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What’s the Best Baseball Movie of All Time?

What’s the Best Baseball Movie of All Time?

No, The Great Escape didn’t make the cut this year. | Silver Screen Collection/ Missing Hall of Fame talk? (OK, you’re not.) Hop into our weeklong vote on the best diamond flick ever. Sure, you may be getting ballot box fatigue, with our Veterans’ Committee vote, Hall of Fame ballot, upcoming White Sox Hall of Fame, Top Prospect Polls, and whatever other joke poll I can insert into a story. But cinch it up and strap it down for a fun late-week foray into baseball on film! We’ve asked some of your favorite South Side Sox writers to summarize our...
South Side Sox Jan 25, 2022
White Sox Make it Official, Welcome Oscar Colás and Erick Hernández to the South Side

White Sox Make it Official, Welcome Oscar Colás and Erick Hernández to the South Side

The loudest secret in baseball was officially revealed today, as the White Sox inked Oscar Colás with a $2.7 million bonus. | @Colas_Oscar/Instagram Two plum prospects will be introduced to the outfield mix in the system this summer. The cat’s outta the bag! While we reported last March on the signing of Oscar Colás and had enough foresight to include Colás (No. 4) and Erick Hernández (No. 14) among our 2022 Top Prospects, it’s still nice that to get official word that the White Sox secured both stars. Colás wanted badly enough to play in Chicago that he waited...

Chicago White Sox announce the signings of Oscar Colás and Erick Hernández, 2 outfielders ranked in the top 30 international prospects

The Chicago White Sox announced the signings of international outfielders Oscar Colás ($2.7 million) and Erick Hernández ($1 million) on Tuesday. Both players are ranked in the top 30 international prospects according to MLB Pipeline.
South Side Sox Jan 25, 2022
South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 74: Godwin Bennett

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 74: Godwin Bennett

@Godwin.Bennett.92/Instagram This mystery right fielder ended 2021 on fire. Godwin Bennett Right Fielder6´2´´170 poundsAge: 19SSS rank among all right fielders in the system: 8 Not much is known about this young Nicaraguan, but Godwin Bennett arguably produced the best season of any right fielder who finished the season in the White Sox rookie leagues. Signing after 2021’s International Signing Day on March 25, he actually got off to a fairly slow start. However, once the calendar turned to September, he slashed .298/.443/.574 with two homers and seven stolen...
South Side Sox Jan 25, 2022
Today in White Sox History: January 25

Today in White Sox History: January 25

On this day 39 years ago, Scott Fletcher came across town in the White Sox mega-fleece deal. Fletcher would put up a total of 7.0 WAR in his first two seasons on the South Side. | Owen C. Shaw/ Roland Hemond outfoxes the Cubs. 1983 The White Sox and GM Roland Hemond embarrassed the Cubs by hinting through the media that they might select pitcher Fergie Jenkins after the Cubs left him unprotected in the free agent draft. Jenkins, the future Hall-of-Famer, was getting close to the magical 300-win mark in his career, and the Sox were entitled to compensation after losing...
South Side Sox Jan 24, 2022
Today in White Sox History: January 24

Today in White Sox History: January 24

One of Chicago’s all-time best examples of buying low and selling high, Estaban Loaiza arrived on the South Side on this day, 19 years ago. Buying low, and selling high. 2003 Sometimes luck plays a part in things ... sometimes a very big part. On this date, Chicago White Sox general manager Ken Williams signed free agent pitcher Esteban Loaiza to a $500,000 contract, a massive discount from the $6.05 million he’d made in 2002 with the Toronto Blue Jays. Loaiza was expected to round out the back end of the rotation — but he did much more than that. By season’s...
South Side Sox Jan 23, 2022
2022 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 15

2022 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 15

@ErickHernandez0115/Instagram Erick Hernández is voted the overall No. 14 prospect. Who is the 15th-best player in the White Sox system? If you’re unsure of what this is, read our Top Prospect Vote primer. Erick Hernández makes it a second “unofficial” prospect to advance among our Top 14. Though he has yet to sign, his Instagram account says he is a member of the White Sox, so what more do you need to know? Nonetheless, Hernández earned 37% (43 of 116 votes). Aside from Drew Dalquist leapfrogging Jimmy Lambert and Wilfred Veras making a nice debut (tied for...
South Side Sox Jan 22, 2022
Today in White Sox History: January 22

Today in White Sox History: January 22

Danny Tartabull had one hell of a single season in Chicago. | Focus on Sport/ The brief Danny Tartabull Era begins. 1960 The White Sox introduced the first Major League Baseball jersey that had a player’s name on the back. It was the brainchild of owner Bill Veeck. At first the name was only on the road jersey, but over time, teams stitched names on the backs of both road and home uniforms. 1996 The White Sox dealt minor leaguers Charles Poe and Andrew Lorraine to the Oakland A’s for slugger Danny Tartabull. The enigmatic Tartabull had as much talent as anyone, but...
South Side Sox Jan 21, 2022
South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 77: Craig Dedelow

