Are 2010 White Sox a lot like ’83 AL West Champion Sox?

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With the Chicago White Sox recent hot start catapulting them into first place, we’ve heard a local sports media outlet or two compare this year’s bunch to the 1983 division title White Sox.

And while it may be a little premature to draw parallels between the two squads, there is one striking similarity.

The ‘83 Sox finished 60-25 down the stretch, while starting a very pedestrian 39-38. This team has gone a transcendent 25-5 since beginning the year an ugly 24-33. In order to match the ‘83 team, they’ll have to go 50-25 in the second half.

Current Sox hitting coach Greg Walker played his first full season on that ‘83 team. I recently had an exclusive with “Walk,” and we discussed that unforgettable Sox season.

By Paul M. Banks

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Soxman’s 8 Keys to 2010 Chicago White Sox

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By Soxman

The 2010 White Sox represent a fairly significant makeover from the “homer first, win later” club of 2009.  While only four players remain from the 2005 World Champion team, their make-up is similar: Good pitching, speed at the top of the line-up, no truly identified DH (remember Frank Thomas was hurt most of 2005), and a lot of question marks.

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