Monday, September 2, 2013

Championship Moments—White Sox 2005

Championship Moments—White Sox 2005, 2008
Julie Rotblatt-Amrany
U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street

            Standing 18 feet high and 15 feet wide, this monument to the World Series victory by the Chicago White Sox baseball team in 2005 is located at the northwest corner of the field. Unveiled on April 11, 2008, it was a two-year design project for Julie Rotblatt-Amrany, half of the sculpting team responsible for the statue of Michael Jordan (The Spirit, 1994) at the United Center.
            The White Sox swept the Houston Astros for the championship after also sweeping the defending champion Boston Red Sox in the Division series. The monument features four raised white bronze figures against a black granite background, highlighting key plays of the series: Paul Konerko’s grand slam, Joe Crede’s key double, Juan Uribe’s dive into the bullpen, and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’s relief work against the Boston Red Sox. In addition, the plaza features bricks inscribed with personal messages from fans.

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