Chicago White Sox: Looking at the 2005 World Series rotation

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Chicago White Sox Mark Buehrle
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SP. Chicago White Sox. Mark Buehrle. 1. player. 128.

Mark Buehrle is one of the greatest players in the history of the Chicago White Sox. He was the ace of the staff for a very long time. 2005 was no exception.  He was the starter that people will always remember the most from that run. He started a game in each of the three playoff series and was credited with a save in game three of the World Series.

He went on to have a really good career following that run but it would stand as the highlight of his career. He, as mentioned before, had the one save in the World Series. He didn’t earn the win in game two that he started as they needed some walk-off heroics from Scott Podsednik in that game. It was a good playoff, however, as he had done everything needed to get the job done.

In that game two, Buehrle went seven innings and gave up four runs. It wasn’t his greatest performance but he was bailed out by his teammates. He did allow one home run but had six strikeouts and no walks. Neal Cotts would eventually come in and be credited with the win. Buehrle went in to close out game three as he was credited with the save for recording one out.

The White Sox saw Buehrle be great in the World Series which was followed by some really good individual years. He ended his career with a record of 216-160. He threw a perfect game and another no-hitter later in his career which was some of many very good moments. There are people who think he should be in the Hall of Fame but we just have to wait and see as far as that is concerned. Either way, his leadership on the mound for the 2005 World Series team makes him a White Sox legend forever.

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