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Today in White Sox History: October 14

The greatest World Series in history ends in glory.

The 1906 White Sox, heroes beyond compare.


The White Sox beat the Cubs, winning the World Series four games to two, behind the pitching of Doc White. They clinched the title by winning the sixth game, 8-3. Even 115 years later, it remains one of the biggest upsets in World Series history.

Ed Walsh won two games for the Sox during the Series, with infielder George Rohe batting .333 and playing in all six games.

After the game, owner Charles Comiskey handed a $15,000 check to manager Fielder Jones, to be split among the players. The players viewed the check as a bonus for their efforts. Comiskey, though, considered it as part of their 1907 salary! The seeds of the eventual “Black Sox” scandal were perhaps sown on this day.

It is the only time in more than a century of baseball that the Sox and Cubs have ever met in the postseason.