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The 2005 Chicago White Sox finally put it all together in the same season-incredible pitching, timely hitting, superb management and an unselfish, all-around team effort and finally the second longest championship drought in baseball history (88 years) comes to an end with a bold exclamation point at the end of a dramatic sweep of the Houston Astros to clinch that elusive World Series trophy. 7 DVDs. 2005/color/18 hrs., 32 min/NR.
Not for Chicago White Sox fans only, this boxed set chronicles a World Series championship nearly a century in the making. The last time the White Sox won the World Series, in 1917, John F. Kennedy was born. Woodrow Wilson was president. Walt Disney graduated high school, and a first-class stamp was three cents. The drama, with its All-Star roster of heroes both sung (American League Champion Series MVP Paul Konerko, World Series MVP Jermaine Dye, and Cinderella story, closer Bobby Jenks) and unsung (Ken Williams, who, incredibly, was not named General Manager of the Year), unfolds over seven discs: The deciding game 3 of the American League Division Series against the 2004 champions, the Boston Red Sox; the deciding game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the improbably named Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; and the four-game World Series sweep of the Houston Astros. The bonus disc will be of more parochial interest, with team interviews, a replay of the final three outs of the series, the White Sox's triumphant homecoming, and player speeches at the official city celebration (the highlight: Paul Konerko presents team owner Jerry Reinsdorf with the ball Konerko caught for the final out of the World Series). Each game is presented complete, with no commercials.
Each game-disc slipcase sports box scores, team stats, game conditions, attendance, and trivia (number of foul balls in game 2 of the World Series: 55). Inside are complete inning-by-inning summaries, with scoring highlighted in red. Baseball purists can watch the games in real time (more than 18 hours in all!). The less patient can progress through inning chapters to such heroics as White Sox second baseman Geoff Blum's game-winning homer in the 14th inning of game 3 of the World Series, or shortstop Juan Uribe leaping into the stands to snag a foul ball for the second out in game 4. Though this set doesn't quite cover all the bases (all of the postseason games would have been nice), this Collector's Edition will thrill baseball fans with a sense of history. It will certainly make White Sox fans happy, but they'll be even more ecstatic if there's a sequel. --Donald Liebenson
I bought this on May 14, 2007 when I was still on deployment overseas. I was about a month away from leaving that hell hole and decided to pick this up since I'm a huge White Sox... Read morePublished 12 months ago by MAV
Reccomend for sox fans.... Must own this DVD if you're a die hard fan. Relive malice that was that year.Published 16 months ago by Corey Benson
The set is really cool and got it for a great price on amazon within like 2 or 3 days too. I got it as a gift for a die hard sox fan and he loved it so much.Published on May 28, 2010 by D. Patel
This product is just what it says, and if you're a White Sox fan it's one of the best things in the world. Read morePublished on September 2, 2008 by NifflerX
The set was very cool. Would have liked to have seen all the games they won, like I believe you get with the PREVIOUS year's winner, the Red Sox. Read morePublished on May 27, 2008 by Shawnise R. Rogers
Excellent collection, priceless. I recorded each game on DVD and edited out the commercials during this World series run but the box set is also a must have. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by J. Quinn
If you're like me, you're a Right Sox fan living amongst the heathens in another major metropolitan city. Read morePublished on February 13, 2008 by Amazon Customer
I have been a White Sox fan since the Go-Go Sox in the 50's. On my 30-40 minute commute on the way home that Friday afternoon, I was listening to the game. Read morePublished on May 27, 2007 by Randy