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Comprised of articles from the Chicago Tribune's season-long coverage of the team, Chicago White Sox 2012 brings the heartbreaking story of the 2012 Chicago White Sox to readers with its insightful, award-winning sports reporting and commentary. The 2012 season began with few expectations and even fewer hopes of success. Even team captain Paul Konerko suggested the White Sox didn't have to make the playoffs in order to have a successful season.
However, the White Sox spent much of the season well above .500, much to the amazement of fans and division rivals. Due to strong contributions from three candidates for comeback player of the year—Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and Jake Peavy—as well as solid pitching and defense, the White Sox cobbled together enough winning streaks to be leading their division by the All-Star break.
Rookie manager Robin Ventura, who had no previous managerial experience at any level, maintained a composure and focus throughout the season that was matched by his business-as-usual ballclub. While the season was filled with feel-good stories, it eventually was defined by a gut-wrenching slide in the final weeks of September when the White Sox squandered a three-game division lead with three weeks left in the season. Ultimately, the Detroit Tigers beat out the Sox for a playoff berth and the South Side boys of summer were forced to spend the fall thinking about what might have been.
Chicago White Sox 2012 relives the possibility and the heartbreak of the past season, written by the award-winning sports journalists from the Chicago Tribune.
Title Chicago White Sox 2012
Subtitle From Heroes to Heartbreakers—25 Defining Moments
Author Chicago Tribune Staff
Audience 01 General / trade
Nb of pages
Reference no. 978-1-57284-408-7
Publication Date 13 December 2012
List Price $2.99