Luke Appling headlines Chicago White Sox all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

Luke Appling headlines Chicago White Sox all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

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Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964, Luke Appling — nicknamed “Old Aches and Pains” — was a stellar infielder who spent his entire MLB career with the Chicago White Sox.

WHITE SOX ALL-TIME ROSTER

Upon his retirement, Appling — a seven-time All Star — was MLB’s all-time leader for most games played and for double plays by a shortstop. These records were later broken by Luis Aparicio, who also spent the majority of his career with the White Sox.

Luke Appling headlines Chicago White Sox all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement (WAR)

In his 20 seasons with the White Sox, Appling amassed 74.4 wins above replacement — the highest total on the franchise’s all-time roster by WAR. We slotted him in at third base to make room for Aparicio at short. The team’s other biggest WAR contributions came from pitcher Red Faber (68.5) and designated hitter Frank Thomas (68.3).

UPDATED August 20, 2018

CATCHER: CARLTON FISK

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Wins Above Replacement: 28.9

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FIRST BASE: ROBIN VENTURA

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Wins Above Replacement: 39.4

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SECOND BASE: EDDIE COLLINS

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Wins Above Replacement: 66.7

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THIRD BASE: LUKE APPLING

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Wins Above Replacement: 74.4

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SHORTSTOP: LUIS APARICIO

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Wins Above Replacement: 35.2

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OUTFIELD: MINNIE MINOSO

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Wins Above Replacement: 41.7

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OUTFIELD: GEORGE DAVIS

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Wins Above Replacement: 33.0

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OUTFIELD: FIELDER JONES

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Wins Above Replacement: 31.8

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DESIGNATED HITTER: FRANK THOMAS

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Wins Above Replacement: 68.3

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PITCHER: RED FABER

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Wins Above Replacement: 68.5

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PITCHER: TED LYONS

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Wins Above Replacement: 67.6

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PITCHER: ED WALSH

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Wins Above Replacement: 64.0

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RELIEF PITCHER: HOYT WILHELM

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Wins Above Replacement: 16.4

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2018-08-20T19:59:38+00:00 August 20th, 2018|

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