1969 Chicago White Sox season

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1969 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arthur Allyn, Jr., John Allyn
General manager(s) Ed Short
Manager(s) Al López, Don Gutteridge
Local television WFLD
(Jack Drees, Mel Parnell)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(Bob Elson, Red Rush)
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The 1969 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 69th season in the major leagues, and its 70th season overall. They finished with a record 68–94, good enough for fifth place in the newly established American League West, 29 games behind the first-place Minnesota Twins.

The White Sox nearly left Chicago in 1969. White Sox owner Arthur Allyn, Jr. considered overtures from Bud Selig and other Milwaukee interests to move the club to County Stadium.[1] Instead, he sold to his brother, John. The newly established Seattle Pilots would move there a year after their inaugural season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 97 65 0.599 57–24 40–41
Oakland Athletics 88 74 0.543 9 49–32 39–42
California Angels 71 91 0.438 26 43–38 28–53
Kansas City Royals 69 93 0.426 28 36–45 33–48
Chicago White Sox 68 94 0.420 29 41–40 27–54
Seattle Pilots 64 98 0.395 33 34–47 30–51


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1969 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA WSH
Baltimore 10–8 6–6 9–3 13–5 11–7 11–1 8–4 11–7 8–4 9–3 13–5
Boston 8–10 8–4 5–7 12–6 10–8 10–2 7–5 11–7 4–8 6–6 6–12
California 6–6 4–8 9–9 8–4 5–7 9–9 7–11 3–9 6–12 9–9–1 5–7
Chicago 3–9 7–5 9–9 8–4 3–9 8–10 5–13 3–9 8–10 10–8 4–8
Cleveland 5–13 6–12 4–8 4–8 7–11 7–5 5–7 9–8 5–7 7–5 3–15
Detroit 7–11 8–10 7–5 9–3 11–7 8–4 6–6 10–8 7–5 10–2 7–11
Kansas City 1–11 2–10 9–9 10–8 5–7 4–8 8–10 5–7–1 8–10 10–8 7–5
Minnesota 4–8 5–7 11–7 13–5 7–5 6–6 10–8 10–2 13–5 12–6 6–6
New York 7–11 7–11 9–3 9–3 8–9 8–10 7–5–1 2–10 6–6 7–5 10–8
Oakland 4–8 8–4 12–6 10–8 7–5 5–7 10–8 5–13 6–6 13–5 8–4
Seattle 3–9 6–6 9–9–1 8–10 5–7 2–10 8–10 6–12 5–7 5–13 7–5
Washington 5–13 12–6 7–5 8–4 15–3 11–7 5–7 6–6 8–10 4–8 5–7


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Move to Milwaukee?[edit]

