1994 Chicago White Sox season: Wikis

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1994 Chicago White Sox
Major league affiliations
Location
1994 information
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Manager(s) Gene Lamont
Local television WGN-TV
SportsChannel Chicago
(Ken Harrelson, Tom Paciorek)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(John Rooney, Ed Farmer)
WIND (AM)
(Hector Molina, Chico Carrasquel)

The 1994 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 94th season in the major leagues, and their 95th season overall. They finished with a record 67-46, good enough for 1st place in the American League Central, 1 game ahead of the 2nd place Cleveland Indians.

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Michael Jordan

After retiring from the National Basketball Association, Michael Jordan surprised the sports world by signing a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox. He reported to spring training and was assigned to the MLB team. He play 17 games with the White Sox before the organization sent him to the minor league system on March 31, 1994.[1] Jordan has stated this decision was made to pursue the dream of his late father, who had always envisioned his son as a Major League Baseball player.

Offseason

  • October 13, 1993: George Bell was released by the Chicago White Sox. [2]
  • December 15, 1993: Julio Franco was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox. [3]
  • December 22, 1993: Tim Raines signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox. [4]
  • December 28, 1993: Ron Coomer was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Isidro Marquez. [5]
  • February 8, 1994: Carlos Lee was signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent.[6]
  • January 26, 1994: Dane Johnson was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox. [7]
  • March 1, 1994: Scott Sanderson was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox. [8]
  • March 21, 1994: Paul Assenmacher was traded by the New York Yankees to the Chicago White Sox for Brian Boehringer. [9]
  • March 29, 1994: Mike Huff was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Toronto Blue Jays for Domingo Martinez. [10]

Regular season

  • July 15, 1994: During a game against the White Sox, Indians outfielder Albert Belle's bat was confiscated by umpire Dave Phillips.[11] It was the result of White Sox manager Gene Lamont believing that the bat was corked. During the game, Indians pitcher Jason Grimsley removed a ceiling tile in his manager’s office and clambered on top of an eighteen inch wide cinder block.[12] He replaced the corked bat with a conventional bat but the bat had Paul Sorrento's name on it. Belle was suspended for seven games.[11]
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Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB
Chicago White Sox 67 46 .593     -
Cleveland Indians 66 47 .557   1.0
Kansas City Royals 64 51 .557   4.0
Minnesota Twins 53 60 .469 14.0
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 .461 15.0

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

  • April 4, 1994: Pete Rose, Jr. was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox. [13]
  • April 12, 1994: Atlee Hammaker was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox. [14]
  • April 21, 1994: Steve Sax was Released by the Chicago White Sox. [15]

Roster

1994 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; SB = Stolen Bases

Pos Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
C Karkovice, RonRon Karkovice 77 207 33 44 .213 11 29 0
1B Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 113 399 106 141 .353 38 101 2
2B Cora, JoeyJoey Cora 90 312 55 86 .276 2 30 8
3B Ventura, RobinRobin Ventura 109 401 57 113 .282 18 78 3
SS Guillén, OzzieOzzie Guillén 100 365 46 105 .288 1 39 5
LF Raines, TimTim Raines 101 384 80 102 .266 10 52 13
CF Johnson, LanceLance Johnson 106 412 56 114 .277 3 54 26
RF Jackson, DarrinDarrin Jackson 104 369 43 115 .312 10 51 7
DH Franco, JulioJulio Franco 112 433 72 138 .319 20 98 8

[16]

Other batters

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
LaValliere, MikeMike LaValliere 59 139 6 39 .281 1 24 0
Norberto Martin 45 131 19 36 .275 1 16 4

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Jack McDowell 25 6 181 10 9 3.73 42 127
Wilson Alvarez 24 2 161.2 12 8 3.45 62 108
Jason Bere 24 0 141.2 12 2 3.81 80 127
Alex Fernandez 24 4 170.1 11 7 3.86 50 122
Scott Sanderson 18 1 92 8 4 5.09 12 36

[16]

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Roberto Hernandez 45 47.2 4 4 14 4.91 19 50
Paul Assenmacher 44 33 1 2 1 3.55 13 29
Jose DeLeon 42 67 3 2 2 3.36 31 67
Kirk McCaskill 40 52.2 1 4 3 3.42 22 37
Dennis Cook 38 33 3 1 0 3.55 14 26
Dane Johnson 15 12.1 2 1 0 6.57 11 7

Awards and records

  • Lance Johnson, American League record, Led American League in triples for four consecutive seasons (1991-1994) [17]
  • Frank Thomas, Silver Slugger Award

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds American Association Rick Renick
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Terry Francona
A Prince William Cannons Carolina League Dave Huppert
A South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League Mike Gellinger
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Fred Kendall
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Mike Rojas

[18]

Notes

References

Preceded by
1st Season
AL Central Championship Season
1994
Succeeded by
Cleveland Indians
1995

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