List of Chicago White Sox managers

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Clark Griffith was the first White Sox manager.

The Chicago White Sox is a U.S. professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox are members of the American League Central Division in Major League Baseball. In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager, or more formally, the field manager. The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field.[1][2] Since the inception of the team in 1901, it has employed 39 different managers.[3] The White Sox's current manager is Robin Ventura, who was hired after the 2011 season.[4]

The franchise's first manager was Hall of Famer Clark Griffith, who managed the team for two seasons and led them to the American League championship in their inaugural season.[3][5][6] Fielder Jones, who managed the team from 1904 to 1908, led the team to its second American League championship and its first World Series championship (no World Series was played in 1901), defeating the White Sox's crosstown rivals, the Chicago Cubs, in the 1906 World Series.[7][8] Pants Rowland and Kid Gleason managed the White Sox to American League championships in 1917 and 1919, respectively, with the White Sox winning the 1917 World Series but losing the 1919 World Series in the infamous Black Sox scandal.[9][10][11][12] The White Sox did not win another American League championship until 1959, with Al Lopez as their manager.[6] The White Sox lost the 1959 World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers.[13][14] The White Sox next captured the American League pennant in 2005 and, with Ozzie Guillén as their manager, defeated the Houston Astros in the 2005 World Series.[6][15][16]

The longest–tenured White Sox manager was Jimmy Dykes, who managed the team for 1,850 games from 1934 to 1946.[3] The only other White Sox managers who have managed more than 1,000 games are Lopez with 1,495, Guillén with 1,135, and Tony La Russa with 1,035.[3] Dykes' 899 wins and 940 losses also lead all White Sox managers.[3] Jones' winning percentage of .592 is the highest of any White Sox manager.[3] Five White Sox managers have served multiple terms managing the team. Nixey Callahan was the White Sox manager in 1903 and part of 1904, and then again from 1912 to 1914.[3] Johnny Evers served two terms as manager, separated by a bout of appendicitis in 1924.[17][18] Eddie Collins served as interim manager for 27 games in 1924 season while Evers was ill and then served as the full–time manager in 1925 and 1926.[19] Lopez served three terms as manager: the first from 1957 to 1965; then for 11 games during the 1968 season, before being hospitalized with appendicitis; and then returning for another 53 games from the end of the 1968 season through the beginning of the 1969 season.[13][20][21] Les Moss served as interim manager for two games in 1968, replacing Eddie Stanky before being replaced by Lopez.[22][23] After Lopez was hospitalized later that season, Moss took over as manager again for 34 games before Lopez returned.[20][22][23] Hall of Famer Frank Chance was hired to manage the team for the 1924 but illness forced him to retire before managing any games.[24][25] Ten Hall of Famers have managed the White Sox: Griffith, Hugh Duffy, Collins, Evers, Ed Walsh, Ray Schalk, Ted Lyons, Lopez, Bob Lemon and Larry Doby.[26][27] Lopez was elected as a manager; the others were elected as players.[13][27]

Key[edit]

# A running total of the number of White Sox managers. Any manager who has two or more separate terms is counted only once.
G Regular season games managed; may not equal sum of wins and losses due to tied games
W Regular season wins
L Regular season losses
Win% Winning percentage
PA Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs
PW Playoff wins
PL Playoff losses
Ref(s) Reference(s)
LC League championships: number of league championships, or pennants, achieved by the manager
WS World Series championships: number of World Series victories achieved by the manager
dagger Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager
* Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a player

Managers[edit]

