1948 Chicago White Sox season

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1948 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Grace Comiskey
Manager(s) Ted Lyons
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radio WJJD/WEFM
(Bob Elson)
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The 1948 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 48th season in the major leagues, and its 49th season overall. They finished eighth (last) in the American League with a record 51-101, 44.5 games behind the first place Cleveland Indians.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Frank Lane was in his first season as White Sox general manager. Over the next seven years with the White Sox, Lane would make 241 trades.[5] He would gain the nicknames "Trader" Lane and "Frantic Frank".

On July 18, Pat Seerey hit four home runs in an eleven inning game against the Philadelphia Athletics.[6] The White Sox won, 12-11.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 97 58 .626 --
Boston Red Sox 96 59 .619 1
New York Yankees 94 60 .610 2.5
Philadelphia Athletics 84 70 .545 12.5
Detroit Tigers 78 76 .506 18.5
St. Louis Browns 59 94 .386 37
Washington Senators 56 97 .366 40
Chicago White Sox 51 101 .336 44.5

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1948 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

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
Herb Adams, RF,CF 5 11 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .273 0
Luke Appling, 3B,SS 139 497 63 156 16 2 0 47 94 35 .314 10
Floyd Baker, 3B,2B 104 335 47 72 8 3 0 18 73 26 .215 4
Jim Delsing, CF 20 63 5 12 0 0 0 5 5 12 .190 0
Ralph Hodgin, OF 114 331 28 88 11 5 1 34 21 11 .266 0
Bob Kennedy, LF,RF 30 113 4 28 8 1 0 14 4 17 .248 0
Don Kolloway, 2B,3B 119 417 60 114 14 4 6 38 18 18 .273 2
Tony Lupien, 1B 154 617 69 152 19 3 6 54 74 38 .246 11
Cass Michaels, SS,2B 145 484 47 120 12 6 5 56 69 42 .248 8
Dave Philley, CF,LF 137 488 51 140 28 3 5 42 50 33 .287 8
Aaron Robinson, C 98 326 47 82 14 2 8 39 46 30 .252 0
Jerry Scala, CF 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Pat Seerey, LF,CF 95 340 44 78 11 0 18 64 61 94 .229 0
Mike Tresh, C 39 108 10 27 1 0 1 11 9 9 .250 0
Jack Wallaesa, SS 33 48 2 9 0 0 1 3 1 12 .188 0
Ralph Weigel, C,LF 66 163 8 38 7 3 0 26 13 18 .233 1
Frank Whitman, SS 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Taffy Wright, RF,LF 134 455 50 127 15 6 4 61 38 18 .279 2
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Fred Bradley, P 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Earl Caldwell, P 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000 0
Al Gettel, P 24 54 4 13 2 0 0 3 0 6 .241 0
Bob Gillespie, P 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 .000 0
Jim Goodwin, P 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0
Orval Grove, P 32 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 9 .095 0
Randy Gumpert, P 16 29 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 10 .138 0
Earl Harrist, P 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Joe Haynes, P 27 50 5 8 2 0 0 1 3 8 .160 0
Howie Judson, P 41 29 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 13 .103 0
Glen Moulder, P 33 20 3 6 0 1 0 1 1 1 .300 0
Frank Papish, P 32 27 1 5 2 0 0 4 0 6 .185 0
Ike Pearson, P 23 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 0
Marino Pieretti, P 32 39 5 7 0 0 0 3 4 6 .179 0
Marv Rotblatt, P 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0
Bill Wight, P 34 73 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 31 .082 0
Team totals
154 5192 558 1303 172 39 55 532 594 528 .251 46

Pitching[edit]

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
Fred Bradley 0 0 4.60 8 0 0 15.2 11 12 8 2 4 2
Earl Caldwell 1 5 5.31 25 1 3 39.0 53 25 23 3 22 10
Al Gettel 8 10 4.01 22 19 1 148.0 154 76 66 7 60 49
Bob Gillespie 0 4 5.13 25 6 0 72.0 81 45 41 3 33 19
Jim Goodwin 0 0 8.71 8 1 1 10.1 9 11 10 0 12 3
Orval Grove 2 10 6.16 32 11 1 87.2 110 64 60 6 42 18
Randy Gumpert 2 6 3.79 16 11 0 97.1 103 43 41 6 13 31
Earl Harrist 1 3 5.87 11 1 0 23.0 23 17 15 4 13 14
Joe Haynes 9 10 3.97 27 22 0 149.2 167 79 66 13 52 40
Howie Judson 4 5 4.78 40 5 8 107.1 102 60 57 7 56 38
Glen Moulder 3 6 6.41 33 9 2 85.2 108 67 61 8 54 26
Frank Papish 2 8 5.00 32 14 4 95.1 97 65 53 7 75 41
Ike Pearson 2 3 4.92 23 2 1 53.0 62 32 29 8 27 12
Marino Pieretti 8 10 4.95 21 18 1 120.0 117 70 66 6 52 28
Marv Rotblatt 0 1 7.85 7 2 0 18.1 19 16 16 0 23 4
Bill Wight 9 20 4.80 34 32 1 223.1 238 132 119 9 135 68
Team totals
51 101 4.89 154 154 23 1345.2 1454 814 731 89 673 403

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Jimmy Dykes, Lou Stringer and Mule Haas
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Jack Onslow
A Muskegon Clippers Central League Bennie Huffman
B Fall River Indians New England League Frank Zubik and Luke Urban
B Waterloo White Hawks Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Pete Fox
C Hot Springs Bathers Cotton States League Joe Holden and George Sobek
C Oil City Refiners Middle Atlantic League Ray Dahlstrom and Otto Denning
C Superior Blues Northern League Johnny Mostil
D Kingsport Cherokees Appalachian League Red Mincy, Joe DiMasi and John Russ
D Madisonville Miners KITTY League George Mathauser, Conrad Juelke and Bob Balance
D Lima Terriers Ohio-Indiana League Charlie Engle
D Seminole Oilers Sooner State League Hugh Willingham
D Wisconsin Rapids White Sox Wisconsin State League Frank Parenti, Frank Demaree and John Kerr

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hot Springs, Seminole[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pete Wojey page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Thurman Tucker page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ed Lopat page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Ed McGhee page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero, p. 93, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  6. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 258, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

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