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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Chicago White Sox: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Chicago White Sox History (Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Chicago White Sox: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Chicago White Sox History (Good, the Bad, & the Ugly)
by Mark Gonzales
Paperback from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600782035

What fans don't love to relive the good times of their favorite team? Likewise, in a twisted sort of way, what fans can really resist a self-pitying look back on some of those times that tested their allegiance? Those disastrous games, seasons, and plays that made the good times even better?
 
Sox and the City: A Fan s Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of 67 to the Wizards of Oz
Sox and the City: A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of '67 to the Wizards of Oz
by Richard Roeper
Paperback from Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556526792
Over the last 40 years, Richard Roeper has attended White Sox games, watching as his team established a losing streak that was almost unparalleled in Major League Baseball history. In this account of what it was like to grow up a White Sox fan in a Cubs nation, Roeper covers the recent history of the organization, from the heartbreak of 1967 and the South-Side Hit Men to the disco demolition and the magical 2005 season when they became world champions. Encapsulating what it means to be a baseball fan, root for the same sorry team no matter what, and find vindication, this history of the White Sox is flavored with trivia; anecdotes about players, owners, and broadcasters; plus Roeper's own humorous and personal reminiscences.
 
Believe It: The Story of the Chicago White Sox 2005 World Series Champions
Believe It: The Story of the Chicago White Sox 2005 World Series Champions
by Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tribune
Paperback from Triumph Books
Media Published: 2005-
ISBN: 1572438584

Eighty-eight years after their last World Series win, the Chicago White Sox made up for lost time by sweeping the Houston Astros to become the 2005 world champions of baseball. With 99 regular-season wins, the Sox brought the second-best record in baseball to the postseason. Only one loss to the Angels prevented a complete sweep in every phase of their postseason play (Division, ALCS, and World Series) to win with an impressive 11-1 record.

Believe It! celebrates the White Sox's championship season, its players, its manager, and its rich history. This book features the writing of Tribune columnists John Kass, Rick Morrissey, and Mike Downey, who provide a narrative of the season and World Series win. There are exclusive interviews with key contributors--Guillen, Konerko, Buerhle, and more--in which they talk about baseball and life with the Sox. And for the statistician fans, the not-to-be-missed numbers behind the season and throughout White Sox history are included.

To paraphrase the words of Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson, "Put this World Series on the board . . . yes!"

 
White Sox Journal: Year by Year and Day by Day with the Chicago White Sox Since 1901
White Sox Journal: Year by Year and Day by Day with the Chicago White Sox Since 1901
by John Snyder
Paperback from Clerisy Press
ISBN: 1578603412
Dividing the storied history of the White Sox into decades, years, and even days, this one-stop guide offers hitting and pitching highlights, team and player stats, and fascinating facts. Loaded with historical photos, sidebars, statistics, and anecdotes, as well as lists of all-time hitting and pitching leaders, all-decade all-star teams, and even the all-time roster and uniform numbers, White Sox Journal lets readers extend the fun well beyond the season of America's favorite game.
 
What It Means to Be a White Sox
What It Means to Be a White Sox
by Bob Vorwald With Foreword By Ozzie Guillen
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600782787

In What It Means to Be a White Sox, a veritable dugout full of South Side stars - including Luis Aparicio, Ozzie Guillen, Billy Pierce, Mark Buehrle, A.J. Pierzynski, Minnie Minoso, and Frank Thomas recall their favorite memories from their Sox playing days and what it meant to them to play for the team as well as insight into their experiences while being on the team
 
Total White Sox: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the World Champion Franchise
Total White Sox: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the World Champion Franchise
by Richard L. Lindberg
Hardcover from Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 157243919X

After nearly 90 years of playing in the shadows of the biggest scandal in baseball history, the Chicago White Sox broke through in 2005 with their first World Series championship since 1917. Their triumph ended decades of suffering for their loyal fans, and it also put the franchise's unique historical impact on the game of baseball back into the spotlight. Total White Sox is the definitive work about this legendary franchise and its place in the history of our national pastime.
 
Strength Down the Middle - The Story of the 1959 Chicago White Sox
Strength Down the Middle - The Story of the 1959 Chicago White Sox
by Larry Kalas
Hardcover from Mereken Land and Production Company
ISBN: 0967510902

The book details the game-by-game story of the Chicago White Sox thrilling run to the American League flag in 1959. The story captures insights and recollections of the men who played the games in 1959. The story is told through the eyes of the author as he grew up in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on Chicago's south side in the 1950s. World events as well as the activities of a boy who loved baseball are woven into the fabric of the book. The bonding process that came together with grandfather, father and son with baseball as the catalyst was almost a universal experience for children growing up in that era and is delightfully depicted in this 250 page, photo packed baseball story.

 
South Side Hitmen: The Story of the 1977 Chicago White Sox (IL) (Images of Baseball)
South Side Hitmen: The Story of the 1977 Chicago White Sox (IL) (Images of Baseball)
by Dan Helpingstine
Paperback from Arcadia Publishing
Media Published: 2006-
ISBN: 0738539899

By self-admission, the 1977 Chicago White Sox couldn't catch, run, or throw; and only on occasion could they pitch. Some felt unwanted and unloved by past teams. Two were told by skeptics that they didn't even belong on the field. Yet it was these qualities that made them one of the most entertaining teams in franchise history. They didn't bunt to move runners along, steal bases to distract the opposing defense, or turn the double play. They just hit and hit until demoralized opponents cried uncle. They didn't win the World Series or even a division title. They couldn't be called champions, but they lived up to another title. They were the South Side Hitmen. Team owner Bill Veeck transformed a hapless 1976 ball club into contenders and big-time draws at the ticket box. New acquisitions Oscar Gamble, Richie Zisk, and Eric Soderholm led the team to a franchise record 192 home runs, while legendary broadcaster Harry Caray led Comskey Park fans through the seventh-inning stretch. The White Sox won 90 games that season (including 22 in an amazing month of July) and finished first in the hearts of baseball fans across the city's South Side.
 
