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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:
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
  • 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 1979 Chicago White Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    7Alan BannisterOF-2B5-11175R-R271974PHI: 1973-1-1MLB--
    46Francisco BarriosP6-3195R-R251974Not draftedMLB--
    30Ross BaumgartenP6-1180L-L241978CHA: 1977-20-491MLB--
    8Kevin Bell3B6-0195R-R231976CHA: 1974-1-7MLB--
    22Thad BosleyOF6-3175L-L221977CAL: 1974-4-82MLB--
    40Britt BurnsP6-5218L-L201978CHA: 1978-3-70MLB--
    13Harry ChappasSS5-3150B-R211978CHA: 1976-6-94MLB--
    19Mike ColbernC6-3205R-R241978CHA: 1976-2-32MLB--
    49Richard DotsonP6-0204R-R201979CAL: 1977-1-7MLB--
    42Mark EsserP6-1190R-L231979CHA: 1977-8-160MLB--
    22Ed FarmerP6-5210R-R291971CLE: 1967-5-91MLB--
    17,42,0Marv FoleyC6-0195L-R251978CHA: 1975-17-395MLB--
    48Ralph GarrOF5-11197L-R331968ATL: 1967-3-52MLB--
    10Joe Gates2B5-7175L-R241978Not draftedMLB--
    47Rich HintonP6-2185L-L321971CLE: 1969-4-76MLB--
    36Guy HoffmanP5-9185L-L221979Not draftedMLB--
    41Fred HowardP6-3190R-R221979CHA: 1976-6-110MLB--
    23LaMarr HoytP6-3244R-R241979NYA: 1973-5-109MLB--
    11Lamar Johnson1B6-2225R-R281974CHA: 1968-3-54MLB--
    27Don KessingerSS6-1175B-R361964Not draftedMLB--
    55Ken KravecP6-2185L-L271975CHA: 1973-3-69MLB--
    47Jack KucekP6-2200R-R261974CHA: 1974-2-32MLB--
    36Rusty KuntzOF6-3190R-R241979CHA: 1977-11-261MLB--
    44Lerrin LaGrowP6-5220R-R301970DET: 1969-6-139MLB--
    50Chet LemonOF6-0190R-R241975OAK: 1972-1-22MLB--
    5Milt MayC6-0190L-R281970PIT: 1968-11-237MLB--
    34Junior Moore3B-OF5-11185R-R261976ATL: 1971-11-257MLB--
    12Jim Morrison3B-2B5-11186R-R261977PHI: 1974-5-99MLB--
    15Bill NahorodnyC6-2200R-R251976PHI: 1972-6-123MLB--
    20Wayne NordhagenOF6-2205R-R301976NYA: 1968-7-136MLB--
    6Jorge Orta2B-OF5-10170L-R281972Not draftedMLB--
    24Mike ProlyP6-0185R-R281976SLN: 1972-9-213MLB--
    16Greg Pryor3B-SS6-0186R-R291976WS2: 1971-6-130MLB--
    32,35Dewey RobinsonP6-0180R-R241979CHA: 1977-19-467MLB--
    55Gilberto RondonP6-2200R-R251976BAL: 1973-3-59MLB--
    26Randy ScarberyP6-1185B-R271979OAK: 1973-1-23MLB--
    37Ron SchuelerP6-4205R-R311972ATL: 1967-3-43MLB--
    12Eric Soderholm3B5-11187R-R301971MIN: 1968-1-1MLB--
    25Mike Squires1B5-11185L-L271975CHA: 1973-18-429MLB--
    35Pablo TorrealbaP5-9175L-L311975Not draftedMLB--
    21Rusty TorresOF5-10180B-R301971NYA: 1966-54-811MLB--
    33Steve TroutP6-4195L-L211978CHA: 1976-1-8MLB--
    18Claudell WashingtonOF6-0190L-L241974Not draftedMLB--
    28Rich WorthamP6-0185R-L251978CHA: 1976-2-27MLB--

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