1966 Chicago White Sox season

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1966 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arthur Allyn, Jr., John Allyn
Manager(s) Eddie Stanky
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Lloyd Pettit)
Local radio WCFL
(Bob Elson, Bob Finnegan)
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The 1966 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 66th season in the major leagues, and its 67th season overall. Eddie Stanky managed the White Sox to a fourth-place finish in the American League[1] with a record 83-79, 15 games behind the first-place Baltimore Orioles.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 --
Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
California Angels 80 82 .494 18
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1966 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
Jerry Adair, SS,2B 105 370 27 90 18 2 4 36 17 44 .243 3
Tommie Agee, CF,LF 160 629 98 172 27 8 22 86 41 127 .273 44
Ken Berry, LF,RF,CF 147 443 50 120 20 2 8 34 28 63 .271 7
Buddy Bradford, LF,RF 14 28 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 .143 0
Don Buford, 3B,2B,LF,RF 163 607 85 148 26 7 8 52 69 71 .244 51
Smoky Burgess, C 79 67 0 21 5 0 0 15 11 8 .313 0
Danny Cater, LF,RF 21 60 3 11 1 1 0 4 0 10 .183 3
Wayne Causey, 2B 78 164 23 40 8 2 0 13 24 13 .244 2
Lee Elia, SS 80 195 16 40 5 2 3 22 15 39 .205 0
Gene Freese, 3B 48 106 8 22 2 0 3 10 8 20 .208 2
Ron Hansen, SS 23 74 3 13 1 0 0 4 15 10 .176 0
Jim Hicks, RF,1B,LF 18 26 3 5 0 1 0 1 1 5 .192 0
Deacon Jones, PH 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 0
Duane Josephson, C 11 38 3 9 1 0 0 3 3 3 .237 0
Dick Kenworthy, 3B 9 25 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0
J.C. Martin, C 67 157 13 40 5 3 2 20 14 24 .255 0
Jerry McNertney, C 44 59 3 13 0 0 0 1 7 6 .220 1
Tommy McCraw, 1B,LF,RF 151 389 49 89 16 4 5 48 29 40 .229 20
Floyd Robinson, RF 127 342 44 81 11 2 5 35 44 32 .237 8
Johnny Romano, C 122 329 33 76 12 0 15 47 58 72 .231 0
Bill Skowron, 1B 120 337 27 84 15 2 6 29 26 45 .249 1
Marv Staehle, 2B 8 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 .133 1
Ed Stroud, RF,LF 12 36 3 6 2 0 0 1 2 8 .167 3
Bill Voss, LF 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Pete Ward, LF,RF,3B,1B 84 251 22 55 7 1 3 28 24 49 .219 3
Al Weis, 2B,SS 129 187 20 29 4 1 0 9 17 50 .155 3
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Greg Bollo, P 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
John Buzhardt, P 34 43 0 5 0 0 0 2 2 18 .116 0
Eddie Fisher, P 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Dennis Higgins, P 42 17 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .176 0
Joe Horlen, P 64 60 6 4 0 0 0 1 2 12 .067 1
Bruce Howard, P 27 43 2 3 1 0 0 2 5 13 .070 0
Tommy John, P 34 69 6 10 1 0 2 8 3 21 .145 0
Fred Klages, P 3 6 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 0
Jack Lamabe, P 34 35 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 16 .057 0
Bob Locker, P 56 16 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 7 .250 0
Gary Peters, P 38 81 12 19 3 2 1 9 0 19 .235 0
Juan Pizarro, P 34 26 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 5 .154 0
Hoyt Wilhelm, P 46 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 .125 0
Team totals
163 5348 574 1235 193 40 87 524 476 872 .231 153

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
Greg Bollo 0 1 2.57 3 1 0 7.0 7 2 2 0 3 4
John Buzhardt 6 11 3.83 33 22 1 150.1 144 74 64 13 34 66
Eddie Fisher 1 3 2.29 23 0 6 35.1 27 11 9 1 18 18
Dennis Higgins 1 0 2.52 42 1 5 93.0 66 27 26 9 37 86
Joe Horlen 10 13 2.43 37 29 1 211.0 185 64 57 14 64 124
Bruce Howard 9 5 2.30 27 21 0 149.0 110 48 38 14 46 85
Tommy John 14 11 2.62 34 33 0 223.0 195 76 65 13 61 138
Fred Klages 1 0 1.72 3 3 0 15.2 9 4 3 0 7 6
Jack Lamabe 7 9 3.93 34 17 0 121.1 116 55 53 9 36 67
Bob Locker 9 8 2.46 56 0 12 95.0 73 32 26 2 36 70
Gary Peters 12 10 1.98 30 27 0 204.2 156 54 45 11 51 129
Juan Pizarro 8 6 3.76 34 9 3 88.2 91 49 37 9 46 42
Hoyt Wilhelm 5 2 1.66 46 0 6 81.1 50 21 15 6 19 61
Team totals
83 79 2.68 163 163 34 1475.1 1229 517 440 101 458 896

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians Pacific Coast League Les Moss
AA Evansville White Sox Southern League George Noga
A Lynchburg White Sox Carolina League Ira Hutchinson
A Deerfield Beach/Winter Haven Sun Sox Florida State League Don Bacon and Bruce Andrew
A Fox Cities Foxes Midwest League Stan Wasiak
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Frank Parenti

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fox Cities

Deerfield Beach franchise moved to Winter Haven, June 27, 1966

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