COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 52 DAYS!

 

This is what the American League Central standings looked liked after the Sox most important road win of 2005: The division -clinching victory at Detroit on Sept. 29.

 

 

 

52 days until Opening Day, White Sox fans!

The White Sox won a franchise-record 52 road games in their World Series title campaign of 2005.

The Sox tied the mark with their A.L.Central clinching win at Detroit on Sept. 29 and then made it their own by finishing the regular season with a sweep at Cleveland.

Some nuggets:

*The Sox posted a .642 winning percentage (52-29) in 2005.

*The 2005 White Sox first road win was a 5-1 victory over the Twins which ruined the Metrodome opener (too bad, so sad!). Paul Konerko and Aaron Rowand homered, Carl Everett had three hits and two RBI and El Duque went seven innings for the win as the Sox sent 48,764 Minnesotans home disappointed.

*The 2005 Sox had more hits, runs, doubles, triples and RBI while hitting for a higher average with a higher on-base percentage on the road compared to at home.

*Rowand led White Sox regulars with a .282 average and 16 doubles and tied Konerko with 83 hits on the road in 2005

*Konerko led the Sox with 17 road home runs in 2005

*Jermaine Dye led the 2005 Sox with 51 road RBI

*White Sox pitchers had a better record and lower ERA on the road than at home in 2005

*Freddy Garcia led the White Sox with 10 wins and 79 strikeouts in 2005

*The 2005 Sox went 6-0 in the postseason (1-0 in the ALDS, 3-0 in the ALCS and 2-0 in the World Series) making them 58-29 overall away from U.S. Cellular Field that glorious season.

DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ … EVER!

 

 

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