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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
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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2
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8671156681363415.318.391.496887.178.272.3371.2132.7276632
7Alan Bannister2B-OF27   50671144
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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


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