank Thomas. The bullpen was strong with Barry Jones and Bobby Thigpen setting the saves record. It's too bad they didn't have a wildcard back then. They played a balanced schedule back then and the White Sox had the second best record in the league. It's too bad they didn't get an opportunity at postseason, but that was during Oakland's great run.

By the way, the killer game that year was when Angels first baseman, Lee Stevens hit a homer off of Thigpen in late August. The loss killed them, but they still went on to 94 victories, which isn't too shabby for the youngest team in baseball.

DoItForDanPasqua
09-26-2006, 05:59 PM
Wilson Alvarez made his debut with the Sox and threw a no-hitter on August 11, 1991.

You're right, it was 1991. It must be the 90 gallons of whiskey I have consumed since then that clouds my memory.

23Ventura
09-26-2006, 06:02 PM
2000 for me. I was born in 1988, so I don't really remember '90 and '93 very well.

wassagstdu
09-26-2006, 06:03 PM
1959 and 1990. Neither can hold a candle to 2005, of course.

StillMissOzzie
09-26-2006, 06:06 PM
Mine was 1983, as it was the first post-season race where they actually won something that I felt that I was a part of. I also liked 1990 - I thought that the Sox beating the Yankees with NO hits on Comiskey Park's birthday was a sign from above, but it was not to be.

SMO
:gulp:

DSpivack
09-26-2006, 06:06 PM
1993. Going to the ALCS made no doubt that I was to become a Sox fan, in a Cub family.

SOXandILLINI
09-26-2006, 06:21 PM
1977 was such a total blast, old comiskey was rockin like the old chicago stadium. pure joy.

DachnoPiitu
09-26-2006, 06:25 PM
Hard to pick just one year (born in '83)
some I liked:
'93 thomas mvp mcdowell cy young, first half of '94, '98 (albert belle was excellent)
but the most memorable games would have to be from pre-'90 when my dad took me to a handful of games, eventhough I was so young, I remember the old ballpark and how neat i thought it was (the bathrooms left quite an impression) cheered ventura, ozzie, lance johnson, fisk and sosa, collected tons of baseball cards, and i distcinctly remember someguy yelling "karkovice, you're a bum" (prolly someone here on the board) :wink:
i kno i can't pick '05 BUT maybe you'll make an exception cuz i turned 21 a few months before the season started and made a commitment to sit down and watch every game (and they were all very exciting!)
GO SOX in '07:gulp:

Dick Allen
09-26-2006, 07:00 PM
1960 - my first year as a baseball fan, Sox just coming off a WS appearance, seeing Aparicio, Fox, etc.

1972 - Dick Allen has a monster year, almost carries Sox on his back to the
playoffs, but Oakland was just too strong.

1977 - South Side hitmen, as a previous poster mentioned, the place was just rocking. Balls were flying out of the park for the first time in a long time.

SOXintheBURGH
09-26-2006, 07:03 PM
Mine was 1983, as it was the first post-season race where they actually won something that I felt that I was a part of. I also liked 1990 - I thought that the Sox beating the Yankees with NO hits on Comiskey Park's birthday was a sign from above, but it was not to be.

SMO
:gulp:

Yep same here. I was eleven years old and finally understood the game at a more mature level and had a great team to follow. All of those players are still fresh in my mind. I have a connection to the 93 boys the same way a lot of folks feel about 83 and 77.

FJA
09-26-2006, 07:27 PM
1990, 1993, 1994 (pre strike), 2000 - probably in that order.

I think when all is said and done, I'll also have a lot of really great memories from 2006, despite how much I will always hate the outcome of the season as a whole. For me, the third game against Houston (where Iguchi hit the grand slam in the 9th) is a microcosm of how I feel about the entire season. As the years go by, I will remember more how I felt when he hit the grand slam than how I felt when the Sox eventually lost anyway.

MVP
09-26-2006, 07:30 PM
1990 for me too. Hands down. There's so many things that I remember about that season: The last games at Old Comsikey Park; Being at the Hawkins no-hit game that the Sox won; Jack McDowell and Lance Jonhson coming into their own; Thigpen saving 57 games; Best thing was giving the A's a run for their money and nobody even saw it coming before the season. Sammy Sosa was actually my favorite Sox player back then.

vegyrex
09-26-2006, 07:52 PM
1972 - Dick Allen!!!!

!977 - The Southside Hitmen. A fun year. That is until August.

