|2021 Chicago White Sox|
|American League Central Champions|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Rick Hahn|
|Manager(s)||Tony La Russa|
|Local television||NBC Sports Chicago |
NBC Sports Chicago+
(Jason Benetti, Steve Stone, Len Kasper, Mike Monaco (fill-in), Gordon Beckham)
|Local radio||ESPN Chicago|
Chicago White Sox Radio Network
(Len Kasper, Darrin Jackson, Connor McKnight)
(Hector Molina, Billy Russo)
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The 2021 Chicago White Sox season was the club's 122nd season in Chicago and 121st in the American League, and their first under new manager Tony La Russa since 1986. The White Sox played their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field. On September 23, after a win against the Cleveland Indians, the White Sox clinched the American League Central division for the first time since the 2008 season and became the first Major League team of the 2021 season to clinch their division. They finished the regular season with 93 wins, the third most in the American League and their most wins as a franchise since the 2005 season. By winning the American League Central, it secured the team their first back-to-back postseason appearance in franchise history after having clinched a wild card berth in the previous season. They lost to the Houston Astros in the 2021 American League Division Series.
On October 12, 2020, the White Sox fired manager Rick Renteria after Renteria managed them for 4 season leading them to a playoff appearance in 2020. On October 29, 2020, the White Sox announced that they would hire Tony La Russa, who managed the team from 1979–1986. La Russa, age 76, became the oldest person to manage an MLB team. La Russa had not managed a team since the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals who won the World Series that year.
On May 28, the White Sox unveiled the City Connect Jerseys. They wore the jerseys for the first time on June 5 against the Detroit Tigers. The Jerseys are black with white stripes and the hat logo has a "CHI" instead of the "SOX" logo. The jerseys pay homage to the South Side of Chicago.
|Chicago White Sox||93||69||0.574||—||53–28||40–41|
|Kansas City Royals||74||88||0.457||19||39–42||35–46|
American League Wild Card
White Sox team leaders
Source: MLB Standings Grid – 2021
Updated with the results of all games through October 3, 2021.
On November 23, MLB announced that the White Sox would face the New York Yankees in the first MLB at Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa on August 12. This game was originally scheduled for August 13, 2020. The White Sox won the game 9-8 on a walk-off two run home run by Tim Anderson.
|2021 regular season game log: 93–69 (Home: 53–28; Away: 40–41)|
|Legend: = Win = Loss = Postponement|
Bold = White Sox team member
|2021 White Sox postseason game log|
|2021 Chicago White Sox|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; OBP = On-base percentage; SB = Stolen bases
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; WHIP = Walks and hits per inning pitched; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Total runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
Yermín Mercedes was named the AL Player of the Week on April 5 after going 9-for-14 with a .643 batting average, a 1.643 OPS, 1 home run, and 6 RBIs. Mercedes was then named the Rookie of the Month in the month of April for the number of games played.
Liam Hendriks was named the AL Reliever of the Month in the month of May after not allowing an earned run in 11 2/3 innings pitched for the White Sox while striking out 19 batters and recording eight saves in eight opportunities. Hendriks later earned AL Reliever of the Month honors again for September/October after going 8-for-8 in save opportunities while only allowing six hits, no walks, and striking out 21 batters in 13 2/3 innings. For his efforts, Hendriks won the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award for the second year in a row while becoming the second White Sox player to win reliever of the year and the first since Bobby Thigpen in 1990.
José Abreu was named the AL Player of the Month in August. Abreu batted .330/.382/.661 hitting 10 Home Runs and 25 RBI's with an OPS of 1.043.
Despite not having a great season stat-wise, Dallas Keuchel won his 5th Fielding Bible Award for the pitcher position and passed former White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle for most Fielding Bible Awards won by a pitcher since the Award was first handed out in 2006. Keuchel also won his 5th Gold Glove Award. Keuchel had a career-high 12 defensive runs saved, most by a pitcher since Buehrle had 12 in 2012.
See also: Minor League Baseball
|AAA||Charlotte Knights||Triple-A East||Wes Helms|
|AA||Birmingham Barons||Double-A South||Justin Jirschele|
|High-A||Winston-Salem Dash||High-A East||Ryan Newman|
|A||Kannapolis Cannon Ballers||Low-A East||Guillermo Quiróz|
|Rookie||ACL White Sox||Arizona Complex League||Mike Gellinger|
|Rookie||DSL White Sox||Dominican Summer League|