1970 Chicago White Sox season

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1970 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Allyn
General manager(s) Ed Short
Manager(s) Don Gutteridge, Chuck Tanner
Local television WFLD
(Jack Drees, Billy Pierce)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(Bob Elson, Red Rush)
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The 1970 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 70th season in the American League, and its 71st overall. They finished with a 56–106 record, their third-worst in 114 seasons of Major League Baseball[a], and finished in last position in the American League West, 42 wins behind the first-place Minnesota Twins.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 98 64 0.605 51–30 47–34
Oakland Athletics 89 73 0.549 9 49–32 40–41
California Angels 86 76 0.531 12 43–38 43–38
Kansas City Royals 65 97 0.401 33 35–44 30–53
Milwaukee Brewers 65 97 0.401 33 38–42 27–55
Chicago White Sox 56 106 0.346 42 31–53 25–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1970 American League Records

Sources:

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

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK WSH
Baltimore 13–5 7–5 9–3 14–4 11–7 12–0 7–5 5–7 11–7 7–5 12–6
Boston 5–13 5–7 8–4 12–6 9–9 7–5 5–7 7–5 10–8 7–5 12–6
California 5–7 7–5 12–6 6–6 6–6 10–8 12–6 8–10 5–7 8–10 7–5
Chicago 3–9 4–8 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–11 7–11 6–12 5–7 2–16 4–8
Cleveland 4–14 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–11 8–4 7–5 6–6 8–10 7–5 11–7
Detroit 7–11 9–9 6–6 6–6 11–7 6–6 8–4 4–8 7–11 6–6 9–9
Kansas City 0–12 5–7 8–10 11–7 4–8 6–6 12–6 5–13 1–11 7–11 6–6
Milwaukee 5–7 7–5 6–12 11–7 5–7 4–8 6–12 5–13 3–9–1 8–10 5–7
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 10–8 12–6 6–6 8–4 13–5 13–5 5–7 13–5 6–6
New York 7–11 8–10 7–5 7–5 10–8 11–7 11–1 9–3–1 7–5 6–6 10–8
Oakland 5–7 5–7 10–8 16–2 5–7 6–6 11–7 10–8 5–13 6–6 10–2
Washington 6–12 6–12 5–7 8–4 7–11 9–9 6–6 7–5 6–6 8–10 2–10


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1970 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 146 552 86 173 29 3 5 43 53 34 .313 8
Ken Berry, CF 141 436 45 128 12 2 7 50 43 61 .276 6
Ossie Blanco, 1B 34 66 4 13 0 0 0 8 3 14 .197 0
Buddy Bradford, CF,RF 32 91 8 17 3 0 2 8 10 30 .187 1
Chuck Brinkman, C 9 20 4 5 1 0 0 0 3 3 .250 0
Bob Christian, LF 12 15 3 4 0 0 1 3 1 4 .267 0
Ed Herrmann, C 96 297 42 84 9 0 19 52 31 41 .283 0
Gail Hopkins, 1B 116 287 32 82 8 1 6 29 28 19 .286 0
Duane Josephson, C 96 285 28 90 12 1 4 41 24 28 .316 0
Bobby Knoop, 2B 130 402 34 92 13 2 5 36 34 79 .229 0
Art Kusnyer, C 4 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .100 0
Carlos May, LF,1B 150 555 83 158 28 4 12 68 79 96 .285 12
Lee Maye, PH 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 0
Rich McKinney, 3B,SS 43 119 12 20 5 0 4 17 11 25 .168 3
Bill Melton, 3B,RF 141 514 74 135 15 1 33 96 56 107 .263 2
John Matias, 1B,RF,LF 58 117 7 22 2 0 2 6 3 22 .188 1
Tommy McCraw, 1B,OF 129 332 39 73 11 2 6 31 21 50 .220 12
Rich Morales, SS,3B,2B 62 112 6 18 2 0 1 2 9 16 .161 1
Syd O'Brien, 3B,2B,SS 121 441 48 109 13 2 8 44 22 62 .247 3
José Ortiz, OF 15 24 4 8 1 0 0 1 2 2 .333 1
Bob Spence, 1B 46 130 11 29 4 1 4 15 11 32 .223 0
Walt Williams, RF,LF,CF 110 315 43 79 18 1 3 15 19 30 .251 3
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Gerry Arrigo, P 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Jerry Crider, P 32 24 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 .083 0
Joe Horlen, P 28 52 2 6 1 0 0 1 2 14 .115 0
Gerry Janeski, P 35 66 0 5 0 0 0 5 2 31 .076 0
Tommy John, P 38 84 4 17 1 0 0 5 2 17 .202 0
Bart Johnson, P 18 29 3 8 2 0 0 2 1 6 .276 0
Jim Magnuson, P 13 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Bob Miller, P 16 23 0 4 0 0 0 2 3 5 .174 0
Barry Moore, P 24 19 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 4 .263 0
Danny Murphy, P 51 6 3 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 .333 0
Tommie Sisk, P 17 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 0
Lee Stange, P 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Floyd Weaver, P 31 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Wilbur Wood, P 77 18 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 11 .111 0
Billy Wynne, P 12 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 .077 0
Team totals
162 5514 633 1394 192 20 123 587 477 872 .253 53

