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Record: 62-92, Finished 7th in American League (1921 AL)

Managed by Kid Gleason

Ballpark: Comiskey Park

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The 1921 White Sox were the remnants of a great team after the Black Sox had been removed. The 1920 White Sox had won 96 games, but the Black Sox players were no longer with the team in 1921. The 1921 White Sox went 62-92.

Some stars remained, of course. Eddie Collins, at age 34, hit .337. Ray Schalk continued at catcher, although he hit only .252 with no homers. Pitchers Red Faber and Dickie Kerr went 25-15 and 19-17, not bad for a team well under .500.

Among newcomers to the team, most notable was Harry Hooper, who hit .327 and would play five seasons with the White Sox before eventually going into the Hall of Fame. Bibb Falk was a 22-year-old rookie who would play most of the 1920's in a White Sox uniform. First baseman Earl Sheely was also a rookie, albeit at age 28, and would, like Falk, play most of the decade as a White Sox.

Kid Gleason was the manager who had to pull together the pieces, and did so pretty successfully - the next season, 1922, the team climbed back to .500.


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[edit] Standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 55 .641 --
Cleveland Indians 94 60 .610 4
St. Louis Browns 81 73 .526 17½
Washington Senators 80 73 .523 18
Boston Red Sox 75 79 .487 23½
Detroit Tigers 71 82 .464 27
Chicago White Sox 62 92 .403 36½
Philadelphia Athletics 53 100 .346 45
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