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White Sox playoffs bring back magical memories of rowdy, triumphant 2005 season

Even if the White Sox don’t make it out of the first round, the vivid memories of their 2005 World Series glory remain a potent force in their home neighborhood of Bridgeport. Those rowdy, joyous triumphant game nights and the electric feeling among thousands of nightly revelers outside the Sox ballpark and neighborhood pubs seem at odds with the world still coping with a pandemic. Any playoff ...
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Today in White Sox History: October 11

The new “American League” was formed in Chicago. The city didn’t have a team in the league at that point, but soon got the St. Paul, Minn. team with their player/manager, Charles Comiskey. They set up shop on the South Side at the 39th Street Grounds, at 39th and Princeton.
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The White Sox, Chicago’s ‘Working Man’s Team,’ Inspire Fans Across The City With Sunday Win

SOX PARK — The White Sox, with their backs against the wall, kept their season alive Sunday night — thrilling people across Chicago. The Sox rallied to a 12-6 playoff win in front of more than 40,000 people — many of them on their feet for most of the game — at Guaranteed Rate Field. It’s the team’s first postseason win in Chicago since 2008, and it extended their fight in a best-of-five playoff series against the Houston Astros.
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The Rundown: Grading Hoyer’s Moves, White Sox Avoid Elimination, Red Sox Win Thanks to Lucky Bounce, Owners ‘Motivated’ to Strike CBA Deal

Jed Hoyer will soon complete his first full year as Chicago’s president of baseball operations and he’s basically stripped the house he was given down to the studs. Cubs fans are still getting over the shock of his moves and, though we’ve been able to somewhat massage the pain away, watching the postseason exploits of Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber stings a little.
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Barstool Sports’ Dave Williams confronts John Cusack over White Sox fandom

John Cusack was put on the spot about being a “bandwagon White Sox” fan after attending the team’s 12-6 win over the Astros on Sunday. Barstool Sports’ Dave Williams — who’s previously expressed his issue with Cusack being a fan of both Chicago teams, the White Sox and Cubs — confronted Cusack outside Guaranteed Rate Field in a video that has gone viral.

‘You have to have no bias’: The underdog White Sox present betting fans a test of heart vs. head

The Chicago White Sox have been good to loyal fan Justin Salgado this year, and not just because they easily won their division. The 25-year-old from Schererville made a preseason bet on Lance Lynn to win this year’s Cy Young Award, given to each league’s most outstanding pitcher. With Lynn dominant in midsummer, Salgado had a chance to cash in early and he took it, winning $800 on his $100 ...

From opening day into the playoffs, a White Sox fan cheers on his favorite team and savors memories of his late ballpark buddy

On opening day for the White Sox in 1972, Mike Koncel arrived on his bike at his best friend Rick Larsen’s house in Evergreen Park. Koncel had two plastic bags hanging from his handlebars. One held sandwiches and pop. The other was filled with Twinkies, Ding Dongs and HoHos — provisions for a day at the ballpark. Their mothers had reluctantly called them in sick at their school that day. It ...

White Sox Postseason: Here's When the Sox Will Face the Houston Astros

Major League Baseball's playoff field was finally complete Sunday, prompting the league to release its full postseason schedule. After winning the division for the first time since 2008, the South Siders will open the Division Series on Thursday at AL West champion Houston. The team will play Game 1 and Game 2 on the road then return to Guaranteed Rate Field for Game 3 and an if-necessary Game 4 on Oct. 10 and 11.

The postseason stage was built for Luis Robert

When the White Sox signed center fielder Luis Robert out of Cuba in 2017 as a 19-year-old international prospect, they envisioned a day when he would be the centerpiece of a postseason lineup. Four years later, the Sox have found themselves in that position. And with the lights shining bright...
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Lance Lynn to start Game 1 of ALDS for White Sox; Lucas Giolito to start Game 2

HOUSTON — White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn will start Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, manager Tony La Russa announced. Lynn was the least surprised person in the house. “Last week,” Lynn said when asked when he knew he...

White Sox turn focus to Astros

Now the White Sox can turn their attention officially to the postseason. With their 5-2 loss against the Tigers on Sunday, they capped off a 93-win season — the team’s highest win total since 2005 — and showcased some of the things that will factor into the Sox’ postseason success.
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Optimizing the White Sox Playoff Lineup, for Game 1 and Beyond

I’m writing this article at the extreme risk of being thrown into the “lineup micromanagers” section of White Sox Twitter, because that’s exactly what’s forthcoming. The logic that drives this lineup formulation comes from the renowned baseball analytics book, The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball in which Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman and Andrew Dolphin devote a chapter to addressing optimal batting order strategy.

Chicago White Sox clinch AL Central title, second straight playoff appearance

CLEVELAND -- The Chicago White Sox clinched the American League Central title by virtue of a 7-2 victory over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Thursday. The celebration on the field was subdued, in part, because the teams had Game 2 of their doubleheader to play but also because the White Sox have much bigger goals in mind. They made the postseason as a wild card team in 2020, but lost in the first round.

White Sox belt four homers — two by Luis Robert — in 7-1 victory over Reds

Luis Robert is on a roll, and it couldn’t be happening at a better time. “Just trying to carry this into the postseason, and that’s what everyone in the clubhouse is trying to do,” Robert said after belting two home runs, including a 445-foot shot, in the White Sox’ 7-1 victory over the Reds on Tuesday before 25,242 entertained fans at Guaranteed Rate Field.