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Encyclopedia > 2005 American League Championship Series

The 2005 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2005 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Chicago White Sox against the Western Division champion Los Angeles Angels. The White Sox, by virtue of having the best record in the AL during the 2005 season, had the home field advantage. The White Sox won the series 4 games to 1 to become the American League champions, and faced the Houston Astros in the 2005 World Series; as a result of the 2005 All-Star Game played in Detroit, Michigan at Comerica Park on July 12, the White Sox had home field advantage in the World Series. Image File history File links AL_Championship_Series_2005_Logo. ... The following are the events of the year 2005 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to face the winner of the National League Championship Series in baseballs championship, the World Series. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths (2) 2005 â€¢ 2004 [1... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual exhibition baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the position players and by the manager for pitchers. ... Nickname: The Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: http://www. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ...


The White Sox and Angels were victorious in the AL Division Series (ALDS), with the White Sox defeating the defending World Champion and wild card qualifier Boston Red Sox 3 games to 0, and the Angels defeating the Eastern Division champion New York Yankees 3 games to 2. The 2005 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2005 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 4, and ended on Monday, October 10, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000...


Managers: Ozzie Guillen (Chicago), Mike Scioscia (Los Angeles) Michael Lorri Scioscia (born November 27, 1958 in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania) is a former catcher and current manager in Major League Baseball. ...


Umpires: Jerry Crawford, Doug Eddings, Ted Barrett, Ron Kulpa, Ed Rapuano, Randy Marsh Doug Eddings Douglas Eddings (born September 14, 1968 in Las Cruces, New Mexico) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Randy Marsh Randy Marsh is a character on the Comedy Central cartoon South Park. ...


Series MVP: Paul Konerko, Chicago Paul Konerko Paul Henry Konerko (born March 5, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. ...


Television commentators (FOX): Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and special guest analyst Lou Piniella The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... Joe Buck Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969 in St. ... James Timothy Tim McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster. ... Lou Piniella, as manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, August 28, 2005. ...

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Matchups

Game Score Date
1 Los Angeles 3, Chicago 2 October 11, 2005
2 Chicago 2, Los Angeles 1 October 12, 2005
3 Chicago 5, Los Angeles 2 October 14, 2005
4 Chicago 8, Los Angeles 2 October 15, 2005
5 Chicago 6, Los Angeles 3 October 16, 2005

Game 1, October 11

U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
In the series opener, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won 3-2 in their third game in as many nights and as many cities. The Angels took the lead in the second inning on a Garrett Anderson home run. The Angels added two more runs in the third, and then Jose Contreras allowed no more runs, going 8 1/3 innings. The White Sox tried to chip away at the lead, but only managed to score two runs on seven hits. The Angel relievers were able to hold the Sox scoreless. It was the first time in six tries that the Angels won a game 1 under Mike Scioscia, despite the fact that they won the World Series in 2002. Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... U.S. Cellular Field (formerly New Comiskey Park) is a Major League Baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1994-present). ... A relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen as the game goes on A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness and/or fatigue. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
Chicago 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
WP: Paul Byrd (1-0)  LP: José Contreras (0-1)  SV: Francisco Rodríguez (1)
HRs: LAAGarret Anderson (1) ; CHWJoe Crede (1)

