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.

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Barack Obama: 2009 All-Star Jacket

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.

Ideals & Injustices

Nellie Fox: AL MVP Jersey

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.

Baseball Timeline: 1930-1970

Luis Aparicio: 1970 Jersey

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.

¡Viva Baseball!

1976 Season Uniform Shorts

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."

Whole New Ballgame

Comiskey Park Scoreboard Pinwheel

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.

Sacred Ground

1906 World Series Championship Jewelry

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.

Autumn Glory

Kid Gleason: 1917 World Series Jersey

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."

Autumn Glory

Jermaine Dye: 2005 World Series Jersey

White Sox right fielder Jermaine Dye wore this jersey in Game 4 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.

Autumn Glory

Tony La Russa: Cap

When Tony La Russa donned this cap in his 2021 return to Chicago, he not only moved into second place in career managerial wins, he also became the only manager to return to the dugout after being elected to the Hall of Fame. After a decade off the field, La Russa proved that the game had not left him behind as he guided the White Sox to their first division championship in 13 years.

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