What White Sox team won a franchise-record 100 games? What White Sox team, prior to the 2005 World Series Champion ChiSox, won the Fall Classic? What White Sox World Series team had three Hall of Fame players on it and potentially another five? What “might have been” had the 1919 Black Sox scandal not occurred? What are your favorite memories of baseball and . . . the Chicago White Sox?
Baseball fans will want to learn and re-live the glorious 1917 Chicago White Sox team that went 100-54 and defeated the New York Giants in the World Series, four games to two. This is a team to be remembered. Did that 1917 team have the potential of becoming a baseball dynasty? To rival the New York Yankees of the 20’s and beyond?
2017 is the one hundredth anniversary of the great 1917 Chicago White Sox team! What better time to look back at ten decades of baseball on the South Side of Chicago? Baseball enthusiast and life-long Chicago White Sox fan, Mark Pienkos, has written a blend of history and personal vignettes to bring alive that 1917 White Sox team. Mark also gives his thoughts on great games and players in the one hundred years since 1917 at the crossroads of White Sox baseball located on 35th & Shields in Chicago.
A “must read” for all baseball fans, especially ChiSox loyalists!
GO WHITE SOX!