It is the anniversary of the 2005 World Series game two and it might be the most entertaining game in Chicago White Sox franchise history.
The 2005 Chicago White Sox season is always going to be remembered by fans forever. It was the season that they ended their long drought of winning it all. They combined a bunch of different play styles and ways of playing baseball into one and got the job done. Today is the anniversary of game two of the 2005 World Series and it might be the most entertaining game in franchise history.
Mark Buehrle started the game for the White Sox. He faced Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte in the battle of two really good pitchers. The Astros took a 4-2 lead in the top of the 5th and it looked like the White Sox might be on their way to their first loss of the series because they couldn’t get much going up to that point. The Astros were playing really well and getting to Buehrle more than most teams were ever able to.
Then the most magical sequence in franchise history happened. The White Sox ended up with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning thanks to Jermaine Dye being hit by a pitch. One of the greatest players in franchise history, Paul Konerko, then hit a grand slam to put the White Sox ahead 6-4 in the seventh. It was a moment that cemented him as one of the all-time great White Sox players and a Chicago legend.
The lead would not hold, however, as the Astros found themselves ted 6-6 in the bottom of a ninth. That is where another legendary moment took place. Scott Podsednik hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to finish off the most exciting game in team history and give the White Sox a 2-0 lead in the World Series. There is little doubt that this game is an all-time classic and one that White Sox fans will remember forever.