2005 World Series

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The 2005 World Series, the 101st Major League Baseball championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917.

Home field advantage was awarded to Chicago by virtue of the American League's 7-5 victory over the National League in the 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. 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). Both teams were attempting to overcome decades of disappointment: the Astros were making their first Series appearance in 44 years of play, while the White Sox waited exactly twice as long for a title, having last won the Series in 1917, and had not been in the Series since 1959.

In the Division Series, the White Sox swept the defending champion Boston Red Sox. The League Championship Series began with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim winning Game 1, but a controversial finish to 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 Garcia, and José Contreras, clinching their first American League pennant in 46 years and earning a berth in the 2005 World Series

The Astros embarked on a memorable Division Series rematch against the Atlanta Braves. With the Astros in the lead two games to one, the teams played an 18-inning marathon in Game 4, which was the longest (in both time and innings played) postseason game in history. In this game, Roger Clemens made only the second relief appearance of his career, and the first in postseason play. Chris Burke's walk-off home run ended the game in the bottom of the 18th. For the second straight year, the Astros played the St. Louis Cardinals in the League Championship Series. Like the White Sox, the Astros dropped Game 1, but were able to regroup and win Games 2-4. On the verge of clinching their first ever National League pennant in Game 5, Albert Pujols hit a mammoth home run off Brad Lidge to win the game. However, behind NLCS MVP Roy Oswalt, the Astros were able to win Game 6 and a trip to the 2005 World Series.

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2005 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 22nd, 2005
Location U.S. Cellular Field
Attendance 41,206
National Anthem Josh Groban
God Bless America Liz Phair
First Pitch Luis Aparicio

2005 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
Chicago 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 x 5 10 0

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2005 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Houston Astros 3, Chicago White Sox 5

Houston Astros Chicago White Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Biggio 2b 4 1 1 0 Podsednik lf 5 0 2 1
Taveras cf 3 0 2 0 Iguchi 2b 5 0 0 0
Berkman lf 4 0 2 2 Dye rf 2 1 1 1
Burke pr,lf 0 0 0 0 Konerko 1b 4 0 2 0
Ensberg 3b 4 0 0 0 Everett dh 3 1 1 0
Lamb 1b 4 1 1 1 Rowand cf 3 0 1 0
Bagwell dh 2 0 0 0 Pierzynski c 4 2 1 1
Lane rf 4 0 0 0 Crede 3b 4 1 1 1
Ausmus c 3 0 1 0 Uribe ss 2 0 1 1
Everett ss 4 1 0 0 Contreras p 0 0 0 0
Clemens p 0 0 0 0 Cotts p 0 0 0 0
Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 Jenks p 0 0 0 0
Qualls p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Springer p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 32 3 7 3 Total 32 5 10 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
Chicago 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 x 5 10 0
Houston Astros IP H R ER BB SO
Clemens 2.0 4 3 3 0 1
Rodriguez L(0-1) 3.1 4 1 1 5 1
Qualls 1.2 0 0 0 0 2
Springer 1.0 2 1 1 0 0
Total 8.0 10 5 5 5 4
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Contreras W(1-0) 7.0 6 3 3 0 2
Cotts 0.2 1 0 0 0 2
Jenks SV(1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3
Total 9.0 7 3 3 0 7

E–None. 2B–Houston Berkman (1,off Contreras); Taveras 2 (2,off Contreras 2), Chicago Uribe (1,off Clemens). 3B–Chicago Podsednik (1,off Springer). HR–Houston Lamb (1,2nd inning off Contreras 0 on 1 out), Chicago Dye (1,1st inning off Clemens 0 on 2 out); Crede (1,4th inning off Rodriguez 0 on 1 out). SH–Taveras (1,off Contreras); Everett (1,off Rodriguez). HBP–Bagwell 2 (2,by Contreras 2); Ausmus (1,by Contreras). Team–6; 9. IBB–Rowand (1,by Rodriguez). U–Joe West, Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez. T–3:13. A–41,206.


