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2     WHEREAS, The Chicago White Sox, owned by Jerry Reinsdorf,
3 won the 2005 Major League Baseball World Series Championship on
4 October 27, 2005 with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros in
5 game four, sweeping the series; and
6     WHEREAS, The World Series MVP, Jermaine Dye, singled home
7 the only run of game four, while pitcher, Freddy Garcia, and
8 relievers, Cliff Politte, Neal Cotts, and rookie closer, Bobby
9 Jenks, combined on a five-hit shutout and shortstop, Juan
10 Uribe, made two remarkable fielding plays to end the game,
11 capturing the 2005 World Series trophy; and
12     WHEREAS, During the playoffs, the Chicago White Sox went on
13 one of the most dominant playoff runs in baseball history; the
14 White Sox went 11-1 in the postseason, beating the Boston Red
15 Sox, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Houston Astros,
16 as their starting pitchers gave them at least seven innings in
17 eleven of the twelve games; and
18     WHEREAS, The Chicago White Sox, led by manager, Ozzie
19 Guillen, amassed an American League best ninety-nine wins
20 during the regular season with strong pitching, flawless
21 defense, and clubhouse togetherness; and
22     WHEREAS, The Chicago White Sox reside on the South Side of
23 Chicago and play at US Cellular Field, once known as the new
24 Comiskey Park, which is located directly across the street from
25 old Comiskey Park where the White Sox played from 1910 until
26 1990; and
27     WHEREAS, The Chicago White Sox have earned the title of
28 World Champions for the first time since 1917 when the team
29 defeated the New York Giants four games to two; and



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1     WHEREAS, The Chicago White Sox had not made the trip to the
2 World Series since 1959, when the Sox played the Los Angeles
3 Dodgers in the last year that the city of Chicago and the State
4 of Illinois hosted a Major League Baseball World Series; and
5     WHEREAS, The Chicago White Sox, during the regular season
6 and playoff run, brought much excitement and great joy to not
7 just Chicago, but to all of Illinois; therefore, be it
9 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we recognize and
10 applaud the 2005 Chicago White Sox for their accomplishments
11 during the 2005 season, the talent and teamwork they displayed
12 on the field, their excellence and humility off the field, the
13 outstanding coaching staff leading the team, and the brilliant
14 ownership and management that crafted and built the 2005 World
15 Series Champion Chicago White Sox; and be it further
16     RESOLVED, That we acknowledge and thank Owner and Chairman
17 Jerry Reinsdorf, General Manager Ken Williams, Manager Ozzie
18 Guillen, the Chicago White Sox players: Mark Buehrle, Freddy
19 Garcia, Jose Contreras, Jon Garland, Orlando Hernandez, Neal
20 Cotts, Cliff Politte, Dustin Hermanson, Damaso Marte, Luis
21 Vizcaino, Bobby Jenks, A.J. Pierzynski, Chris Widger, Geoff
22 Blum, Joe Crede, Willie Harris, Tadahito Iguchi, Paul Konerko,
23 Frank Thomas, Pablo Ozuna, Juan Uribe, Jermaine Dye, Timo
24 Perez, Scott Podsednik, Aaron Rowand, and all of the other
25 players, coaches, and staff for their hard work this season and
26 for bringing the World Series title back to Chicago; and be it
27 further
28     RESOLVED, That we declare November 2, 2005 as Chicago White
29 Sox Day in the Illinois Senate; and be it further
30     RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
31 presented to the Reinsdorf family, Chicago White Sox General



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1 Manager Ken Williams, Manager Ozzie Guillen, and the entire
2 Chicago White Sox organization.