Chicago White Soxis a Major League Baseball (MLB) team that finished with a regular season record of 79 wins and 83 losses during the 2011 season. This was the third best record in the American League Central Division and ninth on the league. The record was a bit of disappointment for loyal owners of Chicago White Sox tickets. During the 2010 MLB season, they had an 88-74 record which was sixth in the league. In the previous season, they had a 36-45 record at the US Cellular Field and 43-38 away from home. With a sub .500 record, the White Sox fans is looking for their team to improve their showing on their home field next season.
During the 2011 season, the White Sox placed 18th overall in runs with 654, 17th in batting average with .252, 15th in on-base percentage with .319 and 20th in slugging percentage with .388. When it comes to the pitching statistics, Chicago had an earned run average (ERA) of 4.1 which was 19th overall, quality starts with 90 which was 11th, walks plus hits per inning pitched with 1.3 which was 13th and had a batting against average of .261 which was 21st.
When it comes to an ERA record, the lowest career ERA recorded by a baseball player was 1.82 set by former White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh who played for the team from 1904 to 1916.
For the regular season schedule of the Chicago White Sox, they will open their season against World Series runner-up Texas Rangers on April 6 then will play them for two more games on April 7 and 8. After the Rangers game, they will head to Cleveland for a date with the Indians on April 9, 10 and 11. Owners of Chicago White Sox tickets would be able to catch a glimpse of their team for the first time in the 2012 season on April 13 when it goes up against the Detroit Tigers. This is first of six games at home for the White Sox. Their other opponent for this home stretch is the Baltimore Orioles.
Their final home games for the 2012 season would be against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 27, 28, 29 and 30. Their final regular season games would be against the Indians on October 1, 2 and 3.
The White Sox front office has been quite busy during the MLB offseason. On November 10, they signed left handed pitchers Donnie Veal and Jose Quintana then they called up on November 18 Deunte Heath from Charlotte Knights and Charles Leesman from Birmingham Barons. Some of their draft picks were already signed for the upcoming season. It includes Keenyn Walker, Erik Johnson, Jeffrey Soptic, Kyle McMillen, Scott Snodgress, Marcus Semien and Kevan Smith.
In another development regarding the White Sox roster for the 2012 season, the team offered free agent Mark Buehrle with salary arbitration. In case Buehrle signs with another team, Chicago would receive draft pick compensation between the first and second round of the 2012 draft since he is a Type B free agent.
Chicago has been World Series champions three times, in 1906, 1917 and 2005. They have also been division winners three times in 2000, 2005 and 2008.
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