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1979 Chicago White SoxSeason Roster
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Ralph Garr played for the 1979 Chicago White Sox
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameWhite Sox
LocationChicago,Illinois
Record73-87 (5th in American League West)League Rank11thMLB Rank19th
BallparkComiskey Park
ManagerTony La Russa,Don KessingerGeneral Manager
CoachesFred Martin (Pitching Coach), Joe Sparks (Third Base Coach), Bobby Winkles (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickSteve Buechele (#9)
Attendance1,280,702 (Rank: 20th)
Minor League AffiliatesIowa Oaks (AAA) 69-67 ... Knoxville Sox (AA) 65-76 ... Appleton Foxes (A) 63-72 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1979 Chicago White Sox.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Chicago White Sox Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
7Alan Bannister2B-OF5-11 175 R-R 1951-09-03 27Montebello,California MLB1973-19851974-1985Kennedy (La Palma,CA)Arizona St
1973- 1-   1-PHI
 
46Francisco BarriosP6-3 195 R-R 1953-08-10 25Hermosillo,Mexico MLB1971-19811974-1981  
1973-   UDFA-SFN
 
30Ross BaumgartenP6-1 180 L-L 1955-05-27 24Highland Park,Illinois MLB1977-19831978-1982New Trier (Winnetka,IL)Florida
1977-20- 491-CHA
 
8Kevin Bell3B6-0 195 R-R 1955-07-13 23Los Angeles,California MLB1974-19821976-1982Northview (Covina,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1974- 1-   7-CHA
 
22Thad BosleyOF6-3 175 L-L 1956-09-17 22Oceanside,California MLB1974-19901977-1990Oceanside (Oceanside,CA)Mira Costa Col
1974- 4-  82-CAL
 
40Britt BurnsP6-5 218 L-L 1959-06-08 20Houston,Texas MLB1978-19901978-1985Huffman (Birmingham,AL)
1978- 3-  70-CHA
 
13Harry ChappasSS5-3 150 B-R 1957-10-26 21Mount Rainier,Maryland MLB1976-19831978-1980Nova (Davie,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1976- 6-  94-CHA
 
19Mike ColbernC6-3 205 R-R 1955-04-19 24Santa Monica,California MLB1976-19821978-1979Hawthorne (Hawthorne,CA)Arizona St
1976- 2-  32-CHA
 
49Richard DotsonP6-0 204 R-R 1959-01-10 20Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1977-19901979-1990Anderson (Cincinnati,OH)
1977- 1-   7-CAL
 
42Mark EsserP6-1 190 R-L 1956-04-01 23Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1977-19821979-1979Ketcham (Wappingers Falls,NY)Miami-Dade Col
1977- 8- 160-CHA
 
22Ed FarmerP6-5 210 R-R 1949-10-18 29Evergreen Park,Illinois MLB1967-19861971-1983St. Rita of Cascia (Chicago,IL)
1967- 5-  91-CLE
 
17,42,0Marv FoleyC6-0 195 L-R 1953-08-29 25Stanford,Kentucky MLB1972-19861978-1984Henry Clay (Lexington,KY)Kentucky
1975-17- 395-CHA
 
48Ralph GarrOF5-11 197 L-R 1945-12-12 33Monroe,Louisiana MLB1967-19801968-1980Lincoln (Ruston,LA)Grambling St
1967- 3-  52-ATL
 
10Joe Gates2B5-7 175 L-R 1954-10-03 24Gary,Indiana MLB1977-19821978-1979Roosevelt (Gary,IN)State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1973-   UDFA-KCA
 
47Rich HintonP6-2 185 L-L 1947-05-22 32Tucson,Arizona MLB1969-19791971-1979Marana (Marana,AZ)Arizona
1969- 4-  76-CLE
 
36Guy HoffmanP5-9 185 L-L 1956-07-09 22Ottawa,Illinois MLB1975-19881979-1988Marquette (Ottawa,IL)Bradley U.
1978-   UDFA-CHA
 
41Fred HowardP6-3 190 R-R 1956-09-02 22Portland,Maine MLB1976-19831979-1979South Portland (Portland,ME)Miami-Dade Col
1976- 6- 110-CHA
 
23LaMarr HoytP6-3 244 R-R 1955-01-01 24Columbia,South Carolina MLB1973-19861979-1986W.J. Keenan (Columbia,SC)
1973- 5- 109-NYA
 
11Lamar Johnson1B6-2 225 R-R 1950-09-02 28Bessemer,Alabama MLB1968-19821974-1982Wenonah (Birmingham,AL)Lawson St CC
1968- 3-  54-CHA
 
27Don KessingerSS6-1 175 B-R 1942-07-17 36Forrest City,Arkansas MLB1964-19791964-1979Forrest City (Forrest City,AR)Mississippi
1964-   UDFA-CHN
 