Statistics current through 2012 season
Baseball card showing medium shot of white man with brown hair parted in the center wearing a baseball shirt with "Chicago" written across it
Fielder Jones led the White Sox to the 1906 World Series championship.
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Pants Rowland managed the White Sox to the 1917 World Series championship.
Black and white photo of Eddie Collins in close up, wearing a 1911 Philadelphia Athletics cap
Eddie Collins was the White Sox manager for part of the 1924 season, and then again from 1925 to 1926.
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Ozzie Guillén led the White Sox to the 2005 World Series championship.
# Manager Seasons G W L Win% PA PW PL LC WS Ref(s)
1 Griffith, ClarkClark Griffith* 19011902 275 157 113 .581 1 [5]
2 Callahan, NixeyNixey Callahan 19031904 180 83 95 .474 [28]
3 Jones, FielderFielder Jones 19041908 739 426 293 .592 1 4 2 1 1 [7][8]
4 Sullivan, BillyBilly Sullivan 1909 159 78 74 .513 [29]
5 Duffy, HughHugh Duffy* 19101911 310 145 159 .477 [30]
Callahan, NixeyNixey Callahan 19121914 467 226 234 .491 [28]
6 Rowland, PantsPants Rowland 19151918 591 339 247 .578 1 4 2 1 1 [9][11]
7 Gleason, KidKid Gleason 19191923 759 392 364 .519 1 3 5 1 0 [10][12]
8 Evers, JohnnyJohnny Evers* 1924 21 10 11 .476 [17]
9 Walsh, EdEd Walsh* 1924 3 1 12 .333 [31]
10 Collins, EddieEddie Collins* 1924 27 14 13 .519 [19]
Evers, JohnnyJohnny Evers* 1924 103 41 61 .402 [17]
Collins, EddieEddie Collins* 19251926 309 160 147 .521 [19]
11 Schalk, RayRay Schalk* 19271928 228 102 125 .449 [32]
12 Blackburne, LenaLena Blackburne 19281929 232 99 133 .427 [33]
13 Bush, DonieDonie Bush 19301931 310 118 189 .384 [34]
14 Fonseca, LewLew Fonseca 19321934 318 120 196 .380 [35]
15 Dykes, JimmyJimmy Dykes 19341946 1,850 899 940 .489 [36]
16 Lyons, TedTed Lyons* 19461948 434 185 245 .430 [37]
17 Onslow, JackJack Onslow 19491950 185 71 113 .386 [38]
18 Corriden, RedRed Corriden 1950 125 52 72 .419 [39]
19 Richards, PaulPaul Richards 19511954 613 342 265 .563 [40]
20 Marion, MartyMarty Marion 19541956 318 179 138 .565 [41]
21 Lopez, AlAl Lopezdagger 19571965 1,431 811 615 .569 1 2 4 1 0 [13][14]
22 Stanky, EddieEddie Stanky 19661968 404 206 197 .511 [42]
23 Moss, LesLes Moss 1968 2 0 2 .000 [22]
Lopez, AlAl Lopezdagger 1968 11 6 5 .545 [13]
Moss, LesLes Moss 1968 34 12 22 .353 [22]
Lopez, AlAl Lopezdagger 19681969 53 23 30 .434 [13]
24 Gutteridge, DonDon Gutteridge 19691970 281 109 172 .388 [43]
25 Adair, BillBill Adair 1970 10 4 6 .400 [44]
26 Tanner, ChuckChuck Tanner 19701975 818 401 414 .492 [45]
Richards, PaulPaul Richards 1976 161 64 97 .398 [40]
27 Lemon, BobBob Lemon* 19771978 236 124 112 .525 [46]
28 Doby, LarryLarry Doby* 1978 87 37 50 .425 [47]
29 Kessinger, DonDon Kessinger 1979 106 46 60 .434 [48]
30 La Russa, TonyTony La Russa 19791986 1,035 522 510 .506 1 1 3 0 0 [49][50]
31 Rader, DougDoug Rader 1986 2 1 1 .500 [51]
32 Fregosi, JimJim Fregosi 19861988 419 193 226 .461 [52]
33 Torborg, JeffJeff Torborg 19891991 485 250 235 .515 [53]
34 Lamont, GeneGene Lamont 19921995 468 258 210 .551 1 2 4 0 0 [54][55]
35 Bevington, TerryTerry Bevington 19951997 437 222 214 .509 [56]
36 Manuel, JerryJerry Manuel 19982003 971 500 471 .515 1 0 3 0 0 [57][58]
37 Guillén, OzzieOzzie Guillén 20042011 1,295 678 617 .524 2 12 4 1 1 [15][16][59]
38 Cooper, DonDon Cooper 2011 2 1 1 .500 [60]
39 Ventura, RobinRobin Ventura 2012–present 162 85 77 .525 [61]

Managers with multiple tenures[edit]

# Manager Seasons G W L Win% PA PW PL LC WS Ref(s)
2 Callahan, NixeyNixey Callahan 19031904, 19121914 648 309 329 .484 [28]
8 Evers, JohnnyJohnny Evers* 1924 124 51 72 .415 [17]
10 Collins, EddieEddie Collins* 1924, 19251926 336 174 160 .521 [19]
20 Lopez, AlAl Lopezdagger 19571965, 1968, 19681969 1,495 840 650 .564 1 2 4 1 0 [13][14]
22 Moss, LesLes Moss 1968 36 12 24 .333 [22]

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