The Chicago White Sox are a Major League baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox are a member of the Central Division of the American League. From 1991 to the present, the White Sox have played in U.S. Cellular Field (previously known as New Comiskey Park).

They are most prominently nicknamed "the South Siders", differentiating from the North Side dwelling Chicago Cubs; "the Pale Hose"; and sometimes by the national media as "the ChiSox", a combination of "Chicago" and "Sox" (as opposed to the BoSox). Other nicknames include "the Go-Go Sox, a reference to 1959 AL Champions, who got that nickname; "the Good Guys", a reference to the team's one time motto "Good guys wear black", coined by Ken "Hawk" Harrelson; and "the Black Sox", the name attributed to the scandal-tainted 1919 team. Most fans refer to the team as simply "the Sox".

One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Chicago in 1901. Then the Chicago White Stockings, after the original White Stockings vacated the name to become the Cubs. At this time, the team inhabited South Side Park. In 1910, the team moved into historic Comiskey Park, which they would inhabit for more than eight decades. It was there that, in 1919, the infamous Black Sox Scandal occurred. Afterwards, the team would endure 88 years of hardship, attributed to the Curse of the Black Sox, that would end when the team won the World Series in 2005.

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