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WHITE SOX TIMELINE
1900-1925 | 1926-1950 | 1951-1975 | 1976-2000 | 2001-Present
Timeline
   

The All-Star Game returned to Comiskey Park where it began 50 years earlier. The American League exploded for seven runs in the third inning en route to a 13-3 pounding of the National League, snapping an 11-game losing streak in the midsummer classic.
1977  - Bill Veeck's South Side Hitmen brought raw power and heart-pumping drama to Comiskey Park in the summer of '77. The team shattered the club record with 192 home runs (later broken in 1996) and enjoyed a first-place reign throughout July and the first half of August. In the end, the White Sox won 90 games but finished 12 games back of the Royals. more >
1981  - On January 29, 1981, a new era in White Sox baseball began. An ownership group headed by Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn purchased the club from a group headed by Bill Veeck. Reinsdorf and Einhorn gave the club instant credibility just a few weeks later by signing free agent catcher Carlton Fisk, a World Series hero with the Red Sox in 1975. more >
1983  - Propelled by a landslide second half of the season, Tony LaRussa's White Sox surprised everyone in baseball by winning 99 games and capturing the American League Western Division by a whopping 20 games. It was the first trip to the playoffs by the Sox since the 1959 World Series. more >
1990  - Old Comiskey Park hosted its final season of White Sox baseball, and what a season it was. The youngest team in baseball surprised everyone by winning 94 games. White Sox fans packed the 80-year-old shrine for most of the season, and the festive final weekend was fraught with emotion and nostalgia.
1991  - Stately new Comiskey Park officially opened its doors on April 18 before a sell-out crowd of 42,191 fans. For the year, the new home of the White Sox welcomed a club-record 2,934,154 fans. Also that summer, former White Sox owner Bill Veeck is inducted into the Hall of Fame.
1993  - A youth movement had been brewing on the South Side since 1990. With a core of young stars like Frank Thomas, Jack McDowell and Robin Ventura, the White Sox were hungry for a trip to the post-season. Sparked by a speed, a solid starting rotation and a breakout year for Thomas, the White Sox won 94 games and captured their second-ever American League Western Division flag. more >
1994  - One of the most promising seasons in White Sox history ended abruptly on August 12, as the major league players walked out on strike. The devastating work stoppage also wiped out the playoffs and the World Series. When play on the field ceased, the White Sox were in first place with a record of 67-46.
1996  - In Boston's Fenway Park, Frank Thomas blasted his 215th career home run to surpass Carlton Fisk as the White Sox all-time leader. Thomas went deep three times in the game, the first three-homer game of his career.
2000  - It started with six victories on a grueling, 10-game road trip to begin the season. It ended with a dramatic loss in Game Three of the American League Division Series that came down to the final at-bat. Along the way, the Chicago White Sox— a fearless, aggressive and fun team with a championship heart — captured the AL Central Division title and produced a storybook season that ranks among the greatest in club history. more >
1900-1925 | 1926-1950 | 1951-1975 | 1976-2000 | 2001-Present