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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
Roster Continuity 54.98% 25/26
Manager(s): Larry Doby, Bob Lemon
General Manager: Roland Hemond
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Comiskey Park
Attendance: 1,491,100 14/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: David White (#31) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information
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Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bobby Knoop
First Base Coach: Tony La Russa
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Lamar Johnson1B27 49852136
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8
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72654346221717.273.329.376705.102.191.2841.0762.3187551
12Eric Soderholm3B29 45757118
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17
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1
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20
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67223944423713.258.318.431749.173.258.2451.1322.9197510
48Ralph GarrOF32 44367122
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9
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3
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29752441111009.275.314.377691.102.160.2981.71147.7167478
11Don KessingerSS35 43135110
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18
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1
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312436340112110.255.312.309621.053.132.2750.94431.0133480
6Jorge Orta2B27 42045115
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19
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2
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13
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5312423943479.274.340.421761.148.245.2720.9332.3177477
44Chet LemonOF23 35751107
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55593946828411.300.377.510887.210.308.3111.1827.5182416
15Bill NahorodnyC24 3472982
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3510235220445.236.285.349634.112.182.2542.2643.4121380
18Claudell WashingtonOF23 3143383
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3155125712247.264.290.404694.140.178.3024.7552.3127333
5Bob MolinaroOF-DH28 2863975
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27226191232215.262.314.378692.115.238.2570.6347.7108311
16Greg Pryor2B-SS28 2222758
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1531111810414.261.298.338636.077.135.2761.64111.075239
22Thad BosleyOF21 2192559
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131211133201224.269.308.329637.059.123.3052.46109.572236
15Wayne NordhagenOF29 2062862
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350151800056.301.310.451761.150.170.3033.6041.293216
10Ron BlombergDH29 1561636
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2200111702111.231.280.372652.141.212.2301.5531.258169
19Mike Squires1B26 1502542
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01944162100231.280.343.367710.087.193.3181.31--55171
30Mike ColbernC23 1411138
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200113620021.270.281.362643.092.092.34336.0070.551146
7Alan BannisterDH-OF26 1071624
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0833111211002.224.303.290593.065.168.2531.09--31119
25Bobby BondsOF32 90825
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862101001112.278.347.389736.111.267.2911.0045.035102
38Henry CruzOF26 771317
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100181110032.221.292.351643.130.221.2241.3838.52789
1Harry ChappasSS20 751120
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0061261110330.267.318.280598.013.080.2991.83--2188
3Jim Breazeale1B28 72815
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130081000012.208.284.375659.167.278.2001.2524.02781
8Kevin Bell3B22 68913
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51051910203.191.257.279536.088.176.2343.8034.01976
17Junior MooreDH25 65819
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04116700004.292.352.323675.031.123.3281.17--2171
25Tom SpencerOF27 65312
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004012900001.185.209.200409.015.031.2144.50--1367
21Rusty TorresOF29 44714
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6016700100.318.400.591991.273.386.3241.1714.72651
42Marv FoleyC24 34312
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0006014600001.353.421.353774.000.088.4291.50--1238
31Joe Gates2B23 2466
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0001104610101.250.379.250629.000.208.3331.50--630
65Mike EdenSS-2B29 1712
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0000004000001.118.286.118404.000.235.1180.00--221
3Larry JohnsonC27 801
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0000001400000.125.222.125347.000.125.2504.00--19
37Ron SchuelerP30 0100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals17905393634142322141106595836840962533206357122.264.313.379692.115.194.2791.5350.920445922
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Steve Stone30 12124.3730306100212.019611010319841182031.328.320.813.575.011.40
27Ken Kravec26 11164.0830307200203.018810492229515471101.398.330.984.216.831.62
46Francisco Barrios24 9154.0433329210195.218093881385793171.358.270.603.903.630.93
28Wilbur Wood36 10105.2028274010168.0187103972374699031.5510.021.233.963.700.93
34Jim Willoughby29 163.8759000471393.1954140619361041.239.190.581.843.481.89
36Lerrin LaGrow29 654.4052000411688.0854743938411031.408.690.923.894.191.08
37Ron Schueler30 354.28307006081.27650391039394071.408.341.104.284.281.00
47Rich Hinton31 264.002942012180.2783836528481021.318.670.563.115.331.71
24Mike Proly27 522.73146203165.2632420412190001.148.590.551.642.591.58
52Rich Wortham24 323.0588200059.0592420123258001.399.000.153.513.811.09
35Pablo Torrealba30 244.74253117157.1693730639230031.8910.890.956.163.630.59
55Jack Kucek25 233.29105302152.0422319527301001.337.270.874.675.191.11
41Ross Baumgarten23 225.8774112023.029151539151011.6511.351.173.525.871.67
33Steve Trout20 304.0943101022.1191010011110001.367.770.004.504.501.00
40Britt Burns19 0212.382200007.21412112330002.1315.752.253.383.381.00
Batting Totals71904.233611613871233314091380731663128586710382431.408.810.823.744.541.21
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Alan Bannister260002080001519------.833--.958------1.00034162
Francisco Barrios243300000000001.000------------------19380
Ross Baumgarten23700000000001.000------------------020
Kevin Bell22000052000001--------.946----------23645
Ron Blomberg29007000000036----.986--------------7031
Bobby Bonds32000000000223------------------.9564032
Thad Bosley21000000000640------------------.97515534
Jim Breazeale28001900000004----.992--------------12431
Britt Burns19200000000001.000------------------020
Harry Chappas20000002000000----------1.000--------28640
Mike Colbern23047000000001--.969----------------203197
Henry Cruz26000000000401------------------1.0005540
Mike Eden2900040500000------1.000--.905--------14132
Marv Foley24010000000000--.937----------------4143
Ralph Garr320000000001099------------------.95920559
Joe Gates2300080000000------.972------------9261
Rich Hinton31290000000000.917------------------381
Lamar Johnson2700108000000036----.992--------------887718
Larry Johnson2702000000001--.857----------------511
Don Kessinger350009012300000------1.000--.974--------18333513
Ken Kravec26300000000000.914------------------7253
Jack Kucek251000000000001.000------------------450
Lerrin LaGrow29520000000000.960------------------4201
Chet Lemon230000000009510------------------.98328485
Bob Molinaro280000000006232------------------1.0008820
Junior Moore25000060000512--------.857--------1.0001292
Bill Nahorodny240104400000001--.9801.000--------------5095511
Wayne Nordhagen2901200000003616--.944--------------.94187126
Jorge Orta270001140000002------.984------------2752909
Mike Proly27140000000000.917------------------1101
Greg Pryor2800035202800000------.966.968.961--------10020211
Ron Schueler30300000000001.947------------------5131
Eric Soderholm2900011280000011------1.000.964----------12824914
Tom Spencer27000000000272------------------1.0005220
Mike Squires26004500000000----.997--------------361201
Steve Stone30300000000000.909------------------12284
Pablo Torrealba30250000000000.857------------------241
Rusty Torres29000000000140------------------.9642701
Steve Trout20400000000001.000------------------030
Claudell Washington23000000000821------------------.95915967
Jim Willoughby29590000000000.968------------------11191
Wilbur Wood362800000000001.000------------------2400
Rich Wortham24800000000001.000------------------090


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