1980 Chicago White Sox season

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1980 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Veeck
General manager(s) Roland Hemond
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television WSNS
(Harry Caray, Jimmy Piersall)
Local radio WBBM (AM)
(Harry Caray, Jimmy Piersall, Joe McConnell, Rich King)
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The 1980 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 80th season in Major League Baseball, and its 81st season overall. They finished with a record of 70-90, good enough for 5th place in the American League West, 26 games behind the first-place Kansas City Royals.

In 1979 and 1980, Bill Veeck made overtures to Denver interests. An agreement was reached to sell to Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr., who pledged to keep the club in Chicago.[1] His offer was turned down by the owners. Veeck was forced to sell to a different investment group.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On October 4, 54-year-old Minnie Miñoso entered a game against the California Angels as a pinch hitter for third baseman Greg Pryor. In doing so, he became the first major leaguer since Nick Altrock to play in five different decades.[3] He grounded out against Angels pitcher Frank Tanana.[4]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 97 65 0.599 49–32 48–33
Oakland Athletics 83 79 0.512 14 46–35 37–44
Minnesota Twins 77 84 0.478 19½ 44–36 33–48
Texas Rangers 76 85 0.472 20½ 39–41 37–44
Chicago White Sox 70 90 0.438 26 37–42 33–48
California Angels 65 95 0.406 31 30–51 35–44
Seattle Mariners 59 103 0.364 38 36–45 23–58


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1980 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–5 10–2 6–6 6–7 10–3 6–6 7–6 10–2 7–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 11–2
Boston 5–8 9–3 6–4 7–6 8–5 5–7 6–7 6–6 3–10 9–3 7–5 5–7 7–6
California 2–10 3–9 3–10 4–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 7–6 2–10 3–10 11–2 11–2 3–9
Chicago 6–6 4–6 10–3 5–7 2–10 5–8 5–7 5–8 5–7 6–7 6–7 6–7–2 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 6–7 6–4 7–5 3–10 5–7 3–10 9–3 5–8 6–6 8–4 6–6 8–5
Detroit 3–10 5–8 7–5 10–2 10–3 2–10 7–6 6–6 5–8 6–6 10–2–1 4–8 9–4
Kansas City 6–6 7–5 8–5 8–5 7–5 10–2 6–6 5–8 8–4 6–7 7–6 10–3 9–3
Milwaukee 6–7 7–6 6–6 7–5 10–3 6–7 6–6 7–5 5–8 7–5 9–3 5–7 5–8
Minnesota 2–10 6–6 6–7 8–5 3–9 6–6 8–5 5–7 4–8 6–7 7–6 9–3 7–5
New York 6–7 10–3 10–2 7–5 8–5 8–5 4–8 8–5 8–4 8–4 9–3 7–5 10–3
Oakland 5–7 3–9 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 7–6 5–7 7–6 4–8 8–5 7–6 8–4
Seattle 6–6 5–7 2–11 7–6 4–8 2–10–1 6–7 3–9 6–7 3–9 5–8 4–9 6–6
Texas 6–6 7–5 2–11 7–6–2 6–6 8–4 3–10 7–5 3–9 5–7 6–7 9–4 7–5
Toronto 2–11 6–7 9–3 7–5 5–8 4–9 3–9 8–5 5–7 3–10 4–8 6–6 5–7


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 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
Harold Baines, RF 141 491 55 125 23 6 13 49 19 65 .255 2
Alan Bannister, OF,3B 45 130 16 25 6 0 0 9 12 16 .192 5
Kevin Bell, 3B,DH 92 191 16 34 5 2 1 11 29 37 .178 0
Glenn Borgmann, C 32 87 10 19 2 0 2 14 14 9 .218 0
Thad Bosley, OF 70 147 12 33 2 0 2 14 10 27 .224 3
Harry Chappas, SS,DH 26 50 6 8 2 0 0 2 4 10 .160 0
Todd Cruz, SS 90 293 23 68 11 1 2 18 9 54 .232 2
Marv Foley, C 68 137 14 29 5 0 4 15 9 22 .212 0
Lamar Johnson, 1B,DH 147 541 51 150 26 3 13 81 47 53 .277 2
Randy Johnson, DH,LF 12 20 0 4 0 0 0 3 2 4 .200 0
Bruce Kimm, C 100 251 20 61 10 0 1 19 17 26 .243 1
Rusty Kuntz, OF 36 62 5 14 4 0 0 3 5 13 .226 1
Chet Lemon, CF,DH 147 514 76 150 32 6 11 51 71 56 .292 6
Minnie Miñoso, PH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Bob Molinaro, LF,DH 119 344 48 100 16 4 5 36 26 29 .291 18
Junior Moore, 3B,DH 45 121 9 31 4 1 1 10 7 11 .256 0
Jim Morrison, 2B 162 604 66 171 40 0 15 57 36 74 .283 9
Fran Mullins, 3B 21 62 9 12 4 0 0 3 9 8 .194 0
Wayne Nordhagen, LF,RF,DH 123 415 45 115 22 4 15 59 10 45 .277 0
Ron Pruitt, OF,DH,C,3B 33 70 8 21 2 0 2 11 8 7 .300 0
Greg Pryor, SS,3B,2B 122 338 32 81 18 4 1 29 12 35 .240 2
Ricky Seilheimer, C 21 52 4 11 3 1 1 3 4 15 .212 1
Mike Squires, 1B 131 343 38 97 11 3 2 33 33 24 .283 8
Leo Sutherland, LF,CF 34 89 9 23 3 0 0 5 1 11 .258 4
Claudell Washington, LF,RF,DH 32 90 15 26 4 2 1 12 5 19 .289 4
Team totals
162 5444 587 1408 255 38 91 547 399 670 .272 68

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
Francisco Barrios 1 1 4.96 3 3 0 16.1 21 9 9 4 8 2
Ross Baumgarten 2 12 3.44 24 23 0 136.0 127 60 52 10 52 66
Britt Burns 15 13 2.84 34 32 0 238.0 213 83 75 17 65 133
Nardi Contreras 0 0 5.93 8 0 0 13.2 18 10 9 1 9 8
Richard Dotson 12 10 4.27 33 32 0 198.0 185 105 94 20 89 109
Ed Farmer 7 9 3.34 64 0 30 99.2 92 37 37 6 67 54
Guy Hoffman 1 0 2.63 23 1 1 37.2 38 12 11 1 19 24
LaMarr Hoyt 9 3 4.57 24 13 0 112.1 123 66 57 8 44 55
Ken Kravec 3 6 6.94 20 15 0 81.2 100 71 63 13 47 37
Mike Proly 5 10 3.07 62 3 8 146.2 136 67 50 7 67 56
Dewey Robinson 1 1 3.09 15 0 0 35.0 26 13 12 2 16 28
Randy Scarbery 1 2 4.08 15 0 2 28.2 24 14 13 1 7 18
Steve Trout 9 16 3.70 32 30 0 199.2 229 102 82 14 54 89
Rich Wortham 4 7 5.97 41 10 1 92.0 102 73 61 4 63 45
Team totals
70 90 3.92 162 162 42 1435.1 1434 722 625 108 607 724

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Oaks American Association Pete Ward and Sam Ewing
AA Glens Falls White Sox Eastern League Mike Pazik
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Gordon Lund
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Duane Shaffer

Notes[edit]

References[edit]