1978 Chicago White Sox season: Wikis

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1978 Chicago White Sox
Major league affiliations
Location
1978 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)

The 1978 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 79th season overall, and their 78th in Major League Baseball. They finished with a record 71-90, good enough for 5th place in the American League West, 20.5 games behind the 1st place Kansas City Royals.

Contents

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.
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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

Roster

1978 Chicago White Sox roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Johnson, LamarLamar Johnson 148 498 136 .273 8 72
2B Orta, JorgeJorge Orta 117 420 115 .274 13 53
3B Soderholm, EricEric Soderholm 143 457 118 .258 20 67
SS Kessinger, DonDon Kessinger 131 431 110 .255 1 31
CF Lemon, ChetChet Lemon 105 357 107 .300 13 55
RF Garr, RalphRalph Garr 118 443 122 .275 3 29
DH Blomberg, RonRon Blomberg 61 156 36 .231 5 22

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bosley, ThadThad Bosley 66 219 59 .269 2 13
Nordhagen, WayneWayne Nordhagen 68 206 62 .301 5 35
Bonds, BobbyBobby Bonds 26 90 25 .278 2 8
Bell, KevinKevin Bell 54 68 13 .191 2 5
Foley, MarvMarv Foley 11 34 12 .353 0 6
Eden, MikeMike Eden 10 17 2 .118 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Stone, SteveSteve Stone 30 212 12 12 4.37 118
Kravec, KenKen Kravec 30 203 11 16 4.08 154
Barrios, FranciscoFrancisco Barrios 33 195.2 9 15 4.05 79
Burns, BrittBritt Burns 2 7.2 0 2 12.91 3

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hinton, RichRich Hinton 29 80.2 2 6 4.02 48
Kucek, JackJack Kucek 10 52 2 3 3.29 30
Baumgarten, RossRoss Baumgarten 7 23 2 2 5.87 15

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

  • Bob Lemon, Associated Press AL Manager of the Year

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Oaks American Association Joe Sparks
AA Knoxville Knox Sox Southern League Tony LaRussa and Joe Jones
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Gordon Lund

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Knoxville, Appleton[7]

Notes

References


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