Chicago White Sox

From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every Chicago White Sox fan.

Don’t wait to make your visit to Cooperstown to take the Hall of Fame Starting Nine challenge, as this program is only available through December 2021.


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1906 World Series Championship Jewelry

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Before rings became the standard for championship jewelry, baseball awarded watch fobs and lapel pins to its World Series-winning players. This White Sox diamond-crested gold fob from 1906, with red, white, and blue enameling, is among the most detailed and engaging championship emblems of the pre-ring era.

Kid Gleason: 1917 World Series Jersey

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Responding to America's recent entry into World War I, the White Sox unveiled these star-spangled uniforms in the 1917 World Series against the New York Giants. This uniform was worn by Sox coach Kid Gleason, who later returned to the Series as the manager of the ill-fated 1919 "Black Sox."

Nellie Fox: AL MVP Jersey

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Nellie Fox, who spent 14 seasons at second base for the White Sox, wore this jersey during his outstanding 1959 season. That year he was he named to the All-Star squad, won a Gold Glove, was named the AL MVP, and led the White Sox to the World Series.

Comiskey Park Scoreboard Pinwheel

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One year after buying the Chicago White Sox in 1959, baseball maverick Bill Veeck installed his raucous, outrageous, and wildly successful “exploding scoreboard” behind the center field bleachers at Comiskey Park. This “pinwheel,” featuring 384 light bulbs, was one of eight that adorned the top of the revolutionary scoreboard.

Luis Aparicio: 1970 Jersey

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Shortstop Luis Aparicio, a nine-time Gold Glover and 13-time All-Star, collected nine AL stolen-base titles and set numerous defensive records. He personified the 1950s Go-Go Sox, playing with Chicago from 1956 (winning Rookie of the Year) to 1962, and again from 1968 to 1970, when he wore this jersey.

1976 Season Uniform Shorts

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White Sox owner Bill Veeck shook up traditionalists in 1976 when he announced one of his most unusual promotions, short pants. While he introduced the uniform in a Spring Training press conference, Veeck waited until August to debut the shorts on the diamond. The Sox went 2-1 in their three "shorts games."

Jermaine Dye: 2005 World Series Jersey

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White Sox right fielder Jermaine Dye wore this jersey in Game Four of the 2005 World Series, when he drove in the game's only run and ensured a Chicago sweep of the Houston Astros. Dye hit .438 in the Series and drove in three runs to earn the Series MVP Award.

Dewayne Wise: Perfect Game Glove

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Entering as a ninth-inning defensive replacement, White Sox center fielder Dewayne Wise used this glove to rob Tampa Bay's Gabe Kapler of a home run and preserve Mark Buehrle's perfect game of July 23, 2009. Buehrle retired the next two batters to complete his masterpiece.

Barack Obama: 2009 All-Star Jacket

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President Barack Obama, a White Sox fan, wore this jacket for his ceremonial first pitch of the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis. Mr. Obama donated the jacket in 2014, when he became the first sitting President of the United States to visit the Hall of Fame.

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