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While much of Chicago is booming with excitement as the Cubs head to the World Series for the first time in 71 years, some out-of-towners are forgetting that the city has in fact had a team in the Fall Classic in the more recent past.

The Chicago White Sox won the World Series in 2005, but based on the coverage of three national media outlets, that championship never happened.

CBS acknowledged its mistake ...



... but it might be worth pointing out that the White Sox were also in the 1959 World Series.

A Washington Post reporter seems to have forgotten 2005 as well.


The White Sox waited 88 years to win a World Series, or in other words, two years longer than the Red Sox did.

And for the hat trick, despite having one of the world's biggest sports research teams at its disposal, ESPN managed to omit the White Sox in this graphic comparing Cleveland and Chicago's championships since 1965:


It goes without saying that the Chicago White Sox are still the Second City's second team.

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