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2005 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 23rd, 2005
Location U.S. Cellular Field
Attendance 41,432
National Anthem Lou Rawls
God Bless America Chris Botti
First Pitch Bo Jackson

2005 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 9 0
Chicago 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 7 12 0

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2005 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Houston Astros 6, Chicago White Sox 7

Houston Astros Chicago White Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Biggio 2b 4 0 0 0 Podsednik lf 5 1 1 1
Bruntlett 2b 0 0 0 0 Iguchi 2b 3 1 1 0
Lamb ph,1b 1 0 0 0 Dye rf 3 1 1 0
Taveras cf 4 2 2 0 Konerko 1b 4 1 1 4
Berkman 1b,lf 3 0 1 3 Everett dh 4 0 2 0
Ensberg 3b 4 1 1 1 Rowand cf 4 1 2 0
Bagwell dh 4 1 1 0 Pierzynski c 4 1 1 0
Lane rf 4 0 1 0 Crede 3b 4 0 1 1
Burke lf,2b 3 1 0 0 Uribe ss 4 1 2 1
Ausmus c 4 1 2 0 Buehrle p 0 0 0 0
Everett ss 3 0 0 0 Politte p 0 0 0 0
Vizcaino ph,ss 1 0 1 2 Jenks p 0 0 0 0
Pettitte p 0 0 0 0 Cotts p 0 0 0 0
Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Qualls p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Gallo p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Lidge p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 35 6 9 6 Total 35 7 12 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 9 0
Chicago 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 7 12 0
Houston Astros IP H R ER BB SO
Pettitte 6.0 8 2 2 0 4
Wheeler 0.2 1 3 3 1 1
Qualls 0.2 2 1 1 0 0
Gallo 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Lidge L(0-1) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0
Total 8.1 12 7 7 1 5
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Buehrle 7.0 7 4 4 0 6
Politte 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Jenks 0.2 2 2 2 1 1
Cotts W(1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 9 6 6 1 8

E–None. 2B–Houston Ausmus (1,off Buehrle); Berkman (2,off Buehrle), Chicago Uribe 2 (3,off Pettitte,off Wheeler); Rowand (1,off Pettitte). 3B–Houston Taveras (1,off Buehrle). HR–Houston Ensberg (1,2nd inning off Buehrle 0 on 0 out), Chicago Konerko (1,7th inning off Qualls 3 on 2 out); Podsednik (1,9th inning off Lidge 0 on 1 out). SF–Berkman (1,off Buehrle). Team–4; 5. HBP–Dye (1,by Wheeler). U–Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez, Joe West. T–3:11. A–41,432.


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2005 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 25th, 2005
Location Minute Maid Park
Attendance 42,848
First Pitch Nolan Ryan
National Anthem Michael McDonald
God Bless America Aaron Neville

2005 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 14 3
Houston 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 1

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2005 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Chicago White Sox 7, Houston Astros 5

Chicago White Sox Houston Astros
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Podsednik lf 8 1 2 0 Biggio 2b 6 2 2 1
Iguchi 2b 7 1 2 1 Astacio p 0 0 0 0
Marte p 0 0 0 0 Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0
Buehrle p 0 0 0 0 Taveras cf 6 0 0 0
Dye rf 7 1 2 1 Berman lf,1b 5 0 2 1
Konerko 1b 4 0 1 0 Ensberg 3b 6 1 1 1
Pierzynski c 3 0 1 2 Lamb 1b 3 0 0 0
Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 Bruntlett pr,lf 0 0 0 0
Vizcaino p 0 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 0 0
Perez ph 1 0 0 0 Palmeiro ph,lf 1 0 0 0
Jenks p 0 0 0 0 Lane rf 6 1 2 2
Blum 2b 1 1 1 1 Ausmus c 6 0 0 0
Rowand cf 6 1 1 0 Everett ss 5 1 1 0
Crede 3b 5 1 2 1 Oswalt p 1 0 0 0
Uribe ss 6 1 1 0 Springer p 0 0 0 0
Garland p 3 0 0 0 Bagwell ph 1 0 0 0
Everett ph 1 0 1 0 Wheeler p 0 0 0 0
Harris pr 0 0 0 0 Gallo p 0 0 0 0
Politte p 0 0 0 0 Burke lf 1 0 0 0
Cotts p 0 0 0 0 Qualls p 0 0 0 0
Hermanson p 0 0 0 0 Vizcaino ph,2b 0 0 0 0
Widger c 1 0 0 1 - - - - -
Total 53 7 14 7 Total 47 5 8 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 14 3
Houston 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 1
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Garland 7.0 7 4 2 2 4
Politte 0.2 0 1 1 1 1
Cotts 0.0 0 0 0 1 0
Hermanson 0.1 1 0 0 0 1
Hernandez 1.0 0 0 0 4 2
Vizcaino 1.0 0 0 0 1 0
Jenks 2.0 0 0 0 1 3
Marte W(1-0) 1.2 0 0 0 2 3
Buehrle SV(1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 14.0 8 5 3 12 14
Houston Astros IP H R ER BB SO
Oswalt 6.0 8 5 5 5 3
Springer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Wheeler 1.1 1 0 0 0 0
Gallo 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Lidge 1.1 0 0 0 0 3
Qualls 3.0 1 0 0 2 3
Astacio L(0-1) 0.2 4 2 2 2 0
Rodriguez 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 14.0 14 7 7 9 11

