50. Ray Durham, 2B 1995-2002 Two-time All-Star was a valuable leadoff man who averaged .280 with 113 runs scored, 30 stolen bases, eight triples, 16 HR and 64 RBI from 1997-2001.
49. A.J. Pierzynski, C 2005- Rugged instigator hit .344, with 3 HR and had 11 RBI in 12 postseason games in '05. Holds AL record for consecutive errorless chances by a catcher.
48. Joe Crede, 3B 2000-08 Outstanding defender developed into a clutch power hitter�hitting .289 with four HR and 11 RBI in the '05 playoffs. Made the All-Star team in '08.
47. Willie Kamm, 3B 1923-1931 One of the best defensive third basemen in the AL in the 1920s, Kamm hit .308 with 84 RBI in 1928 and was fifth in MVP voting.
46. Roberto Hernandez, P 1991-1997 Had a 2.29 ERA and 38 saves for the Sox' 1993 division winner. From 1993-97, he had 149 saves�most in the AL. Made the All-Star team in 1996.
45. Early Wynn, P 1958-62 Spent most of his Hall of Fame career with Cleveland, but won the Cy Young (22-10, 3.17) in 1959 to lead the Sox to their first pennant since 1919.
44. LaMarr Hoyt, P 1979-84 Led league in wins in 1982 (19-15); dominated with pinpoint control in 1983, when he walked 31 batters in 260 innings, went 24-10 and won the Cy Young.
43. Chico Carrasquel, SS 1950-55 Venezuelan hit .282 as a rookie in 1950, then became the first Latin player in the All-Star Game in 1951—the first of four All-Star appearances with Sox.
42. Bobby Jenks, P 2005- Called up from the minors in July 2005, Jenks saved four playoff games, including World Series clincher. Second in the AL in saves in '06 (41) and '07 (40).
41. Ozzie Guillen, SS 1985-1997 Maintained tradition of slick-fielding, Venezuelan shortstops, winning Rookie of the Year award, a Gold Glove and making three All-Star Games.
40. Jim Thome, DH 2006-09 Veteran thumper was an All-Star in 2006 (.288, 42 HR, 109 RBI) and averaged 33 HR, 98 RBI in three full seasons with the Sox.
39. Bobby Thigpen, P 1986-93 Sox' all-time leader in saves (201) set major-league record with 57 saves (in 65 opportunities) in 1990, when he had a 1.83 ERA and made All-Star team.
38. Nick Altrock, P 1903-1909 Little lefty went 62-39 with a 2.30 ERA for Sox in 1904-06; 23-12 in 1905, 20-13 in 1906; allowed two runs in 18 innings in 1906 Series.
37. George Davis, SS 1902-09* Hall of Famer's 93 RBI in 1902 the most for an AL deadball-era SS. Drove in three runs in Games 5 and 6 of the 1906 World Series to rally Sox to victories.
36. Bill Melton, 3B 1968-75 "Beltin' Bill" broke Sox record for HR with 33 in 1970, then hit three HR in final two days to claim AL HR title with 33 in 1971, the first Sox HR champ.
35. Joel Horlen, P 1961-1971 Cy Young runner-up in 1967 (19-7, 2.06) was aces down the stretch in pennant races in 1964 (4-1, 0.98) and '67 (5-1, 0.84, no-hitter vs. the Tigers).
34. Johnny Mostil, OF 1918-29* One of the best defensive outfielders in baseball; hit .300 or better four times; led the AL in stolen bases twice, led the AL in runs scored in 1925 (135).
33. Jim Landis, OF 1957-64 Five-time Gold Glover on the "Go-Go" Sox, he ranked in the top 10 in the AL in stolen bases six times and triples five times. Made All-Star team in 1962.
32. Hoyt Wilhelm, P 1963-68 In his 40s during his six seasons with the Sox, Hall of Fame knuckleballer ranked second in AL in saves (98), first in ERA (1.92) and second in wins (41).
31. Zeke Bonura, 1B 1934-37 Slugger set team record with 27 HR as a rookie in 1934. Had 138 RBI in 1936�a team record that stood for 62 years.
30. Happy Felsch, OF 1915-20 Led 1917 World Series winners in average (.308), HR (six) and RBI (102). Hit .338 with 14 HR, 115 RBI in 1920 before being banned for Black Sox role.
29. Jack McDowell, P 1987-94 Three-time All-Star won Cy Young in 1993 (22-10, 3.37); runner-up in 1992 (20-10, 3.18). Led majors with 44 complete games from 1991-94.
28. Lefty Williams, P 1916-20 No. 2 pitcher behind Cicotte was 81-44 in five seasons, before he was banned at age 27 for his role in the Black Sox scandal.
27. Jermaine Dye, OF 2005-09 Replaced Ordonez in right and was MVP of the 2005 World Series (.438). Averaged 33 HR, 92 RBI in five seasons, including .315, 44 HR, 120 RBI in 2006.
26. Bibb Falk, OF 1920-31 Replaced Joe Jackson in left and hit .315 (fourth-best on Sox' all-time list). Hit .352 in 1924. Top 10 in AL in RBI three times from 1924-26.
