The Astros wrapped up the NL pennant last night by beating the Cards 5-1 led by another strong outing by pitcher Roy Oswalt. Both Houston's and Chicago's pitchers have been terrific. We are probably going to see some low scoring games.
From a history standpoint you almost can't get a better matchup. The Astros have never even been to the series in their 43 years of playing ball. But the sentimental choice will be the White Sox who last won it in 1917. They lost to the Dodgers in 1959 and haven't been back since. They had two other appearances that are notable. The 1919 team that lost to the Reds will forever be known as the Black Sox because of a gambler's attempt to fix the outcome. That scandal still affects the game today, just ask Pete Rose. And in 1906 they won their first title by beating the crosstown Cubs.
It should be a great series, I just wish it was on earlier.
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