Chicago White Sox closing pitcher Addison Reed, left, celebrates with teammate Alejandro De Aza right, after defeating the Minnesota Twins 4-2 during a baseball game in Chicago, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Chicago White Sox's Paul Konerko watches his solo home run in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Chicago, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Chicago won 6-0. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 07: Addison Reed #43 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the 9th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field on June 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Blue Jays 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

closing pitcher Michael Wacha pumps his fist after defeating the Chicago Cubs 4-0... 8-17-13

Chicago Blackhawks' Ben Smith (28), celebrates with teammate Marian Hossa (81), after scoring during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Chicago, Wednesday, March, 19, 2014. Chicago won 4-0. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brad Winchester, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Jonathan Toews (19) against the Washington Capitals during the second period an NHL preseason hockey game on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 4: Joakim Nordstrom #42 of the Chicago Blackhawks congratulates Antti Raanta #31 after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on April 4, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 15: Addison Reed #43 and A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Chicago White Sox walk off the field after their 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 15, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL -MAY 25: Conor Gillaspie #12 of the Chicago White Sox is greeted by Dewayne Wise #28 after hitting a walk-off game winning single against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning on May 25, 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Miami Marlins 2-1. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 4: Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period on April 4, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20), left wing Patrick Sharp, center, and defenseman Duncan Keith (2) celebrate after Sharp scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 26: Michael Frolik #67 of the Chicago Blackhawks congratulates teammate goalie Ray Emery #30 after the Blackhawks defeated the Calgary Flames 2-0 during the NHL game on March 26, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 02: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates the second of his third period goals against the Minnesota Wild in Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp (10), left, celebrates with Bryan Bickell (29) and Nick Leddy (8) after scoring the game-winning goal Montreal Canadiens during overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Blackhawks won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

starting pitcher Michael Wacha heads to first with a two-run single against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth...Cards won the game 9-2 9-08-13

One of the great pitchers in White Sox history, Billy Pierce was a seven-time All-Star for the team between 1949 and 1961. While he also played for the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants, Pierce is best known for his time in the Windy City. He owns a career 211-169 record with a 3.27 ERA and 1.260 WHIP. Pierce led the AL in strikeouts in 1953 with 186, and finished off his career with 1,999 total Ks.

starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter in the first inning...Cards won the game 9-2. 9-08-13

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale, foreground, reacts after giving up a three-run home run to Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier (2) during the second inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

No. 2 Starter: Chris Sale, LHP, Chicago White Sox Hannah Foslien/Getty Images 2012 Stats: 27 G (26 GS), 17-6. 2.78 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 175 IP, 142 H, 173 K, 17 QS


Michael Wacha reacts against the Boston Red Sox during Game Six of the 2013 World Series. Cards lost the game and series. 10-30-13