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NonetheLoaiza
10-06-2005, 09:27 AM
1917? If the Sox win the series, I have heard numerous people say that it will be the first series victory since 1917. Am I missing something? Didn't the Sox have to beat someone to get to the World Series in '59? Pardon the ignorance, and pardon if this is in another thread. I didn't see it anywhere, though.

zach23
10-06-2005, 09:29 AM
Nope. No such things as divisions and playoffs back in 1959. Division play didn't start until 1969.

elrod
10-06-2005, 09:29 AM
No. There were no playoffs before 1969. Best record in the AL meant you go to the World Series.

The White Sox have not won a post-season series since 1917. And yesterday's win means the White Sox have won consecutive home post-season games for the first time since 1917.

MiamiSpartan
10-06-2005, 09:29 AM
The league playoff system didn't start until 1969. Prior to that there were no divisions, just the American League and the National League. No East and West. So whoever was in first place in the AL played whoever was in first place in the NL.

NonetheLoaiza
10-06-2005, 09:31 AM
Got it. I always thought there was at least a championship series before the World Series. Thanks. You learn something new everyday. :redface:

Hitmen77
10-06-2005, 09:38 AM
There were no playoffs before 1969 and two rounds of playoffs didn't start until 1995.

ode to veeck
10-06-2005, 10:49 AM
The last time the Sox won two playoff games in a row at home was nearly 90 years ago, in 1917, which was incidently the last time the Sox won a post-season series.

Max Power
10-06-2005, 11:09 AM
The last time the Sox won two playoff games in a row at home was nearly 90 years ago, in 1917, which was incidently the last time the Sox won a post-season series.

Someone on Comcast this morning said the Sox won back to back games in the 1919 World Series. Games 6 and 7 I believe (as it was best of 9 then). Off hand I don't know if this is true or not. So maybe it's only been 86 series since we won back to back postseason games.

ode to veeck
10-06-2005, 11:31 AM
Someone on Comcast this morning said the Sox won back to back games in the 1919 World Series. Games 6 and 7 I believe (as it was best of 9 then). Off hand I don't know if this is true or not. So maybe it's only been 86 series since we won back to back postseason games.

Been nearly 90 years since they won two home games in a row in the post-season.

Sox won games 6 and 7 on the road in Cincinnati in 1919, but lost the series (5-3, best of 9) in game 8 at home.

They won two road games in a row in Toronto in '93 (after having lost the 1st two at home), before losing in 6.

In 1906, the series alternated each game between the north side and the south side, with the visiting team winning the 1st 5 games. Sox managed to win game 6 at home after winning game 5 on the north side, to clinch the only cross town classic ever held in the post season. The '06 Sox, aka the 'Hitless Wonders' defeated the winningest regular season club in major league history (116-36), the Evers-to-Tinker-to-Chance Cubs