The 25 Greatest Moments in Chicago White Sox History

5. "Winning Ugly"

Date: 9/17/1983
Game: Regular Season Game vs. Seattle Mariners
The '83 White Sox were the most badass team in franchise history. In mid-June Carlton Fisk, Harold Baines, and Ron Kittle were sitting in fifth place and five games under .500. The club rattled off a modest win streak around the All-Star break, but according to Texas manager Doug Rader their success would be short lived. "They're not playing that well. They're winning ugly." The phrase became a rallying cry. Behind manager Tony La Russa the "Winning Ugly" Sox finished the season 60-25 and clinched their first AL West championship in 20 years.

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