55Ken KravecP6-2 185 L-L 1951-07-29 27Cleveland,Ohio MLB1973-19871975-1982Mid Park (Middleburgh Heights,OH)Ashland U.
1973- 3-  69-CHA
 
47Jack KucekP6-2 200 R-R 1953-06-08 26Warren,Ohio MLB1972-19811974-1980Newton Falls (Newton Falls,OH)Miami U.
1974- 2-  32-CHA
 
36Rusty KuntzOF6-3 190 R-R 1955-02-04 24Orange,California MLB1977-19851979-1985Paso Robles (Paso Robles,CA)Cal St Stanislaus, Cuesta Col
1977-11- 261-CHA
 
44Lerrin LaGrowP6-5 220 R-R 1948-07-08 30Phoenix,Arizona MLB1969-19801970-1980   Arizona St
1969- 6- 139-DET
 
50Chet LemonOF6-0 190 R-R 1955-02-12 24Jackson,Mississippi MLB1972-19901975-1990Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)
1972- 1-  22-OAK
 
5Milt MayC6-0 190 L-R 1950-08-01 28Gary,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg,FL)
1968-11- 237-PIT
 
34Junior MooreOF5-11 185 R-R 1953-01-25 26Waskom,Texas MLB1971-19801976-1980Kennedy (Richmond,CA)
1971-11- 257-ATL
 
12Jim Morrison2B-3B5-11 186 R-R 1952-09-23 26Pensacola,Florida MLB1974-19881977-1988King (Tampa,FL)Georgia So.U.
1974- 5-  99-PHI
 
15Bill NahorodnyC6-2 200 R-R 1953-08-31 25Hamtramck,Michigan MLB1972-19851976-1984Hamtramck (Hamtramck,MI)St. Clair County CC
1972- 6- 123-PHI
 
20Wayne NordhagenDH6-2 205 R-R 1948-07-04 30Thief River Falls,Minnesota MLB1968-19831976-1983Glide (Glide,OR)Treasure Valley CC
1968- 7- 136-NYA
 
6Jorge OrtaDH-2B5-10 170 L-R 1950-11-26 28Mazatlan,Mexico MLB1968-19871972-1987  
1971-   UDFA-CHA
 
24Mike ProlyP6-0 185 R-R 1950-12-15 28Jamaica,New York MLB1972-19841976-1983Chaminade (Mineola,NY)St. John's U.
1972- 9- 213-SLN
 
16Greg PryorSS6-0 186 R-R 1949-10-02 29Marietta,Ohio MLB1970-19861976-1986Maynard Evans (Orlando,FL)Florida So.Col
1971- 6- 130-WS2
 
32,35Dewey RobinsonP6-0 180 R-R 1955-04-28 24Evanston,Illinois MLB1977-19821979-1981Roger C. Sullivan (Chicago,IL)So.Illinois U.
1977-19- 467-CHA
 
55Gilberto RondonP6-2 200 R-R 1953-11-18 25Bronx,New York MLB1976-19811976-1979DeWitt Clinton (Bronx,NY)
1973- 3-  59-BAL
 
26Randy ScarberyP6-1 185 B-R 1952-06-22 27Fresno,California MLB1972-19801979-1980Roosevelt (Fresno,CA)USC
1973- 1-  23-OAK
 
37Ron SchuelerP6-4 205 R-R 1948-04-18 31Catharine,Kansas MLB1967-19791972-1979Hays (Hays,KS)
1967- 3-  43-ATL
 
12Eric Soderholm3B5-11 187 R-R 1948-09-24 30Cortland,New York MLB1968-19801971-1980Coral Park (Miami,FL)South Georgia St
1968- 1-   1-MIN
 
25Mike Squires1B5-11 185 L-L 1952-03-05 27Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1973-19851975-1985Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U.
1973-18- 429-CHA
 
35Pablo TorrealbaP5-9 175 L-L 1948-04-28 31Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB1975-19791975-1979  
1966-   UDFA-ATL
 
21Rusty TorresOF5-10 180 B-R 1948-09-30 30Aguadilla,Puerto Rico MLB1967-19811971-1980New York Vocational (Jamaica,NY)
1966-54- 811-NYA
 
33Steve TroutP6-4 195 L-L 1957-07-30 21Detroit,Michigan MLB1976-19901978-1989Thornwood (South Holland,IL)
1976- 1-   8-CHA
 
18Claudell WashingtonOF6-0 190 L-L 1954-08-31 24Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19901974-1990Berkeley (Berkeley,CA)
1972-   UDFA-OAK
 
28Rich WorthamP6-0 185 R-L 1953-10-22 25Odessa,Texas MLB1973-19831978-1983Odessa (Odessa,TX)Texas
1976- 2-  27-CHA
 
44 Players