List of Chicago White Sox seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Chicago White Sox baseball franchise in Major League Baseball. The list contains the record of the season, the division the White Sox participated in and their place, and their post-season result.

Year by year[edit]

World Series Champions
(1903–present)
AL Champions
(1901–present)
Division Champions
(1969–present)
Wild Card Berth
(1994–present)
Season Level League Division Regular Season Postseason Awards
Finish Won Lost Win% GB
Chicago White Stockings
1901 MLB AL 1st 83 53 .610
1902 MLB AL 4th 74 60 .552 8
Chicago White Sox
1903 MLB AL 7th 60 77 .438 30½
1904 MLB AL 3rd 89 65 .578 6
1905 MLB AL 2nd 92 60 .605 2
1906 MLB AL 1st 93 58 .616 Won World Series (Cubs) 4–2
1907 MLB AL 3rd 87 64 .576
1908 MLB AL 3rd 88 64 .579
1909 MLB AL 4th 88 64 .579 20
1910 MLB AL 6th 68 85 .444 35½
1911 MLB AL 5th 77 74 .510 24
1912 MLB AL 4th 78 76 .506 28
1913 MLB AL 5th 78 74 .513 17½
1914 MLB AL 6th 70 84 .455 30
1915 MLB AL 3rd 93 61 .604
1916 MLB AL 2nd 89 65 .578 2
1917 MLB AL 1st 100 54 .649 Won World Series (Giants) 4–2
1918 MLB AL 6th 57 67 .460 17
1919 MLB AL 1st 88 52 .629 Lost World Series (Reds) 5–3
1920 MLB AL 2nd 96 58 .623 2
1921 MLB AL 7th 62 92 .403 36½
1922 MLB AL 5th 77 77 .500 17
1923 MLB AL 7th 69 85 .448 30
1924 MLB AL 8th 66 87 .431 25½
1925 MLB AL 5th 66 87 .431 18½
1926 MLB AL 5th 81 72 .529
1927 MLB AL 5th 70 83 .458 39½
1928 MLB AL 5th 72 82 .468 29
1929 MLB AL 7th 59 93 .388 46
1930 MLB AL 7th 62 92 .403 40
1931 MLB AL 8th 56 97 .366 51½
1932 MLB AL 7th 49 102 .325 56½
1933 MLB AL 6th 67 83 .447 31
1934 MLB AL 8th 53 99 .349 47
1935 MLB AL 8th 74 78 .487 19½
1936 MLB AL 4th 81 70 .536 20
1937 MLB AL 3rd 86 68 .558 16
1938 MLB AL 6th 65 83 .439 32
1939 MLB AL 4th 85 69 .552 22½
1940 MLB AL 4th 82 72 .532 8
1941 MLB AL 3rd 77 77 .500 24
1942 MLB AL 6th 66 82 .446 34
1943 MLB AL 4th 82 72 .532 16
1944 MLB AL 7th 71 83 .461 18
1945 MLB AL 6th 71 78 .477 15
1946 MLB AL 5th 74 80 .481 30
1947 MLB AL 6th 70 84 .455 27
1948 MLB AL 8th 51 101 .336 44½
1949 MLB AL 6th 63 91 .409 34
1950 MLB AL 6th 60 94 .390 38
1951 MLB AL 4th 81 73 .526 17
1952 MLB AL 3rd 81 73 .526 14
1953 MLB AL 3rd 89 65 .578 11½
1954 MLB AL 3rd 94 60 .610 17
1955 MLB AL 3rd 91 63 .591 5
1956 MLB AL 3rd 85 69 .552 12 Luis Aparicio (ROY)
1957 MLB AL 2nd 90 64 .584 8
1958 MLB AL 2nd 82 72 .532 10
1959 MLB AL 1st 94 60 .610 Lost World Series (Dodgers) 4–2 Nellie Fox (MVP)
Early Wynn (CYA)
1960 MLB AL 3rd 87 67 .565 10
1961 MLB AL 4th 86 76 .531 23
1962 MLB AL 5th 85 77 .525 11
1963 MLB AL 2nd 94 68 .580 10½ Gary Peters (ROY)
1964 MLB AL 2nd 98 64 .605 1
1965 MLB AL 2nd 95 67 .586 7
1966 MLB AL 4th 83 79 .512 15 Tommie Agee (ROY)
1967 MLB AL 4th 89 73 .549 3
1968 MLB AL 8th 67 95 .414 36
1969 MLB AL West 5th 68 94 .420 29
1970 MLB AL West 6th 56 106 .346 42
1971 MLB AL West 3rd 79 83 .488 22½
