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1955 Chicago White Sox season

1955 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Comiskey Park (since 1910)
  • Chicago, Illinois (since 1900)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Grace Comiskey
    Manager(s) Marty Marion
    Local television WGN-TV
    (Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton, Vince Lloyd)
    Local radio WCFL
    (Bob Elson, Don Wells)
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    The 1955 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 55th season in the major leagues, and its 56th season overall. They finished with a record 91–63, good enough for third place in the American League, 5 games behind the first place New York Yankees.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 96 58 .623 --
    Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 3
    Chicago White Sox 91 63 .591 5
    Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 12
    Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 17
    Kansas City Athletics 63 91 .409 33
    Baltimore Orioles 57 97 .370 39
    Washington Senators 53 101 .344 43

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1955 Chicago White Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    Bobby Adams, 3B 28 21 8 2 0 1 0 3 4 4 .095 0
    Earl Battey, C 5 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 0
    Jim Brideweser, SS 34 58 6 12 3 2 0 4 3 7 .207 0
    Jim Busby, CF 99 337 38 82 13 4 1 27 25 37 .243 7
    Chico Carrasquel, SS 145 523 83 134 11 2 11 52 61 59 .256 1
    Phil Cavarretta, 1B 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
    Gil Coan, RF 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 .176 0
    Clint Courtney, C 19 37 7 14 3 0 1 10 7 0 .378 0
    Walt Dropo, 1B 141 453 55 127 15 2 19 79 42 71 .280 0
    Sammy Esposito, 3B 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0
    Nellie Fox, 2B 154 636 100 198 28 7 6 59 38 15 .311 7
    Johnny Groth, CF 32 77 13 26 7 0 2 11 6 13 .338 1
    Ron Jackson, 1B 40 74 10 15 1 1 2 7 8 22 .203 1
    Stan Jok, 3B 6 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 .250 0
    George Kell, 3B,1B 128 429 44 134 24 1 8 81 51 36 .312 2
    Bob Kennedy, 3B,RF 83 214 28 65 10 2 9 43 16 16 .304 0
    Sherm Lollar, C 138 426 67 111 13 1 16 61 68 34 .261 2
    Willard Marshall, RF,LF 22 41 6 7 0 0 0 6 13 1 .171 0
    Ed McGhee, CF,LF 26 13 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 .077 2
    Lloyd Merriman, PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Minnie Miñoso, LF,RF 139 517 79 149 26 7 10 70 76 43 .288 19
    Les Moss, C 32 59 5 15 2 0 2 7 6 10 .254 0
    Bob Nieman, RF,LF 99 272 36 77 11 2 11 53 36 37 .283 1
    Ron Northey, RF 14 14 1 5 2 0 1 4 3 3 .357 0
    Buddy Peterson, SS 6 21 7 6 1 0 0 2 3 2 .286 0
    Bob Powell, PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Jim Rivera, RF,CF 147 454 71 120 24 4 10 52 62 59 .264 25
    Vern Stephens, 3B 22 56 10 14 3 0 3 7 7 11 .250 0
    Ed White, RF 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 0
    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
    Harry Byrd, P 25 30 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 .067 0
    Bob Chakales, P 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Sandy Consuegra, P 44 29 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 8 .103 0
    Dick Donovan, P 40 76 10 17 0 0 1 5 9 26 .224 0
    Fritz Dorish, P 13 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0
    Mike Fornieles, P 28 29 6 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 .103 0
    Jack Harshman, P 32 60 6 11 1 0 2 8 9 17 .183 0
    Dixie Howell, P 35 21 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 8 .381 0
    Connie Johnson, P 19 33 4 5 2 0 0 5 0 7 .152 0
    Bob Keegan, P 18 18 0 6 0 0 0 2 1 3 .333 0
    Morrie Martin, P 37 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 0
    Al Papai, P 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
    Billy Pierce, P 34 70 5 12 2 0 0 7 3 10 .171 1
    Virgil Trucks, P 32 64 2 8 1 0 0 6 0 12 .125 0
    Team totals
    155 5220 725 1401 204 36 116 677 568 595 .268 69

    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
    Harry Byrd 4 6 4.65 25 12 1 91.0 85 49 47 10 34 44
    Bob Chakales 0 0 1.46 7 0 0 12.1 11 2 2 2 7 6
    Sandy Consuegra 6 5 2.64 44 7 7 126.1 120 42 37 4 25 35
    Dick Donovan 15 9 3.32 29 24 0 187.0 186 77 69 17 53 88
    Fritz Dorish 2 0 1.59 13 0 1 17.0 16 4 3 0 10 6
    Mike Fornieles 6 3 3.86 26 9 2 86.1 84 37 37 12 32 23
    Ted Gray 0 0 18.00 2 1 0 3.0 9 6 6 0 2 1
    Jack Harshman 11 7 3.36 32 23 0 179.1 144 74 67 16 100 116
    Dixie Howell 8 3 2.93 35 0 9 73.2 70 27 24 1 30 25
    Connie Johnson 7 4 3.45 17 16 0 99.0 95 40 38 5 52 72
    Bob Keegan 2 5 5.83 18 11 0 58.2 83 39 38 4 29 29
    Morrie Martin 2 3 3.63 37 0 2 52.0 50 27 21 4 22 22
    Al Papai 0 0 3.86 7 0 0 11.2 10 5 5 1 10 5
    Billy Pierce 15 10 1.97 33 26 1 205.2 162 50 45 16 69 157
    Virgil Trucks 13 8 3.96 32 26 0 175.0 176 78 77 19 66 91
    Team totals
    91 63 3.37 155 155 23 1378.0 1301 557 516 111 541 720

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Dubuque

    Madisonville club folded, July 7, 1955

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