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All-Time Lineups Matchup No. 7: Battle of Chicago

By January 29, 2012

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It's time for the battle of the Windy City in our All-Time Lineups series, which matches up the best to play at each position in any one season in team history. They are both teams with long histories, but few titles. In fact the White Sox and Cubs have combined for one championship in the last 94 years.

But even without a lot of success, there's still Hall of Famers all over both lineups.

*-And to be fair for the matchup, we added one player to the roster for the Cubs, so they have a DH. (There is no DH on their official all-time lineup.)

Who would win in this matchup? (As always, click the team name for the full lineups, stats and arguments.)

Cubs

  1. Rogers Hornsby 2B (1929, .380-39-149)
  2. Gabby Hartnett C (1935, .344-13-81)
  3. Ernie Banks SS (1958, .313-47-129)
  4. Sammy Sosa RF (2001, .328-64-160)
  5. Hack Wilson CF (1930, .356-56-190)
  6. Andre Dawson DH (1987, .287-49-137)*
  7. Billy Williams LF (1970, .322-43-129)
  8. Derrek Lee 1B (2005, .335-46-107)
  9. Ron Santo 3B

Starting pitcher: Greg Maddux P (1992, 20-11, 2.18 ERA)

White Sox

  1. Eddie Collins 2B (1920, .372, 3 HR, 76 RBI)
  2. Shoeless Joe Jackson LF (.382-12-121)
  3. Frank Thomas 1B (1994, .353-38-101)
  4. Jermaine Dye RF (2006, .315-44-120)
  5. Jim Thome DH (.288-42-109)
  6. Luke Appling SS (.388-6-128)
  7. Carlton Fisk C (.289-26-86)
  8. Robin Ventura 3B (.287-34-105)
  9. Carl Reynolds CF (.359-22-104)

Starting pitcher: Ed Walsh (1908, 40-15, 1.42 ERA)

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