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1979 Chicago White Sox (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
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:
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
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1979 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11979-04-06L 3-5 @BAL
    21979-04-07L 3-6 @BAL
    31979-04-08W 5-1 @BAL
    41979-04-10L 2-10 TOR
    51979-04-12L 7-9 TOR
    61979-04-13W 12-2 NYA
    71979-04-14L 5-8 NYA
    81979-04-15L 5-6 NYA
    91979-04-16W 8-4 @TOR
    101979-04-17W 6-1 @TOR
    111979-04-18W 12-5 @TOR
    121979-04-20W 4-2 @CLE
    131979-04-21W 6-5 @CLE
    141979-04-22L 5-8 @CLE
    151979-04-23L 3-4 @KCA
    161979-04-24L 0-5 @KCA
    171979-04-25L 6-7 @KCA
    181979-04-27W 11-0 TEX
    191979-04-28W 3-2 TEX
    201979-04-29L 0-10 TEX
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    211979-05-01L 2-5 DET
    221979-05-04W 7-5 @TEX
    231979-05-04L 6-7 @TEX
    241979-05-05W 7-6 @TEX
    251979-05-06W 3-0 @TEX
    261979-05-07L 4-5 @DET
    271979-05-08L 8-10 @DET
    281979-05-09W 5-4 @DET
    291979-05-10W 5-2 KCA
    301979-05-11W 5-3 KCA
    311979-05-12L 4-5 KCA
    321979-05-13L 5-14 KCA
    331979-05-15W 2-1 @OAK
    341979-05-16W 3-1 @OAK
    351979-05-17W 5-1 @OAK
    361979-05-18L 3-7 @CAL
    371979-05-19L 6-10 @CAL
    381979-05-20L 0-4 @CAL
    391979-05-22W 5-4 OAK
    401979-05-23W 6-1 OAK
    411979-05-24W 10-1 OAK
    421979-05-25W 6-1 CAL
    431979-05-26L 4-8 CAL
    441979-05-27L 2-4 CAL
    451979-05-27L 1-9 CAL
    461979-05-28W 6-1 CLE
    471979-05-29W 4-2 CLE
    481979-05-30L 4-6 CLE
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    491979-06-01L 0-4 @NYA
    501979-06-02W 7-0 @NYA
    511979-06-03L 2-3 @NYA
    521979-06-04L 0-6 MIL
    531979-06-05L 3-5 MIL
    541979-06-06W 8-5 @BOS
    551979-06-07L 2-9 @BOS
    561979-06-09W 6-2 @MIL
    571979-06-10W 13-3 @MIL
    581979-06-11L 0-6 BAL
    591979-06-12W 12-4 BAL
    601979-06-13L 7-8 BAL
    611979-06-15W 8-5 BOS
    621979-06-16L 5-11 BOS
    631979-06-17W 6-1 BOS
    641979-06-18L 1-5 SEA
    651979-06-19L 2-7 SEA
    661979-06-20L 3-5 SEA
    671979-06-21W 9-5 SEA
    681979-06-22L 3-5 MIN
    691979-06-23L 1-6 MIN
    701979-06-24L 3-4 MIN
    711979-06-24L 1-7 MIN
    721979-06-26L 2-3 @SEA
    731979-06-27L 3-4 @SEA
    741979-06-28W 2-1 @SEA
    751979-06-29L 2-5 @MIN
    761979-06-30L 4-16 @MIN
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    771979-07-01L 1-2 @MIN
    781979-07-03L 3-7 @CLE
    791979-07-04W 16-4 @CLE
    801979-07-05W 5-4 @CLE
    811979-07-06W 4-1 @KCA
    821979-07-07L 3-4 @KCA
    831979-07-08W 4-2 @KCA
    841979-07-09W 5-4 TEX
    851979-07-10W 6-3 TEX
    861979-07-11W 5-3 TEX
    871979-07-12L 1-4 DET
    881979-07-12W 0-0 DET
    891979-07-13L 1-3 DET
    901979-07-14W 12-4 DET
    911979-07-15L 5-14 DET
    921979-07-19W 9-6 @TEX
    931979-07-19W 5-4 @TEX
