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The playoffs are now over, on to the World Series...one team hasn't won a world series in 88 years and hasn't been to one in 46 years, the other is in their first world series in their 44 year history...something's gotta give

both teams got to where they were with one reason: pitching...both teams have below average offenses, but top notch pitching staffs...a little tale of the tape:

Astros:

Ballpark: Minute Maid Park

First year: 1962 (as Colt .45s)

Last post-season appearance: 2004

Last world series appearance: never

Last championship: never

Total post-season appearances: 9

Total division titles: 7

Total world series appearances: 1

Total championships: 0

Key offensive threat: Lance Berkman

Ace: Roger Clemens

Franchise record: 3497-3503

2005 record: 89-73

runs allowed: 609, 1st in NL

runs scored: 693, 11th in NL

White Sox:

Ballpark: US Cellular Field

First year: 1901

Last post-season appearance: 2000

Last world series appearance: 1959

last championship: 1917

Total post-season appearances: 9

Total division titles: 3

Total world series appearances: 6

Total championships: 2

Key offensive threat: Paul Konerko

Ace: mark Buehrle

franchise record: 8210-8020

2005 record: 99-73

runs allowed: 645 (3rd in AL)

runs scored: 741 (9th in AL)

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position by position breakdown:

Stros/ Sox/ Edge:

C. Ausmus/ Pierzynski/ Astros

1B. Berkman/ Konerko/ Astros

2B. Biggio/ Iguchi/ Astros

3B. Ensberg/ Crede/ Astros

SS. Everett/ Uribe/ White Sox

LF. Burke/ Podsednik/ White Sox

CF. Tavarez/ Rowand/ White Sox

RF. Lane/ Dye/ White Sox

DH. Bagwell/ Everett/ Astros

SP. Clemens/ Contreras/ Astros

SP. Pettitte/ Buehrle/ Astros

SP. Oswalt/ Garland/ Astros

SP. Backe/ Garcia/ White Sox

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position by position breakdown:

Stros/ Sox/ Edge:

C. Ausmus/ Pierzynski/ Astros

1B. Berkman/ Konerko/ Astros

2B. Biggio/ Iguchi/ Astros

3B. Ensberg/ Crede/ Astros

SS. Everett/ Uribe/ White Sox

LF. Burke/ Podsednik/ White Sox

CF. Tavarez/ Rowand/ White Sox

RF. Lane/ Dye/ White Sox

DH. Bagwell/ Everett/ Astros

SP. Clemens/ Contreras/ Astros

SP. Pettitte/ Buehrle/ Astros

SP. Oswalt/ Garland/ Astros

SP. Backe/ Garcia/ White Sox

 

 

I disagree. I give the White Sox the edge at cather, first base, and second base.

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position by position breakdown:

Stros/ Sox/ Edge:

C. Ausmus/ Pierzynski/ Astros

1B. Berkman/ Konerko/ Astros

2B. Biggio/ Iguchi/ Astros

3B. Ensberg/ Crede/ Astros

SS. Everett/ Uribe/ White Sox

LF. Burke/ Podsednik/ White Sox

CF. Tavarez/ Rowand/ White Sox

RF. Lane/ Dye/ White Sox

DH. Bagwell/ Everett/ Astros

SP. Clemens/ Contreras/ Astros

SP. Pettitte/ Buehrle/ Astros

SP. Oswalt/ Garland/ Astros

SP. Backe/ Garcia/ White Sox

 

 

I disagree. I give the White Sox the edge at cather, first base, and second base.

 

 

C. Ausmus/ Pierzynski/ push

1B. Berkman/ Konerko/ White Sox

2B. Biggio/ Iguchi/ push

3B. Ensberg/ Crede/ Astros

SS. Everett/ Uribe/ White Sox

LF. Burke/ Podsednik/ White Sox

CF. Tavarez/ Rowand/ White Sox

RF. Lane/ Dye/ White Sox

DH. Bagwell/ Everett/ Astros

SP. Clemens/ Contreras/ Astros

SP. Pettitte/ Buehrle/ White Sox

SP. Oswalt/ Garland/ Astros

SP. Backe/ Garcia/ White Sox

 

 

that is how I see it.

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