1972 MLB AL West 2nd 87 67 .565 Dick Allen (MVP)
1973 MLB AL West 5th 77 85 .475 17
1974 MLB AL West 4th 80 80 .500 9
1975 MLB AL West 5th 75 86 .466 22½
1976 MLB AL West 6th 64 97 .398 25½
1977 MLB AL West 3rd 90 72 .556 12
1978 MLB AL West 5th 71 90 .441 20½
1979 MLB AL West 5th 73 87 .456 14
1980 MLB AL West 5th 70 90 .438 26
1981 MLB AL West 3rd 31 22 .520
6th 23 30 .491 7
1982 MLB AL West 3rd 87 75 .537 6
1983 MLB AL West 1st 99 63 .611 Lost ALCS (Orioles) 3–1 LaMarr Hoyt (CYA)
Ron Kittle (ROY)
Tony La Russa (MOY)
1984 MLB AL West 5th 74 88 .457 10
1985 MLB AL West 3rd 85 77 .525 6 Ozzie Guillén (ROY)
1986 MLB AL West 5th 72 90 .444 20
1987 MLB AL West 5th 77 85 .475 8
1988 MLB AL West 5th 71 90 .441 32½
1989 MLB AL West 7th 69 92 .429 29½
1990 MLB AL West 2nd 94 68 .580 9 Jeff Torborg (MOY)
1991 MLB AL West 2nd 87 75 .537 8
1992 MLB AL West 3rd 86 76 .531 10
1993 MLB AL West 1st 94 68 .580 Lost ALCS (Blue Jays) 4–2 Frank Thomas (MVP)
Jack McDowell (CYA)
Gene Lamont (MOY)
1994 MLB AL Central 1st 67 46 .593 Playoffs cancelled
1995 MLB AL Central 3rd 68 76 .472 32
1996 MLB AL Central 2nd 85 77 .525 14½
1997 MLB AL Central 2nd 80 81 .497 6
1998 MLB AL Central 2nd 80 82 .494 9
1999 MLB AL Central 2nd 75 86 .466 21½
2000 MLB AL Central 1st 95 67 .586 Lost ALDS (Mariners) 3–0 Jerry Manuel (MOY)
2001 MLB AL Central 3rd 83 79 .512 8
2002 MLB AL Central 2nd 81 81 .500 13½
2003 MLB AL Central 2nd 86 76 .531 4
2004 MLB AL Central 2nd 83 79 .512 9
2005 MLB AL Central 1st 99 63 .611 Won ALDS (Red Sox) 3–0
Won ALCS (Angels) 4–1
Won World Series (Astros) 4–0
Ozzie Guillén (MOY)
2006 MLB AL Central 3rd 90 72 .556 6
2007 MLB AL Central 4th 72 90 .444 24
2008 MLB AL Central 1st 89 74 .546 Lost ALDS (Rays) 3–1
2009 MLB AL Central 3rd 79 83 .488
2010 MLB AL Central 2nd 88 74 .543 6
2011 MLB AL Central 3rd 79 83 .488 16
2012 MLB AL Central 2nd 85 77 .525 3
2013 MLB AL Central 5th 63 99 .389 30
2014 MLB AL Central 4th 73 89 .451 17 José Abreu (ROY)
2015 MLB AL Central 4th 76 86 .469 19
2016 MLB AL Central 4th 78 84 .481 16½

Record by decade[edit]

The following table describes the White Sox's MLB win–loss record by decade.

Decade Wins Losses Pct
1900s 744 575 .564
1910s 798 692 .536
1920s 731 804 .476
1930s 678 841 .446
1940s 707 820 .463
1950s 847 693 .550
1960s 852 760 .529
1970s 752 853 .469
1980s 758 802 .486
1990s 816 735 .526
2000s 857 764 .529
2010s 542 592 .478
All-time 9082 8931 .504

These statistics are from Baseball-Reference.com's Chicago White Sox History & Encyclopedia,[1] except where noted, and are current as of October 18, 2016.

All-time records[edit]

Overall 9082 8931 .504 Regular Season games
28 27 .509 Postseason games
5 6 .455 Postseason series
9110 8958 .504 Regular season and post season games

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago White Sox History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 

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