Game 2, October 12

U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Behind a complete game from Mark Buerhle and with the aid of a controversial call in the bottom of the ninth, the White Sox evened the series at a game a piece. the Angels drew first blood in the first inning. The Sox evened the score in the fifth. The winning run came after the controversial play, but that wasn't the only reason the Angels lost. Pablo Ozuna went in to run for Pierzynski. He stole second uncontested, putting him in the right place when Joe Crede hit the walk-off double. Paul Gregory Byrd (born December 3, 1970 in Louisville, KY) is a Major League Baseball pitcher currently playing for the Los Angeles Angels (2005-). He previously played for the Atlanta Braves (1997-1998, 2004), Kansas City Royals (2001, 2002), Philadelphia Phillies (1998-2000, 2001), and the New York Mets (1995... José Contreras before pitching game one of the 2005 ALCS José Ariel Contreras (born December 12, 1971 in Havana, Cuba) is a right-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. ... Francisco José Rodríguez (born January 7, 1982 in Caracas, Venezuela), nicknamed K-Rod, is a Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 2002. ... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1994-present). ... Joe Crede (born April 26, 1978 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently is the third baseman for the Chicago White Sox. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... U.S. Cellular Field (formerly New Comiskey Park) is a Major League Baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Doug Eddings Douglas Eddings (born September 14, 1968 in Las Cruces, New Mexico) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Pablo Jose Ozuna (born August 25, 1974 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is currently a utility man for the Chicago White Sox, he has also played for the Florida Marlins (2000, 2002) and the Colorado Rockies (2003). ... Joe Crede (born April 26, 1978 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently is the third baseman for the Chicago White Sox. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Chicago 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 1
WP: Mark Buehrle (1-0)  LP: Kelvim Escobar (0-1)
HR: LAARobb Quinlan (1)

Game 3, October 14

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Paul Konerko's three-run homer in the first inning provided a Chicago lead that the Angels could never overcome, despite a two-run home run by Orlando Cabrera in the sixth, as the White Sox take the series lead, 2 games to 1, with Jon Garland pitching a complete game. Mark Anthony Buehrle (born March 23, 1979 in St. ... Kelvim Escobar [ess-coe-BAR] (born April 11, 1976 in La Guaira, Venezuela) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004-present). ... The younger brother of former third basemen Tom Quinlan, Robb was a standout at the University of Minnesota. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California, and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Paul Konerko Paul Henry Konerko (born March 5, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... Orlando Luis Cabrera [cah-BREH-rah] (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (since 2005). ... Jon Garland (born September 27, 1979 in Valencia, California) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Chicago White Sox since 2000. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG, or FAT by Oakland fans) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 11 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 0
WP: Jon Garland (1-0)  LP: John Lackey (0-1)
HRs: CHWPaul Konerko (1); LAAOrlando Cabrera (1)

Game 4, October 15

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Freddie Garcia pitched the White Sox' third straight complete game and Paul Konerko hit his second consecutive first inning home run to give the South Siders the lead. A.J. Pierzynski also homered in the fourth inning, helping put the White Sox one win from their first World Series visit since 1959. The controversey continued in this game. Konerko's three run first inning blast came after a disputed check swing on a 2-2 pitch. Later in the game, with the White Sox leading 3-1, the Angels put men on first and third for Steve Finley, who hit a ground ball to second for an inning ending double play. He argued (correctly, as replays showed)that White Sox catcher A. J. Pierzynski had interfered with his swing. In the later innings, with the White Sox leading 5-1, Scott Posednik appeared to have been picked off of first base, but the umpire called him safe. Posednik stole second and later scored. Jon Garland (born September 27, 1979 in Valencia, California) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Chicago White Sox since 2000. ... John Lackey John Lackey is a major league baseball pitcher from Abilene, Texas. ... Paul Konerko Paul Henry Konerko (born March 5, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. ... Orlando Luis Cabrera [cah-BREH-rah] (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (since 2005). ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California, and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Freddy Antonio García (born June 10, 1976 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Anthony John Pierzynski [peer-ZIN-skee] (born December 30, 1976 in Bridgehampton, New York) is a Major League Baseball catcher who has played for the Chicago White Sox since 2005. ... The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since the...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 8 8 1
Los Angeles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
WP: Freddy García (1-0)   LP: Ervin Santana (0-1)
HRs: CHWPaul Konerko (2), A.J. Pierzynski (1)

Game 5, October 16

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Joe Crede led the way with his home run, and José Contreras pitched the fourth consecutive complete game by a White Sox Hurler, Chicago wins the ALCS and their first American League pennant since 1959. Freddy Antonio García (born June 10, 1976 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago White Sox since 2004. ... Ervin Ramon Santana (born January 10, 1983 in La Romana, Dominican Republic) is a rookie right-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Paul Konerko Paul Henry Konerko (born March 5, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. ... Anthony John Pierzynski [peer-ZIN-skee] (born December 30, 1976 in Bridgehampton, New York) is a Major League Baseball catcher who has played for the Chicago White Sox since 2005. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California, and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Joe Crede (born April 26, 1978 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently is the third baseman for the Chicago White Sox. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... José Contreras before pitching game one of the 2005 ALCS José Ariel Contreras (born December 12, 1971 in Havana, Cuba) is a right-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since the...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 6 8 1
Los Angeles 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 1
WP: José Contreras (1-1)  LP: Kelvim Escobar (0-2)  
HRs: CHWJoe Crede (2)

