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1906. 1917. 2005!

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Oct 27, 2005 11:00PM

Chicagoist's greatest sports fantasy has come true! Well, almost -- we'd have preferred to be in Jerry Reinsdorf's place as owner of the team. But we'll take this! It took 88 years, but the Chicago White Sox finally won another World Series. Let the cheering drown out any talk of a "Black Sox Curse" from this day on. The White Sox are World Champions!

Chicagoist has been a die hard White Sox fan since we were young, when we chose them as our team back in 1985. In our lifetime, we've experienced the Bears amazing Super Bowl run (has it already been 20 years?) and we came to expect annual Bulls titles as MJ lead them to 6 of them in 8 years. But more than anything we wanted to witness a White Sox World Series. Who could have imagined, when the Sox beat the Indians 1-0 on opening day that this was our year!

Already up 3-0 on the Houston Astros in the World Series, the White Sox swept the Astros by winning Game 4 1-0. The lone run was scored by Willie Harris on a single by World Series MVP Jermaine Dye with two outs in the 8th inning.

2005_10_sports_sox_win_ws_game4_ozzie_trophy.jpgThat one run was enough because the Sox pitchers again performed incredibly. Freddy Garcia started the game and pitched 7 shutout innings, matching Astros starter Brandon Backe pitch for pitch. Cliff Politte and Neal Cotts combined for a hitless 8th, and Bobby Jenks saved the game in the 9th. With the help of two defensive gems by Juan Uribe.

As the players celebrated with champagne and cigars (did Contreras or El Duque break out some Cubans?), and the team collected its hardware, fans celebrated throughout Chicago. UPDATE: A rally and parade to celebrate the Sox World Series Championship will be held on Friday. A motorcade with players and their families will begin at U.S. Cellular and wind through Bridgeport, Pilsen and Chinatown. The motorcade will join into a parade that will begin at LaSalle and Jackson and travel to Wacker, where the rally will take place. Do we call in sick or just ask our boss for the day off?

The Tribune and Sun-Times have tons of additional coverage. Enjoy!

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