1955 Chicago White Sox season

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1955 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Grace Comiskey
Manager(s) Marty Marion
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton, Vince Lloyd)
Local radio WCFL
(Bob Elson, Don Wells)
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The 1955 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 55th season in the major leagues, and its 56th season overall. They finished with a record 91–63, good enough for third place in the American League, 5 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 96 58 .623 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 3
Chicago White Sox 91 63 .591 5
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 12
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 17
Kansas City Athletics 63 91 .409 33
Baltimore Orioles 57 97 .370 39
Washington Senators 53 101 .344 43

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1955 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
Bobby Adams, 3B 28 21 8 2 0 1 0 3 4 4 .095 0
Earl Battey, C 5 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 0
Jim Brideweser, SS 34 58 6 12 3 2 0 4 3 7 .207 0
Jim Busby, CF 99 337 38 82 13 4 1 27 25 37 .243 7
Chico Carrasquel, SS 145 523 83 134 11 2 11 52 61 59 .256 1
Phil Cavarretta, 1B 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Gil Coan, RF 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 .176 0
Clint Courtney, C 19 37 7 14 3 0 1 10 7 0 .378 0
Walt Dropo, 1B 141 453 55 127 15 2 19 79 42 71 .280 0
Sammy Esposito, 3B 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0
Nellie Fox, 2B 154 636 100 198 28 7 6 59 38 15 .311 7
Johnny Groth, CF 32 77 13 26 7 0 2 11 6 13 .338 1
Ron Jackson, 1B 40 74 10 15 1 1 2 7 8 22 .203 1
Stan Jok, 3B 6 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 .250 0
George Kell, 3B,1B 128 429 44 134 24 1 8 81 51 36 .312 2
Bob Kennedy, 3B,RF 83 214 28 65 10 2 9 43 16 16 .304 0
Sherm Lollar, C 138 426 67 111 13 1 16 61 68 34 .261 2
Willard Marshall, RF,LF 22 41 6 7 0 0 0 6 13 1 .171 0
Ed McGhee, CF,LF 26 13 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 .077 2
Lloyd Merriman, PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Minnie Miñoso, LF,RF 139 517 79 149 26 7 10 70 76 43 .288 19
Les Moss, C 32 59 5 15 2 0 2 7 6 10 .254 0
Bob Nieman, RF,LF 99 272 36 77 11 2 11 53 36 37 .283 1
Ron Northey, RF 14 14 1 5 2 0 1 4 3 3 .357 0
Buddy Peterson, SS 6 21 7 6 1 0 0 2 3 2 .286 0
Bob Powell, PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jim Rivera, RF,CF 147 454 71 120 24 4 10 52 62 59 .264 25
Vern Stephens, 3B 22 56 10 14 3 0 3 7 7 11 .250 0
Ed White, RF 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 0
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Harry Byrd, P 25 30 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 .067 0
Bob Chakales, P 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Sandy Consuegra, P 44 29 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 8 .103 0
Dick Donovan, P 40 76 10 17 0 0 1 5 9 26 .224 0
Fritz Dorish, P 13 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0
Mike Fornieles, P 28 29 6 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 .103 0
Jack Harshman, P 32 60 6 11 1 0 2 8 9 17 .183 0
Dixie Howell, P 35 21 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 8 .381 0
Connie Johnson, P 19 33 4 5 2 0 0 5 0 7 .152 0
Bob Keegan, P 18 18 0 6 0 0 0 2 1 3 .333 0
Morrie Martin, P 37 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 0
Al Papai, P 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Billy Pierce, P 34 70 5 12 2 0 0 7 3 10 .171 1
Virgil Trucks, P 32 64 2 8 1 0 0 6 0 12 .125 0
Team totals
155 5220 725 1401 204 36 116 677 568 595 .268 69

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
Harry Byrd 4 6 4.65 25 12 1 91.0 85 49 47 10 34 44
Bob Chakales 0 0 1.46 7 0 0 12.1 11 2 2 2 7 6
Sandy Consuegra 6 5 2.64 44 7 7 126.1 120 42 37 4 25 35
Dick Donovan 15 9 3.32 29 24 0 187.0 186 77 69 17 53 88
Fritz Dorish 2 0 1.59 13 0 1 17.0 16 4 3 0 10 6
Mike Fornieles 6 3 3.86 26 9 2 86.1 84 37 37 12 32 23
Ted Gray 0 0 18.00 2 1 0 3.0 9 6 6 0 2 1
Jack Harshman 11 7 3.36 32 23 0 179.1 144 74 67 16 100 116
Dixie Howell 8 3 2.93 35 0 9 73.2 70 27 24 1 30 25
Connie Johnson 7 4 3.45 17 16 0 99.0 95 40 38 5 52 72
Bob Keegan 2 5 5.83 18 11 0 58.2 83 39 38 4 29 29
Morrie Martin 2 3 3.63 37 0 2 52.0 50 27 21 4 22 22
Al Papai 0 0 3.86 7 0 0 11.2 10 5 5 1 10 5
Billy Pierce 15 10 1.97 33 26 1 205.2 162 50 45 16 69 157
Virgil Trucks 13 8 3.96 32 26 0 175.0 176 78 77 19 66 91
Team totals
91 63 3.37 155 155 23 1378.0 1301 557 516 111 541 720

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Jack Cassini and Ted Lyons
A Colorado Springs Sky Sox Western League Jack Conway
B Waterloo White Hawks Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Dutch Dorman and Willard Marshall
C Superior Blues Northern League Walt Novick
D Madisonville Miners KITTY League Bill Close
D Dubuque Packers Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Ira Hutchinson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Dubuque

Madisonville club folded, July 7, 1955

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