Today in White Sox History: October 23

Magic moment: Even though Houston rallied to tie Game 2 after this, Konerko’s grand slam might have been the first moment White Sox fans felt their team was destined to win it all. (YouTube)

2005 — Game 2 of the World Series ended in unexpected and dramatic fashion, as outfielder Scott Podsednik blasted a game-winning home run. The shot, off Houston’s Brad Lidge, ended the game in a 7-6 White Sox win at U.S. Cellular Field.

Earlier, with the Sox losing 4-2 with two outs in the seventh inning, Paul Konerko drilled the first pitch he saw for a grand slam. turning the game and perhaps the series around.

Very underrated moment, Damaso Marte jumping for joy while warming up in the bullpen as the homer sailed over him.

2012 – After one of the worst seasons in a century of major league baseball, Adam Dunn was named the American League winner of the Comeback Player of the Year award by The Sporting News. Dunn bounced back to hit 41 home runs and drive in 96 RBIs for the Sox, who contended for the division crown until the final week of the season. The previous year Dunn only hit 11 home runs with 42 RBIs and a batting average of .159.