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* The White Sox were the sixth different team in as many years to win the championship; it also marked the first time in history that different AL teams had swept the Series in consecutive years.
 
* The White Sox were the sixth different team in as many years to win the championship; it also marked the first time in history that different AL teams had swept the Series in consecutive years.
 
* The White Sox had the best regular-season record in the AL, and led their division throughout the season (although they did not clinch a playoff spot until the final Thursday) and were thus guaranteed home field advantage throughout the playoffs. They easily advanced to the World Series with a 7-1 AL playoff mark. Meanwhile, the Astros won their wild card playoff berth by a single game and staged one of the largest upsets in a League Championship Series ever, defeating the Cardinals despite finishing eleven games behind them in the Central Division during the regular season.
 
* The White Sox had the best regular-season record in the AL, and led their division throughout the season (although they did not clinch a playoff spot until the final Thursday) and were thus guaranteed home field advantage throughout the playoffs. They easily advanced to the World Series with a 7-1 AL playoff mark. Meanwhile, the Astros won their wild card playoff berth by a single game and staged one of the largest upsets in a League Championship Series ever, defeating the Cardinals despite finishing eleven games behind them in the Central Division during the regular season.
* This was the first World Series in which each of the participating franchises had waited more than forty years to make a Fall Classic appearance.
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* This was the first World Series in which each of the participating franchises had waited more than forty years to make a Fall Classic appearance.
 
* Game 1 was the first World Series game played in the city of [[Chicago, Illinois|Chicago]] (or the state of [[Illinois]]) since 1959; Game 3 was the first Series game ever played in [[Texas]].
 
* Game 1 was the first World Series game played in the city of [[Chicago, Illinois|Chicago]] (or the state of [[Illinois]]) since 1959; Game 3 was the first Series game ever played in [[Texas]].
* This was the seventh major sports championship won by a [[Jerry Reinsdorf]]-owned team. Reinsdorf also owns the [[Chicago Bulls]], who won six [[National Basketball Association|NBA]] championships in [[1991 NBA Finals|1991]], [[1992 NBA Finals|1992]], [[1993 NBA Finals|1993]], [[1996 NBA Finals|1996]], [[1997 NBA Finals|1997]] and [[1998 NBA Finals|1998]].
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* This was the seventh major sports championship won by a [[Jerry Reinsdorf]]-owned team. Reinsdorf also owns the [[Chicago Bulls]], who won six [[National Basketball Association|NBA]] championships in [[1991 NBA Finals|1991]], [[1992 NBA Finals|1992]], [[1993 NBA Finals|1993]], [[1996 NBA Finals|1996]], [[1997 NBA Finals|1997]] and [[1998 NBA Finals|1998]].
 
* The White Sox were the first division winner to win a World Series since the [[Arizona Diamondbacks]] won the [[2001 World Series]]. They were also the first team with the best league record to win the series since the [[Yankees]] won the [[1999 World Series]].
 
* The White Sox were the first division winner to win a World Series since the [[Arizona Diamondbacks]] won the [[2001 World Series]]. They were also the first team with the best league record to win the series since the [[Yankees]] won the [[1999 World Series]].
 
* This was the first World Series won by a team from the Central Division of either league since the league realignment prior to the [[1994 in baseball|1994]] season.
 
* This was the first World Series won by a team from the Central Division of either league since the league realignment prior to the [[1994 in baseball|1994]] season.
* This was the third year in a row that the victorious team won the Series-clinching game on the road and to end in a shutout. In fact, this was the first time in several years that the home team did not win any of the post-season games (including the League Championship Series and the World Series).
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* This was the third year in a row that the victorious team won the Series-clinching game on the road and to end in a shutout. In fact, this was the first time in several years that the home team did not win any of the post-season games (including the League Championship Series and the World Series).
 
* The run differential of 6 in favor of the White Sox, tied the [[New York Yankees]] from the [[1950 World Series]], who swept the [[Philadelphia Phillies]], as the lowest in a World Series.
 
* The run differential of 6 in favor of the White Sox, tied the [[New York Yankees]] from the [[1950 World Series]], who swept the [[Philadelphia Phillies]], as the lowest in a World Series.
* The White Sox were the first team in World Series history to win two games on the same calendar date, as Game 3 ended at 1:19 a.m. US CDT on Wednesday, October 26 (after starting at 7:40 p.m. CDT on October 25) while Game 4 ended at 11:01 p.m. CDT.
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* The White Sox were the first team in World Series history to win two games on the same calendar date, as Game 3 ended at 1:19 a.m. US CDT on Wednesday, October 26 (after starting at 7:40 p.m. CDT on October 25) while Game 4 ended at 11:01 p.m. CDT.
 
* The last time the Red Sox and White Sox won back-to-back World Series was when the White Sox won the [[1917 World Series|1917]] title, bookended by Red Sox titles in [[1916 World Series|1916]] and [[1918 World Series|1918]].
 