1983 - Until '05 this was the last year I felt Chicago fully supported the Sox

1990 - A fun team to watch and Old Comiskey's last hurrah.

1993 - The only time I got to watch a division clincher, Bo Jackson's homer!

1994 - What could have been. until '05 this was the team that could have won it all.

2000 - A real fun team to watch, to bad most of Chicago didn't seem to care :angry:

southwstchi4life
09-26-2006, 07:57 PM
1993

oscars gamble
09-26-2006, 08:05 PM
1977 I have this image of Chet Lemon catching a fly ball final out in a game against Kansas City with a sold out crowd chanting "We're number 1" . Chet caught the ball and broke out in a big smile. It was great. If that team only had some pitching.

socko82
09-26-2006, 08:08 PM
1977- The Hitmen, the atmosphere at Comiskey, Harry & Jimmy, the first great seaon of my life and the funnest season by far until last year

Honorable mention: 1983, 1990, 1993

gaelhound
09-26-2006, 08:36 PM
Dick Allens amazing MVP campaign and finishing second to the best baseball team I have ever seen.

Hitmen77
09-26-2006, 08:42 PM
1983. Subsequent division titles in '93 and '00 did not have nearly the same magic as the Winning Ugly season.

Runners up:
1977 - My first year as a fan!
1990 - picked to finish last, won 94 games. 7 games better than the AL East winner. Yet another great Sox team that was the victim of playing in a tough division.

Britt Burns
09-26-2006, 08:48 PM
Mine would be '90, '83, and '03. I loved that '90 club, they were a fun, fun team to watch, an it was great at the end of the year to see the future of the Sox in Frank and Alex, with Robin starting to blossom after a poor start.

soxinem1
09-26-2006, 09:05 PM
Mine would be '90, '83, and '03. I loved that '90 club, they were a fun, fun team to watch, an it was great at the end of the year to see the future of the Sox in Frank and Alex, with Robin starting to blossom after a poor start.

1983 will always be special to me, and one reason is because of the starting pitcher that shares your screen name. Then 1990, 1977, 1993, 2000. Though they choked, I liked the 1996 White Sox too.

MadetoOrta
09-26-2006, 09:15 PM
1972 - Dick Allen!!!!

!977 - The Southside Hitmen. A fun year. That is until August.

1983 - Until '05 this was the last year I felt Chicago fully supported the Sox

1990 - A fun team to watch and Old Comiskey's last hurrah.

1993 - The only time I got to watch a division clincher, Bo Jackson's homer!

1994 - What could have been. until '05 this was the team that could have won it all.

2000 - A real fun team to watch, to bad most of Chicago didn't seem to care :angry:

That's pretty much my list plus the 1981 split season team. For some reason, that team convinced me the Sox were going to make the playoffs soon. They did - 1983.

How many weeks 'til pitchers report?

downstairs
09-26-2006, 09:53 PM
see my signature...

Oldschoolsoxguy
09-26-2006, 10:09 PM
Also gots to go with the '77 Hitmen and the '72 Richie Dick Allen team.The old Baseball Palace To The World was rocking on most nights.Harry Caray in the centerfield bleachers,cold showers,way to many suds..

Palehose13
09-26-2006, 10:24 PM
Agreed. 1990-not even close.

Before I read this thread, I had the exact same answer. They didn't get to the playoffs, but that sure was one fun season!

Next would be 1993.

Chips
09-26-2006, 10:31 PM
1993. One of the first seasons that stands out in my mind.

Brian26
09-26-2006, 10:33 PM
1990. It was the renaissance of White Sox baseball (which had been on a steady downward slide since the day in 1983 that Tito Landrum went deep).

Lip Man 1
09-26-2006, 10:48 PM
1964, 1967 (despite the heartaches), 1972, 1977, 1983, 1990 rank the highest with me.

Lip

BiggestFan14
09-26-2006, 11:04 PM
My favorite besided 2005 would be 2000. And even though it underachieved, this 2006 team was fun as well.

RedHeadPaleHoser
09-27-2006, 08:36 AM
1993 for me. I was there screaming my head off when Bo Jackson's HR cleared the LF wall, stayed for the celebration when they clinched, and froze my ass off for the final games of the ALCS. It was worth every moment.

LITTLE NELL
09-27-2006, 12:42 PM
What bothers me about this post is how old Im getting. Only one other post besides mine had 1959 as favorites.

