Today I learned: The White Sox have three World Series championships. How did I not know this number? 1906, 1917, 2005. Those years are all familiar, but I never put it together that they have three.
There are zero shirts on eBay that celebrate all three championships. The only product on eBay with all three years is this poster.
It’s a little odd, because three Commissioner trophies are shown, as if the 1906 and 1917 team held up that trophy. The Commissioner trophy was first awarded in 1967 to the Cardinals. (The original 1967 trophy was designed by Balfour Jewelers of Attleboro, Massachusetts. In 2000 The trophy was redesigned by Tiffany & Co.). This trophy didn’t exist in 1906 and 1917. Maybe an image of the three rings would work better.
Anyhow, the White Sox are three-time world champions. They should have a 3x champions t-shirt! I have a 3x champions t-shirt for the Cubs.
I’d like to have a shirt that is BOTH Cubs 3x and White Sox 3x ON THE SAME SHIRT. I’m crazy, I know. Having both Cubs and White Sox on the same shirt.
This season I am going to be a White Sox fan
Frankly, I’m tired of this in-fighting between Cubs fans and White Sox fans. There’s a very spoken rule in Chicago that if you are a die-hard fan, you can’t be a fan of both teams. This rule is so written into Chicagoans’ minds, it’s like a law of nature.
I grew up as a Cubs fan on the south side of Chicago in the 80s and 90s—the land of the White Sox. All my grade school and high school years were spent among White Sox fans. I know the hatred for both sides.
But Why? Really. Why? I’ve blogged about how this rule only spreads more hate. I’d rather spread a joy for the game. Chicago has TWO baseball teams. How cool! I’m rooting for both.
In my personal Hall of Fame, the top player is White Sox legend Luis Aparicio. The 3rd player in my Hall is Nellie Fox. My HOF is ranked by three factors no strikeouts, base stealing, and defense. Both Aparicio and Fox were elite in these fields.
Since the Cubs have 3x championships and the White Sox also have 3x championships, having a t-shirt with both would be double-fun. Especially since the majority of both team’s championships are over 100 years old.
As long as we are listing two Chicago teams’ championships, we might as well put ALL Chicago sports championships on there. That would be cool.