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 77: Craig Dedelow

Can Craig Dedelow follow in Gavin Sheets’ footsteps, as a lefty bat unleashed in Charlotte? | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox A trip to Charlotte could reawaken some of this right fielder’s gaudy power numbers. Craig Dedelow Right Fielder6´4´´210 poundsAge: 27SSS rank among all right fielders in the system: 92019 SSS Top Prospect Ranking: 862020 SSHP Top Prospect Ranking: 45 Craig Dedelow was a three-sport athlete in high school for a short time, before a broken arm ended his prep football career during his freshman year. However, he continued to excel in both...
South Side Sox Jan 21, 2022
Lockout Cryptosoxery #6

Lockout Cryptosoxery #6

Advice that goes totally unheeded today. This week’s Cryptosoxery quiz is a piece of advice from an all-time White Sox great who might today be relegated to being a fill-in in Double-A. First, though, the answer to last week’s quiz, a quote from a Hall of Fame pitcher who had a brief stint managing with the White Sox. I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar. — Bob Lemon Sentiments White Sox fans can heartily empathize with. Lemon was named Manager of the Year in 1977 for taking the White Sox from the depths of awfulness under Paul Richards to 90...
South Side Sox Jan 21, 2022
South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 78: Carlos Hinestroza

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 78: Carlos Hinestroza

Is this Carlos Hinestroza pitching for the White Sox at Boca Chica? It decidedly is not. DSL shots are tough to find, folks. | @DSL_RD/Instagram A promising first pro season gets this righty right on the fast track. Carlos Hinestroza Right-Handed Relief Pitcher6´1´´190 poundsAge: 19SSS rank among all right-handed relief pitchers in the system: 12 Carlos Hinestroza put together a very solid campaign for the DSL White Sox in 2021, although his strikeouts were a bit lower than what fans would expect. In 22 relief outings totaling 36 2⁄3 innings, he relinquished 30...
South Side Sox Jan 20, 2022
Today in White Sox History: January 20

Today in White Sox History: January 20

Art Shires could hit — just not in the way you’d expect. | George Rinhart/Corbis via Several stars arrive in Chicago, on a busy transactions day. 1930 No, you’re right, you wouldn’t think you’d have to make it clear that major leaguers shouldn’t box in the offseason. But because of the brawling (inside and out of the ring) of White Sox first baseman Art Shires, commissioner Kenesaw Landis banned any player from boxing. Shires had issued a challenge to Cubs star Hack Wilson, and had previously fought a number of fights. His one known fight was a five-round...
South Side Sox Jan 19, 2022
2022 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 14

2022 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 14

@TopShelfBurkey/Twitter Sean Burke is voted the overall No. 13 prospect. Who is the 14th-best player in the White Sox system? If you’re unsure of what this is, read our Top Prospect Vote primer. Sean Burke cruised to the win as our No. 13-voted prospect, earning 33% (46 of 140 votes). The rest of the ballot proceeded as expected, with the fun tie for eighth between the two Mcs (McDougal/McClure). As 2021’s third round pick for the White Sox, this is Burke’s first year in the poll. Last year, Zack Burdi was voted our No. 13 prospect. In 2020, No. 13 was Drew...
South Side Sox Jan 19, 2022
Today in White Sox History: January 19

Today in White Sox History: January 19

On this day 88 years ago, Joe Jackson’s ban from baseball was reaffirmed. Joe Jackson gets a setback, which Early Wynn achieve immortality. 1909 Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey purchased a piece of land on the corner of 35th and Shields from Roxanna Bowen. The site would be used to build Comiskey Park, starting in March 1910. 1934 Shoeless Joe Jackson, who had applied for reinstatement after being banned in the aftermath of the Black Sox scandal, had his request denied by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. 1972 Early Wynn, who helped the White Sox to the...
South Side Sox Jan 19, 2022
South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 79: Gunnar Troutwine

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 79: Gunnar Troutwine

Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox After a rough 2019, this backstop roared back into prospect consideration with a superb 2021. Gunnar Troutwine Catcher6´1´´220 poundsAge: 262019 SSS Top Prospect Ranking: 512021 SSS Top Prospect Ranking: 76SSS rank among all catchers in the system: 5 Gunnar Troutwine enjoyed his best collegiate season with Wichita State as a senior, when he slashed .302/.413/.505 for the Shockers with seven homers, 48 RBIs, 34 walks (15.6%) and 38 strikeouts (17.4%). Based largely on the strength of his offense, Troutwine was selected by the White Sox in...

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