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1978 Chicago White Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 71-90 .441
Rank: 5th in American League West
Run Differential: 634-731 -97
Manager(s): Larry Doby, Bob Lemon
General Manager: Roland Hemond
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Comiskey Park
Attendance: 1,491,100 14/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: David White (#31) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bobby Knoop
First Base Coach: Tony LaRussa
Hitting Coach: Larry Doby
Pitching Coach: Stan Williams
Third Base Coach: Minnie Minoso

#1 Draft Picks

Ron Blomberg (#1), Steve Trout (#8), Chet Lemon (#22)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9270.568--
8775.5375.0
8775.5375.0
7389.45119.0
7190.44120.5
6993.42623.0
56104.35035.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Lamar Johnson1B2749852136
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72654346221717.273.329.376705.102.191.2841.0762.3187551
12Eric Soderholm3B2945757118
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1
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20
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67223944423713.258.318.431749.173.258.2451.1322.9197510
48Ralph GarrOF3244367122
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9
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3
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29752441111009.275.314.377691.102.160.2981.71147.7167478
11Don KessingerSS3543135110
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18
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1
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312436340112110.255.312.309621.053.132.2750.94431.0133480
6Jorge Orta2B2742045115
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2
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5312423943479.274.340.421761.148.245.2720.9332.3177477
44Chet LemonOF2335751107
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55593946828411.300.377.510887.210.308.3111.1827.5182416
15Bill NahorodnyC243472982
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3510235220445.236.285.349634.112.182.2542.2643.4121380
18Claudell WashingtonOF233143383
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3155125712247.264.290.404694.140.178.3024.7552.3127333
5Bob MolinaroOF-DH282863975
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27226191232215.262.314.378692.115.238.2570.6347.7108311
16Greg Pryor2B-SS282222758
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1531111810414.261.298.338636.077.135.2761.64111.075239
22Thad BosleyOF212192559
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131211133201224.269.308.329637.059.123.3052.46109.572236
15Wayne NordhagenOF292062862
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350151800056.301.310.451761.150.170.3033.6041.293216
10Ron BlombergDH291561636
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2200111702111.231.280.372652.141.212.2301.5531.258169
19Mike Squires1B261502542
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01944162100231.280.343.367710.087.193.3181.31--55171
30Mike ColbernC231411138
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200113620021.270.281.362643.092.092.34336.0070.551146
7Alan BannisterDH-OF261071624
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0833111211002.224.303.290593.065.168.2531.09--31119
25Bobby BondsOF3290825
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862101001112.278.347.389736.111.267.2911.0045.035102
38Henry CruzOF26771317
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100181110032.221.292.351643.130.221.2241.3838.52789
1Harry ChappasSS20751120
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0061261110330.267.318.280598.013.080.2991.83--2188
3Jim Breazeale1B2872815
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130081000012.208.284.375659.167.278.2001.2524.02781
8Kevin Bell3B2268913
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51051910203.191.257.279536.088.176.2343.8034.01976
17Junior MooreDH2565819
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04116700004.292.352.323675.031.123.3281.17--2171
25Tom SpencerOF2765312
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004012900001.185.209.200409.015.031.2144.50--1367
21Rusty TorresOF2944714
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6016700100.318.400.591991.273.386.3241.1714.72651
42Marv FoleyC2434312
