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1949 Chicago White Sox season

1949 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Comiskey Park (since 1910)
  • Chicago, Illinois (since 1900)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Grace Comiskey
    Manager(s) Jack Onslow
    Local television WGN-TV
    (Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
    Local radio WJJD/WFMF
    (Bob Elson)
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    The 1949 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 49th season in the major leagues, and their 50th season overall. They finished with a record 63–91, good enough for 6th place in the American League, 34 games behind the first place New York Yankees.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    The 1949 White Sox were the last American League team in the 20th century to hit more triples than home runs. The club had 66 triples compared to 43 home runs.[2]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
    Boston Red Sox 96 58 .623 1
    Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 8
    Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 10
    Philadelphia Athletics 81 73 .526 16
    Chicago White Sox 63 91 .409 34
    St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 44
    Washington Senators 50 104 .325 47

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1949 Chicago White Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
    Herb Adams, CF,LF 56 208 26 61 5 3 0 16 9 16 .293 1
    Luke Appling, SS 142 492 82 148 21 5 5 58 121 24 .301 7
    Floyd Baker, 3B 125 388 38 101 15 4 1 40 84 32 .260 3
    Jim Baumer, SS 8 10 2 4 1 1 0 2 2 1 .400 0
    Billy Bowers, OF 26 78 5 15 2 1 0 6 4 5 .192 1
    Gordon Goldsberry, 1B 39 145 25 36 3 2 1 13 18 9 .248 2
    Fred Hancock, SS,3B 39 152 7 7 2 1 0 9 8 9 .135 0
    Bill Higdon, CF 11 23 3 7 3 0 0 1 6 3 .304 1
    Don Kolloway, 3B 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
    Chuck Kress, 1B 97 353 45 98 17 6 1 44 39 44 .278 6
    Rocky Krsnich, 3B 16 55 7 12 3 1 1 9 6 4 .218 0
    Dick Lane, LF 12 42 4 5 0 0 0 4 5 3 .119 0
    Eddie Malone, C 55 170 17 46 7 2 1 16 29 19 .271 2
    Catfish Metkovich, CF,LF 93 338 50 80 9 4 5 45 41 24 .237 5
    Cass Michaels, 2B 154 561 73 173 27 9 6 83 101 50 .308 5
    Johnny Ostrowski, LF,3B 49 158 19 42 9 4 5 31 15 41 .266 4
    Dave Philley, RF 146 598 84 171 20 8 0 44 54 51 .286 13
    Earl Rapp, LF,RF 19 54 3 14 1 1 0 11 5 6 .259 1
    Bobby Rhawn, 3B,SS 24 73 12 15 4 1 0 5 12 8 .205 0
    Jerry Scala, CF 37 120 17 30 7 1 1 13 17 19 .250 3
    Pat Seerey, RF 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 0
    Bud Souchock, LF,1B 84 252 29 59 13 5 7 37 25 38 .234 5
    Joe Tipton, C 67 191 20 39 5 3 3 19 27 17 .204 1
    Don Wheeler, C 67 192 17 46 9 2 1 22 27 19 .240 2
    George Yankowski, C 12 18 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 .167 0
    Gus Zernial, LF 73 198 29 63 17 2 5 38 15 26 .318 0
    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
    Fred Bradley, P 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
    Jack Bruner, P 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
    Bob Cain, P 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
    Bill Evans, P 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Al Gettel, P 19 18 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .167 0
    Randy Gumpert, P 34 84 7 16 1 0 0 6 3 16 .190 0
    Mickey Haefner, P 14 23 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 7 .261 0
    Howie Judson, P 26 31 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 11 .065 0
    Ed Klieman, P 18 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 0
    Bob Kuzava, P 29 56 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 19 .036 0
    Billy Pierce, P 39 51 7 9 0 0 0 2 5 15 .176 0
    Marino Pieretti, P 48 38 6 9 1 0 0 3 0 7 .237 0
    Clyde Shoun, P 16 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .200 0
    Max Surkont, P 44 22 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 12 .045 0
    Bill Wight, P 35 85 7 14 3 0 0 6 6 27 .165 0
    Team totals
    154 5204 648 1340 207 66 43 591 702 593 .257 62

    Pitching

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
    Fred Bradley 0 0 13.50 1 1 0 2.0 4 3 3 0 3 0
    Jack Bruner 1 2 8.22 4 2 0 7.2 10 7 7 0 8 4
    Bob Cain 0 0 2.45 6 0 1 11.0 7 3 3 0 5 5
    Alex Carrasquel 0 0 14.73 3 0 0 3.2 8 6 6 1 4 1
    Bill Evans 0 1 7.11 4 0 0 6.1 6 6 5 0 8 1
    Al Gettel 2 5 6.43 19 7 1 63.0 69 48 45 12 26 22
    Ernest Groth 0 1 5.40 3 0 0 5.0 2 3 3 2 3 1
    Orval Grove 0 0 54.00 1 0 0 0.2 4 4 4 1 1 1
    Randy Gumpert 13 16 3.81 34 32 1 234.0 223 111 99 22 83 78
    Mickey Haefner 4 6 4.37 14 12 1 80.1 84 40 39 9 41 17
    Howie Judson 1 14 4.58 26 12 1 108.0 114 65 55 13 70 36
    Ed Klieman 2 0 3.00 18 0 3 33.0 33 15 11 2 15 9
    Bob Kuzava 10 6 4.02 29 18 0 156.2 139 76 70 6 91 83
    Billy Pierce 7 15 3.88 32 26 0 171.2 145 89 74 11 112 95
    Marino Pieretti 4 6 5.51 39 9 4 116.0 131 77 71 10 54 25
    Clyde Shoun 1 1 5.79 16 0 0 23.1 37 17 15 1 13 8
    Max Surkont 3 5 4.78 44 2 4 96.0 92 61 51 9 60 38
    Bill Wight 15 13 3.31 35 33 1 245.0 254 106 90 9 96 78
    Team totals
    63 91 4.30 154 154 17 1363.1 1362 737 651 108 693 502

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Madisonville

    Fall River club folded, July 19, 1949[5]

    Notes

    1. ^ Tod Davis page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 96, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    3. ^ Catfish Metkovich page at Baseball-Reference
    4. ^ Jack Bruner page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

    References