In 1969, the White Sox schedule in Milwaukee was expanded to include 11 home games (one against every other franchise in the American League at the time). Although those games were attended by slightly fewer fans (198,211 fans, for an average of 18,019) they represented a greater percentage of the total White Sox attendance than the previous year – over one-third of the fans who went to Sox home games in 1969 did so at Milwaukee County Stadium (in the remaining 59 home dates in Chicago, the Sox drew 391,335, for an average of 6,632 per game). Bud Selig felt this fan support lent legitimacy to his quest for a Milwaukee franchise, and he went into the 1969 owners meetings with high hopes.[citation needed]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1969 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
Doug Adams, C 8 14 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .214 0
Sandy Alomar, 2B 22 58 8 13 2 0 0 4 4 6 .224 2
Luis Aparicio, SS 156 599 77 168 24 5 5 51 66 29 .280 24
Ken Berry, CF 130 297 25 69 12 2 4 18 24 50 .232 1
Buddy Bradford, RF,CF 93 273 36 70 8 2 11 27 34 75 .256 5
Ángel Bravo, CF 27 90 10 26 4 2 1 3 3 5 .289 2
Chuck Brinkman, C 14 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 .067 0
Bob Christian, LF 39 129 11 28 4 0 3 16 10 19 .217 3
Ron Hansen, 2B,1B,3B,SS 85 185 15 48 6 1 2 22 18 25 .259 2
Woodie Held, OF,3B 56 63 9 9 2 0 3 6 13 19 .143 0
Ed Herrmann, C 102 290 31 67 8 0 8 31 30 35 .231 0
Gail Hopkins, 1B 124 373 52 99 13 3 8 46 50 28 .265 2
Duane Josephson, C 52 162 19 39 6 2 1 20 13 17 .241 0
Bobby Knoop, 2B 104 345 34 79 14 1 6 41 35 68 .229 2
Carlos May, LF,RF 100 367 62 103 18 2 18 62 58 66 .281 1
Bill Melton, 3B,RF,LF 157 556 67 142 26 2 23 87 56 106 .255 1
Tommy McCraw, 1B,OF 93 240 21 62 12 2 2 25 21 24 .258 1
Rich Morales, 2B,SS 55 121 12 26 0 1 0 6 7 18 .215 1
José Ortiz, OF 16 11 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 .273 0
Don Pavletich, C,1B 78 188 26 46 12 0 6 33 28 45 .245 0
Bob Spence, 1B 12 26 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 9 .154 0
Pete Ward, 1B,3B,RF,LF 105 199 22 49 7 0 6 32 33 38 .246 0
Walt Williams, RF,LF 135 471 59 143 22 1 3 32 26 33 .304 6
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Gary Bell, P 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0
Cisco Carlos, P 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 0
Paul Edmondson, P 14 29 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 8 .172 0
Sammy Ellis, P 10 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 0
Joe Horlen, P 36 77 4 14 1 0 0 5 0 22 .182 0
Tommy John, P 33 79 6 9 2 0 0 1 7 27 .114 0
Bart Johnson, P 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 .167 1
Danny Lazar, P 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Bob Locker, P 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Danny Murphy, P 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 0
Jerry Nyman, P 21 20 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 15 .050 0
Dan Osinski, P 51 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Gary Peters, P 37 71 9 12 4 0 2 4 2 15 .169 0
Fred Rath, P 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Don Secrist, P 19 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 0
Wilbur Wood, P 76 15 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 .000 0
Billy Wynne, P 20 41 1 5 0 1 0 2 2 6 .122 0
Team totals
162 5450 625 1346 210 27 112 585 552 844 .247 54

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
Gary Bell 0 0 6.28 23 2 0 38.2 48 27 27 8 25 26
Cisco Carlos 4 3 5.66 25 4 0 49.1 52 33 31 4 26 28
Paul Edmondson 1 6 3.70 14 13 0 87.2 72 36 36 5 43 46
Sammy Ellis 0 3 5.83 10 5 0 29.1 42 20 19 6 18 15
Jack Hamilton 0 3 11.68 8 0 0 12.1 23 16 16 1 10 5
Joe Horlen 13 16 3.78 36 35 0 235.2 237 105 99 20 87 121
Tommy John 9 11 3.25 33 33 0 232.1 230 91 84 16 100 128
Bart Johnson 1 3 3.22 4 3 0 22.1 22 11 8 2 6 18
Danny Lazar 0 0 6.53 9 3 0 20.2 21 15 15 5 13 9
Bob Locker 2 3 6.55 17 0 4 22.0 28 18 16 6 7 15
Danny Murphy 2 1 2.01 17 0 4 31.1 28 8 7 2 10 16
Jerry Nyman 4 4 5.29 20 10 0 64.2 58 40 38 7 40 40
Denny O'Toole 0 0 6.75 2 0 0 4.0 5 3 3 0 2 4
Dan Osinski 5 5 3.56 51 0 2 60.2 56 28 24 3 28 27
Gary Peters 10 15 4.53 36 32 0 218.2 238 118 110 21 79 140
Bob Priddy 0 0 4.50 4 0 0 8.0 10 5 4 2 2 5
Fred Rath 0 2 7.71 3 2 0 11.2 11 10 10 4 9 4
Don Secrist 0 1 6.08 19 0 0 40.0 35 28 27 7 16 23
Wilbur Wood 10 11 3.01 76 0 15 119.2 113 48 40 13 55 73
Billy Wynne 7 7 4.06 20 20 0 128.2 143 63 58 14 58 67
Team totals
68 94 4.21 162 162 25 1437.2 1470 723 672 146 634 810

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Bill Adair
AA Columbus White Sox Southern League Gary Johnson
A Lynchburg White Sox Carolina League Stan Wasiak
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Tom Saffell
A-Short Season Duluth–Superior Dukes Northern League Pel Austin
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Bruce Andrew

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Appleton, Duluth-Superior

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ WSI's FLYINGSOCK.COM. Chicago White Sox coverage with totally biased attitude!
  2. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Jack Fisher at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Sandy Alomar at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Rich Hinton at Baseball-Reference

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