The Chicago White Sox had lots of great pitching in 2005. Guys like Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland were given lots of credit for the way they pitched even beyond 2005. Well, Freddy Garcia flew under the radar for a while but people who followed this team know exactly how good he was for them. He was a brilliant second half of the rotation player that helped them win the World Series.
Garcia was the man on the mound who earned the win in the clinching game that won the White Sox their first title in almost a century. Anybody who is associated with that game and even that series is a legend on the south side forever. Well, Freddy Garcia is right there as one of the most underrated in White Sox history.
Garcia pitched seven innings of shutout baseball in the most memorable game the White Sox have ever played. He had seven strikeouts and three walks in those seven innings. In the regular season, he had a record of 14-8 for the Division winning Sox. That is a good number for the guy who was the number four in the rotation. He had a 3.87 ERA and a 1.250 WHIP over 228.0 innings. It was a great year for a man who should be remembered forever.