25. Gary Peters, P 1959-69 All-Star lefty was Rookie of the Year in 1963 (league-leading 2.33 ERA). From 1963-67 he was 77-49 with a 2.50 ERA. Had 15 HR, 71 RBI with the Sox.
24. Doc White, P 1903-1913 After leading the AL with a 1.52 ERA in 1906, he saved Game 5 and threw a complete game in the Game 6 clincher of the "Hitless Wonders" Series.
23. Wilbur Wood, P 1967-1978 Knuckleballer was a standout reliever (second in AL with 52 saves from 1967-70) who went 90-69 with a 2.86 ERA as a starter in 1971-74.
22. Sherman Lollar, C 1952-1963 Seven-time All-Star won three Gold Gloves, threw out 46 percent of basestealers. Had 22 HR, 84 RBI for 1959 pennant winner.
21. Ray Schalk, C 1912-1928 Hall of Famer was one of the best defensive catchers in baseball history. He's still the all-time leader among catchers in double plays and assists.
20. Mark Buehrle, P 2000- Longtime Sox ace lefty has been Top 10 in AL in ERA, wins four times. Two no-hitters, one a perfect game. Only career save ended Game 3 of '05 Series.
19. Billy Pierce, P 1949-1961 Longtime Sox ace lefty and seven-time All-Star was 186-152 with a 3.19 ERA. Led AL in ERA in 1955 (1.97). Lost perfect game with two outs in ninth in 1958.
18. Buck Weaver, 3B 1912-1920 Was in his prime when he was banned from baseball. Weaver hit .333 in the 1917 World Series and .324 in the 1919 World Series.
Former Sox catcher Carlton Fisk
16. Magglio Ordonez, OF 1997-2004 Quickly emerged as a consistent power threat and clutch hitter. From 1999-2003, he averaged .312, 32 HR, 118 RBI and 40 doubles a season.
15. Robin Ventura, 3B 1989-1998 Hit 20-plus HR five times and 90-plus RBI six times. In 1996, he hit .287 with 34 HR, 105 RBI and won his fourth and final Gold Glove.
14. Red Faber, P 1914-1933 No. 2 all-time on Sox victories list (254-213). He was a four-time 20-game winner who led AL in ERA in 1921-22. Hall of Fame by veteran's committee in 1964.
13. Ed Cicotte, P 1912-1920 Role in Black Sox scandal overshadows Hall of Fame-quality career. Best pitcher on Sox pennant winners in 1917 (28-12, 1.53) and 1919 (29-7, 1.82).
12. Harold Baines, OF 1980-01* Former No. 1 overall pick (1977) was a great clutch hitter who consistently produced with little fanfare. He averaged .292, 23 HR, 99 RBI from 1982 to '87.
11. Paul Konerko, 1B 1999-2009 Consistent run producer is No. 2 on Sox' all-time list in HR (319) and No. 3 in RBI (1,016). Grand slam in Game 2 of 2005 World Series sparked Sox sweep.
10. Ted Lyons (1923-1942; 1946)
Hall of Fame: 1955. All-Star Games: 1.
Sox' all-time leader in victories (260-230) might have won 300 games if he hadn't played on teams that ranked in the bottom half of the AL in runs scored in 17 of his last 18 seasons. Lyons was a three-time 20-game winner who led the AL in victories in 1925 (21-11) and 1927 (22-14). Pitched a no-hitter vs. Red Sox in 1926. Pitching in a live-ball era, he was in the top 10 in ERA 10 times. Won the ERA title (2.10) in 1942 at age 41, when he pitched mostly on Sundays and completed all 20 starts. In 1932 he was third in the AL with a 3.28 ERA, yet finished 10-15.
9. Minnie Minoso (1951-57; 1960-61; 1964; 1976; 1980)
All-Star Games: 6.
Publicity-stunt appearances with the Sox in 1976 and 1980 helped make Minoso a fan favorite, but also overshadowed the fact that the Cuba native was one of the best all-around players in Sox history—a Gold Glove outfielder who hit .300 or better six times, drove in 100 or more runs four times, led the AL in stolen bases and triples three times and led the AL in doubles and total bases in 1954. Sox all-time leader in hit-by-pitches with 145. Fourth in MVP voting four times. Was traded to Cleveland in 1958 and missed 1959 pennant season.
8. Ed Walsh (1904-1916)
Hall of Fame: 1946. All-Star Games: NA.
One of baseball's first great spitball pitchers, Walsh's success with the Sox—his 1.82 career ERA is the lowest in baseball history—popularized the use of the trick pitch that eventually was outlawed in 1920. Even by the standards of the day, Walsh was exceptional: From 1907-1912, he was 151-99 with a 1.69 ERA. Averaging 40 starts and 375 innings a year, he had seasons of 24-18, 40-15, 27-18 and 27-17. "Big Ed" was 2-0 in the Sox' 1906 World Series upset of the 116-win Cubs. He's the Sox' all-time leader in shutouts with 57, which is 11th in baseball history. No-hit Boston in 1911.
