1968 Chicago White Sox season

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1968 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arthur Allyn, Jr., John Allyn
Manager(s) Eddie Stanky, Al Lopez
Local television WFLD
(Dave Martin, Jack Drees)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(Bob Elson, Red Rush)
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The 1968 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 68th season in the major leagues, and its 69th season overall. They finished with a record 67-95, good enough for eighth place in the American League, 36 games behind the first-place Detroit Tigers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 103 59 .636
Baltimore Orioles 91 71 .562 12
Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534 16½
Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 17
New York Yankees 83 79 .512 20
Oakland Athletics 82 80 .506 21
Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 24
California Angels 67 95 .414 36
Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 36
Washington Senators 65 96 .404 37½

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Games in Milwaukee[edit]

To demonstrate there still was support for big-league ball in Milwaukee, Bud Selig's group contracted with Chicago White Sox owner Arthur Allyn to host nine White Sox home games at Milwaukee County Stadium in 1968. A 1967 exhibition game between the White Sox and Minnesota Twins had attracted more than 51,000 spectators, and Selig was convinced the strong Milwaukee fan base would demonstrate the city would provide a good home for a new club.

The experiment was staggeringly successful - those nine games drew 264,297 fans. In Chicago that season, the Sox drew 539,478 fans to their remaining 58 home games. In just a handful of games, the Milwaukee crowds accounted for nearly one-third of the total attendance at White Sox games. In light of this success, Selig and Allyn agreed County Stadium would host Sox home games again the next season.

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968 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
Sandy Alomar, 2B,3B,SS 133 363 41 92 8 2 0 12 20 42 .253 21
Luis Aparicio, SS 155 622 55 164 24 4 4 36 33 43 .264 17
Ken Berry, CF 153 504 49 127 21 2 7 32 25 64 .252 6
Buddy Booker, C 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0
Ken Boyer, 3B,1B 10 24 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 .125 0
Buddy Bradford, RF,CF,LF 103 281 32 61 11 0 5 24 23 67 .217 8
Wayne Causey, 2B 59 100 8 18 2 0 0 7 14 7 .180 0
Tim Cullen, 2B 72 155 16 31 7 0 2 13 15 23 .200 0
Tommy Davis, LF,1B 132 456 30 122 5 3 8 50 16 48 .268 4
Ron Hansen, 3B,SS 40 87 7 20 3 0 1 4 11 12 .230 0
Woodie Held, OF,3B 40 54 5 9 1 0 0 2 5 14 .167 0
Gail Hopkins, 1B 29 37 4 8 2 0 0 2 6 3 .216 0
Duane Josephson, C 128 434 35 107 16 6 6 45 18 52 .247 2
Dick Kenworthy, 3B 58 122 2 27 2 0 0 2 5 21 .221 0
Carlos May, LF,RF 17 67 4 12 1 0 0 1 3 15 .179 0
Jerry McNertney, C 74 169 18 37 4 1 3 18 18 29 .219 0
Bill Melton, 3B 34 109 5 29 8 0 2 16 10 32 .266 1
Tommy McCraw, 1B 136 477 51 112 16 12 9 44 36 58 .235 20
Rich Morales, SS,2B 10 29 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .172 0
Russ Snyder, OF 38 82 2 11 2 0 1 5 4 16 .134 0
Bill Voss, OF 61 167 14 26 2 1 2 15 16 34 .156 5
Leon Wagner, RF,LF 69 162 14 46 8 0 1 18 21 31 .284 2
Pete Ward, 3B,1B,LF,RF 125 399 43 86 15 0 15 50 76 85 .216 4
Walt Williams, RF,LF 63 133 6 32 6 0 1 8 4 17 .241 0
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Cisco Carlos, P 29 31 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 15 .065 0
Jack Fisher, P 35 53 1 6 1 0 0 2 1 4 .113 0
Joe Horlen, P 41 67 2 7 0 1 0 3 3 13 .104 0
Tommy John, P 25 62 3 12 1 0 1 9 0 15 .194 0
Danny Lazar, P 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000 0
Bob Locker, P 70 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 0
Don McMahon, P 25 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 0
Jerry Nyman, P 8 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 .154 0
Gary Peters, P 46 72 10 15 3 1 2 8 6 13 .208 0
Bob Priddy, P 42 24 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 9 .042 0
Dennis Ribant, P 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Hoyt Wilhelm, P 72 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Wilbur Wood, P 88 22 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 17 .091 0
Team totals
162 5405 463 1233 169 33 71 431 397 840 .228 90

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
Cisco Carlos 4 14 3.90 29 21 0 122.1 121 64 53 13 42 57
Jack Fisher 8 13 2.99 35 28 0 180.2 176 68 60 14 52 80
Joe Horlen 12 14 2.37 35 35 0 223.2 197 75 59 16 77 102
Tommy John 10 5 1.98 25 25 0 177.1 135 45 39 10 53 117
Danny Lazar 0 1 4.05 8 1 0 13.1 14 6 6 1 4 11
Bob Locker 5 4 2.29 70 0 10 90.1 78 27 23 4 40 62
Don McMahon 2 1 1.96 25 0 0 46.0 31 10 10 2 26 32
Jerry Nyman 2 1 2.01 8 7 0 40.1 38 13 9 1 17 27
Gary Peters 4 13 3.76 31 25 1 162.2 146 79 68 7 66 110
Bob Priddy 3 11 3.63 35 18 0 114.0 106 50 46 14 42 66
Fred Rath 0 0 1.59 5 0 0 11.1 8 5 2 0 4 3
Dennis Ribant 0 2 6.03 17 0 1 31.1 42 24 21 3 21 20
Hoyt Wilhelm 4 4 1.73 72 0 12 93.2 69 20 18 4 29 72
Wilbur Wood 13 12 1.87 88 2 16 159.0 127 39 33 8 45 74
Billy Wynne 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 1 0 2 1
Team totals
67 95 2.75 162 162 40 1468.0 1290 527 448 97 520 834

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Bill Adair
AA Evansville White Sox Southern League Stan Wasiak and Gary Johnson
A Lynchburg White Sox Carolina League Alex Cosmidis
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Gary Johnson and Stan Wasiak
Short-Season A Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League Bruce Andrew
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Tom Saffell

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