2. First Pitch Swinging
Game: 2005 World Series, Game 2
Paul Konerko's walk-up song ("Harvester of Sorrow" by Metallica) fades from the U.S. Cellular Field speakers and 41,000 fans chant "Pauly" repeatedly. The White Sox are down 4-2, there are two outs in the bottom of the seventh, and the bases are loaded. He takes the first pitch from Houston reliever Chad Qualls and crushes it over the left field bullpen. The stadium is deafening. The crowd is euphoric. But the humble, reliable Sox slugger trots the bases unfazed in what would be the second greatest moment in South Sider history.