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1979 Chicago White Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 73-87 .456
Rank: 5th in American League West
Run Differential: 730-748 -18
Manager(s): Don Kessinger, Tony LaRussa
General Manager: Roland Hemond
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Comiskey Park
Attendance: 1,280,702 20/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Steve Buechele (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bobby Winkles
Pitching Coach: Fred Martin
Third Base Coach: Joe Sparks

#1 Draft Picks

Richard Dotson (#7), Steve Trout (#8), Chet Lemon (#22), Randy Scarbery (#23)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8577.5253.0
8379.5125.0
8280.5066.0
7387.45614.0
6795.41421.0
54108.33334.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Alan Bannister2B-OF2750671144
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55226434031449.285.338.383721.099.215.3030.93253.0194557
8Kevin Bell3B232002049
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2224154300313.245.296.355651.110.175.2922.8750.071219
22Thad BosleyOF22771324
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84191400001.312.384.390774.078.234.3711.5677.03086
13Harry ChappasSS2159917
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4115510002.288.344.356700.068.153.3021.0059.02164
19Mike ColbernC2483520
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080042500401.241.276.325601.084.133.3456.25--2791
17,42,0Marv FoleyC2597624
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10007501424.247.292.340632.093.165.2390.7148.533110
48Ralph GarrOF333073486
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3924171910225.280.316.414730.134.182.2741.1234.1127328
10Joe Gates2B241651
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01112300000.063.167.188355.125.250.0771.50--318
11Lamar Johnson1B2847960148
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74824156210423.309.361.449810.140.238.3281.3739.9215524
27Don KessingerSS361101422
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710101201315.200.264.282546.082.182.2141.20110.031124
36Rusty KuntzOF241101
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0000002600001.091.231.091322.000.182.2003.00--113
50Chet LemonOF2455679177
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8671156681363415.318.378.496874.178.272.3371.2132.7276619
5Milt MayC282022351
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2800142721213.252.300.421721.168.238.2601.9328.985219
34Junior MooreOF262012453
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2302122000048.264.300.328628.065.114.2831.67201.066217
12Jim Morrison2B-3B262403866
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35113154840732.275.314.508822.233.329.2873.2017.1122265
15Bill NahorodnyC251792046
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2901182301025.257.322.413735.156.251.2631.2829.874199
20Wayne NordhagenDH301932054
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2500132202019.280.324.466790.187.254.2851.6927.690207
6Jorge OrtaDH-2B283254985
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4615443312346.262.346.437783.175.298.2600.7529.5142376
16Greg PryorSS2947660131
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34343541217516.275.322.355677.080.151.2931.17158.7169523
12Eric Soderholm3B302103153
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3401191901119.252.313.395708.143.229.2531.0035.083231
25Mike Squires1B272954478
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22155229235210.264.313.325638.061.169.2660.41147.596324
21Rusty TorresOF301702643
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2400233721804.253.342.424766.171.306.2801.6121.372201
18Claudell WashingtonOF2447179132
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6619112893372410.280.318.454772.174.251.3223.3236.2214505
Batting Totals18125463730150529033127680976245466836295845151.275.329.410739.135.224.2921.4743.022426020
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
