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Nearly 100 Years Later; White Sox/Giants But The Games Are Meaningless

September 8, 2017

One hundred years ago the Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Giants in that year’s (1917) World Series.

The two teams each experiencing woeful seasons, expected for the projected 69 win White Sox and utterly disappointing for the “projected” 88 win Giants, meet in a meaningless series beginning tonight in Chicago.

However each team especially the Giants has produced a great accomplishment in this century, each ending long title droughts.

The first of three straight “even year” Giants’ crowns in 2010 ended a 56 year title drought. Baseball things end at 56, at least regarding that drought and Mr. DiMaggio’s hitting streak.

Meanwhile, the White Sox ended an 88 year title drought, having not won since the aforementioned 1917 W.S. when they swept the Houston Astros, then in the N.L. and now leading for the A.L. one seed, in the 2005 World Series.

 

President Woodrow Wilson pictured above on a 1917 World Series program about to throw a ceremonial pitch.

Mr. Wilson, was the first U.S. president with alliterative initials for his first and last names. Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Ronald Reagan subsequently gained the distinction.

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