48 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!
White Sox players have made 48 starts in the All-Star Game.
Some Sox star start notes, @SoxNerd style:
*Sox rep Harold Baines was the first DH starter in the All-Star Game in 1989. … He is the only Sox DH to start an All-Star Game
*Second baseman Nellie Fox (8) and shortstop Luis Aparicio (7) account for nearly a third of the Sox All-Star starts
*Right field is the only position at which the Sox have not had an All-Star starter
*Carlton Fisk’s three All-Star starts are the only ones made by a Sox catcher.
*The Sox haven’t had an All-Star starter at third base since Jimmy Dykes started the inaugural contest at Comiskey Park in 1933
*The Sox have started more games at shortstop (12) than any other position: Aparicio 7, Chico Carrasquel 3, Luke Appling 2
*A Sox-high five different pitchers have started All-Star Games: Billy Pierce, Early Wynn, Mark Buehrle, Esteban Loaiza and Chris Sale
*Frank Thomas at first base in 1995 was the last Sox position player to start an All-Star Game.
*Al Simmons (1933 at Comiskey Park), Dykes, Luis Aparicio (1962 at Wrigley Field) and Loaiza (2003 at U.S. Cellular Field) are the only Sox to start an All-Star Game in Chicago