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Fake Chet Lemon
10-27-2005, 02:18 PM
Let's start a thread to keep track of all the FACTS to support why this is one of the greatest teams of all time. NO opinions or general comments please! "JUST THE FACTS".

FACT#1: The '05 White Sox team was in first place every game of the season.

1951Campbell
10-27-2005, 02:20 PM
FACT #2: Second-best playoff winning percentage in divisional era (tied with '99 Yanks; '76 Reds went 7-0).

Fake Chet Lemon
10-27-2005, 02:35 PM
FACT#3: SWEEPS

* The Sox swept the hottest team is baseball in Cleveland to knock them out of playoff contention at season's end. Their second sweep at Jacob's Field in the second half.

* The Sox swept the defending champion Boston Red Sox.

* The Sox swept the NL champion Houston Astros in the World Series.

SouthsideFathead
10-27-2005, 02:37 PM
Fact #4: The '05 White Sox won EVERY road playoff game.

DenverSock
10-27-2005, 02:38 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=917569#post917569

Here's a start to the conversation.

downstairs
10-27-2005, 02:40 PM
110-64

halfpricemonday
10-27-2005, 02:44 PM
FACT #5: PITCHING

In the ALCS, Sox starters pitched 4 complete games out of a possible 5. In the fifth game, Jose Contreras pitched 8.1 innings. Of the 161 batters the Sox starters faced, 108 started off with an 0-1 count.

Because of this, the Sox bullpen (namely Neal Cotts) threw a total of 7 pitches in the entire series.

PAPChiSox729
10-27-2005, 02:46 PM
110-64

'Nuff said.

:)

JoeyCora28
10-27-2005, 03:00 PM
FACT #6: The '05 Sox are only the 2nd AL team to go wire-to-wire and sweep the World Series (The other being the '27 Yankees)

Fake Chet Lemon
10-27-2005, 03:04 PM
FACT #7- The White Sox won their last 8 post-season games in a row. No team has ever won more. The '04 Red Sox share the record.

Fake Chet Lemon
10-27-2005, 03:07 PM
Fact #8- The White Sox went 68-35 in games decided by 1 or 2 runs including the post season. The best in baseball.

jcw218
10-27-2005, 03:07 PM
Fact # 9: This group of men was a TEAM. There was not one player who was more important that another. It was 25 - 30 guys acting as one. If one did not get the job done, another said "Don't worry, I've got your back."

Iwritecode
10-27-2005, 03:31 PM
FACT #6: The '05 Sox are only the 2nd AL team to go wire-to-wire and sweep the World Series (The other being the '27 Yankees)

Actually they are the 3rd. I just can't remember the other team. '99 Yankees?

Fake Chet Lemon
10-27-2005, 03:32 PM
Fact #10 - Road Warriors. They had an MLB best 52-29 Road record.

Chicago
10-27-2005, 03:35 PM
Fact #11 - WS Record: Never has there been a pitcher to start 1 game and get the save in the next. Buehrle

Moses_Scurry
10-27-2005, 03:38 PM
The little known records that were broken:


FACT: Scotty Pods was the first player to ever hit a walk-off homer in the world series without having any homeruns during the regular season.

FACT: Bobby Jenks is the heaviest player to ever appear in a world series game.

There are others, but I can't think of them now.

Rocky Soprano
10-27-2005, 03:42 PM
I can't remember the exact number, but the White Sox set the record with the number of consecutive games where they led at some time to begin the season.

ode to veeck
10-27-2005, 03:48 PM
Actually they are the 3rd. I just can't remember the other team. '99 Yankees?

The other was the 1990 Eric Davis lead Cincy Reds, who totally detstroyed a hugely talent laden Oakland As team in the WS

ode to veeck
10-27-2005, 03:51 PM
Tied for fewest number of margin runs in a four game series: 6

They won the tight games, no matter what, which totally negates the Sabremetrics, who might not even consider the Sox one of the better teams in '05 (when you only look at OPS, etc)

Lead the MLB in one run victories and road record in the regular season.

Can anyone compare to their (someting like) 15-1 October record?

Most runs after the 7th in the playoffs?

ode to veeck
10-27-2005, 03:52 PM
I can't remember the exact number, but the White Sox set the record with the number of consecutive games where they led at some time to begin the season.

I think it was thirty something ...

jcw218
10-27-2005, 03:57 PM
I can't remember the exact number, but the White Sox set the record with the number of consecutive games where they led at some time to begin the season.

I think it was thirty something ...

It was thirty seven games in a row to start the season.

ode to veeck
10-27-2005, 04:02 PM
Game three was Mark Buhrle's 1st major league save?

BNLSox
10-27-2005, 04:09 PM
FACT: All four starters in the World Series had at least 7IP.

FACT: We had a player with no stolen bases get 2 in the post season (AJ) and a player with no homeruns get 2 in the post season (Pods).

FACT: We defeated the defending world champions (04's) in a sweep and beat the (improved) Champs (02's) in 5.

FACT: We had 3-5 run innings in the post season when you're facing the absolute best pitching and pitchers on the shortest of leashes.

FACT: Our Bullpen gave up 3ER in the post season (12 games)

SouthsideFathead
10-27-2005, 04:10 PM
The '05 White Sox became the first team to sweep a team playing in their first world series.