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Sox Fans To National Media: This Isn't City's 1st World Series In 71 Years

By DNAinfo Staff | October 24, 2016 4:26pm | Updated on October 26, 2016 8:50am
 The White Sox celebrate their World Series win with a parade in 2005.
The White Sox celebrate their World Series win with a parade in 2005.
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CHICAGO — As the city erupts with joy over the Cubs heading to the World Series for the first time since 1945, fans of Chicago's other baseball team (yes, there are two) are feeling a little left out. 

While many White Sox fans — even team owner Jerry Reinsdorf — have offered their support to the Cubs, others say they'll be cheering on Cleveland when the series starts Tuesday. But there's one thing many of them agree on: the World Series of 2005, which the White Sox won, should be acknowledged. 

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The frustration on social media was mostly directed at national news outlets, which claimed Chicago hadn't seen a World Series in 70+ years. 

Sox fans were quick to point out the error in the CBS tweet, prompting them to make a "clarification." 

Sox fans weren't having it: 

Maybe Sox fans are just a bit sensitive. The Cubs have been drawing more fans for decades, even after the Sox won the 2005 World Series. And according to Facebook data, Chicago Cubs fans outnumber White Sox fans in all but five of the city's ZIP codes. 

But until the Cubs win it all, Sox fans will continue gloating about 2005 (not to mention the team also made it to the World Series in 1959) — even if the rest of the world doesn't remember it: 

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