Total White Sox: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the Chicago White Sox
Total White Sox: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the Chicago White Sox
by Richard C. Lindberg
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600784046

The infamous scandal of the 1919 Black Sox. Eight-eight years of frustration or, at the very least, of baseball without a World Series championship. A sometimes-grim tug-of-war with their intra-city rivals for the loyalty of Chicago baseball fans. Shorts.
The history of the Chicago White Sox has been filled with controversy, adversity, heartache, and hope. The franchise has endured more trials and tribulations than any of its American League brethren, and, more so than any other major league club, those hard times are woven into the social fabric of the team s community of followers.
Those long-suffering fans were finally rewarded for their unconditional devotion in October 2005 when the Sox swept past the Houston Astros for their first world championship since 1917. It was their first trip to the World Series since 1959, and it helped to ease the pain, if not erase the memories, of the biggest scandal in the history of baseball.
Total White Sox: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the Chicago White Sox delves into that rich history and explores both the good and the bad, the highs and the lows. From the franchise s inception more than a century ago to recent highlights including Mark Buehrle s perfect game in 2009, Total White Sox is the ultimate wealth of information for Sox fans, baseball historians, and trivia buffs alike.
This illustrated volume includes more than 200 player profiles, from Tommie Agee to Richie Zisk; season-by-season narratives spanning 11 decades of White Sox baseball; a battery of statistics and records; and a treasure trove of memorable moments, anecdotes, and fun facts. Total White Sox is a must-have for anyone who considers him- or herself a die-hard Sox fan, as well as for anyone who loves the game of baseball enough to appreciate this franchise s unique place in the history of our national pastime.
 
Then Ozzie Said to Harold: The Best Chicago White Sox Stories Ever Told with CD (Best Sports Stories Ever Told)
Then Ozzie Said to Harold: The Best Chicago White Sox Stories Ever Told with CD (Best Sports Stories Ever Told)
by Billy Pierce, Lew Freedman
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600780636

The Chicago White Sox are a charter member of the American League. They have been playing professional baseball on the South Side of Chicago for more than 100 years, a period filled with untold moments of happiness and heartache, humor and horror.

"Then Ozzie Said to Harold..." collects many of the best stories and anecdotes in the history of the Pale Hose. With stories featuring the franchise's earliest days, the Go-Go Sox of the 1950s, and the World Series champions of 2005, this book unearths scores of stirring, hilarious, and poignant stories about the best and worst personalities and moments over the last century.

Coauthor Billy Pierce was an integral part of the starting rotation of the 1959 pennant-winning White Sox and has been a part of the White Sox organization for more than half a century. He eagerly shares his best stories from his playing days and his postretirement involvement with the White Sox. Many of his stories have never been published before, and all of them will bring back vivid memories of unforgettable times, leavened with humor and good fun.

The White Sox history, of course, began long before 1959, and the authors have drilled deep to uncover long-forgotten or never-before-heard stories about the Sox of the dead-ball and Black Sox eras, about the barren but always entertaining period between the wars, and about the rebuilding of the 1940s and early 1950s.

The White Sox are blessed with more than 100 years of history, and "Then Ozzie Said to Harold..." does a remarkable job of identifying the best stories that have emerged from this always fascinating franchise.

 
White Sox: The Illustrated Story
by Richard Whittingham, et al
Hardcover: 204 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 11.28 x 8.84
Publisher: Quality Sports Publications;
ISBN: 188575809X 

Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal (Sport and Society)
by Daniel A. Nathan
(Hardcover)

The White Sox Encyclopedia (Baseball Encyclopedias of North America)
by Richard C. Lindberg, Mark Fletcher (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

Chicago White Sox (Great Sports Teams)
by John F. Grabowski
(Hardcover)

Minnie and the Mick: The Go-Go White Sox Challenge the Fabled Yankee Dynasty, 1951 to 1964
by Bob Vanderberg
(Hardcover)

Through Hope and Despair: A Fan's Memories of the Chicago White Sox 1967-1997
by Dan Helpingstine
Book Description:
The book dissects the high and low moments in 30 years of White Sox history that have led to continued disappointment and fan alienation. From injuries to mismanagement to plain bad luck, Hope and Despair ties the elements of the White Sox' past and present that have plagued the team, keeping it out of the World Series for over four decades.

Based on historical facts and interviews, this new book looks at each year from 1967-1997, presenting lost opportunities, bad decisions and Chicago-type basebal luck that has resulted in a struggling ballclub that has lost credibility with its fans. Through Hope and Despair gives an honest look at the beleaguered White Sox through the eyes of a devoted South Side fan, giving the reader a chance to discover how life's little moments can affect the future.
Paperback: 221 pages
Publisher: Dan Helpingstine; (September 13, )
ISBN: 0971419507

Chicago White Sox (America's Game)
by Bob Italia
(School & Library Binding)

Strength Down the Middle - The Story of the 1959 Chicago White Sox
by Larry Kalas, Craig W. Adas (Editor)
(Hardcover)
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Wrigley Field : A Celebration of the Friendly Confines
by Mark Jacob (Photographer), et al
Listed under Sports Stadiums

Sox: The Complete Record of Chicago White Sox Baseball
by Richard Lindberg
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