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1979 Chicago White Sox (MLB)

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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
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1979 Chicago White Sox season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Felix AgapayAppletonMidwA1B-OF6-2190L-R21CHA: 1979-5-112A+
    Lloyd AllenIowaAmerAAAP6-1185R-R29CAL: 1968-1-12MLB
    Rod AllenKnoxvilleSouAAOF6-1185R-R19CHA: 1977-6-131MLB
    Ed BahnsAppletonMidwA1B6-1185L-L24CHA: 1977-21-515A
    Harold BainesIowaAmerAAAOF6-2195L-L20CHA: 1977-1-1MLB
    Alan BannisterChi White SoxALMLBOF-2B5-11175R-R27PHI: 1973-1-1MLB
    Rich BarnesKnoxvilleSouAAP6-4186R-L19CHA: 1977-2-27MLB
      IowaAmerAAAP                
    Ted BarnicleKnoxvilleSouAAP6-0170L-L25SFN: 1975-1-8AAA
    Francisco BarriosChi White SoxALMLBP6-3195R-R25Not draftedMLB
    Phil BauerAppletonMidwASS6-1163R-R22CHA: 1975-5-107AA
    Ross BaumgartenChi White SoxALMLBP6-1180L-L24CHA: 1977-20-491MLB
    Kevin BellIowaAmerAAA3B6-0195R-R23CHA: 1974-1-7MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLB3B                
    Juan BernhardtIowaAmerAAA3B-1B5-11160R-R25Not draftedMLB
    Vincent BienekAppletonMidwAOF6-1190R-L22Not draftedAA
    Thad BosleyIowaAmerAAAOF6-3175L-L22CAL: 1974-4-82MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBOF                
    Jim BreazealeAppletonMidwA1B6-2210L-R29ATL: 1968-1-8MLB
    Britt BurnsKnoxvilleSouAAP6-5218L-L20CHA: 1978-3-70MLB
      IowaAmerAAAP                
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Harry ChappasIowaAmerAAASS5-3150B-R21CHA: 1976-6-94MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBSS                
    Mike ColbernIowaAmerAAAC6-3205R-R24CHA: 1976-2-32MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBC                
    Nardi ContrerasIowaAmerAAAP6-2193B-R27CIN: 1969-12-278MLB
    Henry CruzIowaAmerAAAOF6-0175L-L27Not draftedMLB
    David DanielsAppletonMidwAOF6-4205R-R21CHA: 1977-2-28A
    Richard DotsonKnoxvilleSouAAP6-0204R-R20CAL: 1977-1-7MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Bobby DouglassIowaAmerAAAP6-5228-L30Not draftedAAA
    Jim EnglishAppletonMidwA2B-1B6-1175R-R22CHA: 1979-17-425A
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Mark EsserIowaAmerAAAP6-1190R-L23CHA: 1977-8-160MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Luis EstradaAppletonMidwAP0-R-Not draftedAA
    Curtis EtchandyKnoxvilleSouAASS5-11180R-R22CHA: 1975-3-66AAA
      IowaAmerAAASS                
    Randy EvansAppletonMidwAP6-0185R-R22CHA: 1979-12-295AAA
      IowaAmerAAAP                
    Ed FarmerChi White SoxALMLBP6-5210R-R29CLE: 1967-5-91MLB
    John FlanneryKnoxvilleSouAASS-3B6-3173R-R22CAL: 1975-9-193MLB
    Marv FoleyIowaAmerAAAC6-0195L-R25CHA: 1975-17-395MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBC                
    Fred FrazierIowaAmerAAA2B5-9155R-R28NYA: 1969-4-83AAA
    Gary FriedrichAppletonMidwAP6-6192L-L20CHA: 1979-1-17A
    Dom FucciKnoxvilleSouAA1B-OF6-3195L-L22CHA: 1979-5-113AAA
    Ralph GarrChi White SoxALMLBOF5-11197L-R33ATL: 1967-3-52MLB
    Joe GatesIowaAmerAAA2B5-7175L-R24Not draftedMLB
      Chi White SoxALMLB2B                
    Paul GburAppletonMidwAIF6-2190B-R23Not draftedA
