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The Chicago White Sox’s Rocky Beginning Resembles Recent World Series Winner’s Path

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Apr 3, 2024

The Chicago White Sox started the 2024 season with a four-game losing streak but turned things around with a win against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. This victory allowed Chicago to compare itself to the Braves’ performance in 2021, which led to a World Series win for Atlanta. Through five games, the White Sox have 28 hits, 11 walks, six home runs, and a .329 slugging percentage at the plate, while their pitchers have allowed 11 walks, mirroring the Braves’ stats from the previous year.

Aligning themselves with a successful team like Atlanta bodes well for Chicago, especially since the Braves have been dominant in recent years, winning the NL East six seasons in a row. In contrast, the White Sox have only won the AL Central once in the last 15 years, back in 2021. While the Tuesday win was a positive sign, there are still 157 regular-season games left, and Chicago currently sits at the bottom of the AL Central with a slim chance of making the postseason according to FanGraphs.

Had the White Sox lost their last game, they would have dropped to a 0-5 record, a position no World Series champion has ever started from. Despite the low odds, history shows that a team like Atlanta in 2021 can turn things around, giving Chicago fans a glimmer of hope for a successful season. While a championship may seem far-fetched, most White Sox fans would be content with a winning record this year. Following Fastball on FanNation on social media can keep fans updated on the latest news and developments in the baseball world.

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