1914 The White Sox returned home from their around-the-world series of exhibition games against the New York Giants. The Sox went 24-20, but those additional 44 games took their toll when the regular season began in late April. For the year the Sox would end up in sixth place, 30 games out, with a record of 70-84-3. The ship that brought the White Sox back to the United States? None other than the Lusitania.
No mere tourists: This shot captures White Sox and Giants friends and family at a stop in Giza, Egypt. Charles Comiskey is one of the men seated on a camel in the middle. (UIC Digital Collections via South Side Sox)
1913 — The White Sox and New York Giants began their round-the-world tour promotional tour. The two teams would eventually sail home from England on the Lusitania after playing more than 40 contests.