Rookie phenom Chris Sale may be the future, but the soul of the 2010 White Sox was undoubtedly a 43-year-old veteran with gimpy knees. To quote ESPN columnist Doug Padilla’s recap of the ’10 season, “What went right: Omar Vizquel, Omar Vizquel, Omar Vizquel.” Taking over for an injured Mark Teahen at third base, Vizquel’s defense and steady presence in the infield helped spark the Sox mid-season resurgence. Not only serving as an unofficial on-the-field coach, Vizquel delivered at the plate too, posting a .276 BA with an on-base percentage of .341. Not bad for a guy now three decades into his pro career.
Best of Chicago 2010