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1959 Chicago White Sox
From BR Bullpen
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Won AL Pennant
Managed by Al Lopez
 History, Comments, Contributions
In 1959, the Chicago White Sox finally returned to the postseason after a 40 year absence. The "Go Go Sox", managed by Al Lopez, were built on speed, pitching, and defense. The team was led by the American League Most Valuable Player, second baseman Nellie Fox, and speedy Gold Glove shortstop Luis Aparicio. The Cy Young Award winner, pitcher Early Wynn, anchored a pitching staff that also included youngster Bob Shaw and veteran Billy Pierce. Despite winning the first game of the World Series 11-0, they ended up losing 4 games to 2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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|Boston Red Sox||75||79||.487||19|
|Kansas City Athletics||66||88||.429||28|
 1959 Opening Day Lineup
Luis Aparicio, ss
Nellie Fox, 2b
Jim Landis, cf
Sherm Lollar, c
Norm Cash, 1b
Al Smith, rf
Johnny Callison, lf
Bubba Phillips, 3b
Billy Pierce, p
 Awards and Honors
- Most Valuable Player Nellie Fox
- Cy Young Award Early Wynn
- Gold Gloves Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox, Sherm Lollar
- All-Stars Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox, Early Wynn, Sherm Lollar, Billy Pierce
 Further Reading
- Lew Freedman: Early Wynn, the Go-Go White Sox and the 1959 World Series, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009.
- Don Zminda, ed.: Go-Go to Glory: The 1959 Chicago White Sox, SABR, ACTA Sports, Skokie, IL, 2009.