46Francisco Barrios25833.601515200094884938933280151.278.340.853.132.650.85
44Lerrin LaGrow30039.0011200411727211821692002.3913.501.008.004.500.56
20Wayne Nordhagen30009.0020002022220120001.509.000.004.509.002.00
24Mike Proly28383.893860024988894338640325011.479.100.614.093.270.80
32,35Dewey Robinson24016.431100070141112101950001.437.070.645.793.210.56
55Gilberto Rondon25003.60400000911542632001.709.901.805.402.700.50
26Randy Scarbery27284.63455001541011025652934456031.359.090.803.034.011.32
37Ron Schueler31017.208100501919161631361021.608.551.355.852.700.46
35Pablo Torrealba31001.5030002055111211001.177.501.503.001.500.50
33Steve Trout211183.8934186212415516577671059761051.459.580.583.434.411.29
47Jack Kucek26000.0010000000400300003.000.000.0027.000.000.00
55Ken Kravec2715133.743635103112502081151042011113231141.287.490.724.004.751.19
30Ross Baumgarten241383.532828430019017582751883726111.358.250.853.913.390.87
40Britt Burns20005.40600000510531120002.2018.001.801.803.602.00
49Richard Dotson20203.755511002428131006130001.4210.500.002.254.882.17
42Mark Esser230013.5020001012330410003.009.000.0018.004.500.25
22Ed Farmer29372.4442300301481663622234486011.237.330.223.785.331.41
47Rich Hinton32126.0016200824157302848270001.5512.210.861.715.793.38
36Guy Hoffman22055.40240009230301818023183111.779.000.006.905.400.78
41Fred Howard22153.572860010068733427532360011.549.660.664.244.761.13
23LaMarr Hoyt24000.0020001032000000000.676.000.000.000.00--
28Rich Wortham2514144.90343350002041951261112110011914331.458.600.934.415.251.19
Pitching Totals73864.133951592891313714091365748647114618675507371.418.720.733.954.311.09
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Milt MayC652772761.9810.00
Bill NahorodnyC602232573.9730.00
Marv FoleyC331281111.9930.00
Mike ColbernC321211244.9710.00
Wayne NordhagenC59030.7500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike Squires1B11074160462.9950.00
Lamar Johnson1B94748631162.9870.00
Alan Bannister1B120011.0000.00
Don Kessinger1B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alan Bannister2B651501601232.9630.00
Jim Morrison2B48104120433.9820.00
Jorge Orta2B415775317.9780.00
Greg Pryor2B254248113.9890.00
Joe Gates2B8121613.9660.00
Junior Moore2B202001.0000.00
Don Kessinger2B126001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kevin Bell3B68511531711.9230.00
Eric Soderholm3B5655154312.9860.00
Jim Morrison3B29176555.9430.00
Greg Pryor3B22153742.9290.00
Alan Bannister3B12102464.8500.00
Joe Gates3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Greg PryorSS1191613622154.9610.00
Don KessingerSS5457103217.9880.00
Harry ChappasSS232863713.9290.00
Kevin BellSS201001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chet LemonOF14741110102.9770.00
Claudell WashingtonOF122256773.9740.00
Rusty TorresOF85117430.9760.00
Ralph GarrOF6794351.9510.00
Junior MooreOF6183330.9660.00
Alan BannisterOF4788330.9680.00
Thad BosleyOF2857221.9670.00
Wayne NordhagenOF12194001.0000.00
Rusty KuntzOF5121011.0000.00
Mike SquiresOF130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Randy ScarberyP4510151721.9171.96
Ed FarmerP4281711011.0002.00
Mike ProlyP388851712.9572.25
Ken KravecP3625083511.9771.55
Steve TroutP3415563332.9292.26
Rich WorthamP3420472750.8721.50
Ross BaumgartenP28190142811.9771.99
Fred HowardP286874001.0001.46
Guy HoffmanP243015011.0001.79
Rich HintonP16414810.9232.62
Francisco BarriosP159410832.8571.72
Lerrin LaGrowP11170310.7501.57
Dewey RobinsonP111401001.0000.64
Ron SchuelerP81903001.0001.41
Britt BurnsP650000.0000.00
Richard DotsonP52414001.0001.87
Gilberto RondonP4901001.0000.98
Pablo TorrealbaP3501001.0001.73
Mark EsserP210000.0000.00
LaMarr HoytP230000.0000.00
Wayne NordhagenP220000.0000.00
Jack KucekP100000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jorge OrtaDH62.0000.00
Wayne NordhagenDH47.0000.00
Lamar JohnsonDH37.0000.00
Ralph GarrDH17.0000.00
Junior MooreDH10.0000.00
Alan BannisterDH9.0000.00
Bill NahorodnyDH3.0000.00
Claudell WashingtonDH3.0000.00
Thad BosleyDH1.0000.00
Joe GatesDH1.0000.00
Chet LemonDH1.0000.00


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