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1978 Chicago White Sox season

1978 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Chicago, Illinois (since 1900)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bill Veeck
    Manager(s) Bob Lemon and Larry Doby
    Local television WSNS-TV
    Local radio WMAQ (AM)
    (Harry Caray, Lorn Brown, Jimmy Piersall)
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    The 1978 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 78th season in Major League Baseball, and its 79th overall. They finished with a record 71-90, good enough for fifth place in the American League West, 20.5 games behind the first-place Kansas City Royals.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • Larry Doby replaced Bob Lemon as manager of the White Sox in 1978. Doby was the second African-American to lead a major league club.

    Opening Day lineup

    Season standings

    AL West W L GB Pct.
    Kansas City Royals 92 70 -- .568
    Texas Rangers 87 75 5 .537
    California Angels 87 75 5 .537
    Minnesota Twins 73 89 19 .451
    Chicago White Sox 71 90 20.5 .441
    Oakland Athletics 69 93 23 .426
    Seattle Mariners 56 104 35 .350

    Notable transactions

    Draft picks

    Roster

    1978 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
    Alan Bannister, DH,OF,SS,2B 49 107 16 24 3 2 0 8 11 12 .224 3
    Kevin Bell, 3B 54 68 9 13 0 0 2 5 5 19 .191 1
    Ron Blomberg, DH,1B 61 156 16 36 7 0 5 22 11 17 .231 0
    Bobby Bonds, RF,DH 26 90 8 25 4 0 2 8 10 10 .278 6
    Thad Bosley, OF 66 219 25 59 5 1 2 13 13 32 .269 12
    Jim Breazeale, 1B,DH 25 72 8 15 3 0 3 13 8 10 .208 0
    Harry Chappas, SS 20 75 11 20 1 0 0 6 6 11 .267 1
    Mike Colbern, C 48 141 11 38 5 1 2 20 1 36 .270 0
    Henry Cruz, OF 53 77 13 17 2 1 2 10 8 11 .221 0
    Mike Eden, SS,2B 10 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 .118 0
    Marv Foley, C 11 34 3 12 0 0 0 6 4 6 .353 0
    Ralph Garr, LF,DH 118 443 67 122 18 9 3 29 24 41 .275 7
    Joe Gates, 2B 8 24 6 6 0 0 0 1 4 6 .250 1
    Lamar Johnson, 1B,DH 148 498 52 136 23 2 8 72 43 46 .273 6
    Larry Johnson, C,DH 3 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 0
    Don Kessinger, SS,2B 131 431 35 110 18 1 1 31 36 34 .255 2
    Chet Lemon, CF,RF,DH 105 357 51 107 24 6 13 55 39 46 .300 5
    Bob Molinaro, OF,DH 105 286 39 75 5 5 6 27 19 12 .262 22
    Junior Moore, DH,3B,LF 24 65 8 19 0 1 0 4 6 7 .292 1
    Bill Nahorodny, C,1B,DH 107 347 29 82 11 2 8 35 23 52 .236 1
    Wayne Nordhagen, DH,RF,LF,C 68 206 28 62 16 0 5 35 5 18 .301 0
    Jorge Orta, 2B 117 420 45 115 19 2 13 53 42 39 .274 1
    Greg Pryor, 2B,SS,3B 82 222 27 58 11 0 2 15 11 18 .261 3
    Ron Schueler, PR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Eric Soderholm, 3B,DH 143 457 57 118 17 1 20 67 39 44 .258 2
    Tom Spencer, OF 29 65 3 12 1 0 0 4 2 9 .185 0
    Mike Squires, 1B 46 150 25 42 9 2 0 19 16 21 .280 4
    Rusty Torres, OF 16 44 7 14 3 0 3 6 6 7 .318 0
    Claudell Washington, OF 86 314 33 83 16 5 6 31 12 57 .264 5
    Team totals
    161 5393 634 1423 221 41 106 595 409 625 .264 83

    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
    Francisco Barrios 9 15 4.05 33 32 0 195.2 180 93 88 13 87 79
    Ross Baumgarten 2 2 5.87 7 4 0 23.0 29 15 15 3 9 15
    Britt Burns 0 2 12.91 2 2 0 7.2 14 12 11 2 3 3
    Rich Hinton 2 6 4.02 29 4 1 80.2 78 38 36 5 30 48
    Ken Kravec 11 16 4.08 30 30 0 203.0 188 104 92 22 96 154
    Jack Kucek 2 3 3.29 10 5 1 52.0 42 23 19 5 29 30
    Lerrin LaGrow 6 5 4.40 52 0 16 88.0 85 47 43 9 38 41
    Mike Proly 5 2 2.74 16 6 1 65.2 63 24 20 4 12 19
    Ron Schueler 3 5 4.30 30 7 0 81.2 76 50 39 10 41 39
    Steve Stone 12 12 4.37 30 30 0 212.0 196 110 103 19 85 118
    Pablo Torrealba 2 4 4.71 25 3 1 57.1 69 37 30 6 44 23
    Steve Trout 3 0 4.03 4 3 0 22.1 19 10 10 0 11 11
    Jim Willoughby 1 6 3.86 59 0 13 93.1 95 41 40 6 21 36
    Wilbur Wood 10 10 5.20 28 27 0 168.0 187 103 97 23 75 69
    Rich Wortham 3 2 3.05 8 8 0 59.0 59 24 20 1 23 25
    Team totals
    71 90 4.21 161 161 33 1409.1 1380 731 660 128 604 710

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Knoxville, Appleton[8]

    Notes

    1. ^ Rich Hinton page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Richard Dotson page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Royle Stillman page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Bob Coluccio page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Guy Hoffman page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ "Britt Burns career stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
    7. ^ Gary Gaetti page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

    References