Chicago White Sox: 2005 World Champions

The White Sox won. In a sweep. Postseason record of 11-1. Very impressive.

Some notable stats that I read at Chicago is the first ever World Champion from the Central Division, AL or NL. The Central Divisions have only existed since 1994. The Cleveland Indians lost the World Series in 1995 and 1997, and the St. Louis Cardinals lost the World Series last year.

Also from, Chicago breaks a three-year streak of Wild Card teams winning the World Series. The last three years we had the Aneheim Angels, the Florida Marlins, and the Boston Red Sox.

A fact I pointed out in a past post, in different terms: for the first time since 1998, the championship did not go through the Bronx.

In other news, for a week or so the Around the Horn crew has nothing to talk about except football, and then there’ll be the NBA, too … and I guess maybe hockey. Mark April 1, 2006 on your calendar.

Chicago White Sox: 2005 World Champions