E–None. 2B–Chicago Konerko (1,off Oswalt); Pierzynski (1,off Oswalt), Houston Biggio (1,off Garland); Lane (1,off Hermanson). HR–Chicago Crede (2,5th inning off Oswalt 0 on 0 out); Blum (1,14th inning off Astacio 0 on 2 out), Houston Lane (1,4th inning off Garland 0 on 0 out). HBP–Crede (1,by Oswalt); Konerko (1,by Wheeler); Taveras (1,by Jenks). IBB–Konerko (1,by Qualls); Berkman (1,by Hernandez). Team–15; 15. SH–Oswalt (1,off Garland); Everett (1,off Garland). U–Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez, Joe West, Jeff Nelson. T–5:41. A–42,848.


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2005 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 26th, 2005
Location Minute Maid Park
Attendance 42,936
First Pitch Juan Marichal
National Anthem Jon Secada
God Bless America Lyle Lovett

2005 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

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2005 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Chicago White Sox 1, Houston Astros 0

Chicago White Sox Houston Astros
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Podsednik lf 3 0 1 0 Biggio 2b 4 0 1 0
Iguchi 2b 3 0 0 0 Taveras cf 2 0 1 0
Everett ph 1 0 0 0 Berkman lf 1 0 0 0
Politte p 0 0 0 0 Ensberg 3b 4 0 0 0
Cotts p 0 0 0 0 Lamb 1b 2 0 1 0
Jenks p 0 0 0 0 Vizcaino ph,1b 1 0 0 0
Dye rf 4 0 3 1 Lane rf 4 0 1 0
Konerko 1b 4 0 0 0 Ausmus c 3 0 1 0
Pierzynski c 4 0 1 0 Everett ss 3 0 0 0
Rowand cf 4 0 1 0 Burke ph 1 0 0 0
Crede 3b 4 0 1 0 Backe p 2 0 0 0
Uribe ss 4 0 0 0 Bagwell ph 1 0 0 0
Garcia p 2 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 0 0
Harris ph,2b 1 1 1 0 Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0
Total 34 1 8 1 Total 29 0 5 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Garcia W(1-0) 7.0 4 0 0 3 7
Politte 0.2 0 0 0 1 0
Cotts 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Jenks SV(2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 5 0 0 4 7
Houston Astros IP H R ER BB SO
Backe 7.0 5 0 0 0 7
Lidge L(0-2) 2.0 3 1 1 0 3
Total 9.0 8 1 1 0 10

E–None. 2B–Chicago Dye (1,off Backe); Crede (1,off Backe); Pierzynski (2,off Lidge), Houston Lamb (1,off Garcia). 3B–Chicago Podsednik (2,off Backe). SH–Podsednik (1,off Lidge); Taveras (2,off Garcia); Ausmus (1,off Jenks). Team–7; 9. HBP–Taveras (2,by Politte). IBB–Lamb (1,by Garcia); Berkman (2,by Politte). U–Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez, Joe West, Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne. T–3:20. A–42,936.


