Since the cubs are heading to U.S. Cellular this week, here’s a look back at the 1906 World Series…

The team batting average for the “Hitless Wonders” (.230) was the worst in the American League in 1906. Their average was .198 in the World Series which was better than the cubs .196 average.

George Rohe (left) was the unlikely hero for the White Sox. Rohe has a career Avg of .227 but managed a .333 Avg in the World Series including a bases loaded two-out triple to win Game Three 3-0.

Ed Walsh (right) was the star pitcher for the White Sox. He was 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA. In Game Three, Walsh gave up 2 hits in the 1st inning and then held the cubs hitless the rest of the way.

chiguy09:

Got a chance to hold the world series ring. I’m not a fan, but it’s a nice ring.

chiguy09:

Got a chance to hold the world series ring. I’m not a fan, but it’s a nice ring.

White Sox Sports Illustrated Covers:

2005 World Series

1959 World Series

Wilbur Wood

Frank Thomas

Dick Allen

Mark Buehrle

Scot Podsednik

Luis Aparicio

Billy Pierce

Ken Berry

1959 World Series - Game Two at Comiskey Park, Smith retreated to the left field wall in pursuit of a long drive hit by Charlie Neal of the Dodgers. As Smith watched the ball sail into the stands for a home run, a fan accidentally knocked over a cup of beer that was resting on top of the fence, dousing Smith’s head and face. Smith estimated that he signed photographs depicting that moment at least 200,000 times.

1959 World Series - Game Two at Comiskey Park, Smith retreated to the left field wall in pursuit of a long drive hit by Charlie Neal of the Dodgers. As Smith watched the ball sail into the stands for a home run, a fan accidentally knocked over a cup of beer that was resting on top of the fence, dousing Smith’s head and face. Smith estimated that he signed photographs depicting that moment at least 200,000 times.