I want Mags back
09-27-2006, 12:47 PM
only been alive since '89

I remember a little from '93, but no much. i remember '94 a lot more, sadly

i guess id have to say 2000 by default

1951Campbell
09-27-2006, 12:48 PM
1983.

flo-B-flo
09-27-2006, 02:24 PM
1972 - Dick Allen!!!!

!977 - The Southside Hitmen. A fun year. That is until August.

1983 - Until '05 this was the last year I felt Chicago fully supported the Sox

1990 - A fun team to watch and Old Comiskey's last hurrah.

1993 - The only time I got to watch a division clincher, Bo Jackson's homer!

1994 - What could have been. until '05 this was the team that could have won it all.

2000 - A real fun team to watch, to bad most of Chicago didn't seem to care :angry: All these and 1967, which served as a warmup for all the future disappointments, and 72 where Dick Allen provided many thrills...and of course 2005. I didn't notice you listed 72.

BadBobbyJenks
09-27-2006, 02:35 PM
Even though I was a little, I still remember 1993 and the toronto bluejays beating us in the playoffs. I will never forget Guzman domniating us twice. if the strike had not happened 1994. I just read the page 2 article(http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=behrens/060925) on frank thomas, I had no idea how ridiculous his numbers were when the season was cancelled: 353. 38 homers 101 rbi 109 bb 487 obp through 113 games!

Can you imagine what that would look like after 162, we would be talking about one of the best individual seasons ever. And a world series victory

Max Power
09-27-2006, 02:43 PM
1990, no doubt. Going to one of those August games vs. Oakland made me a Sox fan for life. I'll never forget the atmosphere that night.

mrwag
09-27-2006, 02:48 PM
Everyone has forgotten the funniest thing that happened in 1990, and possibly since - Steve Lyons dropping his pants after the head-first slide into first!

1990 was awsome. It was the summer I turned 16. Man, the memories....

PushinWeight
09-27-2006, 03:35 PM
For me it would definitely have to be 2000. I was still too young to completely appreciate '93(born in 1986). So before 2000 all I could remember of the team is failure and that wasn't any fun. But when they were actually winning games in 2000, they got my attention by finally overcoming Cleveland. And I got to go to game 1 of the alds with my dad, and even though they lost it was still the greatest baseball experience (outside of 2005 of course)that I have ever had. The place so electrifying... I had never experienced anything like it before. And I thought for sure they would be back next year.

sageofthesox
09-27-2006, 03:46 PM
What bothers me about this post is how old Im getting. Only one other post besides mine had 1959 as favorites.

I know how you feel. But that's what's so terrific about WSI - a broad spectrum of White Sox loyalists. My all-time favorite teams outside of '05 and '59 were: Eddie Stanky's '67 squad which almost stole a pennant; the 1990 team which closed out Old Comiskey in style; and Chuck Tanner's '71 team (with Bill Melton) which generated enough fan interest to keep the White Sox in Chicago.

Chez
09-27-2006, 03:49 PM
1972 -- Dick Allen, Carlos May, Goose Gossage, Terry Forster et al. I've never seen anyone hit a ball as hard as many times as Dick Allen did that season (Julio Franco in 1994 was close).

1990 -- How many improbable come from behind wins did that team have?

2006 -- It was really fun being the defending World Series Champs. Let's do it again soon.

monkeypants
09-27-2006, 05:23 PM
1990 for me as well. I was 14 and my brother was 16 so he was able to drive to Comiskey for the first time. It was my first summer of freedom as a carefree teenager and that team was just so fun to watch.

The late 1980s saw a bunch of horrible Sox teams so the 1990 club seemed so unlikely to win. While watching that team, you could tell that they were putting together a good club that would contend in the long run. I was just grateful to see winning baseball that year as opposed to the garbage that was on the field for the previous 4-5 years.

There weren't any superstars on that team so it seemed like everyone contributed. Fisk led the team with only 18 homers that year. Scottie Fletcher, Robin, Ozzie, Ivan Calderon, Dan Pasqua, Lance Johnson, Kittle, Frank, Sammy (The Panther) Sosa, Jack McDowell, Melido Perez, the Little Bulldog Greg Hibbard, Bobby Thigpen. It was just a young and fun team.

And the rivalry with Oakland was great. Dave Stewart saying that besides "Fisk, Kittle, a Calderon, maybe, that as far as I'm concered could hold my jock."