    Lorenzo GrayAppletonMidwA3B6-1180R-R21CHA: 1976-8-176MLB
      KnoxvilleSouAA3B                
    Guillermo GutierrezKnoxvilleSouAAP5-9136L-L24Not draftedAA
    Luis GuzmanKnoxvilleSouAA2B-OF5-10165R-R19Not draftedAAA
      IowaAmerAAA2B-OF                
    Larry HallAppletonMidwAIF5-11170R-R22CHA: 1979-21-528AAA
      IowaAmerAAAIF                
    John HanleyAppletonMidwAC6-4210R-R21CHA: 1977-2-40AA
      KnoxvilleSouAAC                
    Kevin HickeyAppletonMidwAP6-1200L-L23Not draftedMLB
    A.J. HillKnoxvilleSouAASS5-11175R-R20CHA: 1976-3-56AAA
    Rich HintonIowaAmerAAAP6-2185L-L32CLE: 1969-4-76MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Guy HoffmanAppletonMidwAP5-9185L-L22Not draftedMLB
      IowaAmerAAAP                
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Jerome HoffmanAppletonMidwAP6-5220R-R25Not draftedA+
    Gary HolleIowaAmerAAA1B6-6210R-L24MIL: 1976-13-292MLB
    Fred HowardIowaAmerAAAP6-3190R-R22CHA: 1976-6-110MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    LaMarr HoytKnoxvilleSouAAP6-3244R-R24NYA: 1973-5-109MLB
      IowaAmerAAAP                
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Mark JackmanAppletonMidwAP6-4195L-L20CHA: 1979-18-451A+
    Art JamesKnoxvilleSouAAOF6-0170L-L26DET: 1972-6-112MLB
      IowaAmerAAAOF                
    Bart JohnsonIowaAmerAAAP6-5215R-R29CHA: 1968-1-2MLB
    Chuck JohnsonAppletonMidwAP6-3200-R21CHA: 1979-6-139AAA
    Lamar JohnsonChi White SoxALMLB1B6-2225R-R28CHA: 1968-3-54MLB
    Mike JohnsonAppletonMidwAOF6-1185R-R24CHA: 1977-15-365AA
    Randy JohnsonAppletonMidwAOF-1B6-2195L-L20CHA: 1979-3-62MLB
    Dennis KeatingAppletonMidwAOF6-2180R-R19CHA: 1978-5-122AA
    Don KessingerChi White SoxALMLBSS6-1175B-R36Not draftedMLB
    Ron KittleAppletonMidwAOF-1B6-4220R-R21UDFAMLB
      KnoxvilleSouAAOF-1B                
    Ken KravecChi White SoxALMLBP6-2185L-L27CHA: 1973-3-69MLB
    Jack KucekChi White SoxALMLBP6-2200R-R26CHA: 1974-2-32MLB
    Rusty KuntzIowaAmerAAAOF6-3190R-R24CHA: 1977-11-261MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBOF                
    Art KusnyerIowaAmerAAAC6-2198R-R33CHA: 1966-37-698MLB
    Lerrin LaGrowChi White SoxALMLBP6-5220R-R30DET: 1969-6-139MLB
    Chet LemonChi White SoxALMLBOF6-0190R-R24OAK: 1972-1-22MLB
    Vito LucarelliAppletonMidwAC5-11190R-R23Not draftedAAA
    Mitch LukevicsKnoxvilleSouAAP6-2195R-R25CHA: 1975-2-35AAA
      IowaAmerAAAP                
    Mike MaitlandAppletonMidwAP6-1165L-L19CHA: 1978-3-76AAA
    Milt MayChi White SoxALMLBC6-0190L-R28PIT: 1968-11-237MLB
    Ivan MesaAppletonMidwASS6-1175R-R18CHA: 1978-8-200AAA
      KnoxvilleSouAASS                
    Bob MolinaroIowaAmerAAAOF6-0190L-R29DET: 1968-2-38MLB
    Larry MonroeKnoxvilleSouAAP6-4200R-R23CHA: 1974-1-8MLB
    Junior MooreChi White SoxALMLB3B-OF5-11185R-R26ATL: 1971-11-257MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Bill MoranKnoxvilleSouAAP6-4210R-R28BOS: 1971-9-213MLB
      IowaAmerAAAP                
    Jim MorrisonChi White SoxALMLB3B-2B5-11186R-R26PHI: 1974-5-99MLB
    Fran MullinsKnoxvilleSouAA3B-SS6-0180R-R22CHA: 1979-3-61MLB
    Ray MurilloKnoxvilleSouAAP6-2185R-R23CHA: 1978-11-278AAA
      IowaAmerAAAP                
