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Tale of the Tape ’05 Edition: White Sox 12, D-Backs 6

by Sox On 35th Contributors

With the start of the White Sox regular season postponed due to coronavirus concerns, NBC Sports Chicago has decided to re-air 70 victories from the 2005 season from now until June. Here at Sox On 35th, we will also be following along and recapping those games for you in our Tale of the Tape series.

Date of Game: June 15th, 2005

The White Sox improved to 43-22 on the season, Jon Garland earned win number 11, and the club pushed 10 runs cross the plate in the sixth inning alone. It was not a prime Jon Garland start as he surrendered six runs in as many innings, but the 2005 White Sox always had each other’s backs, today being a prime example in a 12-6 victory.

W: Jon Garland (11-2) | L: Russ Ortiz (4-6)

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The Good

  • Paul Konerko (1B): 2-for-4, HR (17), 3 RBI, 2 runs, BB
  • Joe Crede (3B): 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI, 2 runs
  • Frank Thomas (DH): 1-for-3, HR (4), RBI, 2 runs, BB
  • Juan Uribe (SS): 1-for-4, HR (5), 3 RBI, run

The Bad

  • Scott Podsednik (LF): 0-for-4
  • A.J. Pierzynski (C): 0-for-4

Moment of the Game

Frank Thomas did not play much during the ’05 season due to injury. However, any time he got in the game, the fans loved every minute of it. Including this moment where he hit his fourth bomb of the season as part of a 10 run inning.

Stats On 35th – Let’s Break This One Down by the Numbers


Juan Uribe lead the way in WPA, with a 30.9. Juan was off to a sluggish start in the hitting category, but this effort seemed to spark a summer run, and one of the best seasons of Uribe’s careers.


Frank Thomas hit his 4th homer of the season, proving he still was an important factor in the 2005 season.


Despite not having his best stuff, Jon Garland continued to roll through the 2005 season, getting win number 11.

Looking Ahead:

Next up, we get a rematch of the 1959 World Series, as the Sox took on the Dodgers back on June 17th, 2005. NBC Sports Chicago will have a new start time, as Sox Rewind will now kickoff at 7:00 pm. As always, check back here at Sox On 35th for the recap!

Player of the Game

Today’s Player of the Game is Paul Konerko who belted his 17th home run and drove in three runs.

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