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0006014600001.353.421.353774.000.088.4291.50--1238
31Joe Gates2B232466
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0001104610101.250.379.250629.000.208.3331.50--630
65Mike EdenSS-2B291712
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0000004000001.118.286.118404.000.235.1180.00--221
3Larry JohnsonC27801
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0000001400000.125.222.125347.000.125.2504.00--19
37Ron SchuelerP300100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals17905393634142322141106595836840962533206357122.264.313.379692.115.194.2791.5350.920445922
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Steve Stone3012124.373030610021219611010319841182031.328.320.813.575.011.40
27Ken Kravec2611164.083030720020318810492229515471101.398.330.984.216.831.62
46Francisco Barrios249154.043332921019518093881385793171.358.270.603.903.630.93
28Wilbur Wood3610105.2028274010168187103972374699031.5510.021.233.963.700.93
34Jim Willoughby29163.8759000471393954140619361041.239.190.581.843.481.89
36Lerrin LaGrow29654.4052000411688854743938411031.408.690.923.894.191.08
37Ron Schueler30354.283070060817650391039394071.408.341.104.284.281.00
47Rich Hinton31264.002942012180783836528481021.318.670.563.115.331.71
24Mike Proly27522.73146203165632420412190001.148.590.551.642.591.58
52Rich Wortham24323.0588200059592420123258001.399.000.153.513.811.09
35Pablo Torrealba30244.74253117157693730639230031.8910.890.956.163.630.59
55Jack Kucek25233.29105302152422319527301001.337.270.874.675.191.11
41Ross Baumgarten23225.877411202329151539151011.6511.351.173.525.871.67
33Steve Trout20304.0943101022191010011110001.367.770.004.504.501.00
40Britt Burns190212.3822000071412112330002.1315.752.253.383.381.00
Pitching Totals71904.233611613871233314091380731663128586710382431.408.810.823.744.541.21
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill NahorodnyC10448653116.9800.00
Mike ColbernC472031971.9690.00
Wayne NordhagenC12411031.9440.00
Marv FoleyC1041430.9370.00
Larry JohnsonC25110.8570.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lamar Johnson1B10888771874.9920.00
Mike Squires1B4536120129.9970.00
Jim Breazeale1B191243110.9920.00
Ron Blomberg1B770312.9860.00
Bill Nahorodny1B4232001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jorge Orta2B114275290962.9840.00
Greg Pryor2B355490516.9660.00
Don Kessinger2B91214021.0000.00
Joe Gates2B892614.9720.00
Mike Eden2B453021.0000.00
Alan Bannister2B23210.8330.00
Eric Soderholm2B104001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eric Soderholm3B1281282451417.9640.00
Kevin Bell3B52236456.9460.00
Greg Pryor3B20124826.9680.00
Junior Moore3B64820.8570.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don KessingerSS1231713211360.9740.00
Greg PryorSS28346449.9610.00
Harry ChappasSS202864081.0000.00
Alan BannisterSS891413.9580.00
Mike EdenSS591023.9050.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ralph GarrOF109205592.9590.00
Chet LemonOF95284852.9830.00
Claudell WashingtonOF82159670.9590.00
Thad BosleyOF64155340.9750.00
Bob MolinaroOF62882001.0000.00
Henry CruzOF40554021.0000.00
Wayne NordhagenOF3646231.9410.00
Tom SpencerOF27522001.0000.00
Bobby BondsOF2240321.9560.00
Alan BannisterOF15220001.0000.00
Rusty TorresOF1427010.9640.00
Junior MooreOF581001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim WilloughbyP5993111913.9682.90
Lerrin LaGrowP528842013.9602.45
Francisco BarriosP331951938001.0002.63
Ken KravecP3020372531.9141.42
Ron SchuelerP308151311.9472.00
Steve StoneP30212122841.9091.70
Rich HintonP29803810.9171.23
Wilbur WoodP28168240011.0002.25
Pablo TorrealbaP25572410.8570.95
Mike ProlyP146511010.9171.52
Jack KucekP105245001.0001.56
Rich WorthamP85909001.0001.37
Ross BaumgartenP72302001.0000.78
Steve TroutP42203011.0001.22
Britt BurnsP2702001.0002.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron BlombergDH36.0000.00
Lamar JohnsonDH36.0000.00
Bob MolinaroDH32.0000.00
Alan BannisterDH19.0000.00
Wayne NordhagenDH16.0000.00
Junior MooreDH12.0000.00
Eric SoderholmDH11.0000.00
Chet LemonDH10.0000.00
Ralph GarrDH9.0000.00
Jim BreazealeDH4.0000.00
Bobby BondsDH3.0000.00
Jorge OrtaDH2.0000.00
Tom SpencerDH2.0000.00
Kevin BellDH1.0000.00
Mike ColbernDH1.0000.00
Henry CruzDH1.0000.00
Larry JohnsonDH1.0000.00
Bill NahorodnyDH1.0000.00
Ron SchuelerDH1.0000.00
Claudell WashingtonDH1.0000.00


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