White Sox plan 2005 reunion for July

CHICAGO -- While the entire 2015 season will be spent honoring the 10-year anniversary of the Chicago White Sox’s World Series victory over the Houston Astros, particular emphasis will be placed on the weekend of July 17-19.

During a three-game home series against the Kansas City Royals, the last American League team to play in the World Series, the White Sox will play host to a reunion weekend of former 2005 players.

No details were given other than the club’s plan to “commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the organization’s 2005 World Series Championship victory, honoring the members of the 2005 team and their accomplishments at U.S. Cellular Field,” according to a team release.

The team’s celebration of the 2005 season is scheduled to kick off during SoxFest, Jan. 23-25 at the Hilton Chicago. White Sox players from the 2005 club currently scheduled to appear: Jose Contreras, Jon Garland, Orlando Hernandez, Bobby Jenks, Geoff Blum, Joe Crede, Tadahito Iguchi, Scott Podsednik and Aaron Rowand. More players could be announced later.

The White Sox also announced that they will give out free T-shirts to the first 10,000 fans at each Monday home game. Themed nights in the 2015 season include: Mullet Night, June 19; Country Music Night, July 31; Elvis Night, Aug. 28; Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day, Sept. 12 and Hispanic Heritage Night, Oct. 2.

Giveaways include: 2015 magnetic schedule, April 10; White Sox welcome mat, April 11; White Sox calendar, April 20-22; White Sox tote bag, April 24 and Jose Abreu rookie of the year blanket, April 25.

Additional theme nights and giveaway games will be announced at a later date.

The White Sox will put 14-game and seven-game ticket plans on sale at 10 a.m. CST Tuesday. More information on the ticket package sale is available at whitesox.com/holidaypacks.