Chicago White Sox: Three most underrated players from 2005

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Chicago White Sox Paul Konerko
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The Chicago White Sox were brilliant in 2005 en route to a World Series title and they couldn’t have done it without these three underrated players.

The Chicago White Sox had the best season in franchise history during the 2005 season. They dominated their way to a 99-63 record which won them the American League Central title. They would then go on to sweep the defending champion Boston Red Sox, beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in five games to win the American League pennant, and then win the World Series by sweeping the Houston Astros.

Their 11-1 run through the postseason that year was one of the best runs in the history of Major League Baseball. Not many teams win the World Series without some postseason adversity that they overcome. The White Sox really never faced any scary adversity. The closest thing they came to that was being down 0-1 in the American League Championship Series to the Angels but then they won four straight to advance to the World Series. It is very rare for things to go that smoothly for a baseball team trying to win it all.

They were led by some Chicago legends. Well, every team on that squad is a legend in this city for helping bring a World Series title back to Chicago for either team in almost a century. Studs like Paul Konerko, Mark Buehrle, A.J. Pierzynski, and Jermaine Dye stick out as the beasts that led the team but depth was a key to this team winning as well as their stars.

Every team needs different players to stand up at different times throughout the regular season and postseason in order to win. There are always going to be some underrated players that come out and these three might lead the way as the three most underrated players from the 2005 team: