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1998 Chicago White Sox season

1998 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Chicago (since 1900)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
    Manager(s) Jerry Manuel
    Local television WGN-TV
    Fox Sports Chicago
    (Ken Harrelson, Tom Paciorek)
    Local radio WMVP
    (John Rooney, Ed Farmer)
    WIND (AM)
    (Hector Molina)
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    The 1998 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 99th season. They finished with a record 80-82, good enough for 2nd place in the American League Central, 9 games behind the 1st place Cleveland Indians.

    Offseason

    • December 10, 1997: Charlie O’Brien was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.[1]
    • January 27, 1998: Howard Battle was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.[2]+

    Regular season

    Opening Day Lineup

    Season standings

    AL Central W L Pct. GB
    Cleveland Indians 89 73 .549 --
    Chicago White Sox 80 82 .494 9.0
    Kansas City Royals 72 89 .447 16.5
    Minnesota Twins 70 92 .432 19.0
    Detroit Tigers 65 97 .401 24.0


    Notable transactions

    • May 27, 1998: Jim Abbott signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.[3]
    • June 2, 1998: Aaron Rowand was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (35th pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1998.[4]
    • June 2, 1998: Mark Buehrle was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 38th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed May 21, 1999.[5]
    • June 7, 1998: Howard Battle was released by the Chicago White Sox.[2]
    • July 16, 1998: Jason Bere was released by the Chicago White Sox.[6]
    • July 30, 1998: Charlie O'Brien was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Anaheim Angels for Brian Tokarse (minors) and Jason Stockstill (minors).[1]

    Roster

    1998 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
    Jeff Abbott, OF 89 244 33 68 14 1 12 41 9 28 .279 3
    James Baldwin, P 37 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
    Albert Belle, LF 163 609 113 200 48 2 49 152 81 84 .328 6
    Mike Cameron, CF 141 396 53 83 16 5 8 43 37 101 .210 27
    Mike Caruso, SS 133 523 81 160 17 6 5 55 14 38 .306 22
    Carlos Castillo, P 54 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Wil Cordero, 1B,OF 96 341 58 91 18 2 13 49 22 66 .267 2
    Ray Durham, 2B 158 635 126 181 35 8 19 67 73 105 .285 36
    Scott Eyre, P 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
    Tom Fordham, P 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
    Lou Frazier, CF 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 4
    Mark Johnson, C 7 23 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 8 .087 0
    Chad Kreuter, C 93 245 26 62 9 1 2 33 32 45 .253 1
    Robert Machado, C 34 111 14 23 6 0 3 15 7 22 .207 0
    Jaime Navarro, P 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Greg Norton, 1B,3B 105 299 38 71 17 2 9 36 26 77 .237 3
    Charlie O'Brien, C 57 164 12 43 9 0 4 18 9 31 .262 0
    Magglio Ordóñez, RF 145 535 70 151 25 2 14 65 28 53 .282 9
    Jim Parque, P 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Rubén Sierra, OF,DH 27 74 7 16 4 1 4 11 3 11 .216 2
    Brian Simmons, OF 5 19 4 7 0 0 2 6 0 2 .368 0
    Mike Sirotka, P 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0
    Chris Snopek, SS,2B 53 125 17 26 2 0 1 4 14 24 .208 3
    Frank Thomas, DH,1B 160 585 109 155 35 2 29 109 110 93 .265 7
    Robin Ventura, 3B 161 590 84 155 31 4 21 91 79 111 .263 1
    Craig Wilson, SS,2B,3B 13 47 14 22 5 0 3 10 3 6 .468 1
    Team totals
    163 5585 861 1516 291 38 198 806 551 916 .271 127

    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
    Jim Abbott 5 0 4.55 5 5 0 31.2 35 16 16 2 12 14
    James Baldwin 13 6 5.32 37 24 0 159.0 176 103 94 18 62 108
    Jason Bere 3 7 6.45 18 15 0 83.2 98 71 60 14 58 53
    Chad Bradford 2 1 3.32 29 0 1 30.2 27 16 11 0 7 11
    Larry Casian 0 0 11.25 4 0 0 4.0 8 5 5 0 1 6
    Carlos Catillo 6 4 5.11 54 2 0 100.1 94 61 57 17 36 64
    Tony Castillo 1 2 8.00 25 0 0 27.0 38 25 24 7 11 14
    Scott Eyre 3 8 5.38 33 17 0 107.0 114 78 64 24 64 73
    Tom Fordham 1 2 6.75 29 5 0 48.0 51 36 36 7 42 23
    Keith Foulke 3 2 4.13 54 0 1 65.1 51 31 30 9 23 57
    Mike Heathcott 0 0 3.00 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 3
    Bob Howry 0 3 3.15 44 0 9 54.1 37 20 19 7 21 51
    Matt Karchner 2 4 5.15 32 0 11 36.2 33 21 21 2 25 30
    Jaime Navarro 8 16 6.36 37 27 1 172.2 223 135 122 30 78 71
    Jim Parque 7 5 5.10 21 21 0 113.0 135 72 64 14 49 77
    Todd Rizzo 0 0 13.50 9 0 0 6.2 12 12 10 0 6 3
    Bill Simas 4 3 3.57 60 0 18 70.2 54 29 28 12 26 56
    Mike Sirotka 14 15 5.06 33 33 0 211.2 255 137 119 30 47 128
    John Snyder 7 2 4.80 15 14 0 86.1 96 49 46 14 24 52
    Bryan Ward 1 2 3.33 28 0 1 27.0 30 13 10 4 7 17
    Team totals
    80 82 5.22 163 163 42 1438.2 1569 931 835 211 600 911

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