Also, because it was the last year of Comiskey. To this day it was my favorite place in the world and I still miss it.

sox1970
09-27-2006, 05:38 PM
Also, because it was the last year of Comisky. To this day it was my favorite place in the world and I still miss it.

If it's your favorite place in the world, you could at least spell Comiskey correctly. :o:

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09-27-2006, 09:29 PM
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RadioheadRocks
09-27-2006, 09:54 PM
I'll concur with all of the seasons everyone's talked about thus far, and one I'd add to that (and isn't really talked about that much) is 1985. While it wasn't exactly a spectacular year by any means, if nothing else it provided an oasis amidst the post-1983 doldrums. Quite a few memorable moments (Fisk throwing out Bobby Meacham and Dale Berra in a double-play at the plate, Tom Seaver's 300th victory, Ozzie's Rookie of the Year performance at shortstop); and despite finishing third (85-77), being a Sox fan felt pretty good that summer, especially coming off of that disappointing '84 season.

beckett21
09-27-2006, 10:07 PM
1983. Subsequent division titles in '93 and '00 did not have nearly the same magic as the Winning Ugly season.

Runners up:
1977 - My first year as a fan!
1990 - picked to finish last, won 94 games. 7 games better than the AL East winner. Yet another great Sox team that was the victim of playing in a tough division.

Agree 100%. 1983 was an unbelievable ride.

'77 was the year I consider the start of becoming a Sox fan myself. I was 7 years old, so those are my first clear memories of baseball. I can still remember watching games with my grandmother--good times. :cool:

TommyJohn
09-27-2006, 10:26 PM
1983 and 1993. '83 was especially great because it was the first time in
my then young life that I saw the Sox finish in first place. What a great
feeling it was to see Julio Cruz emphatically slam his foot down on home
plate. I felt the same way when Ellis Burks raised his arms in triumph
after catching the final out in the 1993 clincher.

1977 was fun, but I was too young to really remember it in detail. 1991 was
a great thrill ride until that unbelievable 2-15 crash and burn, one that
inspired a Mike Royko article titled "A magical gloat spreads over the city."
I also love to read about the 1959 pennant winners and the 1967 team
that nearly stole a pennant.

SockItThome
09-27-2006, 10:32 PM
:threadsucks

BiggestFan14
09-27-2006, 10:46 PM
:threadsucks
How does it sucK? You could do something else by they way, like not read it.

Anyways, I am too young to know any of the years that most of you are listing, but they do sound fun. :smile:

Malgar 12
09-27-2006, 10:48 PM
1990.

RadioheadRocks
09-27-2006, 11:02 PM
How does it sucK? You could do something else by they way, like not read it.

Anyways, I am too young to know any of the years that most of you are listing, but they do sound fun. :smile:


He gone, so I guess we'll never know...

monkeypants
09-28-2006, 05:30 PM
If it's your favorite place in the world, you could at least spell Comiskey correctly. :o:

Sorry. Cominskey.

RetireWoodys28
09-30-2006, 07:37 PM
Sox fan since (old enough to remember Chuck Tanner era). Favorite seasons excluding 2005:
1.) 1983, 2.) 1993, 3.) 1977, 4.) 2006, 5.) 1991
1991 was a great thrill ride until that unbelievable 2-15 crash and burn, one that inspired a Mike Royko article titled "A magical gloat spreads over the city."

There was a considerable buzz about the Sox in '91, and that made the year all the more rewarding for a long suffering Sox fan who had survived the obvious other-team bias around here for so many years. Does anybody else here remember Hawk and Wimpy guest-hosting the Steve and Garry Show? The team was water-cooler talk material, and in that sense the '91 season had its similarities to '06. Also, coming off a 94 win season in 1990, the Sox were in the driver's seat and controlled their own destiny for the majority of 1991. Once it became obvious that the A's weren't going to repeat their 100+ win performance, for me anyway it kind of felt like the Sox division to lose most of the year (ala 2006). Both Sox teams failed to deliver at the end, but it was still fun being a big bully most of the year nonetheless. :wink: And in both cases, it's the friggin' Twinkies spoiling our expectations of improving on the previous season's success.

