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1979 Chicago White Sox (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 73-87 .456
Rank: 5th in American League West
Run Differential: 730-748 -18
Roster Continuity 75.84% 17/26
Manager(s): Don Kessinger, Tony La Russa
General Manager: Roland Hemond
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Comiskey Park
Attendance: 1,280,702 20/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
50Chet LemonOF24   55679177
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8671156681363415.318.391.496887.178.272.3371.2132.7276632
7Alan Bannister2B-OF27   50671144
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8
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55226434031449.285.342.383725.099.215.3030.93253.0194560
11Lamar Johnson1B28   47960148
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74824156210423.309.363.449812.140.238.3281.3739.9215526
16Greg PryorSS29   47660131
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34343541217516.275.324.355679.080.151.2931.17158.7169525
18Claudell WashingtonOF24   47179132
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6619112893372410.280.322.454776.174.251.3223.3236.2214508
6Jorge OrtaDH-2B28   3254985
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4615443312346.262.348.437785.175.298.2600.7529.5142377
48Ralph GarrOF33   3073486
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3924171910225.280.318.414732.134.182.2741.1234.1127329
25Mike Squires1B27   2954478
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22155229235210.264.318.325643.061.169.2660.41147.596326
12Jim Morrison2B-3B26   2403866
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35113154840732.275.324.508832.233.329.2873.2017.1122269
12Eric Soderholm3B30   2103153
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3401191901119.252.313.395708.143.229.2531.0035.083231
5Milt MayC28   2022351
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2800142721213.252.306.421727.168.238.2601.9328.985221
34Junior MooreOF26   2012453
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2302122000048.264.300.328628.065.114.2831.67201.066217
8Kevin Bell3B23   2002049
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2224154300313.245.296.355651.110.175.2922.8750.071219
20Wayne NordhagenDH30   1932054
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2500132202019.280.324.466790.187.254.2851.6927.690207
15Bill NahorodnyC25   1792046
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2901182301025.257.322.413735.156.251.2631.2829.874199
21Rusty TorresOF30   1702643
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2400233721804.253.349.424773.171.306.2801.6121.372203
27Don KessingerSS36   1101422
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710101201315.200.264.282546.082.182.2141.20110.031124
17,42,0Marv FoleyC25   97624
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10007501424.247.292.340632.093.165.2390.7148.533110
19Mike ColbernC24   83520
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080042500401.241.276.325601.084.133.3456.25--2791
22Thad BosleyOF22   771324
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84191400001.312.384.390774.078.234.3711.5677.03086
13Harry ChappasSS21   59917
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4115510002.288.354.356710.068.153.3021.0059.02165
10Joe Gates2B24   1651
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01112300000.063.167.188355.125.250.0771.50--318
36Rusty KuntzOF24   1101
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0000002600001.091.231.091322.000.182.2003.00--113
Batting Totals18125463730150529033127680976245466836295845151.275.329.410739.135.224.2921.4743.022426020
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
55Ken Kravec27   15133.74363510311250.02081151042011113231141.287.490.724.004.751.19
28Rich Wortham25   14144.9034335000204.01951261112110011914331.458.600.934.415.251.19
30Ross Baumgarten24   1383.5328284300190.217582751883726111.358.250.853.913.390.87
33Steve Trout21   1183.89341862124155.016577671059761051.459.580.583.434.411.29
26Randy Scarbery27   284.6345500154101.11025652934456031.359.090.803.034.011.32
46Francisco Barrios25   833.601515200094.2884938933280151.278.340.853.132.650.85
24Mike Proly28   383.893860024988.1894338640325011.479.100.614.093.270.80
22Ed Farmer29   372.4442300301481.1663622234486011.237.330.223.785.331.41
41Fred Howard22   153.572860010068.0733427532360011.549.660.664.244.761.13
47Rich Hinton32   126.00162008241.257302848270001.5512.210.861.715.793.38
36Guy Hoffman22   055.40240009230.1301818023183111.779.000.006.905.400.78
49Richard Dotson20   203.7555110024.128131006130001.4210.500.002.254.882.17
37Ron Schueler31   017.2081005019.219161631361021.608.551.355.852.700.46
44Lerrin LaGrow30   039.00112004117.227211821692002.3913.501.008.004.500.56
32,35Dewey Robinson24   016.43110007014.11112101950001.437.070.645.793.210.56
55Gilberto Rondon25   003.604000009.211542632001.709.901.805.402.700.50
35Pablo Torrealba31   001.503000205.25111211001.177.501.503.001.500.50
40Britt Burns20   005.406000005.010531120002.2018.001.801.803.602.00
23LaMarr Hoyt24   000.002000103.02000000000.676.000.000.000.00--
20Wayne Nordhagen30   009.002000202.02220120001.509.000.004.509.002.00
42Mark Esser23   0013.502000101.22330410003.009.000.0018.004.500.25
47Jack Kucek26   000.001000000.20400300003.000.000.0027.000.000.00
Batting 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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