Chicago White Sox by George Castle

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But the flag. But the Sox lost their the strategy did not work. In final five games. 1961, Veeck, who was ill, sold The 1967 flop sent the Sox the team to Arthur C. Allyn. into a nosedive. Chicago fell all the way to 56–106 in 1970. The Staying in Chicago club then began a revival that The Sox were under consideration to move out of Chicago at least three times between 1968 and 1980. Future commissioner Bud Selig tried to bring a team to Milwaukee to replace the Braves. He invited the Sox to play la a number oof games mes at County Stadium in 1968 and 1969.

A new trades that set up the 2005 sea- group of young hitters, includ- son. And the rest was history ing outfielders Magglio Ordonez as the team won its first World and Carlos Lee and first base- Series title in 88 years. man Paul Konerko, were in the The White Sox could not lineup by then. They comple- repeat as division champions mented Thomas. However, the in 2006. They finished third in Seattle Mariners swept Chicago the AL Central. The White Sox in three games in the ALDS. acquired slugger Jim Thome More change took place from the Phillies before the sea- after the 2000 season.

Relieved, Buehrle mowed down the final two hitters to nail the perfect game. On April 21, 2012, Philip Humber threw the third perfect game in franchise history against the Seattle Mariners. “The last two innings, my heart was pounding like crazy. I was so excited. ” —Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen, after his team defeated the host Houston Astros 1–0 in Game 4 to sweep the 2005 World Series Broadcaster Harry Caray started the famous seventh-inning singalong of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at the old Comiskey Park in 1977.

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