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Regular Season: 99-63, AL Central Champions
Playoffs: Won the World Series 4-0 against the Houston Astros
After 88 years of futility, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series in 2005.
The reason this team tops this list is the way in which they did it. They completely dominated the regular season, earning the top seed in the American League.
In the playoffs, the White Sox completely dismantled the defending champions, the Boston Red Sox, sweeping them in three straight games, including a 14-2 rout in Game 1.
After losing Game 1 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ALCS, the White Sox won the next four, capturing their first American League title since 1959. Games 2 through 5 featured four straight complete games by Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland, Freddy Garcia and Jose Contreras, a rare feat, especially for modern-day baseball.
The White Sox went on to sweep the Houston Astros in the World Series. All four games were close, but it was the pitching and timely hitting that made this team great, and ultimately delivered the title to the Southsiders.
The White Sox' 11-1 run in the postseason has only been matched by one team in MLB history, the 1999 New York Yankees.
In Chicago, the White Sox may not be the most popular team, especially when it comes to baseball. However, their domination in 2005 makes them the greatest Chicago sports team so far in the 21st century.