    941979-07-20W 2-1 @TEX
    951979-07-21L 2-4 @DET
    961979-07-22L 0-1 @DET
    971979-07-23W 11-3 @DET
    981979-07-24L 6-11 KCA
    991979-07-25W 6-2 KCA
    1001979-07-26L 1-6 KCA
    1011979-07-27L 2-7 CLE
    1021979-07-28L 5-10 CLE
    1031979-07-29L 6-9 CLE
    1041979-07-30L 2-7 NYA
    1051979-07-31L 3-7 NYA
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1061979-08-01L 1-9 NYA
    1071979-08-03W 8-5 @TOR
    1081979-08-04L 2-5 @TOR
    1091979-08-05W 5-4 @TOR
    1101979-08-07W 9-5 @NYA
    1111979-08-08L 3-4 @NYA
    1121979-08-09W 5-1 @NYA
    1131979-08-11W 6-1 TOR
    1141979-08-11L 0-6 TOR
    1151979-08-12W 7-0 TOR
    1161979-08-12L 5-7 TOR
    1171979-08-13W 7-0 @BAL
    1181979-08-14L 1-2 @BAL
    1191979-08-15L 1-2 @BAL
    1201979-08-16L 5-7 @BOS
    1211979-08-17W 4-1 @BOS
    1221979-08-18L 2-8 @BOS
    1231979-08-19W 3-2 @BOS
    1241979-08-20L 3-5 @MIL
    1251979-08-21L 2-3 @MIL
    1261979-08-21L 5-9 @MIL
    1271979-08-22W 4-3 @MIL
    1281979-08-26L 7-12 BAL
    1291979-08-26L 3-4 BAL
    1301979-08-27L 3-4 BOS
    1311979-08-28W 7-3 BOS
    1321979-08-30L 3-4 MIL
    1331979-08-31W 6-1 MIL
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1341979-09-01W 4-3 MIL
    1351979-09-02L 2-7 MIL
    1361979-09-03L 5-6 @CAL
    1371979-09-04W 10-7 @CAL
    1381979-09-05L 8-9 @CAL
    1391979-09-06L 9-10 @CAL
    1401979-09-07L 3-4 @OAK
    1411979-09-08L 1-2 @OAK
    1421979-09-09L 0-3 @OAK
    1431979-09-09W 7-0 @OAK
    1441979-09-11W 8-7 CAL
    1451979-09-12W 11-5 CAL
    1461979-09-14L 3-8 OAK
    1471979-09-15W 3-0 OAK
    1481979-09-16W 5-2 OAK
    1491979-09-17L 3-10 MIN
    1501979-09-18W 1-0 MIN
    1511979-09-19W 6-0 MIN
    1521979-09-21W 7-4 @SEA
    1531979-09-22L 4-6 @SEA
    1541979-09-23L 3-8 @SEA
    1551979-09-25W 9-3 @MIN
    1561979-09-26W 6-5 @MIN
    1571979-09-27W 4-2 @MIN
    1581979-09-28W 3-1 SEA
    1591979-09-29L 2-9 SEA
    1601979-09-30W 6-1 SEA
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    74-86
    Milt May 59
    Bill Nahorodny 43
    Marv Foley 29
    Mike Colbern 26
    Wayne Nordhagen 2
    Lamar Johnson 90
    Mike Squires 69
    Alan Bannister 63
    Jim Morrison 41
    Jorge Orta 34
    Greg Pryor 16
    Joe Gates 4
    Don Kessinger 1
    Kevin Bell 59
    Eric Soderholm 55
    Jim Morrison 21
    Greg Pryor 13
    Alan Bannister 11
    Greg Pryor 107
    Don Kessinger 36
    Harry Chappas 16
    Ralph Garr 63
    Alan Bannister 45
    Junior Moore 32
    Thad Bosley 10
    Wayne Nordhagen 5
    Rusty Torres 3
    Rusty Kuntz 1
    Chet Lemon 147
    Rusty Torres 11
    Thad Bosley 1
    Claudell Washington 113
    Rusty Torres 23
    Junior Moore 10
    Thad Bosley 5
    Wayne Nordhagen 5
    Rusty Kuntz 3
    Jorge Orta 53
    Wayne Nordhagen 38
    Lamar Johnson 36
    Ralph Garr 12
    Alan Bannister 9
    Junior Moore 6
    Bill Nahorodny 3
    Chet Lemon 1
    Claudell Washington 1


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