Thursday, October 27, 2005

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By Suss
SOMEWHERE, DAVID JUSTICE is watching and smiling.

Justice was the last person to drive in the only run of a 1-0 game that won the World Series (Game 6 in '95.)

On the night of October 26, 2005, Jermaine Dye was the man to provide the only run batted in during Chicago's Game 4 victory against the Houston Astros in the 2005 World Series.

It is the first World Series win for the South Siders in 88 years.

Or 32,153 days.

Or 771,672 hours.

Or 46,300,320 minutes.

Or 2,778,019,200 seconds.

You get the idea. 's been a long time.

How it all went down

WHITE SOX STARTER Freddy Garcia matched the Astros' Brandon Backe pitch-for-pitch as both hurlers threw seven shutout innings and struck out seven.

But in the eighth inning, Dye laced a single, scoring Willie Harris.

And in the ninth inning, despite a Willy Taveras single and a Brad Ausmus bunt, the SuperStars had a chance to drive in a run with a base hit.

Uribe! Uribe! ¡Ándale! ¡Ándale!

AFTER AUSMUS' SACRIFICE, Chris Burke fouled off a Bobby Jenks pitch that looked to harmlessly land in the stands but Uribe, doing his best Derek Jeter impression, dove headfirst into the stands and caught it for the second out.

The final out was a high-bouncing grounder over Jenks' head and died well short of second, but Uribe charged the ball and threw out Palmeiro by a half-step to seal the inning and pump fists from Aurora to Waukegon.

Uribe also made a great throw to first to end the 8th inning. He also caught the final out in Game 3 after making a Buckneresque error the previous play.

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THE AFOREMENTIONED JERMAINE Dye, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI, received the World Series MVP for not only producing that final run but also hitting a robust .438 (7-for-16) in the World Series with a home run and 4 RBI.

Enjoy it, Chicago.