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
Gerry Arrigo 0 3 12.83 5 3 0 13.1 24 20 19 4 10 12
Jerry Crider 4 7 4.45 32 8 4 91.0 101 49 45 13 36 40
Don Eddy 0 0 2.31 7 0 0 11.2 10 4 3 0 6 9
Steve Hamilton 0 0 6.00 3 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 0 1 3
Joe Horlen 6 16 4.86 28 26 0 172.1 198 99 93 18 45 77
Gerry Janeski 10 17 4.77 35 35 0 205.2 247 125 109 22 73 79
Tommy John 12 17 3.27 37 37 0 269.1 253 117 98 19 117 138
Bart Johnson 4 7 3.82 18 15 0 89.2 92 53 48 11 48 71
Jim Magnuson 1 5 4.84 13 6 0 44.2 45 28 24 7 17 20
Bob Miller 4 6 5.01 15 12 0 70.0 88 42 39 11 36 36
Richie Moloney 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1
Barry Moore 0 4 6.37 24 7 0 70.2 85 56 50 12 34 34
Danny Murphy 2 3 5.69 51 0 5 80.2 82 55 51 11 57 42
Denny O'Toole 0 0 2.70 3 0 0 3.1 5 1 1 0 2 3
Gene Rounsaville 0 1 9.95 8 0 0 6.1 10 8 7 1 2 3
Don Secrist 0 0 5.52 9 0 0 14.2 19 9 9 2 12 9
Tommie Sisk 1 1 5.40 17 1 0 33.1 37 28 20 6 18 16
Lee Stange 1 0 5.24 16 0 0 22.1 28 13 13 5 6 14
Floyd Weaver 1 2 4.38 31 3 0 61.2 52 33 30 7 36 51
Wilbur Wood 9 13 2.81 77 0 21 121.2 118 50 38 7 43 85
Billy Wynne 1 4 5.32 12 9 0 44.0 54 30 26 8 24 19
Team totals
56 106 4.54 162 162 30 1430.1 1554 822 722 164 623 762

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Gordon Maltzberger
AA Mobile White Sox Southern League Tom Saffell and Larry Sherry
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Ira Hutchinson
A-Short Season Duluth–Superior Dukes Northern League Joe Sparks
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Joe Jones

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Duluth-Superior, GCL White Sox[7]

Notes[edit]

a The White Sox’ only worse records have been 49 wins against 102 losses in 1932, and 51 wins against 101 losses in 1948.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodie Held at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Pete Ward at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ John Tamargo at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Lee Richard at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Rich Gossage at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Lee Maye at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997