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This Week in Chi History: Sox Championship

Sidney Madden
Sidney Madden
Posted on October 24, 2022   |   Updated on June 21
Parade through Chicago for 2005 champion White Sox. (Adam Jones/Getty Images)

Parade through Chicago for 2005 champion White Sox. (Adam Jones/Getty Images)

Oct. 26, 2005: The Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros (who were still in the National League back then!) in the Chi team’s first World Series in 88 years.The South Siders swept the Astros in four games in a record setting season.

The Sox won every postseason away game that year, including the final one, snatching the championship at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

Of course, we’re all excited when Chicago sports dominate (which didn’t really happen this year) but City Cast Chicago host Jacoby Cochran, a life-long Sox fan, remembers that day very well:

"Growing up, everyone always talked about the Cubs' century-long World Series drought, but the Sox had the second longest drought at 88 years. Then the postseason started, and they rolled teams, going 11-1 to tie for the best postseason record ever.

They swept the defending champion Red Sox, made quick work of the Angels, and then swept the Astros. If you listen close you can still hear the sound of Joe Crede's Game 1 homer, Paul Konerko's Game 2 Grand Slam, or Jermaine Dye's clutch Game 4 RBI to ultimately win the game and series. We haven't gotten back since, but it's one of the most dominant postseason runs any of us will ever witness."

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