There are many great memories from the era that produced the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox. A lot of great players contributed to that success and one of them is Juan Uribe. He was the team’s shortstop from 2004 to 2008. He wasn’t a superstar by any means but he was surely a great player.
When Juan Uribe is one of the last men on your roster, you probably have an outstanding roster. Without him, they might not win the World Series in 2005 because everything that needed to happen happened that year.
He made a couple of brilliant catches that involved him jumping into the stands and he was a steady bat at the end of a very strong lineup. It was one of those times where Ozzie Guillen had everybody in the right place and Uribe was no exception.
In 672 games with the White Sox (his most with any team), he slashed .251/.293/.431 for an OPS of .724. He hit 87 home runs and had 324 RBIs as well which are great numbers for a depth hitter. In the playoffs with the White Sox, he was great in 2005 and not so great in 2008. Either way, Uribe was a pleasure to have on this team for half a decade.
Juan Uribe was a very good player for the Chicago White Sox back in the day.
The White Sox were not the only team that he played for in his career. He also spent time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, and Atlanta Braves.
2005 wasn’t the only World Series that he won as he won it again with the Giants in 2010. He also played in one game of the 2015 World Series but that was the only appearance he had in that entire postseason. With all of that, Uribe should be incredibly proud of the career that he made for himself.
Players like Paul Konerko, AJ Pierzynski, Mark Buehrle, and Scott Podsednik amongst others get a large portion of the credit for that run but Uribe deserves his credit too. He was a brilliant piece to that team and it showed on many occasions.
He deserves more recognition than what he has received so far. The White Sox fanbase should really consider Uribe when talking about the most important team in franchise history. He was a lot of fun to watch.