1989 Chicago White Sox season

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1989 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Manager(s) Jeff Torborg
Local television WFLD
SportsChannel Chicago
(Gary Thorne, Tom Paciorek)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(John Rooney, Wayne Hagin)
WTAQ
(Frank Diaz, Jose Manuel Flores)
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The 1989 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 90th season. They finished with a record 69-92, good enough for 7th place in the American League West, 29.5 games behind of the 1st place Oakland Athletics.

Offseason[edit]

Potential move to Florida[edit]

In July 1988, legislators from the State of Illinois narrowly approved a proposal for a new state-financed stadium and a lease deal that would save the team $60 million and kept the White Sox from moving to St. Petersburg, Florida.[1] St. Petersburg has begun construction on an $80 million domed stadium.[1]

The club's principal owners, Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn, had said the team would move to St. Petersburg, Fla., for the 1989 season if the stadium proposal were not approved.[1]

The State Senate in Springfield passed the stadium bill by a 30-26 vote about 20 minutes before midnight, then sent it on to the General Assembly, where Gov. James Thompson was involved in political maneuvering on the last day the Legislature was in session.[1]

The money for the ball park, would come from a 2 percent city hotel-motel tax, estimated to be worth at least $8 million a year. The city would add $5 million annually in revenue-sharing funds, and the state would contribute $5 million in hotel-motel tax revenues.[1]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 99 63 .611 --
Kansas City Royals 92 70 .568 7
California Angels 91 71 .562 8
Texas Rangers 83 79 .512 16
Minnesota Twins 80 82 .494 19
Seattle Mariners 73 89 .451 26
Chicago White Sox 69 92 .429 29½

1989 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1989 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
Harold Baines, DH,RF 96 333 55 107 20 1 13 56 60 52 .321 0
Daryl Boston, OF 101 218 34 55 3 4 5 23 24 31 .252 7
Ivan Calderon, OF,DH,1B 157 622 83 178 34 9 14 87 43 94 .286 7
Carlton Fisk, C 103 375 47 110 25 2 13 68 36 60 .293 1
Scott Fletcher, 2B,SS 59 232 30 63 11 1 1 21 26 19 .272 1
Dave Gallagher, OF 161 601 74 160 22 2 1 46 46 79 .266 5
Ozzie Guillen, SS 155 597 63 151 20 8 1 54 15 48 .253 36
Jerry Hairston, PH 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0
Lance Johnson, OF 50 180 28 54 8 2 0 16 17 24 .300 16
Ron Karkovice, C 71 182 21 48 9 2 3 24 10 56 .264 0
Ron Kittle, 1B,DH,LF 51 169 26 51 10 0 11 37 22 42 .302 0
Steve Lyons, 2B,1B,3B,OF 140 443 51 117 21 3 2 50 35 68 .264 9
Fred Manrique, 2B 65 187 23 56 13 1 2 30 8 30 .299 0
Carlos Martinez, 3B,1B,LF 109 350 44 105 22 0 5 32 21 57 .300 4
Matt Merullo, C 31 81 5 18 1 0 1 8 6 14 .222 0
Russ Morman, 1B 37 58 5 13 2 0 0 8 6 16 .224 1
Dan Pasqua, OF,DH 73 246 26 61 9 1 11 47 25 58 .248 1
Billy Jo Robidoux, 1B 16 39 2 5 2 0 0 1 4 9 .128 0
Jeff Schaefer, SS,2B,3B 15 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100 1
Sammy Sosa, OF 33 99 19 27 5 0 3 10 11 27 .273 7
Robin Ventura, 3B 16 45 5 8 3 0 0 7 8 6 .178 0
Greg Walker, 1B,DH 77 233 25 49 14 0 5 26 23 50 .210 0
Eddie Williams, 3B 66 201 25 55 8 0 3 10 18 31 .274 1
Team totals
161 5504 693 1493 262 36 94 661 464 873 .271 97

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
Jeff Bittiger 0 1 6.52 2 1 0 9.2 9 7 7 2 6 7
Wayne Edwards 0 0 3.68 7 0 0 7.1 7 3 3 1 3 9
John Davis 0 1 4.50 4 0 1 6.0 5 4 3 2 2 5
Richard Dotson 3 7 3.88 17 17 0 99.2 112 51 43 8 44 55
Jack Hardy 0 0 6.57 5 0 0 12.1 14 9 9 1 5 4
Greg Hibbard 6 7 3.21 23 23 0 137.1 142 58 49 5 41 55
Shawn Hillegas 7 11 4.74 50 13 3 119.2 132 67 63 12 55 76
Barry Jones 3 2 2.37 22 0 1 30.1 22 12 8 2 8 17
Eric King 9 10 3.39 25 25 0 159.1 144 69 60 13 65 72
Bill Long 5 5 3.92 30 8 1 98.2 101 49 43 8 37 51
Tom McCarthy 1 2 3.51 31 0 0 66.2 72 32 26 8 20 27
Donn Pall 4 5 3.31 53 0 6 87.0 90 35 32 9 22 58
Ken Patterson 6 1 4.52 50 1 0 65.2 64 37 33 11 31 43
Melido Perez 11 14 5.01 31 31 0 183.1 187 106 102 23 93 141
Adam Peterson 0 1 15.19 3 2 0 5.1 13 9 9 1 2 3
Jerry Reuss 8 5 5.06 23 19 0 106.2 135 65 60 12 22 27
Steve Rosenberg 4 13 4.94 38 21 0 142.0 148 92 78 14 59 77
Jose Segura 0 1 15.00 7 0 0 6.0 13 11 10 2 4 4
Bobby Thigpen 2 6 3.76 61 0 34 79.0 62 34 33 10 43 47
Team totals
69 92 4.23 161 161 46 1422.0 1472 750 668 144 552 778

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League Marv Foley
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Ken Berry
A Sarasota White Sox Florida State League Tony Franklin
A South Bend White Sox Midwest League Rick Patterson
Short-Season A Utica Blue Sox New York-Penn League Ron Vaughn
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Ed Pebley

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Vancouver, Birmingham, South Bend[10]

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