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White Sox set to have reunion for 1993 division-winning team

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White Sox set to have reunion for 1993 division-winning team

The 1993 division winning White Sox team will be honored at Guaranteed Rate Field for a reunion on July 14 against the Royals.

The promotion comes with a big list of names who will be in attendance: Ozzie Guillen, Bo Jackson, Jack McDowell, Tim Raines, Frank Thomas and Wilson Alvarez.

The 1993 White Sox won 92 games and the AL West before losing to the Blue Jays in six games in the ALCS.

That group includes two Hall of Famers (Raines and Thomas), a World Series-winning manager (Guillen), and a Cy Young winner (McDowell). They combined for 13 All Star appearances.

Bo Jackson’s two-sport career included two years with the Sox. He hit .231 with 19 home runs with 59 RBIs.

“Black Jack” McDowell played seven seasons with the Sox and won 91 games, but his best season could have been in 1993. He won the Cy Young Award with a 3.37 ERA and a 22-10 record.

Alvarez played seven seasons with the Sox, but arguably his best year with the Sox was in ’93. He won 15 games and had a 2.95 ERA.

To top it off, if you attend the game, the Sox are giving away a 1993 Commemorative pennant to the first 20,000 fans.

 

Jose Contreras, Tim Raines join A.J. Pierzynski as new White Sox ambassadors

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Jose Contreras, Tim Raines join A.J. Pierzynski as new White Sox ambassadors

The White Sox are welcoming back two more fan favorites.

They added to their growing list of team ambassadors Friday, announcing that Jose Contreras and Tim Raines will be joining A.J. Pierzynski — who made his own announcement Monday at the Winter Meetings — in returning to the organization.

Like Pierzynski, Contreras was a member of the beloved 2005 world championship squad. He teamed with Mark Buehrle, Freddy Garcia, Jon Garland and Orlando Hernandez to form a formidable rotation that season. Contreras posted a 3.61 ERA during the 2005 regular season but was even better in the postseason, turning in a 3.09 ERA in four starts. He pitched into the eighth inning in each of those starts, including a complete-game effort in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, which the White Sox won to clinch the pennant.

All in all, Contreras spent six seasons with the White Sox from 2004 to 2009.

Raines, meanwhile, is a newly enshrined Hall of Famer, inducted earlier this year in honor of his 23-year major league career. He spent five of those seasons on the South Side and holds the franchise record in stolen-base percentage. He swiped 143 bags during his White Sox tenure.

Raines hit 98 doubles, 28 triples and 50 homers in a White Sox uniform.

The addition of this latest trio of ambassadors adds to an already impressive group of former White Sox in that role: Harold Baines, Carlton Fisk, Mike Huff, Bo Jackson, Ron Kittle, Carlos May, Bill Melton, Donn Pall, Dan Pasqua and Mike Squires.

Yoan Moncada joins Frank Thomas in White Sox history books

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Yoan Moncada joins Frank Thomas in White Sox history books

Yoan Moncada has only been with the White Sox for a few months and he's already etched himself in the record books next to a Hall of Famer.

The White Sox rookie second baseman had the best statistical game of his career in Thursday's 17-7 clobbering of the Detroit Tigers.

Moncada reached base six times vs. the Tigers, becoming the youngest White Sox player to accomplish the feat since Frank Thomas in 1990.

Moncada also notched a career-high four hits, cranked out his 5th home run of the season and scored five runs.

Moncada's five runs vs. the Tigers also put him in the same company as a recent Hall of Famer.

Moncada now owns a .229/.353/.407 slash line with five home runs and 15 RBI in 38 games with the White Sox in 2017.