1975 Chicago White Sox season

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1975 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Allyn
General manager(s) Roland Hemond
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television WSNS-TV
(Harry Caray, J. C. Martin)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(Harry Caray, Bill Mercer)
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The 1975 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 75th season in Major League Baseball, and its 76th season overall. They finished with a record 75–86, good enough for fifth place in the American League West, 22½ games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • The proposed sale of the Chicago White Sox presented opportunities for the Oakland Athletics. A group from Seattle was ready to purchase the White Sox and move them to Seattle. As Charlie Finley had business interests in Chicago, he was prepared to move the Athletics to Chicago. Due to his 20-year lease with the city of Oakland (to expire in 1987), Finley was blocked. In the end, White Sox owner Arthur Allyn sold to Bill Veeck, who kept the White Sox in Chicago.[3]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
Kansas City Royals 91 71 0.562 7 51–30 40–41
Texas Rangers 79 83 0.488 19 39–41 40–42
Minnesota Twins 76 83 0.478 20½ 39–43 37–40
Chicago White Sox 75 86 0.466 22½ 42–39 33–47
California Angels 72 89 0.447 25½ 35–46 37–43


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1975 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 TEX
Baltimore 9–9 6–6 7–4 10–8 12–4 7–5 14–4 6–6 8–10 4–8 7–5
Boston 9–9 6–6 8–4 7–11 13–5 7–5 10–8 10–2 11–5 6–6 8–4
California 6–6 6–6 9–9 3–9 6–5 4–14 7–5 8–10 7–5 7–11 9–9
Chicago 4–7 4–8 9–9 7–5 5–7 9–9 8–4 9–9 6–6 9–9 5–13
Cleveland 8–10 11–7 9–3 5–7 12–6 6–6 9–9 3–6 9–9 2–10 5–7
Detroit 4–12 5–13 5–6 7–5 6–12 6–6 7–11 4–8 6–12 6–6 1–11
Kansas City 5–7 5–7 14–4 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–5 11–7 7–5 11–7 14–4
Milwaukee 4–14 8–10 5–7 4–8 9–9 11–7 5–7 2–10 9–9 5–7 6–6
Minnesota 6–6 2–10 10–8 9–9 6–3 8–4 7–11 10–2 4–8 6–12 8–10
New York 10–8 5–11 5–7 6–6 9–9 12–6 5–7 9–9 8–4 6–6 8–4
Oakland 8–4 6–6 11–7 9–9 10–2 6–6 11–7 7–5 12–6 6–6 12–6
Texas 5–7 4–8 9–9 13–5 7–5 11–1 4–14 6–6 10–8 4–8 6–12


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1975 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers

(MLBplayer (( Bart Johnson))

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
Buddy Bradford, RF,LF,DH 25 58 8 9 3 1 2 15 8 22 .155 3
Bob Coluccio, OF 61 161 22 33 4 2 4 13 13 34 .205 4
Bucky Dent, SS 157 602 52 159 29 4 3 58 36 48 .264 2
Brian Downing, C 138 420 58 101 12 1 7 41 76 75 .240 13
Jerry Hairston, LF,DH,RF 69 219 26 62 8 0 0 23 46 23 .283 1
Ken Henderson, CF 140 513 65 129 20 3 9 53 74 65 .251 5
Deron Johnson, DH,1B 148 555 66 129 25 1 18 72 48 117 .232 0
Lamar Johnson, 1B,DH 8 30 2 6 3 0 1 1 1 5 .200 0
Pat Kelly, RF,DH 133 471 73 129 21 7 9 45 58 69 .274 18
Chet Lemon, 3B,DH,CF 9 35 2 9 2 0 0 1 2 6 .257 1
Carlos May, 1B,LF,DH 128 454 55 123 19 2 8 53 67 46 .271 12
Bill Melton, 3B,DH 149 512 62 123 16 0 15 70 78 106 .251 5
Jerry Moses, 1B 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 0
Tony Muser, 1B 43 111 11 27 3 0 0 6 7 8 .243 2
Nyls Nyman, OF 106 327 36 74 6 3 2 28 11 34 .226 10
Jorge Orta, 2B 140 542 64 165 26 10 11 83 48 67 .304 16
Lee Richard, SS,3B,DH,2B 43 49 11 9 0 1 0 5 4 7 .200 2
Bill Sharp, OF 18 35 1 7 0 0 0 4 2 3 .200 0
Mike Squires, 1B 20 65 5 15 0 0 0 4 8 5 .231 3
Bill Stein, 2B,3B,DH 76 226 23 61 7 1 3 21 18 32 .270 2
Pete Varney, C 36 107 12 29 5 1 2 8 6 28 .271 2
Team totals
161 5490 655 1400 209 38 94 604 611 800 .255 101

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
Lloyd Allen 0 2 11.81 3 2 0 5.1 8 7 7 2 6 2
Stan Bahnsen 4 6 6.01 12 12 0 67.1 78 49 45 9 40 31
Terry Forster 3 3 2.19 17 1 4 37.0 30 12 9 0 28 32
Bill Gogolewski 0 0 5.24 19 0 2 55.0 61 35 32 5 31 37
Goose Gossage 9 8 1.84 62 0 26 141.2 99 32 29 3 85 130
Dave Hamilton 6 5 2.84 30 1 6 69.2 63 23 22 4 31 51
Rich Hinton 1 0 4.82 15 0 0 37.1 41 22 20 2 16 30
Jesse Jefferson 5 9 5.10 22 21 0 107.2 100 69 61 11 95 67
Jim Kaat 20 14 3.11 43 41 0 303.2 321 121 105 20 77 142
Chris Knapp 0 0 4.50 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 4 3
Ken Kravec 0 1 6.23 2 1 0 4.1 1 3 3 0 8 1
Jack Kucek 0 0 4.91 2 0 0 3.2 9 2 2 0 4 2
Ozzie Osborn 3 0 4.50 24 0 0 58.0 57 29 29 2 38 38
Claude Osteen 7 16 4.36 37 37 0 204.1 237 110 99 16 94 63
Jim Otten 0 0 6.75 2 0 0 5.1 4 5 4 1 7 3
Skip Pitlock 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Stoddard 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0
Cecil Upshaw 1 1 3.23 29 0 1 47.1 49 19 17 5 24 22
Pete Vuckovich 0 1 13.06 4 2 0 10.1 17 15 15 0 8 5
Wilbur Wood 16 20 4.11 43 43 0 291.1 309 148 133 26 97 140
Team totals
75 86 3.93 161 161 39 1452.1 1489 703 634 107 693 799

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Loren Babe
AA Knoxville Knox Sox Southern League Jim Napier
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Gordon Lund
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Joe Jones

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Essian at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Joe Henderson at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.229, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  4. ^ Bob Coluccio at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Marv Foley at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Tony Muser at Baseball Reference

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