White Sox end title drought
HOUSTON (AP) _ For the first time in 88 years the Chicago White
Sox can call themselves World Series champions.
Jermaine Dye singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth
inning to give the White Sox a 1-to-0 victory over the Houston
The White Sox earned their third World Series title by
completing a four-game sweep of the Astros. The Southsiders knocked
off the Cubs to win the 1906 Fall Classic before downing the New
York Giants in '17.
Two years later, the notorious Black Sox dropped the World
Series to the Cincinnati Reds, losing five of the eight games.
Eight members of the losing team were eventually suspended for life
for allegedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the series.
It took another 40 years before the White Sox would win an A-L
pennant. But they dropped the 1959 World Series to the Los Angeles
Dodgers in six games.