1960 Chicago White Sox season

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1960 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bill Veeck
General manager(s)Hank Greenberg
Manager(s)Al López
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radioWCFL
(Bob Elson, Don Wells)
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The 1960 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 60th season in the major leagues, and its 61st season overall. They finished with a record 87–67, good enough for third place in the American League, 10 games behind the first-place New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • During the season, the White Sox became the first major sports team to put player names on the backs of uniforms. The White Sox were also the first to misspell a players name. During a road trip to New York, Ted Kluszewski became the first player to appear in a game with his name misspelled. There was a backwards "z" and an "x" instead of the second "k" in his name.[4]
  • Nellie Fox set an American League record for most consecutive games started at second base. The streak started on August 7, 1955, and ended on September 3, 1960.[5]
  • During the American League meetings of 1960, White Sox owner Bill Veeck announced that he was interested in selling his shares in the White Sox with the intention of starting an expansion franchise in Southern California with former player Hank Greenberg. Charlie Finley had offered to buy Veeck's shares in the White Sox for $4.2 million but withdrew the offer.[6]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Baltimore Orioles 89 65 .578 8
Chicago White Sox 87 67 .565 10
Cleveland Indians 76 78 .494 21
Washington Senators 73 81 .474 24
Detroit Tigers 71 83 .461 26
Boston Red Sox 65 89 .422 32
Kansas City Athletics 58 96 .377 39

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1960 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 16–6 13–9 14–8 13–9 13–9 9–13 11–11
Boston 6–16 5–17 9–13 14–8 13–9 7–15 11–11
Chicago 9–13 17–5 11–11 11–11 15–7 10–12 14–8
Cleveland 8–14 13–9 11–11 7–15 15–7 6–16 16–6
Detroit 9–13 8–14 11–11 15–7 10–12 8–14 10–12
Kansas City 9–13 9–13 7–15 7–15 12–10 7–15–1 7–15
New York 13–9 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 15–7–1 12–10
Washington 11–11 11–11 8–14 6–16 12–10 15–7 10–12


1960 Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1960 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
Luis Aparicio, SS 153 600 86 166 20 7 2 61 43 39 .277 51
Earl Averill, C 10 14 2 3 0 0 0 2 4 2 .214 0
Dick Brown, C 16 43 4 7 0 0 3 5 3 11 .163 0
Cam Carreon, C 8 17 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 3 .235 0
Sammy Esposito, 3B,SS,2B 57 77 14 14 5 0 1 11 10 20 .182 0
Nellie Fox, 2B 150 605 85 175 24 10 2 59 50 13 .289 2
Gene Freese, 3B 127 455 60 124 32 6 17 79 29 65 .273 10
Joe Ginsberg, C 28 75 8 19 4 0 0 9 10 8 .253 1
Billy Goodman, 3B,2B 30 77 5 18 4 0 0 6 12 8 .234 0
Joe Hicks, CF 36 47 3 9 1 0 0 2 6 3 .191 0
Stan Johnson, LF 5 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .167 0
Ted Kluszewski, 1B 81 181 20 53 9 0 5 39 22 10 .293 0
Jim Landis, CF 148 494 89 125 25 6 10 49 80 84 .253 23
Sherm Lollar, C 129 421 43 106 23 0 7 46 42 39 .252 2
J. C. Martin, 3B 7 20 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 6 .100 0
Jim McAnany, PH 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Minnie Miñoso, LF,RF 154 591 89 184 32 4 20 105 52 63 .311 17
Jim Rivera, OF 48 17 17 5 0 0 1 1 3 3 .294 4
Floyd Robinson, OF 22 46 7 13 0 0 0 1 11 8 .283 2
Roy Sievers, 1B,LF 127 444 87 131 22 0 28 93 74 69 .295 1
Al Smith, RF,CF 142 536 80 169 31 3 12 72 50 65 .315 8
Earl Torgeson, 1B 68 57 12 15 2 0 2 9 21 8 .263 1
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Frank Baumann, P 47 52 2 8 1 0 0 6 9 25 .154 0
Dick Donovan, P 33 23 3 3 1 0 0 2 1 13 .130 0
Don Ferrarese, P 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0
Mike Garcia, P 15 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 0
Russ Kemmerer, P 36 29 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 14 .000 0
Turk Lown, P 45 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .200 0
Ray Moore, P 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Billy Pierce, P 32 67 4 12 1 0 0 7 6 14 .179 0
Bob Rush, P 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0
Herb Score, P 23 30 2 3 0 1 0 1 3 16 .100 0
Bob Shaw, P 36 58 4 8 1 0 0 2 6 12 .138 0
Gerry Staley, P 64 17 0 4 0 0 0 3 2 5 .235 0
Al Worthington, P 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0
Early Wynn, P 36 75 8 15 2 1 1 7 14 17 .200 0
Team totals
154 5191 741 1402 242 38 112 684 567 648 .270 122

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
Frank Baumann 13 6 2.67 47 20 3 185.1 169 67 55 11 61 71
Dick Donovan 6 1 5.38 33 8 3 78.2 87 49 47 13 28 30
Don Ferrarese 0 1 18.00 5 0 0 4.0 8 8 8 2 9 4
Mike Garcia 0 0 4.58 15 0 2 17.2 23 9 9 2 10 8
Russ Kemmerer 6 3 2.98 36 7 2 120.2 111 45 40 5 49 76
Turk Lown 2 3 3.88 45 0 5 67.1 60 31 29 6 40 39
Ken McBride 0 1 3.86 5 0 0 4.2 6 2 2 0 3 4
Ray Moore 1 1 5.66 14 0 0 20.2 19 13 13 5 11 3
Gary Peters 0 0 2.70 2 0 0 3.1 4 1 1 0 1 4
Billy Pierce 14 7 3.62 32 30 0 196.1 201 81 79 24 47 108
Bob Rush 0 0 5.65 9 0 0 14.1 16 10 9 4 7 12
Herb Score 5 10 3.72 23 22 0 113.2 91 54 47 10 87 78
Bob Shaw 13 13 4.06 36 32 0 192.2 221 97 87 16 65 46
Gerry Staley 13 8 2.42 64 0 10 115.1 94 40 31 8 32 52
Jake Striker 0 0 4.91 2 0 0 3.2 5 3 2 1 1 1
Al Worthington 1 1 3.38 4 0 0 5.1 3 2 2 0 4 1
Early Wynn 13 12 3.49 36 35 1 237.1 220 105 92 20 114 158
Team totals
87 67 3.60 154 154 26 1381.0 1338 617 553 127 569 695

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Catfish Metkovich and Jimmie Reese
A Charleston White Sox Sally League Skeeter Scalzi, Bennie Huffman and Bob Kuzava
B Lincoln Chiefs Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Ira Hutchinson
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Peanuts Lowrey and George Noga
D Pensacola Angels Alabama–Florida League J. C. Dunn
D Clinton C-Sox Midwest League George Noga and Frank Parenti

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pensacola[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Minnie Miñoso page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnny Callison page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Chico Carrasquel page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "MLB's Misspelled Uniforms". sikids.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 91, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  6. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.32, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  7. ^ Herb Score page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Joe Ginsberg page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Earl Averill, Jr. page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

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