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2005 World Series - Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros - Game 4

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Today in White Sox History: December 9

JD arrives in right field.

It was his least might contact of the entire postseason, but this dribbling single from Jermaine Dye provided the eventual winning run in the 2005 World Series sweep.
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2004

White Sox GM Ken Williams signed oft-injured outfielder Jermaine Dye to a free agent deal. Dye would prove to be perhaps the best signing in franchise history, as he helped lead the club to a World Series championship in 2005 as the series MVP. That year, Dye hit 31 home runs with 86 RBIs. Then in 2006 he’d have an even greater campaign, blasting 44 home runs and driving in 120 runs.

In five seasons with the Sox, J.D. averaged 33 home runs and 92 RBIs.

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