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Today in White Sox History: October 23

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Scotty Pods puts the South Siders up, 2-0.

2005 World Series - Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox - Game 2
With one swing, on this day 16 years ago, Scott Podsednik became a White Sox legend.
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2005

Game 2 of the World Series ended in unexpected and dramatic fashion, as outfielder Scott Podsednik blasted a walk-off home run. The shot, off Houston’s Brad Lidge, ended the game in a 7-6 White Sox win at U.S. Cellular Field and gave Chicago a two-game lead in the Series.

Earlier, with the Sox losing 4-2, Paul Konerko drilled the first pitch he saw for a grand slam, turning the game (and perhaps the Series) around.


2012

After a 2011 season that was one of the worst in a century of Major League Baseball, Adam Dunn was named the American League winner of The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year award.

Dunn bounced back to hit 41 home runs and drive in 96 runs for the Sox, who contended for the division crown until the final week of the season.

In 2011, Dunn only hit 11 home runs with 42 RBIs, and had a batting average of .159.