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About Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

In baseball, there are rivalries based on mutual hatred (Yankees-Red Sox) and respect (Braves-Mets). However, the White Sox-Tigers rivalry falls in a third category. Some rivalries cross the line, see players running out onto the field and fighting one another. The White Sox-Tigers rivalry is one such contest, which ranks high on the nastiest baseball rivalries list. The Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers have been in the American League (AL) since 1901. They both compete in the Central Division and have therefore played a number of regular season games, vying for the top spot. This contest has led to a storied history. Their fans have nevertheless enjoyed these moments, making most, if not all, White-Sox-Tigers games memorable.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - Greatest Moments

June 20, 1980– In 1979, Al Cowens, a Tigers outfielder, was hit on the jaw by White Sox reliever Ed Farmer. In 1980, Cowens avenged by charging the pitcher rather than running out the ground ball he hit. This brought the two benches face-to-face, resulting in a brawl and a seven game suspension for Cowens.

April 22, 2000- This day has gone down in baseball history as the day when the harshest penalty for a brawl in a baseball game was given. The brawl between the two teams was noted for its nastiness and extraordinary number of suspensions. 16 members of both teams, including managers and coaches were suspended for a total of 82 games. It all happened in White Sox’s home, Comiskey Park. It started when Dean Palmer was hit by Jim Parque in an apparent retaliation over Jeff Weaver hitting a White Sox hitter the inning before. And what’s more, beer was thrown at Weaver from the White Sox fans as he left the stadium.

Who has won more Games? The Tigers or the White Sox

The Detroit Tigers have won 39 more regular season games over the White Sox. Here is the head to head record for the Chicago White Sox against the Detroit Tigers.

Total Games Played Wins Losses Win-Loss % Runs Scored Runs Allowed Home Win-Loss Record Away Win-Loss Record
2144 1045 1084 .491 9555 9511 560-508 485-576

The longest winning streak between the Chicago White Sox had over the Detroit Tigers was ten games from April 18, 2001, till August 29, 2001. The longest winning streak the Detroit Tigers had over the Chicago White Sox was also ten games from Jun 26, 1923, till October 3, 1923. Although the White Sox have three World Series titles while the Tigers have four, the two teams have not faced each other in the postseason yet.

White Sox Hall of Famers

With a rich history of talented players, a number of Chicago White Sox players have made it to the Baseball Hall of Fame. These include,

Frank Thomas – A five-time All Star and twice MVP. The Big Hurt hit 448 home runs in 16 seasons for the White Sox.

Luke Appling- He leads the franchise in walks, runs, doubles, hits and at-bats.

Nellie Fox- A 12-time All-Star. Fox was the AL MVP in 1959.

Detroit Tigers Hall of Famers

For the Detroit Tigers, the players who helped improve the franchise’s standing in MLB include,

Ty Cobb- He set 90 MLB records, some of which still hold, including the highest career batting average.

Al Kaline- An All-Star consecutively from 1955 to 1967, Kaline was known for his strong throwing arm.

Charlie Gehringer- He was undoubtedly one of the greatest second basemen of all time.

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