In the spirit of whitesox.com and the day-long "Soxabration" that will happen there today, a bunch of us (I can’t take sole credit) sat around and listed the top moments from 2005. Our intention was to make it a Top 10, but it soon became apparent that our list was much longer. So, here is our unofficial list in ascending order:
20. Hitting four home runs to beat Randy Johnson and the Yankees on Aug. 21.
18. Mark Buehrle’s 1-0 win over Cleveland on Opening Day.
17. The four-game sweep of the Indians to open the second half.
Obviously, this is extremely subjective and maybe we forgot something. We’d love to hear from you if you want to comment on this post to make additions or argue for deletions.
What was your best moment from 2005?
Jerry Reinsdorf: "When Paul Konerko presented me with the game ball from the final out of the World Series."
Kenny Williams: "For me, it was as the National Anthem was being sung before Game 1, and I stood and watched the crowd at U.S. Cellular Field surge and swell."
Ozzie Guillen: "Believe it or not, when we won the division in Detroit because I told people after that, we were not going to be stopped."
Harold Baines: "There really were too many moments to pick just one."
Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland: "Had to be the final out. As players, you always want to be able to charge the field after the last out of the last game of the season."
Scott Podsednik: "Celebrating with my team after we won Game 2 of the World Series."
Joe Crede: "Scott Podsednik’s home run."
A.J. Pierzynski: "There were almost too many. The four straight complete games in the ALCS were pretty amazing."
Jermaine Dye: "The parade."
Juan Uribe: "I am most proud of the catch falling into the stands."
Bobby Jenks: "No question. The last out of Game 4."
Pablo Ozuna: "Scoring the run to win Game 2 of the ALCS vs. the Angels."
Tadahito Iguchi: "The feeling when the ball left my bat for the ALDS home run against Boston."