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Chicago White Sox Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Geoff Blum 2b 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1.000 0 0 0
Mark Buehrle p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jose Contreras p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Neal Cotts p 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Joe Crede 3b 4 17 5 1 0 2 2 3 .294 1 2 0
Jermaine Dye of 4 16 7 1 0 1 3 3 .438 2 2 0
Carl Everett dh 4 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 .444 0 2 0
Freddy Garcia p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jon Garland p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Willie Harris 2b 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 1
Dustin Hermanson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Orlando Hernandez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Tadahito Iguchi 2b 4 18 3 0 0 0 2 1 .167 1 3 0
Bobby Jenks p 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Paul Konerko 1b 4 16 4 1 0 1 1 4 .250 2 3 0
Damaso Marte p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Timo Perez of 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
A.J. Pierzynski c 4 15 4 2 0 0 3 3 .267 2 2 1
Scott Podsednik of 4 21 6 0 2 1 2 2 .286 0 4 2
Cliff Politte p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Aaron Rowand of 4 17 5 1 0 0 2 0 .294 2 6 0
Juan Uribe ss 4 16 4 3 0 0 2 2 .250 3 3 1
Luis Vizcaino p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Chris Widger c 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 1 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 154 44 9 2 6 20 20 .286 15 30 5

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2005 World Series

Chicago White Sox Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Mark Buehrle 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 7.1 4.91 7 6 4 0
Jose Contreras 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 3.86 6 2 3 0
Neal Cotts 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1.1 0.00 1 2 0 1
Freddy Garcia 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 0.00 4 7 0 3
Jon Garland 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 2.57 7 4 2 2
Dustin Hermanson 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.00 1 1 0 0
Orlando Hernandez 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 0 2 0 4
Bobby Jenks 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 5.0 3.60 3 7 2 2
Damaso Marte 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 0.00 0 3 0 2
Cliff Politte 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2.1 3.86 0 2 1 2
Luis Vizcaino 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 0 0 0 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 20 4 0 3 0 41.0 2.63 29 36 12 17

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Houston Astros Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Ezequiel Astacio p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Brad Ausmus c 4 16 4 1 0 0 1 0 .250 1 3 0
Brandon Backe p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Jeff Bagwell dh 4 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 .125 0 1 0
Lance Berkman of 4 13 5 2 0 0 0 6 .385 5 5 1
Craig Biggio 2b 4 18 4 1 0 0 3 1 .222 1 4 0
Eric Bruntlett of 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Chris Burke of 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 2 0 2
Roger Clemens p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Morgan Ensberg 3b 4 18 2 0 0 1 2 2 .111 1 7 0
Adam Everett ss 4 15 1 0 0 0 2 0 .067 1 4 0
Mike Gallo p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Mike Lamb 1b 4 10 2 1 0 1 1 1 .200 2 3 0
Jason Lane of 4 18 4 1 0 1 1 2 .222 1 5 1
Brad Lidge p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Roy Oswalt p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Orlando Palmeiro of 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0
Andy Pettitte p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Chad Qualls p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Wandy Rodriguez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Russ Springer p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Willy Taveras of 4 15 5 2 1 0 2 0 .333 0 3 1
Jose Vizcaino ss 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 1 0 0
Dan Wheeler p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 143 29 8 1 3 14 14 .203 17 36 5

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Houston Astros Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Ezequiel Astacio 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 27.00 4 0 2 2
Brandon Backe 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 0.00 5 7 0 0
Roger Clemens 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 13.50 4 1 3 0
Mike Gallo 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 0 0 0 0
Brad Lidge 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 3.2 4.91 4 6 2 0
Roy Oswalt 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 7.50 8 3 5 5
Andy Pettitte 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 3.00 8 4 2 0
Chad Qualls 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5.1 1.69 3 5 1 2
Wandy Rodriguez 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3.2 2.45 4 2 1 5
Russ Springer 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 4.50 2 1 1 0
Dan Wheeler 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 13.50 2 1 3 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 19 4 0 0 0 39.1 4.58 44 30 20 15

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