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1968 Chicago White Sox season

1968 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • White Sox Park (since 1910)
  • Chicago, Illinois (since 1900)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Arthur Allyn, Jr., John Allyn
    Manager(s) Eddie Stanky, Al Lopez
    Local television WFLD
    (Jack Drees, Dave Martin)
    Local radio WMAQ (AM)
    (Bob Elson, Red Rush)
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    The 1968 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 68th season in the major leagues, and its 69th season overall. They finished with a record 67–95, good enough for eighth place in the American League, 36 games behind the first-place Detroit Tigers.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Detroit Tigers 103 59 .636
    Baltimore Orioles 91 71 .562 12
    Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534 16½
    Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 17
    New York Yankees 83 79 .512 20
    Oakland Athletics 82 80 .506 21
    Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 24
    California Angels 67 95 .414 36
    Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 36
    Washington Senators 65 96 .404 37½

    Opening Day lineup

    Games in Milwaukee

    To demonstrate there still was support for big-league ball in Milwaukee, Bud Selig's group contracted with Chicago White Sox owner Arthur Allyn to host nine White Sox home games at Milwaukee County Stadium in 1968. A 1967 exhibition game between the White Sox and Minnesota Twins had attracted more than 51,000 spectators, and Selig was convinced the strong Milwaukee fan base would demonstrate the city would provide a good home for a new club.

    The experiment was staggeringly successful – those nine games drew 264,297 fans. In Chicago that season, the Sox drew 539,478 fans to their remaining 58 home games. In just a handful of games, the Milwaukee crowds accounted for nearly one-third of the total attendance at White Sox games. In light of this success, Selig and Allyn agreed County Stadium would host Sox home games again the next season.

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1968 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
    Sandy Alomar, 2B,3B,SS 133 363 41 92 8 2 0 12 20 42 .253 21
    Luis Aparicio, SS 155 622 55 164 24 4 4 36 33 43 .264 17
    Ken Berry, CF 153 504 49 127 21 2 7 32 25 64 .252 6
    Buddy Booker, C 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0
    Ken Boyer, 3B,1B 10 24 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 .125 0
    Buddy Bradford, RF,CF,LF 103 281 32 61 11 0 5 24 23 67 .217 8
    Wayne Causey, 2B 59 100 8 18 2 0 0 7 14 7 .180 0
    Tim Cullen, 2B 72 155 16 31 7 0 2 13 15 23 .200 0
    Tommy Davis, LF,1B 132 456 30 122 5 3 8 50 16 48 .268 4
    Ron Hansen, 3B,SS 40 87 7 20 3 0 1 4 11 12 .230 0
    Woodie Held, OF,3B 40 54 5 9 1 0 0 2 5 14 .167 0
    Gail Hopkins, 1B 29 37 4 8 2 0 0 2 6 3 .216 0
    Duane Josephson, C 128 434 35 107 16 6 6 45 18 52 .247 2
    Dick Kenworthy, 3B 58 122 2 27 2 0 0 2 5 21 .221 0
    Carlos May, LF,RF 17 67 4 12 1 0 0 1 3 15 .179 0
    Jerry McNertney, C 74 169 18 37 4 1 3 18 18 29 .219 0
    Bill Melton, 3B 34 109 5 29 8 0 2 16 10 32 .266 1
    Tommy McCraw, 1B 136 477 51 112 16 12 9 44 36 58 .235 20
    Rich Morales, SS,2B 10 29 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .172 0
    Russ Snyder, OF 38 82 2 11 2 0 1 5 4 16 .134 0
    Bill Voss, OF 61 167 14 26 2 1 2 15 16 34 .156 5
    Leon Wagner, RF,LF 69 162 14 46 8 0 1 18 21 31 .284 2
    Pete Ward, 3B,1B,LF,RF 125 399 43 86 15 0 15 50 76 85 .216 4
    Walt Williams, RF,LF 63 133 6 32 6 0 1 8 4 17 .241 0
    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
    Cisco Carlos, P 29 31 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 15 .065 0
    Jack Fisher, P 35 53 1 6 1 0 0 2 1 4 .113 0
    Joe Horlen, P 41 67 2 7 0 1 0 3 3 13 .104 0
    Tommy John, P 25 62 3 12 1 0 1 9 0 15 .194 0
    Danny Lazar, P 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000 0
    Bob Locker, P 70 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 0
    Don McMahon, P 25 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 0
    Jerry Nyman, P 8 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 .154 0
    Gary Peters, P 46 72 10 15 3 1 2 8 6 13 .208 0
    Bob Priddy, P 42 24 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 9 .042 0
    Dennis Ribant, P 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Hoyt Wilhelm, P 72 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
    Wilbur Wood, P 88 22 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 17 .091 0
    Team totals
    162 5405 463 1233 169 33 71 431 397 840 .228 90

    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
    Cisco Carlos 4 14 3.90 29 21 0 122.1 121 64 53 13 42 57
    Jack Fisher 8 13 2.99 35 28 0 180.2 176 68 60 14 52 80
    Joe Horlen 12 14 2.37 35 35 0 223.2 197 75 59 16 77 102
    Tommy John 10 5 1.98 25 25 0 177.1 135 45 39 10 53 117
    Danny Lazar 0 1 4.05 8 1 0 13.1 14 6 6 1 4 11
    Bob Locker 5 4 2.29 70 0 10 90.1 78 27 23 4 40 62
    Don McMahon 2 1 1.96 25 0 0 46.0 31 10 10 2 26 32
    Jerry Nyman 2 1 2.01 8 7 0 40.1 38 13 9 1 17 27
    Gary Peters 4 13 3.76 31 25 1 162.2 146 79 68 7 66 110
    Bob Priddy 3 11 3.63 35 18 0 114.0 106 50 46 14 42 66
    Fred Rath 0 0 1.59 5 0 0 11.1 8 5 2 0 4 3
    Dennis Ribant 0 2 6.03 17 0 1 31.1 42 24 21 3 21 20
    Hoyt Wilhelm 4 4 1.73 72 0 12 93.2 69 20 18 4 29 72
    Wilbur Wood 13 12 1.87 88 2 16 159.0 127 39 33 8 45 74
    Billy Wynne 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 1 0 2 1
    Team totals
    67 95 2.75 162 162 40 1468.0 1290 527 448 97 520 834

    Farm system

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