Most Valuable Player (MVP)

Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox was named the ALCS MVP following Game 5. He finished the series batting .286, with two home runs and seven RBIs. His two home runs came in the first innings of Games 3 and 4; he is only the third player in major league history to hit home runs in the first inning of consecutive playoff games, the other two having been Dan Ford during the 1979 ALCS and Carlos Beltrán during the 2004 NLCS [1]. José Contreras before pitching game one of the 2005 ALCS José Ariel Contreras (born December 12, 1971 in Havana, Cuba) is a right-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. ... Kelvim Escobar [ess-coe-BAR] (born April 11, 1976 in La Guaira, Venezuela) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004-present). ... Joe Crede (born April 26, 1978 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently is the third baseman for the Chicago White Sox. ... Paul Konerko Paul Henry Konerko (born March 5, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... Carlos Ivan Beltrán (born April 24, 1977 in Manatí, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets. ... The 2004 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 13 to 21, 2004 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ...


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Major League Baseball logo, claiming fair use. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... The 2005 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2005 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 4, and ended on Monday, October 10, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000...

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NL Playoff teams: Atlanta | Houston | St. Louis | San Diego The 2005 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2005 National League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion and defending league champion St. ... The 2005 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2005 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 4, and ended on Sunday, October 9, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths (2) 2005 â€¢ 2004 [1... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1943 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934... Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (2) 1998 â€¢ 1984 West Division titles (4) 2005 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1984 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames San Diego Padres (1969-present) Major league home ballparks PETCO...

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American League logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to face the winner of the National League Championship Series in baseballs championship, the World Series. ... The 1969 American League Championship Series was the first ALCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... The 1972 American League Championship Series took place between October 7 and October 12 of 1972. ... The 1973 American League Championship Series took place between October 6 and October 11, 1973. ... The 1975 American League Championship Series faced the Boston Red Sox and the 3-time defending world champion Oakland Athletics for the right to advance to the 1975 World Series. ... The 1976 American League Championship Series The 1976 American Championship Series was won by The New York Yankees who defeated The Kansas City Royals 3 games to 2. ... The 1977 American League Championship Series was a 5-game series played between October 5 and October 9, 1957, at Yankee Stadium (Games 1-2), and Royals Stadium (3-5). ... The 1978 American League Championship Series was held between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals. ... The 97-65 Kansas City Royals faced the team that defeated them three straight years in the ALCS from 1976-1978, the 103-59 New York Yankees. ... The 1984 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals. ... The 1985 American League Championship Series was played between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 16, 1985. ... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... The 1987 American League Championship Series pitted the Minnesota Twins, the AL West champions, against the Detroit Tigers, the AL East champions. ... The 1989 American League Championship Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays from October 3 to October 8, 1989. ... The 1991 American League Championship Series was played between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 13, 1991. ... The 1992 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics from October 7 to October 14, 1992. ... The 1993 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox from October 5 to October 12, 1993. ... The 1994 baseball strike resulted in the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years. ... The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... The 1996 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1996 American League playoffs, matched the Eastern Division champion New York Yankees against the Wild Card champion Baltimore Orioles. ... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS), is the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs. ...


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The Chicago White Sox, the team the World Series forgot, are advancing to the final round of Major League Baseball's postseason tournament for the first time in 46 years after eliminating the Angels, 4 games to 1, in the ALCS.
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The Angels hit just.175 for the series, and Vladi Guerrero, who may have been hiding a shoulder injury, batted just.050 and for the second straight game failed to get the ball out of the infield.
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MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 series 956 is the fourth best-of-7 playoff series for Houston, and the sixth for the Chicago White Sox.
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