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1998 Chicago White Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 80-82 .494
Rank: 2nd in American League Central
Run Differential: 861-931 -70
Roster Continuity 51.20% 26/28
Manager(s): Jerry Manuel
General Manager: Ron Schueler
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Comiskey Park II
Payroll: $ 36,840,000 18/30
Attendance: 1,391,146 27/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Kip Wells (#16) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Joe Nossek
Bullpen Coach: Art Kusnyer
First Base Coach: Bryan Little
Hitting Coach: Von Joshua
Hitting Coach: Ron Jackson
Pitching Coach: Mike Pazik
Pitching Coach: Nardi Contreras
Third Base Coach: Wallace Johnson

#1 Draft Picks

Frank Thomas (#7), Jim Abbott (#8), Robin Ventura (#10), Mark Johnson (#26), Jim Parque (#46)
American League Central 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 1998 Chicago White Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    45Jeff AbbottCF-LF6-2200R-L251997CHA: 1994-4-117MLB--
    25Jim AbbottP6-3210L-L301989CAL: 1988-1-8MLB--
    37James BaldwinP6-3235R-R261995CHA: 1990-4-105MLB--
    8Albert BelleLF-RF6-2210R-R311989CLE: 1987-2-47MLB--
    46Jason BereP6-4189R-R271993CHA: 1990-36-952MLB--
    44Chad BradfordP6-5205R-R231998CHA: 1996-13-377MLB--
    24Mike CameronCF-RF6-2190R-R251995CHA: 1991-18-488MLB--
    12,17Mike CarusoSS6-1172L-R211998SFN: 1996-2-42MLB--
    50Larry CasianP6-0175R-L321990MIN: 1987-6-139MLB--
    43Carlos CastilloP6-2250R-R231997CHA: 1994-3-89MLB--
    49Tony CastilloP5-10190L-L351988Not draftedMLB--
    12Wil CorderoLF-SS6-2200R-R261992Not draftedMLB--
    5Ray Durham2B5-8180B-R261995CHA: 1990-5-132MLB--
    36Scott EyreP6-1200L-L261997TEX: 1991-9-248MLB--
    32Tom FordhamP6-2205L-L241997CHA: 1993-11-313MLB--
    29Keith FoulkeP6-0200R-R251997SFN: 1994-9-256MLB--
    26,54Lou FrazierLF-CF6-2175B-R331993CLE: 1986-1-15MLB--
    66Mike HeathcottP6-3180R-R291998CHA: 1991-13-358MLB--
    62Bob HowryP6-5220L-R241998SFN: 1994-5-144MLB--
    57Mark JohnsonC6-0185L-R221998CHA: 1994-1-26MLB--
    47Matt KarchnerP6-4215R-R311995KCA: 1989-8-205MLB--
    15Chad KreuterC6-2200B-R331988TEX: 1985-5-109MLB--
    55Robert MachadoC6-1205R-R251996Not draftedMLB--
    38Jaime NavarroP6-4230R-R301989MIL: 1987-3-71MLB--
    31Greg Norton3B-1B6-1205B-R251996CHA: 1993-2-59MLB--
    22Charlie O'BrienC6-2205R-R371985OAK: 1982-5-132MLB--
    30Magglio OrdonezRF6-0200R-R241997Not draftedMLB-Retired
    40Jim ParqueOF5-11165L-L221998CHA: 1997-1-46MLB-Free Agent
    52Todd RizzoP6-2220R-L271998Not draftedMLB--
    44Ruben SierraRF6-1200B-R321986Not draftedMLB--
    41Bill SimasP6-3235L-R261995CAL: 1992-6-160MLB--
    27Brian SimmonsLF-CF6-2190B-R241998CHA: 1995-2-55MLB--
    33Mike SirotkaP6-1200L-L271995CHA: 1993-15-425MLB--
    10Chris Snopek3B-SS6-1185R-R271995CHA: 1992-6-176MLB--
    59John SnyderP6-3200R-R231998CAL: 1992-13-356MLB--
    35Frank Thomas1B-DH6-5270R-R301990CHA: 1989-1-7MLB--
    23Robin Ventura3B6-1198L-R301989CHA: 1988-1-10MLB--
    56Bryan WardP6-2210L-L261998FLO: 1993-20-575MLB--
    28Craig Wilson3B-SS6-1190R-R271998CHA: 1992-13-372MLB--

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