Chicago only has two, major league, baseball teams—Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox. Both of these teams have their art. Since I wrote about Chicago Cubs art in previous articles, this article is about Chicago White Sox art.
The Chicago White Sox currently play at U.S. Cellular Field. (From 1910-1990, the White Sox played at Comiskey Park, which is at the same location.) U.S. Cellular Field’s address is 333 E. 35th Street in Chicago, Ill. Art, in the form of a sculpture and columns, are at the corner of 35th Street and Shields Avenue.
The White Sox won the World Series in 1906, 1917 and 2005. A large marble and bronze monument celebrates and memorializes their 2005, World Series win. Resting on a plinth, this sculpture includes baseball figures, and is at least 20 feet high and 20 feet wide. The artist/sculptor is Julie Rotblatt-Amrany of Rotblatt-Amrany Studios. The architects are C. Don Williams and Danielle Kennedy-Battle.
Within 100 feet of the aforementioned sculpture are miniature columns of former, White Sox players. These columns are approximately 2½ feet high and 1½ feet wide (diameters). (These are part of a group of at least 10 columns that have an arc arrangement. Some of the columns do not yet have any names.) I noted Luis Aparicio and Minnie Minoso.
From 1956-1962 and 1968-1970, Luis Aparicio (#11) played for the White Sox. In 1956, he won the Rookie of the Year award. In that same year, he led the American League in stolen bases. Aparicio’s, regular position was shortstop. His White Sox totals are 791 runs, 1,576 hits, 223 doubles, 464 RBIs and 318 stolen bases.
From 1951-1957, 1960 and 1961, 1964, 1976 and 1980, Minnie Minoso (#9) played for the White Sox. In 1951, he won the Rookie of the Year award. That same year, he led the American League in stolen bases. Minoso’s, usual position was in left field. Minoso’s, lifetime statistics for the White Sox are 1,523, hits, 260 doubles, 808 RBIs and 171 stolen bases.
Inside U.S. Cellular Field are statues of Billy Pierce, Charles Comiskey, Carlton Fisk, Frank Thomas, Harold Baines, Luis Aparicio, Minnie Minoso and Nellie Fox. To see these former, White Sox players’ statues, you will need to purchase tickets. These statues probably have dynamic poses.