* The last time the Red Sox and White Sox won back-to-back World Series was when the White Sox won the [[1917 World Series|1917]] title, bookended by Red Sox titles in [[1916 World Series|1916]] and [[1918 World Series|1918]].
 
* This was the 17th occasion in which both managers were making their first Series appearance. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was the third base coach for the 2003 [[Florida Marlins]]
 
* This was the 17th occasion in which both managers were making their first Series appearance. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was the third base coach for the 2003 [[Florida Marlins]]
 
* This was the 19th World Series to end in a four-game [[sweep]], and the second consecutive Series (and 12th overall) in which the AL team swept the NL team. It was the second straight year in which a team named the Sox swept the Fall Classic over a team from the NL Central (the [[Boston Red Sox]] defeated the [[St. Louis Cardinals]] to win the [[2004 in baseball|2004]] Series).
 
* This was the 19th World Series to end in a four-game [[sweep]], and the second consecutive Series (and 12th overall) in which the AL team swept the NL team. It was the second straight year in which a team named the Sox swept the Fall Classic over a team from the NL Central (the [[Boston Red Sox]] defeated the [[St. Louis Cardinals]] to win the [[2004 in baseball|2004]] Series).
* The last time that back-to-back sweeps occurred in the Series was in [[1998 World Series|1998]] and [[1999 World Series|1999]]. The [[New York Yankees]] won both of those Series, defeating the [[San Diego Padres]] in 1998, and the [[Atlanta Braves]] the following year.
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* The last time that back-to-back sweeps occurred in the Series was in [[1998 World Series|1998]] and [[1999 World Series|1999]]. The [[New York Yankees]] won both of those Series, defeating the [[San Diego Padres]] in 1998, and the [[Atlanta Braves]] the following year.
* The last time two different teams swept the Series in consecutive years happened in [[1989 World Series|1989]] and [[1990 World Series|1990]]. The [[Oakland Athletics]] swept the [[San Francisco Giants]] in the [[Loma Prieta earthquake|earthquake]]-delayed 1989 Series, but the following year, the A's themselves were swept by the [[Cincinnati Reds]].
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* The last time two different teams swept the Series in consecutive years happened in [[1989 World Series|1989]] and [[1990 World Series|1990]]. The [[Oakland Athletics]] swept the [[San Francisco Giants]] in the [[Loma Prieta earthquake|earthquake]]-delayed 1989 Series, but the following year, the A's themselves were swept by the [[Cincinnati Reds]].
 
* The White Sox won their final eight games of the postseason, duplicating what the [[Boston Red Sox]] accomplished the year before.
 
* The White Sox won their final eight games of the postseason, duplicating what the [[Boston Red Sox]] accomplished the year before.
 
* The White Sox were the first team since the [[1997 World Series|1997 Florida Marlins]] to win the World Series without having to defeat the Yankees at some point in the postseason
 
* The White Sox were the first team since the [[1997 World Series|1997 Florida Marlins]] to win the World Series without having to defeat the Yankees at some point in the postseason
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*[[Scott Podsednik]] of the [[White Sox]] hit two home runs in the 2005 postseason in 49 at-bats, even though he hadn't hit a single home-run during the season in 507 at-bats.
 
*[[Scott Podsednik]] of the [[White Sox]] hit two home runs in the 2005 postseason in 49 at-bats, even though he hadn't hit a single home-run during the season in 507 at-bats.
 
*The Astros are only the second team to be 15 games below .500 at some point during the season (15-30) and still go on to appear in the World Series (the first being the [[1914]] [[Atlanta Braves|Boston Braves]]).
 
*The Astros are only the second team to be 15 games below .500 at some point during the season (15-30) and still go on to appear in the World Series (the first being the [[1914]] [[Atlanta Braves|Boston Braves]]).
*Tadahito Iguchi became the first Japanese-born player to win a World Series. Tsuyoshi Shinjo, Hideki Matsui, and So Taguchi all lost in the 2002, 2003, and 2004 World Series, respectively.
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*Tadahito Iguchi became the first Japanese-born player to win a World Series. Tsuyoshi Shinjo, Hideki Matsui, and So Taguchi all lost in the 2002, 2003, and 2004 World Series, respectively.
*With this Sox World Title, the [[Chicago Cubs]] are the only Chicago team to not have won a championship in last 50 years.[[Chicago Blackhawks]] 1961,2010 [[Chicago Bears]] 1985, [[Chicago Bulls]] 1991,92,93,96,97,98.
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*With this Sox World Title, the [[Chicago Cubs]] are the only Chicago team to not have won a championship in last 50 years.[[Chicago Blackhawks]] 1961, [[Chicago Bears]] 1985, [[Chicago Bulls]] 1991,92,93,96,97,98.
 
*In 1917, the White Sox and New York Giants played the first three games of the World Series in 5:56. That is just 15 minutes more than it took to play all of Game 3 in 2005.
 
*In 1917, the White Sox and New York Giants played the first three games of the World Series in 5:56. That is just 15 minutes more than it took to play all of Game 3 in 2005.
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