1951 Chicago White Sox season

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1951 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Grace Comiskey
Manager(s) Paul Richards
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radio WJJD/WCFL
(Bob Elson)
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The 1951 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 51st season in the major leagues, and its 52nd season overall. They finished with a record 81-73, good for fourth place in the American League, 17 games behind the first place New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • May 1, 1951: Mickey Mantle hit his first big league home run against the White Sox. The pitcher who gave up the home run was Randy Gumpert.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 5
Boston Red Sox 87 67 .565 11
Chicago White Sox 81 73 .526 17
Detroit Tigers 73 81 .474 25
Philadelphia Athletics 70 84 .455 28
Washington Senators 62 92 .403 36
St. Louis Browns 52 102 .338 46

Notable transactions[edit]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1951 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
Floyd Baker, 3B,2B 82 133 24 35 6 1 0 14 25 12 .263 0
Bob Boyd, 1B 12 18 3 3 0 1 0 4 3 3 .167 0
Jim Busby, CF 143 477 59 135 15 2 5 68 40 46 .283 26
Chico Carrasquel, SS 147 538 41 142 22 4 2 58 46 39 .264 14
Ray Coleman, OF 51 181 21 50 8 7 3 21 15 14 .276 2
Joe DeMaestri, SS,2B 56 74 8 15 0 2 1 3 5 11 .203 0
Bob Dillinger, 3B 89 299 39 90 6 4 0 20 15 17 .301 5
Joe Erautt, C 16 25 3 4 1 0 0 0 3 2 .160 0
Nellie Fox, 2B 147 604 93 189 32 12 4 55 43 11 .313 9
Gordon Goldsberry, 1B 10 11 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 .091 0
Bert Haas, 1B,RF 23 43 1 7 0 1 1 2 5 4 .163 0
Sam Hairston, C 4 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 .400 0
Paul Lehner, OF 23 72 9 15 3 1 0 3 10 4 .208 0
Don Lenhardt, LF 64 199 23 53 9 1 10 45 24 25 .266 1
Hank Majeski, 3B 12 35 4 9 4 0 0 6 1 0 .257 0
Phil Masi, C 84 225 24 61 11 2 4 28 32 27 .271 1
Minnie Miñoso, 3B,RF,LF 138 516 107 167 32 14 10 74 71 41 .324 31
Rocky Nelson, PH 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0
Gus Niarhos, C 66 168 27 43 6 0 1 10 47 9 .256 4
Dave Philley, LF 7 25 0 6 2 0 0 2 2 3 .240 0
Eddie Robinson, 1B 151 564 85 159 23 5 29 117 77 54 .282 2
Bud Sheely, C 34 89 2 16 2 0 0 7 6 7 .180 0
Bud Stewart, LF,RF 95 217 40 60 13 5 6 40 29 9 .276 1
Red Wilson, C 4 11 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 .273 0
Al Zarilla, RF,LF 120 382 56 98 21 2 10 60 60 57 .257 2
Gus Zernial, LF 4 19 2 2 0 0 0 4 2 2 .105 0
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Luis Aloma, P 25 20 2 7 1 0 0 2 1 5 .350 0
Hal Brown, P 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.000 0
Bob Cain, P 4 9 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 0
Joe Dobson, P 28 46 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 20 .065 0
Fritz Dorish, P 32 31 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 3 .258 0
Ross Grimsley, P 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Randy Gumpert, P 37 45 5 15 1 0 0 9 2 9 .333 0
Ken Holcombe, P 28 44 5 11 1 0 0 3 3 16 .250 0
Howie Judson, P 27 33 0 4 0 0 0 1 2 14 .121 0
Lou Kretlow, P 26 48 1 4 0 0 0 5 2 24 .083 0
Dick Littlefield, P 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 0
Billy Pierce, P 39 79 10 16 1 0 0 3 9 17 .203 0
Saul Rogovin, P 24 74 7 15 3 0 0 0 5 8 .203 1
Marv Rotblatt, P 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 0
Team totals
155 5378 714 1453 229 64 86 668 594 525 .270 99

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
Luis Aloma 6 0 1.82 25 1 3 69.1 52 14 14 3 24 25
Hal Brown 0 0 9.35 3 0 1 8.2 15 9 9 3 4 4
Bob Cain 1 2 3.76 4 4 0 26.1 25 14 11 3 13 3
Joe Dobson 7 6 3.62 28 21 3 146.2 136 68 59 17 51 67
Fritz Dorish 5 6 3.54 32 4 0 96.2 101 50 38 6 31 29
Ross Grimsley 0 0 3.86 7 0 0 14.0 12 8 6 1 10 8
Randy Gumpert 9 8 4.32 33 16 2 141.2 156 74 68 20 34 45
Ken Holcombe 11 12 3.78 28 23 0 159.1 142 69 67 9 68 39
Howie Judson 5 6 3.77 27 14 1 121.2 124 67 51 9 55 43
Lou Kretlow 6 9 4.20 26 18 0 137.0 129 77 64 7 74 89
Dick Littlefield 1 1 8.38 4 2 0 9.2 9 12 9 1 17 7
Bob Mahoney 0 0 5.40 3 0 0 6.2 5 4 4 1 5 3
Billy Pierce 15 14 3.03 37 28 2 240.1 237 93 81 14 73 113
Saul Rogovin 11 7 2.48 22 22 0 192.2 166 64 53 11 67 77
Marv Rotblatt 4 2 3.40 26 2 2 47.2 44 21 18 4 23 20
Team totals
81 73 3.50 155 155 14 1418.1 1353 644 552 109 549 572

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Joe Gordon
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Luke Appling
A Colorado Springs Sky Sox Western League Skeeter Webb and Otto Denning
B Waterloo White Hawks Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Otto Denning, Ed Taylor and Skeeter Webb
C Hot Springs Bathers Cotton States League Rex Carr
C Superior Blues Northern League Buster Mills
D Madisonville Miners KITTY League Burl Storie
D Wisconsin Rapids White Sox Wisconsin State League Ira Hutchinson

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