Winning the 2005 World Series is one of the greatest memories in Chicago White Sox history.
Today, October 26th is the 15 year anniversary of the Chicago White Sox winning the World Series. It was the first time that the squad had won the World Series in 88 years so you know it was special for everyone involved with the team. It was also the first time that a World Series title had come to Chicago in general in almost a century as well as the Chicago Cubs were in a similar drought. It will forever be remembered as the greatest season in the history of the White Sox.
They had everything they needed on that team. There was speed, defense, power, and pitching to make up their brilliant roster. Ozzie Guillen was the manager and he knew exactly how to get his guys to do what they needed to do to be successful.
The White Sox did a great job of winning the World Series in four games over the Houston Astros who were then in the National League. The White Sox knew they would get great starting pitching from the likes of Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland, Freddy Garcia, and Jose Contreras along with some awesome clutch moments from hitters like Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye, and A.J. Pierzynski to win the big series.
The anniversary of this 2005 title brings back a lot of great memories. It is a team that this city needed and one they will never forget. It also helps us look to the future of the organization. There are things to remember about that group that you can only hope become reality with this new young core that they have assembled.
To be clear, the talent and potential of their current group are even better than that 2005 team which might be hard to imagine. In 2006, the defending champion White Sox won more than 90 games but failed to make the playoffs. They then made it again in 2008 with a shell of their World Series core and they didn’t win a single round.
This group they have now is built to take what the 2005 team did and do it for many years in a row. The hope is that the memory of 2005 allows them to take what was and turn it into what can be. No matter how the future pans out, however, October 26th, 2005 will be a day we all cherish the memory of for the rest of our lives.