2005 World Series

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The 2005 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2005 season.wikipedia
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2005 Major League Baseball season

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The 2005 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2005 season.
The season ended when the Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros in a four-game sweep in the World Series, winning their first championship since 1917.

2005 Chicago White Sox season

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The 101st edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the American League (AL) champion Chicago White Sox and the National League (NL) champion Houston Astros.
In the playoffs, they won the American League Division Series 3–0 over the defending world champion Boston Red Sox, the American League Championship Series 4–1 over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the World Series 4–0 over the Houston Astros, ending an 88-year championship drought.

2005 Houston Astros season

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The 101st edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the American League (AL) champion Chicago White Sox and the National League (NL) champion Houston Astros.
The Astros overcame a sluggish 15–30 start to claim the wild card playoff spot, and would go on to win the National League pennant to advance to the World Series for the first time in franchise history.

2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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Home-field advantage was awarded to Chicago by virtue of the AL's 7–5 victory over the NL in the 2005 MLB All-Star Game.
The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 7–5, thus awarding an AL team (which eventually came to be the Chicago White Sox) home-field advantage in the 2005 World Series.

World Series

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The 2005 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2005 season.
The White Sox would not win a World Series again until 2005.

Wild card (sports)

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The Astros were attempting to become the fourth consecutive wild card team to win the Series, following the Anaheim Angels (2002), Florida Marlins (2003) and Boston Red Sox (2004).

2005 American League Division Series

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In the Division Series, the White Sox swept the defending champion Boston Red Sox.
The victorious White Sox advanced to defeat the National League champion Houston Astros and win the 2005 World Series.

2005 American League Championship Series

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The League Championship Series began with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim winning Game 1, but a controversial uncaught third strike in Game 2 helped the Sox start a run and win Games 2–5, all on complete games pitched by starters Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland, Freddy García, and José Contreras, clinching their first American League pennant in 46 years.
The White Sox won the series four games to one to become the American League champions, and faced the Houston Astros in the 2005 World Series, in which the White Sox swept the Astros in four games to win their first World Series championship in 88 years; as a result of the 2005 All-Star Game played in Detroit, Michigan at Comerica Park on July 12, the White Sox had home-field advantage in the World Series.

2017 World Series

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The Astros would return to the World Series in 2017 as an AL franchise, where they would win in seven games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
This was their second World Series appearance and first since 2005, when they were swept in four games by the Chicago White Sox.

2005 National League Division Series

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The Astros embarked on a memorable Division Series rematch against the Atlanta Braves.
The Astros became the National League champion, and lost to the American League champion Chicago White Sox in the 2005 World Series.

2005 National League Championship Series

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For the second straight year, the Astros played the St. Louis Cardinals in the League Championship Series.
The Astros won the series four games to two, and became the National League champions; they faced the American League champion Chicago White Sox in the 2005 World Series, where the Astros lost to the White Sox in a sweep in four games.

Roy Oswalt

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However, behind NLCS MVP Roy Oswalt, the Astros were able to defeat the Cards 5–1 in Game 6 and earned a trip to the World Series.
He helped lead the Astros to their first World Series appearance in 2005, and was named Most Valuable Player of the 2005 National League Championship Series (NLCS).

Carl Everett

After Mike Lamb's home run tied the game in the second, the Sox scored two more in the second when Juan Uribe doubled in A. J. Pierzynski after Carl Everett had already scored on a groundout earlier in the inning.
He was a member of the Chicago White Sox when they won the 2005 World Series.

Juan Uribe

After Mike Lamb's home run tied the game in the second, the Sox scored two more in the second when Juan Uribe doubled in A. J. Pierzynski after Carl Everett had already scored on a groundout earlier in the inning. In the seventh, Dan Wheeler loaded the bases with a double by Juan Uribe, a walk to Tadahito Iguchi, and plate umpire Jeff Nelson's ruling that Jermaine Dye was hit by a pitched ball.
While Uribe was with the White Sox, the team won the 2005 World Series against the Houston Astros.

Craig Biggio

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The Astros responded in the next inning when Lance Berkman hit a double, driving in Adam Everett and Craig Biggio.
With longtime teammates Jeff Bagwell and Lance Berkman, he formed the core of the "Killer B's" who led Houston to six playoff appearances from 1997 to 2005, culminating in the franchise's first World Series appearance in 2005.

Scott Podsednik

In the bottom of the eighth, Scott Podsednik hit a triple with Pierzynski on second off of Russ Springer for an insurance run.
He won the World Series with the 2005 Chicago White Sox, hitting a walk-off home run in Game 2.

Mark Buehrle

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The League Championship Series began with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim winning Game 1, but a controversial uncaught third strike in Game 2 helped the Sox start a run and win Games 2–5, all on complete games pitched by starters Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland, Freddy García, and José Contreras, clinching their first American League pennant in 46 years.
On October 25, 2005, Buehrle became the first pitcher in World Series history to start and save consecutive games, earning a no-decision in Game 2 and his first career save in Game 3 of the 2005 World Series, which the Sox swept from the Houston Astros, winning their first world championship since 1917.

American League Central

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However, the Sox were able to hold off the Cleveland Indians to win the American League Central Division by six games, sweeping Cleveland in three games on the season's final weekend.

Paul Konerko

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The Astros brought in Chad Qualls, who promptly served up a grand slam to Paul Konerko on his first pitch, the 18th grand slam in the annals of the Fall Classic.
Konerko helped the White Sox win the 2005 World Series over the Houston Astros, the franchise's first since 1917.

Joe Crede

In the White Sox half of the fourth, Joe Crede hit what turned out to be the game-winning home run.
Crede was a member of the White Sox when they won the World Series in 2005, their first championship in eighty-eight years.

Walk-off home run

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Chris Burke's walk-off home run ended the game in the bottom of the eighteenth.

Curse of the Black Sox

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The White Sox swept the Astros in four games, winning their third World Series championship and their first in 88 seasons.
During the ensuing 2005 World Series, the White Sox swept the Houston Astros for their first World Series championship in 88 years (87 if the cancelled 1994 World Series is excluded).

Freddy García

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The League Championship Series began with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim winning Game 1, but a controversial uncaught third strike in Game 2 helped the Sox start a run and win Games 2–5, all on complete games pitched by starters Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland, Freddy García, and José Contreras, clinching their first American League pennant in 46 years.
García was the starting pitcher in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series for the Chicago White Sox, going 7 scoreless innings.

Boston Red Sox

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The Astros were attempting to become the fourth consecutive wild card team to win the Series, following the Anaheim Angels (2002), Florida Marlins (2003) and Boston Red Sox (2004). In the Division Series, the White Sox swept the defending champion Boston Red Sox.
Boston failed to defend their championship, and was swept in three games by the eventual 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox in the first round of the playoffs.

Tadahito Iguchi

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In the seventh, Dan Wheeler loaded the bases with a double by Juan Uribe, a walk to Tadahito Iguchi, and plate umpire Jeff Nelson's ruling that Jermaine Dye was hit by a pitched ball.
As a member of the Chicago White Sox in 2005, he became the first Japanese-born position player to win the World Series in 2005.