Yearbook, Oct. 26: Sox reverse the curse

October, 26, 2012
Oct. 26, 2005: Lost amid the misery felt by Boston Red Sox fans (until 2004) and Chicago Cubs fans (still) was some profound suffering done by supporters of the Chicago White Sox, who won the World Series in 1917, were stained by the Black Sox scandal of 1919, then ... nothing.

That is, until this day seven years ago, when Ozzie Guillen's crew sealed a Series sweep -- and a downright demolition of playoff competition (Chicago went 11-1) -- with a 1-0 victory over the helpless-to-stop-them Houston Astros.

Finally, the cursed Windy City could celebrate. At least some of it could, anyway.

Chicago White Sox celebrate against the Houston Astros in the 2005 World SeriesG. N. Lowrance/Getty Images
Chicago White Sox celebrate  at their World Series parade in 2005Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ozzie Guillen during the Chicago White Sox World Series parade in 2005Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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