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2008 Chicago White Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-74 .546
Rank: 1st in American League Central
Run Differential: 811-729 + 82
Roster Continuity 68.92% 12/30
Manager(s): Ozzie Guillen
General Manager: Kenny Williams
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: U.S. Cellular Field
Payroll: $ 121,189,332 5/30
Attendance: 2,501,103 16/30
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Rays)
Top Draft Pick: Gordon Beckham (#8) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Joey Cora
Bullpen Coach: Juan Nieves
First Base Coach: Harold Baines
Hitting Coach: Greg Walker
Pitching Coach: Don Cooper
Third Base Coach: Jeff Cox

#1 Draft Picks

Ken Griffey (#1), Gavin Floyd (#4), John Danks (#9), Paul Konerko (#13), Brian Anderson (#15), Lance Broadway (#15), Nick Swisher (#16), Josh Fields (#18), Matt Thornton (#22), Mike MacDougal (#25), Carlos Quentin (#29)
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 2008 Chicago White Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    32Brian AndersonP6-2205R-R262005CHA: 2003-1-15MLB-Free Agent
    38Jason BourgeoisOF5-9170B-R262008TEX: 2000-2-56MLB-Free Agent
    41Lance BroadwayP 6-4190R-R242007CHA: 2005-1-15MLB--
    56Mark BuehrleP6-2200L-L292000CHA: 1998-38-1139MLB-Free Agent
    18Orlando Cabrera2B5-10175R-R331997UDFAMLB--
    53D.J. CarrascoP6-1215R-R312003BAL: 1997-26-795MLB-Free Agent
    52Jose ContrerasP6-4230R-R362003UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    24Joe Crede3B6-3195R-R302000CHA: 1996-5-137MLB--
    50John DanksP6-2190L-L232007TEX: 2003-1-9MLB-Free Agent
    26Octavio DotelP6-0175R-R321999UDFAMLB-Retired
    23Jermaine DyeRF6-5220R-R341996ATL: 1993-17-488MLB--
    22Josh Fields1B6-2210R-R252006CHA: 2004-1-18MLB-Free Agent
    34Gavin FloydP6-5210R-R252004PHI: 2001-1-4MLB-Free Agent
    39Chris Getz2B6-0165L-R242008CHA: 2005-4-125MLB-Retired
    17Ken GriffeyCF6-3205L-L381989SEA: 1987-1-1MLB--
    44Toby HallC6-3205R-R322000TBA: 1997-9-294MLB--
    45Bobby JenksP6-3225R-R272005ANA: 2000-5-140MLB-Free Agent
    14Paul Konerko1B-DH6-3211R-R321997LAN: 1994-1-13MLB-Retired
    71Scott LinebrinkP6-3185R-R312000SFN: 1997-2-56MLB-Free Agent
    21Esteban LoaizaP6-3210R-R361995Not draftedMLB--
    57Boone LoganP6-5200R-L232006CHA: 2002-20-600MLBMilwaukee BrewersMLB-Active
    47Mike MacDougalP6-4195R-R312001KCA: 1999-1-25MLB-Free Agent
    46Nick MassetP6-4190R-R262006TEX: 2000-8-244MLB-Retired
    7Jerry OwensOF6-3195L-L272006MON: 2003-2-57MLB--
    38Pablo Ozuna2B-CF6-0160R-R332000Not draftedMLB--
    27Paul PhillipsC5-11180R-R312004KCA: 1998-9-257MLB-Free Agent
    12A.J. PierzynskiC6-3220L-R311998MIN: 1994-3-71MLB-Free Agent
    20Carlos QuentinLF6-2215R-R252006ARI: 2003-1-29MLB-Free Agent
    49Alexei RamirezSS-3B6-3185R-R262008UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    10Horacio RamirezP6-1170L-L282003ATL: 1997-5-172MLB-Free Agent
    54Clayton RichardP6-5225L-L242008CHA: 2005-8-245MLBSan Diego PadresMLB-Active
    61Adam RussellP6-8250R-R252008CHA: 2004-6-179MLB-Free Agent
    30Nick Swisher1B6-0200B-L272004OAK: 2002-1-16MLB-Retired
    25Jim ThomeDH6-4220L-R371991CLE: 1989-13-333MLB-Retired
    37Matt ThorntonP6-6220L-L312004SEA: 1998-1-22MLB-Retired
    5Juan Uribe3B6-0225R-R292001UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    33Javier VazquezP6-2195R-R311998MON: 1994-5-140MLB--
    43Ehren WassermannP6-0185B-R272007Not draftedMLB--
    31Dewayne WiseCF6-1180L-L302000CIN: 1997-5-158MLB-Free Agent

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