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Today in White Sox History: October 7

Ordoñez and El Duque, attaining immortality.

ALDS: Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox Game 3
One of the iconic images from the 2005 postseason run came after Orlando Hernandez squirreled out of a bases-full, no-outs jam in the sixth inning of the deciding ALDS game, won by the White Sox on this day, 16 years ago.
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White Sox All-Star outfielder Magglio Ordoñez became the first player in American League history to have a season with a .300 average, 40 doubles, 30 home runs, 100 RBIs and 25 stolen bases. His hit against the Twins went for his 40th double, and the mark.


At Fenway Park, the White Sox won their first postseason series of any kind since 1917 by beating Boston, 5-3, to sweep the ALDS in three games. Paul Konerko’s two-run home run gave the White Sox some breathing room, and then pitcher Orlando Hernandez saved the lead: Entering into a bases-loaded, no-out, one-run lead situation in the sixth inning, “El Duque” got two pop outs and a strikeout. It was an amazing performance.