Players that Played for White Sox and Orioles

5 Baseball Players who Played for White Sox and Orioles

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found 5 players who played for both the White Sox and the Orioles.

Harold Baines

Harold Baines, who played primarily with the Chicago White Sox from 1980-2001, was known for his consistent hitting and smooth left-handed swing. In addition to the White Sox, Baines played for the Orioles, A’s, Rangers and Indians (now Guardians).

He collected over 2,800 hits and 384 homers, earning him six All-Star selections (White Sox, A’s, Orioles) and a Silver Slugger Award in 1989 (White Sox). He also went over 100 RBIs 3 times in his career (White Sox, Orioles).

Finally, Baines was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019.

Baines was the most popular choice in a previous grid (Grid 91) for the White Sox / Orioles square.

Roberto Alomar

Roberto Alomar is the quintessential Immaculate Grid player. Not only did he play for 7 different teams (Blue Jays, Padres, Indians (now Guardians), Orioles, Mets, White Sox and Diamondbacks) he played in All-Star games for 4 of them!

Alomar was an exceptional all-around player, earning 12 All-Star selections, 10 Gold Glove Awards, and 4 Silver Slugger Awards. He amassed over 2,700 hits, scored over 1500 runs and stole over 450 bases.

Alomar was also instrumental in the Blue Jays’ back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.

Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa, a power-hitting outfielder from the Dominican Republic, played in the Major Leagues from 1989 to 2007, most famously for the Chicago Cubs.

Sosa hit over 600 home runs in his career, making him one of only nine players to achieve this feat. He was named an All-Star seven times (Cubs), won the National League MVP (Cubs) in 1998, and was renowned for his homerun race with Mark McGwire that same year.

Despite some controversy surrounding performance-enhancing drugs later in his career, Sosa’s exuberant personality and remarkable power at the plate left a significant impact on the sport.

Jim Thome

If you’re like me, you picture Jim Thome in a Cleveland Indians uniform. And while Thome did play 13 seasons with Cleveland, his career spans 22 years and 6 different teams.

In addition to Cleveland, Thome played for the Phillies (where he hit a league-leading 47 home runs in 2003), White Sox, Twins, Dodgers and Orioles.

He is also one of 28 players to hit over 500 home runs in his career (another grid item that you may see). His single-season best was 52 home runs in 2002 with the Indians (now the Guardians).

Thome Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Twins, Dodgers, Orioles)
  • All-Star (Indians, Phillies, White Sox)
  • Silver Slugger (Indians)
  • 500+ Career Home Rus (Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Twins, Dodgers, Orioles)
  • 40+ Home Runs Season (Indians, Phillies, White Sox)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Indians, Phillies, White Sox)
  • .300+ Average Season (Indians)

Bobby Bonilla

Bobby Bonilla was a big-hitter whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001, playing for 8 different teams over that time. You may know him as a Pirate, Met or Marlin but he also played for the Orioles, Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers and White Sox.

Bonilla helped the Marlins grab a World Series ring in ’97. He hit over 280 home runs and 400 doubles during his career. He was a six-time All-Star.

But what he’s most famous for is his contract with the Mets, who still pay him over a million bucks every July 1 (known as “Bobby Bonilla Day”) due to a deferred payment deal. So even though there were some bumps, Bonilla definitely made a mark in baseball, both on and off the field.

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