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About the Chicago White Sox
White Sox Tickets
One of the iconic teams of the sport, the Chicago White Sox have been around the block more times than we can count. Dating back to 1901, the White Sox are one of the eight original MLB charter franchises. From their original days before being established in Chi-Town to the 1919 Black Sox Scandal to the modern exploits of the team, the White Sox just love being the center of attention – positive or not!
Early Excellence – and One Hell of a Black Spot
The White Sox were often the team to beat back in the early days of the MLB. Known as the White Stockings at that time, the team won the first American League championship in 1901, and it was only a few years later when they took out their cross-town rivals, the Chicago Cubs, for a World Series win. Another World Series success would follow in 1917 when the White Sox beat the Yankees with the help of star players like Shoeless Joe Jackson and Knuckles Cicotte.
The White Sox seemed poised for yet another repeat performance in 1919, with the team at the top of their game going into another World Series championship, this time against the Cincinnati Reds. When the White Sox lost in 8 games, resulting in huge wins for those betting on the Reds, accusations flew that the series had been fixed. A huge investigation followed, with eight White Sox players ultimately being banned for life, including Cicotte and Jackson.
Rebuilding from Scandal
It took a long time for the White Sox to recover from the scandal, both in reputation and from losing eight of their best players all at once. The team wouldn’t win another pennant for four whole decades, taking out the Yankees once again in 1959 but ultimately falling to the Red Sox during the World Series. Still, the White Sox would come back to have a miraculous 17-season winning streak from 1951 to 1967.
Meanwhile, the 1970s were full of growing pains for the team, though things began to turn around in the 1980s and beyond. A switch from the AL West to AL Central in 1993 seemed to light a fire under the White Sox, culminating more than a decade of performance that led to one more World Series win over the Astros in 2005. Today, the White Sox are struggling to regain their top spot, but if there’s anything that’s true about Chicago it’s that you can’t keep this team down for long.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the White Sox play?
The White Sox used played at Comiskey Park for 80 years, but since 1990 their home has been the new, terribly named Guaranteed Rate Field, thanks to the naming rights deal a local mortgage company struck with the park owners. The contract is for 13 years, so here’s hoping the next time around is an improvement!
When do White Sox tickets go on sale?
White Sox tickets go on sale before the MLB begins its regular season. In fact, White Sox tickets are often available months in advance. That goes for away games as well as games being held at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Is it better to buy White Sox tickets in advance?
With both home and away White Sox tickets being available so far ahead of opening day, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to. Believe it or not, though, you may not even need to plan that far ahead. You can often get great and cheap last-minute tickets to White Sox games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. The reason this works is that ticket sellers will almost always drop their prices as game day gets closer.
What’s the best way to buy cheap White Sox tickets?
The best way to buy cheap White Sox or really any cheap last-minute sports tickets is always going to be from the types of services that connect fans and resellers online. These ticket marketplaces have some of the most attractive ticket prices. Can you buy White Sox tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’re not likely to find the best deal that way.
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap White Sox tickets, Gametime is your best choice. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view of the field at Guaranteed Rate Field will be before you buy those cheap White Sox tickets.
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