7. Luis Aparicio (1956-62; 1968-70)
Hall of Fame: 1984. All-Star Games: 6.
The premier slick-fielding, base-stealing shortstop of his era, "Little Looie" was invaluable spark for the "Go-Go" Sox, winning five Gold Gloves and seven stolen-base titles in his first seven seasons. Replaced fellow Venezuelan Chico Carrasquel in 1956 and won the AL Rookie of the Year Award. He was second in AL MVP voting in 1959 behind teammate Nellie Fox. After five years with the Orioles, Aparicio returned to the Sox in 1968 and won two more Gold Gloves, hitting a career-high .314 at age 36 in 1970. Second on Sox all-time list in stolen bases with 318.
6. Dick Allen (1972-74)
All-Star Games: 3.
Enigmatic slugger breathed life into the South Side in an abbreviated but memorable three-year stint in which he led the majors in slugging (.589) and OPS (.988) and was sixth in batting (.307). Landslide MVP winner in 1972 when he led AL with 37 HRs and 113 RBI and was third in batting (.308, 10 points from the triple crown) as Sox, 22 1/2 out in 1971, were 2 games out with 17 to play. Hit .345 with 1.210 OPS vs. top seven Cy Young Award vote-getters in '72. In 1974 he led the AL with 32 HRs, was seventh with 88 RBIs and 10th in average (.301) despite missing final two weeks with acute disinterest.
5. Joe Jackson (1915-1920)
All-Star Games: NA
"Shoeless Joe" already was a legendary figure with a .375 career average in five seasons with the Cleveland Indians when he was traded to the White Sox at 25 in 1915. He hit .340 in five-plus seasons with the Sox�he's still their all-time leader in career average�winning two pennants and the 1917 World Series. He was still in his prime, hitting .351 with 96 RBI in 1919, then .381 with 121 RBI and an AL-leading 20 triples in 1920, when he was banned from baseball for his part in the Black Sox scandal. Hit .304 in the 1917 Series and .375 with a record 12 hits in the 1919 series.
4. Nellie Fox (1950-63)
Hall of Fame: 1997. All-Star Games: 12.
A mainstay at second base on the Go-Go Sox teams of the 1950s, Fox won the AL MVP award in 1959 when he was fourth in batting (.306), second in doubles (34), drove in 70 runs and won the Gold Glove to spark Sox' first pennant winner since 1919. Hit .375 in the World Series. Singled off Sandy Koufax and scored only run in 1-0 win in Game 5 that kept Sox alive. Hit .300 or better six times and ranked in the top-10 in the AL in average seven times from 1951-59. Second behind Appling in hits (2,470). Struck out 192 times in 8,486 at-bats (1 per 44 at-bats), he was the toughest batter to fan in the AL 11 times.
3. Eddie Collins (pictured left, 1915-26)
Hall of Fame: 1939. All-Star Games: NA
Though more renowned for his days with the Athletics, when he won four pennants and three World Series from 1910-1914, Collins played more seasons (12) with the Sox, hitting .300 or better 10 times, winning two pennants and one World Series. Second behind Joe Jackson on Sox all-time list in career average (.331). Hit .344 or better five times, with a high of .372 on ill-fated 1920 team. Hit .409 in 1917 World Series, the Sox' last title until 2005. Led AL in stolen bases three times. Still the Sox' all-time leader in stolen bases (368) and sacrifice hits (341).
2. Luke Appling (1930-50)
Hall of Fame: 1964. All-Star Games: 7.
The Sox all-time leader in hits (2,749) and second in RBI (1,116) and runs scored (1,319), Old Aches and Pains was one of the best hitting shortstops in baseball history. Nearly 50 years after his final game, he still ranks fourth among shortstops in career hits, second in OBP (.399), seventh in average (.310) and eighth in RBI. Won the AL batting title in 1936, when he hit .388 (still the best ever for a shortstop), had 128 RBI (the most ever for a shortstop at the time) and was runner-up to Lou Gehrig for the MVP award. Also won the batting title in 1943 (.328), and again was MVP runner-up. Hit .300 or better in 13 of his 15 full seasons.
1. Frank Thomas (1990-2005)
All-Star Games: 5.
One of the greatest hitters in baseball history whose standing among the best of his time is only enhanced as a "clean" hitter in the steroid era. Sox' all-time leader in home runs (448), RBIs (1,465), runs scored (1,327), doubles (447), on-base percentage (.427) and slugging percentage (.568). Also ninth in batting average (.307). AL MVP in 1994 and 1995, second in 2000 to steroid-user Jason Giambi and third in 1991 and 1997. In his first 10 full seasons, Thomas averaged .320, 33 HRs, 115 RBIs, a .439 OBP and .604 SLG. Played small but key role in 2005 prior to season-ending injury, with 11 HRs, 21 RBIs in 72 at-bats in 24-9 stretch that increased Sox' lead from 3 1/2 to 10 1/2 games en route to their first World Series title in 88 years.