1963 Chicago White Sox season

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1963 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arthur Allyn, Jr., John Allyn
Manager(s) Al Lopez
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radio WCFL
(Bob Elson, Milo Hamilton)
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The 1963 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 63rd season in the major leagues, and its 64th season overall. They finished with a record 94-68, good enough for second place in the American League, 10½ games behind the first-place New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 104 57 .646 --
Chicago White Sox 94 68 .580 10.5
Minnesota Twins 91 70 .565 13
Baltimore Orioles 86 76 .531 18.5
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 25.5
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 25.5
Boston Red Sox 76 85 .472 28
Kansas City Athletics 73 89 .451 31.5
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 34
Washington Senators 56 106 .346 48.5

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1963 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
Ken Berry, CF 4 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 0
Don Buford, 3B,2B 12 42 9 12 1 2 0 5 5 7 .286 1
Cam Carreon, C 101 270 28 74 10 1 2 35 23 32 .274 1
Joe Cunningham, 1B 67 210 32 60 12 1 1 31 33 23 .286 1
Sammy Esposito, PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Nellie Fox, 2B 137 539 54 140 19 0 2 42 24 17 .260 0
Ron Hansen, SS 144 482 55 109 17 2 13 67 78 74 .226 1
Mike Hershberger, CF,RF 135 476 64 133 26 2 3 45 39 39 .279 9
Deacon Jones, 1B 17 16 4 3 0 1 1 2 2 2 .188 0
Jim Landis, CF 133 396 56 89 6 6 13 45 47 75 .225 8
Jim Lemon, 1B 36 80 4 16 0 1 1 8 12 32 .200 0
Sherm Lollar, C 35 73 4 17 4 0 0 6 8 7 .233 0
J.C. Martin, C 105 259 25 53 11 1 5 28 26 35 .205 0
Charlie Maxwell, LF,1B 71 130 17 30 4 2 3 17 31 27 .231 0
Brian McCall, RF 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0
Tommy McCraw, 1B 102 280 38 71 11 3 6 33 21 46 .254 15
Dave Nicholson, LF 126 449 53 103 11 4 22 70 63 175 .229 2
Floyd Robinson, RF,LF 146 527 71 149 21 6 13 71 62 43 .283 4
Charley Smith, SS 4 7 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 .286 0
Gene Stephens, RF,LF 6 18 5 7 0 0 1 2 1 3 .389 0
Pete Ward, 3B 157 600 80 177 34 6 22 84 52 77 .295 7
Al Weis, 2B,SS 99 210 41 57 9 0 0 18 18 37 .271 15
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Fritz Ackley, P 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 0
Frank Baumann, P 24 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .091 0
Jim Brosnan, P 45 13 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .308 0
John Buzhardt, P 20 48 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 20 .083 0
Dave DeBusschere, P 24 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 .045 0
Eddie Fisher, P 33 36 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 15 .139 0
Ray Herbert, P 33 63 7 14 4 0 1 10 9 18 .222 0
Joe Horlen, P 33 40 2 9 0 0 0 3 1 9 .225 0
Bruce Howard, P 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0
Mike Joyce, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Frank Kreutzer, P 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Gary Peters, P 50 81 12 21 4 1 3 12 3 19 .259 0
Taylor Phillips, P 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Juan Pizarro, P 32 73 10 13 2 0 2 10 3 26 .178 0
Joe Shipley, P 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Fred Talbot, P 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Hoyt Wilhelm, P 55 29 3 2 0 0 0 2 4 11 .069 0
Team totals
162 5508 683 1379 208 40 114 648 571 896 .250 64

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
Fritz Ackley 1 0 2.08 2 2 0 13.0 7 4 3 2 7 11
Frank Baumann 2 1 3.04 24 1 1 50.1 52 22 17 2 19 31
Jim Brosnan 3 8 2.84 45 0 14 73.0 71 24 23 7 27 46
John Buzhardt 9 4 2.42 19 18 0 126.1 100 35 34 8 36 59
Dave DeBusschere 3 4 3.09 24 10 0 84.1 80 35 29 9 35 53
Eddie Fisher 9 8 3.95 33 15 0 120.2 114 57 53 14 30 67
Ray Herbert 13 10 3.24 33 33 0 224.2 230 86 81 12 40 105
Joe Horlen 11 7 3.27 33 21 0 124.0 122 50 45 10 63 61
Bruce Howard 2 1 2.65 7 0 1 17.0 12 7 5 0 14 9
Mike Joyce 0 0 8.44 6 0 0 10.2 13 10 10 1 10 7
Frank Kreutzer 1 0 1.80 1 1 0 5.0 3 1 1 1 1 0
Gary Peters 19 8 2.33 41 30 1 243.0 192 69 63 9 70 189
Taylor Phillips 0 0 10.29 9 0 0 14.0 16 16 16 2 18 13
Juan Pizarro 16 8 2.39 32 28 1 214.2 177 69 57 14 64 163
Joe Shipley 0 1 5.79 3 0 0 4.2 9 7 3 0 6 3
Fred Talbot 0 0 3.00 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 4 2
Hoyt Wilhelm 5 8 2.64 55 3 21 136.1 106 47 40 8 31 111
Dom Zanni 0 0 8.31 5 0 0 4.1 5 4 4 1 4 2
Team totals
94 68 2.97 162 162 39 1469.0 1311 544 485 100 479 932

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Rollie Hemsley
AA Lynchburg White Sox Sally League Les Moss
A Sarasota Sun Sox Florida State League Ira Hutchinson
A Clinton C-Sox Midwest League Don Bacon
A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League George Noga and George Sobek
Rookie Middlesboro Cubsox Appalachian League Ripper Collins, Hugh Mulcahy
and George Noga

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis, Sarasota, Clinton

Middlesboro affiliation shared with Chicago Cubs[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Brosnan page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Sammy Esposito page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1963as.shtml
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

References[edit]