Nine former players and one executive make up the 10-person National Baseball Hall of Fame Golden Era ballot, which will be voted on Dec. 8 at the Winter Meetings in San Diego.
Nine years and three days ago, the 2005 White Sox forever changed the Chicago baseball landscape. Manager Ozzie Guillen's club won the World Series on Oct. 26, and many members of the team recalled their experience of a dominant 11-1 postseason.
Jose Abreu stood out as the best player on the 2014 White Sox roster. In fact, Abreu quickly emerged as one of the top performers in all of Major League Baseball. So it's of little surprise that Abreu's name and on-field exploits are attached to five of the 10 White Sox nominees as part of MLB.com's 2014 Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards.
Baseball served as Frank Thomas' profession for the past two decades. Actually, the game became more of a passion for the recently inducted first-ballot Hall-of-Famer. His Big Hurt Brewhouse venture, which had a private soft opening Monday night in preparation for this weekend's official debut, seems to be more of a labor of love for one of the game's most feared hitters.
Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's rosters feature 14 players from MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list.
Former White Sox slugger Paul Konerko was recognized before Game 3 of the World Series on Friday with the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins as co-winners of the prestigious 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.
Paul Provas, who was a valuable part of the White Sox organization since the 1993 season, passed away Thursday morning at the age of 63 after a battle with brain cancer.
The White Sox have two chances to capture a 2014 Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award with Adam Eaton announced Thursday as a center-field finalist and Alexei Ramirez announced as a shortstop finalist.
Tim Anderson has moved faster than expected since the White Sox drafted him in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. He also missed two months after an errant pitch fractured his right wrist in June, so he's in the Arizona Fall League to compensate for missed at-bats.
Like the Royals, who are meeting the Giants in the World Series, the 1959 so-called "Go-Go Sox" were built around speed and defense. They had finished 10 games above .500 the year before, exactly like the Royals, and found a winning formula that included a deep starting rotation and the best bullpen in their league.
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named the American League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News magazine, adding to the list of the rookie's accolades from his first season in the Major Leagues.
When Aaron Rowand was a kid and playing baseball with his three cousins, the youngest of that group, Jamie, often was deemed too small to join in the action. Jamie, as in James Shields, who figures to start Game 1 of the 2014 World Series this Tuesday against the Giants for his Royals in Kansas City.
White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper came from Nashville, joined by bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen last week at the team's Camelback Ranch complex in Arizona. Hitting coach Todd Steverson made the drive from Ahwatukee, Ariz., which, despite being 23.4 miles from Glendale, can seem as long as that flight from Tennessee depending on Phoenix Valley traffic.
Entering Tuesday, Glendale hadn't won in a week. Since its victory on Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League last Tuesday against Mesa, it had endured a rainout, a three-game losing streak and a tie after 11 innings against Peoria on Monday. Glendale snapped out of its doldrums Tuesday night, combining solid pitching with an explosive offense to rout Peoria, 9-0.
For the upcoming offseason, you now are White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. And one major question to be dealt with centers on what should be done with shortstop Alexei Ramirez.
If there was a song needed to go with the retirement of Paul Konerko, it easily could be "The Sounds of Silence" by Paul Simon. That particular theme becomes hard to pull off when you live in a house with three children under the age of 10. But as far as baseball is concerned, it fits perfectly for the former White Sox captain.
Jose Abreu's incredible 2014 Major League debut soon should be recognized with the American League Rookie of the Year honor. It also took just this one campaign for the 27-year-old Abreu to establish himself as a White Sox franchise cornerstone.
Ask Eddy Alvarez what sort of professional baseball player he envisions becoming, and the 5-foot-9, 175-pound switch-hitter smiles and defers his response to a later date.
Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.
The D-backs announced via Twitter on Wednesday that they received permission to interview Joe McEwing, the current White Sox third-base coach, for their open managerial position.
It is just one week before the start of another exciting Arizona Fall League season. The question at hand: Which hitting and pitching prospect are we most looking forward to seeing play in the AFL this year?
For the next step in the ongoing White Sox rebuilding process, general manager Rick Hahn has a number of directions to go in order to continue to develop in-house talent while bringing in the right pieces for long-term success.
The 2014 White Sox presented a noticeably improved overall version from what was on the field in '13. There were great moments, but certain weaknesses left Chicago short of its ultimate goal.
When placing a final grade on the 2014 season, which closed out Sunday via a 6-4 loss to the Royals -- in White Sox captain Paul Konerko's final game -- before 32,266 at U.S. Cellular Field, general manager Rick Hahn chose to work on a pass/fail grading curve. Pass/fail, with a caveat.
Paul Konerko's illustrious 18-year Major League career and 16-year run with the White Sox officially came to an end Sunday afternoon, as he exited the field in the top of the sixth inning of a 6-4 loss to the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura unsuccessfully challenged a fourth-inning call in Sunday's game against the Royals that Josh Phegley was out at the plate trying to score on a grounder back to the pitcher.
Playoff contention stands as the prime target for White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and his staff as they work to improve a fourth-place squad during the offseason. That's contention in 2015 and contention long-term.
The White Sox view Carlos Rodon as competition for the 2015 rotation coming out of Spring Training. There's also a chance Rodon could break camp as part of the bullpen next April.
Voting is underway through Sunday exclusively at MLB.com to help decide the 16th annual winners of the Hank Aaron Award, given by "The Hammer" himself during the upcoming 110th World Series to the outstanding offensive performer in each league.
The White Sox presented retiring first baseman Paul Konerko with several gifts on Saturday, including a bronze statue unveiled on the left-field concourse at U.S. Cellular Field.