The Chicago White Sox just seemed to have everything go their way in 2005. They started to slip in the standings but under the leadership of Ozzie Guillen, they stayed afloat. Then, once the playoffs rolled around, they were an unstoppable force. So many things happened to them that you would consider “lucky” but for the most part, you make your own luck in Major League Baseball.
Geoff Blum had the time of his life in 2005. He went from the San Diego Padres to the Chicago White Sox in the middle of the season. He played in a total of 31 games for Chicago in the second half of the season. He hit one home run and had 3 RBIs in 99 plate appearances to finish his season. He was an okay player at the MLB level at that point in his career but you wouldn’t consider him clutch or anything.
Well, Blum didn’t really play much in the 2005 postseason. When he did, however, he made it count. His first at-bat in the World Series, and only second in the playoffs, came in the 14th inning of game three. A road game for the White Sox tied at five late into the night, saw Blum hit a go-ahead home run. It would serve as the game-winner and the White Sox took a 3-0 series lead. He is clearly one of the biggest unsung heroes in the history of the franchise. His home run was an amazing moment.