Today in White Sox History

Today in White Sox History: December 9

Possibly the best free-agent signing in team history happened on this day.

JD to the rescue: Despite getting a better offer late in his free agency, Dye stood by his word to GM Ken Williams and joined the White Sox for what would become a five-year stretch. (@JermaineDye)


2004
White Sox GM Ken Williams signed oft-injured outfielder Jermaine Dye to a free agent deal. Dye would prove to be perhaps the best free agent signing in franchise history, as he helped lead the club to a World Series championship in 2005, being named the series MVP. That year, he’d hit 31 home runs with 86 RBIs. Then in 2006 he’d have an even greater campaign, blasting 44 home runs with 120 RBIs. In five seasons with the Sox, J.D. would average 33 home runs and 92 RBIs.

 

 

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