The White Sox have been a staple in the American League since the start of the 20th century. Chicago had immediate success in the AL, winning 83 games their first season and making it all the way to the World Series in 1906, where they defeated cross-town rivals the Chicago Cubs in six games to secure the franchise’s first title. In 1917 the White Sox recorded their first 100-win season en route to another World Series championship. Following that second World Series victory things got worse for Chicago, who failed to reach postseason play again until 1959, when the White Sox came up short against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Another playoff drought then ensued, as Chicago didn’t return to postseason play until 1983. In the 1990s the White Sox had more success, even though they weren’t playoff mainstays. Led by Frank Thomas, Chicago finished no lower than third in the division from 1990 through 2006. In 2005 the White Sox reached the apex of the baseball world, winning their third World Series on the backs of Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye and Mark Buehrle. Chicago has retired the numbers of nine players through the franchise’s history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Chicago White Sox baseball tickets.
2014 White Sox Season Preview
While the Sox were a mess in 2013 with almost 100 losses to go along with one of the highest payrolls in Major League Baseball, they look to be going towards a rebound in the upcoming season. The Sox will go into the season with Chris Sale and Jose Quintana anchoring the pitching staff, along with Nate Jones as closer. On offense, they have Jose Abreu at first base, along with stalwarts Alexei Ramirez and Gordon Beckham in the infield. Adam Dunn will continue his usual 30+ HR, 200 K type seasons from the DH position in 2014.
While catching the Tigers this season might be a pipe dream, the Sox could content for a wild card spot if cards fall the right way for them. John Danks could be the x-factor if he can stay healthy, possibly propelling the Sox to an 85+ win season.
Check out our Chicago White Sox Season Preview History page for previews of previous White Sox seasons.
Chicago White Sox Baseball at U.S. Cellular Field Address: 333 W 35th St, Chicago, Illinois, 60616
The White Sox play their home games at U.S. Cellular Field, located in Chicago, Illinois. When filled to capacity, U.S. Cellular holds more than 40,000 screaming fans. If you’re headed to the ballpark, get to the game early and stop by the Chicago Sports Depot, located next to the stadium. The Chicago Sports Depot features all of Chicago’s sports teams, as well as some teams from the Big Ten. The Chicago White Sox dugout is on the third-base line of US Cellular Field in front of sections 135-143. US Cellular parking information is covered in our White Sox event guide.
White Sox vs. Cubs
Known as the Crosstown Classic, this is one of the liveliest rivalries in baseball. Few sports rivalries have so completely divided a town like Cubs-White Sox. The first meeting between these teams dates back to the 1906 World Series, and the clubs have played over 90 times since. While all of Chicago may come together to cheer on the Bulls, Bear, or Blackhawks, when the Cubs and White Sox meet, Chicago is split in two, and the game is all the better for it.
White Sox vs. Tigers
Chicago and Detroit have their fair share of rivalries, but Cubs-White Sox is one of the best. Although both teams are over 100 years old, this rivalry really didn’t gain fire until the Tigers joined the AL Central in 1998. Since then the Tigers and White Sox have been incredibly evenly matched, combining for multiple World Series berths and countless playoff appearances in that time frame. With both history and competitiveness on its side, this is always one of the better divisional rivalries in the AL.
White Sox vs. Twins
While it is hard to argue against the Cubs as the White Sox arch-rival, if there was a 1b, it would be the Minnesota Twins. These two teams have been playing for over 100 years, and were rivals for almost 60 years before the Twins even moved to Minnesota. The rivalry has lasted over two divisions with the White Sox and Twins both moving from the AL West, to the AL Central in 1994. Since then they have combined for almost 10 division titles.
Chicago White Sox in the World Series, American League Championship Series and MLB Playoffs
The Chicago White Sox have built a strong history in their 110+ years of existence. During their first two decades, the White Sox won four AL pennants and two World Series titles. Chicago went through an 88-year drought before winning their third World Series in 2005. Overall, the White Sox have won more than 5 AL pennants and over four division titles and will only add to that total in the years to come.
Chicago White Sox Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a White Sox game?
Gates open 90 minutes before game time at U.S. Cellular Field.
Where are good places to eat before a White Sox game?
Some of the South Side’s best sports bars are within a few miles of U.S. Cellular. We recommend trying Rocky’s, Cobblestones Bar & Grill, or Mitchell’s Tap. If you enjoy eating classic American soul food, don’t miss out on Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles, or Acadia. There are a few great Italian food places in the area. Ciao Amore Ristorante, Davanti Enoteca, and Three Aces are all worth checking out. If you are looking for something quick, try Jim’s Priginal Hot Dog. Jim’s is world renowned for some of the best hot dogs and sausages, and is perfect before a Sox game. Other good places in the area are Sweet Maple Café, Honky Tonk BBQ, and Simone’s Bar
Where is the best place to park at U.S. Cellular Field?
There are a few good parking options at U.S. Cellular Field. The most convenient area is immediately to the north of the stadium at parking lots E, and D. These two lots often fill up quickly so plan to arrive early if you want to find a spot. Another good area is to the east of the stadium. In between Wentworth and Normal on the east side of 36th Street are parking lots A, B, C, and G. This area offers the most available parking and is usually the easiest place to find a good spot. There are two smaller lots on the north side of Princeton in between 37th Street and Pershing. Chicago also has great public transportation. The CTA Red Line drops off close to U.S. Cellular and allows you to skip the hassle of finding a parking spot all together.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Children under 36 inches tall are allowed to enter U.S. Cellular field without a ticket, but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap for the duration of the game.
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Just a Bit Different Going to a game at Comiskey (I mean U.S. Cellular Field) is definitely a different experience from going to a game on the north side. White Sox fans are a different type of fan. They're blue-collar fans who much like Cubs fans have despaired for long, although that despair was turned upside down in 2005 with a World Series ring. Perhaps it was that single event that has taken some of the edge away from the park. Either way, it's still a wonderful place to watch a baseball game. August 25, 2010
Memories to last a lifetime with my son My son, who after college now lives on the east coast, and I decided after he graduated and moved away from Chicago that we would go to a different stadium and watch the White Sox play each year. This year it was at PNC park against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The tickets were cheap enough that we were able to sit in the fourth row behind the White Sox dugout. It is a beautiful park, and it was great weather for a night game. On top of it all, being able to enjoy a game with my son, the White Sox won and when the starting pitcher for the Sox, Mark Buehrle, came out of the game we stood and applauded and were close enough to see him tip his hat to the Sox fans in that section. What a wonderful experience. August 18, 2010
White Sox The White Sox game was an awesome experience. Cellular Field is a terrific venue! We had a fantastic time. January 6, 2011