    Mark NaehringKnoxvilleSouAA1B6-3185R-R23CHA: 1977-3-53AAA
      IowaAmerAAA1B                
    Bill NahorodnyChi White SoxALMLBC6-2200R-R25PHI: 1972-6-123MLB
    Wayne NordhagenChi White SoxALMLBOF6-2205R-R30NYA: 1968-7-136MLB
    Cliff NortheyAppletonMidwAP5-11185-R22Not draftedA
    Chris NymanKnoxvilleSouAA1B6-4200R-R24CHA: 1973-21-499MLB
      IowaAmerAAA1B                
    Jorge OrtaChi White SoxALMLB2B-OF5-10170L-R28Not draftedMLB
    Andy PasillasKnoxvilleSouAAC5-10170R-R24CHA: 1976-20-464AAA
    Reggie PattersonKnoxvilleSouAAP6-4180R-R20Not draftedMLB
    Mike PazikIowaAmerAAAP6-2195L-L29NYA: 1971-1-13MLB
    Joel PerezKnoxvilleSouAAIF5-9143R-R24Not draftedAA
    Mark PlatelAppletonMidwAP6-5205R-R20CHA: 1978-12-304AA
      KnoxvilleSouAAP                
    Mike ProlyChi White SoxALMLBP6-0185R-R28SLN: 1972-9-213MLB
    Greg PryorChi White SoxALMLB3B-SS6-0186R-R29WS2: 1971-6-130MLB
    Scott RichartzAppletonMidwASS6-0178R-R23CHA: 1974-17-391AAA
    Dewey RobinsonIowaAmerAAAP6-0180R-R24CHA: 1977-19-467MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Gilberto RondonIowaAmerAAAP6-2200R-R25BAL: 1973-3-59MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Randy ScarberyChi White SoxALMLBP6-1185B-R27OAK: 1973-1-23MLB
    Ron SchuelerChi White SoxALMLBP6-4205R-R31ATL: 1967-3-43MLB
    Donn SeidholzKnoxvilleSouAA3B6-3195R-R26CHA: 1974-8-176AAA
    Duane ShafferAppletonMidwAP6-0185R-R28CHA: 1969-11-243AAA
    Michael SivikAppletonMidwAP6-1180R-R21Not draftedA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Jackie SmithAppletonMidwAP6-1175R-L24CHA: 1977-18-442AAA
      KnoxvilleSouAAP                
    Eric SoderholmChi White SoxALMLB3B5-11187R-R30MIN: 1968-1-1MLB
    Paul SothAppletonMidwAP6-3155R-R21CHA: 1976-15-344A
    Tom SpencerKnoxvilleSouAAOF6-0170R-R28CIN: 1969-20-470MLB
    Mike SquiresChi White SoxALMLB1B5-11185L-L27CHA: 1973-18-429MLB
    Leo SutherlandKnoxvilleSouAAOF5-10165L-L21CHA: 1976-1-3MLB
    John SuttonIowaAmerAAAP5-11185R-R26TEX: 1974-3-48MLB
    Mark TeutschAppletonMidwAP6-1175R-R21Not draftedAAA
      KnoxvilleSouAAP                
    Pablo TorrealbaIowaAmerAAAP5-9175L-L31Not draftedMLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Raymundo TorresKnoxvilleSouAAOF5-10170R-R21Not draftedAAA
      IowaAmerAAAOF                
    Rusty TorresChi White SoxALMLBOF5-10180B-R30NYA: 1966-54-811MLB
    Steve TroutIowaAmerAAAP6-4195L-L21CHA: 1976-1-8MLB
      Chi White SoxALMLBP                
    Phil TrucksKnoxvilleSouAAC6-0165R-R22CHA: 1974-13-296AAA
    Bob UmdenstockAppletonMidwAP6-0185R-R20CIN: 1977-20-513A
    Dennis VasquezAppletonMidwAP6-3205R-R21CHA: 1979-19-477AAA
      KnoxvilleSouAAP                
    Jeff VuksanAppletonMidwAC6-1195R-R22CHA: 1977-3-53AAA
    Vic WaltersAppletonMidwAP6-00R-R22CHA: 1978-1-7A
    Claudell WashingtonChi White SoxALMLBOF6-0190L-L24Not draftedMLB
    David WhiteAppletonMidwA3B6-0195R-R18CHA: 1978-2-31A
    Dan WilliamsAppletonMidwA1B6-1185L-L22CHA: 1979-27-673AAA
    Mike WolfIowa/Oklahoma CityAmerAAASS6-1165R-R24CHA: 1973-22-519AAA
    Ron WoodsAppletonMidwAP6-1185R-R23CHA: 1977-8-183AA
      KnoxvilleSouAAP                
    Rich WorthamChi White SoxALMLBP6-0185R-L25CHA: 1976-2-27MLB


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