As I remember it, Thigpen was a big part of the collapse in 1991. The day after the Alvarez no-hitter, Thigpen blew a save opportunity in a game the Sox ended up losing in extra innings at Baltimore. That was the first loss in the infamous "crash and burn" you refer to. Thiggy blew a bunch of other saves late that season, too. I distinctly remember him blowing an 8-4 lead in the ninth vs. Seattle late in September, in a game the Sox also ended up losing in extra innings. I resented him for it at the time a lot, because I felt that team was significantly better than its 87-75 record and he had his hand in more than a few blown opportunities. It's too bad he didn't wait and have the kind of season he had in 1990 one year later. I also kind of felt that Torborg ended up getting the shaft for the bullpen's inability to perform up to even the most modest, realistic expectations that year. Maybe that's not exactly why management decided to dump him, but it seemed like justification for his dismissal after the fact. That team - also like the 2006 team - should have won around 95 games. Ah, what could have been...

The Racehorse
09-30-2006, 07:42 PM
... 1977 & 1983...

Lip Man 1
09-30-2006, 08:18 PM
Retire:

Yes Bobby blew a save chance in extra innings in Baltimore but he wasn't close to the main reason.

There were two of them:

1. The offense disappeared. In that stretch of something like 14 losses in 17 games in the next two and a half weeks, the Sox were shut out a number of times (I'm thinking four or five games). The 'run' culminated with a Bret Saberhagen no-hitter against them in K.C. as I recall.

2. 'Jumbotron' Ron Scheuler. The Sox ended July three games off the pace capped by Ventura's walk off grand slam vs. Gossage. I think they went 19-9 in the month and had momentum...but that didn't cover up the flaws in the club especially on offense. They were short a bat to help Thomas and Ventura...Schueler as was his M.O. refused to trade any of his 'can't miss kids,' and did nothing. It potentially cost the Sox a post season spot in 1991 and it definitely did in 1996.

Follow Up... from my 2003 story entitled 'Great Expectations.'

1991 Season (Final Record: 87-75 2nd Place)

With the Sox coming off an unexpected 94 win campaign in 1990, with a flock of young stars who actually produced the year before in Frank Thomas, Robin Ventura, Jack McDowell, Sammy Sosa, Alex Fernandez, and Greg Hibbard and with the opening of the "new" Comiskey Park, many fans and some media members thought the Sox were ready to take the next step.
The Sox opened with a six game road winning streak through Baltimore, Detroit and New York before losing. A capacity crowd at the new park saw the Sox get blown apart by the Tigers 16-0 but they still went 11-7 in April. It was clear though that the Sox still needed something because they had a bad May ending 6 ½ games off the lead and in 6th place. June started another upcurve culminating with one of the most exciting July’s in team history. The Sox went 19-8... can anybody forget Ventura’s dramatic two out, 9th inning grand slam to beat the Rangers on July 31st? They had won seven straight and had closed to three games off the lead at the trading deadline when Sox management......did nothing.

Apparently General Manager Ron Schueler felt this team was good enough to make the predictions come true, or perhaps the GM simply couldn’t bear losing such "can’t miss" prospects as Joe Hall, Rod Bolton, Steve Wapnick or Johnny Ruffin. Either way the Sox looked like it wasn’t going to be a factor. They capped off another seven game winning streak with rookie Wilson Alvarez tossing a no hitter at Baltimore on August 11th.

The Sox were now one game out, twenty games over .500 when it happened.

They lost a late lead and fell in extra innings to the Orioles on August 12th starting a three game losing streak. After a win they dropped another three in a row. After beating the Yankees on August 18th the bottom and the season fell out. They lost nine in a row, scoring a total of twenty runs with nine coming in one game. They were shut out three times.

In a three week stretch the Sox went 2-15. They fell from a game out to nine games out and the season was over. They would go on to have a fine season but Sox fans were left to wonder what might have happened had Schueler decided to make a deal or two.

Lip

palehosepub
09-30-2006, 10:15 PM
1990 was my second favoite season other than 2005. I re-connected with the team after some late 80's disappointments including the threatened move to FL. I loved the young hungry team that no one expected to win, I loved walking around and observing the Baseball Palace of The World and still learning new things about the old ballpark. Third was 1977, still the greatest most enthusiastic crowds I have ever seen....................

PKalltheway
10-01-2006, 01:10 AM
I would have to go with 2000 for me. 2000 was the first year I actually got to see the Sox in person, and they didn't disappoint either, beating Tampa Bay the night I saw them. Even though the taste of missing the postseason this year is still bitter, I think as time goes by I'll look upon 2006 more fondly. I really enjoyed this year, even though we didn't make it.