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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:
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

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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1978 Chicago White Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    7Alan BannisterOF-2B5-11175R-R261974PHI: 1973-1-1MLB--
    46Francisco BarriosP6-3195R-R241974Not draftedMLB--
    41Ross BaumgartenP6-1180L-L231978CHA: 1977-20-491MLB--
    8Kevin Bell3B6-0195R-R221976CHA: 1974-1-7MLB--
    10Ron Blomberg1B-OF6-1205L-R291969NYA: 1967-1-1MLB--
    25Bobby BondsOF6-1190R-R321968Not draftedMLB--
    22Thad BosleyOF6-3175L-L211977CAL: 1974-4-82MLB--
    3Jim Breazeale1B6-2210L-R281969ATL: 1968-1-8MLB--
    40Britt BurnsP6-5218L-L191978CHA: 1978-3-70MLB--
    1Harry ChappasSS5-3150B-R201978CHA: 1976-6-94MLB--
    30Mike ColbernC6-3205R-R231978CHA: 1976-2-32MLB--
    38Henry CruzOF6-0175L-L261975Not draftedMLB--
    65Mike Eden2B-SS5-10170B-R291976CLE: 1971-27-620MLB--
    42Marv FoleyC6-0195L-R241978CHA: 1975-17-395MLB--
    48Ralph GarrOF5-11197L-R321968ATL: 1967-3-52MLB--
    31Joe Gates2B5-7175L-R231978Not draftedMLB--
    47Rich HintonP6-2185L-L311971CLE: 1969-4-76MLB--
    23Lamar Johnson1B6-2225R-R271974CHA: 1968-3-54MLB--
    3Larry JohnsonC6-0185R-R271972CLE: 1968-9-186MLB--
    11Don KessingerSS6-1175B-R351964Not draftedMLB--
    27Ken KravecP6-2185L-L261975CHA: 1973-3-69MLB--
    55Jack KucekP6-2200R-R251974CHA: 1974-2-32MLB--
    36Lerrin LaGrowP6-5220R-R291970DET: 1969-6-139MLB--
    44Chet LemonOF6-0190R-R231975OAK: 1972-1-22MLB--
    5Bob MolinaroOF6-0190L-R281975DET: 1968-2-38MLB--
    17Junior Moore3B-OF5-11185R-R251976ATL: 1971-11-257MLB--
    15Bill NahorodnyC6-2200R-R241976PHI: 1972-6-123MLB--
    15Wayne NordhagenOF6-2205R-R291976NYA: 1968-7-136MLB--
    6Jorge Orta2B-OF5-10170L-R271972Not draftedMLB--
    24Mike ProlyP6-0185R-R271976SLN: 1972-9-213MLB--
    16Greg Pryor3B-SS6-0186R-R281976WS2: 1971-6-130MLB--
    37Ron SchuelerP6-4205R-R301972ATL: 1967-3-43MLB--
    12Eric Soderholm3B5-11187R-R291971MIN: 1968-1-1MLB--
    25Tom SpencerOF6-0170R-R271978CIN: 1969-20-470MLB--
    19Mike Squires1B5-11185L-L261975CHA: 1973-18-429MLB--
    32Steve StoneP5-10175R-R301971SFN: 1969-4-89MLB--
    35Pablo TorrealbaP5-9175L-L301975Not draftedMLB--
    21Rusty TorresOF5-10180B-R291971NYA: 1966-54-811MLB--
    33Steve TroutP6-4195L-L201978CHA: 1976-1-8MLB--
    18Claudell WashingtonOF6-0190L-L231974Not draftedMLB--
    34Jim WilloughbyP6-2185R-R291971SFN: 1967-11-218MLB--
    28Wilbur WoodP6-0180R-L361961Not draftedMLB--
    52Rich WorthamP6-0185R-L241978CHA: 1976-2-27MLB--

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