1985 Chicago White Sox season

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1985 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
General manager(s) Roland Hemond
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television WFLD
Sportsvision
ONTV
(Don Drysdale, Ken Harrelson)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(Del Crandall, Lorn Brown)
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The 1985 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 86th season. They finished with a record 85–77, good enough for 3rd place in the American League West, 6 games behind the 1st place Kansas City Royals.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1985 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 91 71 0.562 50–32 41–39
California Angels 90 72 0.556 1 49–30 41–42
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 6 45–36 40–41
Minnesota Twins 77 85 0.475 14 49–35 28–50
Oakland Athletics 77 85 0.475 14 43–36 34–49
Seattle Mariners 74 88 0.457 17 42–41 32–47
Texas Rangers 62 99 0.385 28½ 37–43 25–56


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1985 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 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 6–6 9–4 6–6 1–12 7–5 6–6 10–2 4–8
Boston 8–5 5–7 4–8–1 8–5 6–7 5–7 5–8 7–5 5–8 8–4 6–6 5–7 9–4
California 5–7 7–5 8–5 8–4 8–4 4–9 9–3 9–4 3–9 6–7 9–4 9–4 5–7
Chicago 4–8 8–4–1 5–8 10–2 6–6 5–8 5–7 6–7 6–6 8–5 9–4 10–3 3–9
Cleveland 5–8 5–8 4–8 2–10 5–8 2–10 7–6 4–8 6–7 3–9 6–6 7–5 4–9
Detroit 7–6 7–6 4–8 6–6 8–5 5–7 9–4 3–9 9–3 8–4 5–7 7–5 6–7
Kansas City 6–6 7–5 9–4 8–5 10–2 7–5 8–4 7–6 5–7 8–5 3–10 6–7 7–5
Milwaukee 4–9 8–5 3–9 7–5 6–7 4–9 4–8 9–3 7–6 3–9 4–8 8–3 4–9
Minnesota 6–6 5–7 4–9 7–6 8–4 9–3 6–7 3–9 3–9 8–5 6–7 8–5 4–8
New York 12–1 8–5 9–3 6–6 7–6 3–9 7–5 6–7 9–3 7–5 9–3 8–4 6–7
Oakland 5–7 4–8 7–6 5–8 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 5–8 5–7 8–5 6–7 5–7
Seattle 6–6 6–6 4–9 4–9 6–6 7–5 10–3 8–4 7–6 3–9 5–8 6–7 2–10
Texas 2–10 7–5 4–9 3–10 5–7 5–7 7–6 3–8 5–8 4–8 7–6 7–6 3–9
Toronto 8–4 4–9 7–5 9–3 9–4 7–6 5–7 9–4 8–4 7–6 7–5 10–2 9–3


Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 1, 1985: Jerry Dybzinski was released by the Chicago White Sox.[7]
  • June 3, 1985: 1985 Major League Baseball draft
    • The Chicago White Sox drafted catcher Kurt Brown with the fifth overall pick in the 1985 Draft.[8]
    • Bobby Thigpen was drafted by the White Sox in the 4th round.[9]
    • Tom Drees was drafted by the White Sox in the 17th round.[10]
    • Randy Velarde was drafted by the White Sox in the 19th round. Player signed June 14, 1985.[11]
  • June 26, 1985: Mike Stanton was signed as a free agent by the White Sox.[12]
  • July 17, 1985: Bob Owchinko was purchased by the Chicago White Sox from the Oakland Athletics.[13]
  • August 12, 1985: Oscar Gamble was released by the White Sox.[6]
  • August 12, 1985: Mike Stanton was released by the White Sox.[12]
  • September 24, 1985: Bob Owchinko was released by the Chicago White Sox.[13]

Roster[edit]

1985 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 160 640 86 198 29 3 22 113 42 89 .309 1
Daryl Boston, CF 95 232 20 53 13 1 3 15 14 44 .228 8
John Cangelosi, OF 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Julio Cruz, 2B 91 234 28 46 2 3 0 15 32 40 .197 8
Joe DeSa, 1B,DH 28 44 5 8 2 0 2 7 3 6 .182 0
Carlton Fisk, C,DH 153 543 85 129 23 1 37 107 52 81 .238 17
Scott Fletcher, 3B,SS,2B 119 301 38 77 8 1 2 31 35 47 .256 5
Oscar Gamble, DH 70 148 20 30 5 0 4 20 34 22 .203 0
Mark Gilbert, OF 7 22 3 6 1 0 0 3 4 5 .273 0
Ozzie Guillén, SS 150 491 71 134 21 9 1 33 12 36 .273 7
Jerry Hairston, DH,LF 95 140 9 34 8 0 2 20 29 18 .243 0
Marc Hill, C 40 75 5 10 2 0 0 4 12 9 .133 0
Tim Hulett, 3B,2B 141 395 52 106 19 4 5 37 30 81 .268 6
Ron Kittle, DH,LF 116 379 51 87 12 0 26 58 31 92 .230 1
Rudy Law, LF,CF 125 390 62 101 21 6 4 36 27 40 .259 29
Bryan Little, 2B 73 188 35 47 9 1 2 27 26 21 .250 0
Gene Nelson, PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Reid Nichols, OF 51 118 20 35 7 1 1 15 15 13 .297 5
Tom Paciorek, OF,DH,1B 46 122 14 30 2 0 0 9 8 22 .246 2
Mark Ryal, OF 12 33 4 5 3 0 0 3 3 3 .152 0
Luis Salazar, OF,3B,DH,1B 122 327 39 80 18 2 10 45 12 60 .245 14
Joel Skinner, C 22 44 9 15 4 1 1 5 5 13 .341 0
Dan Spillner, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0
Mike Squires, PR 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Greg Walker, 1B,DH 163 601 77 155 38 4 24 92 44 100 .258 5
Team totals
163 5470 736 1386 247 37 146 695 471 843 .253 108

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
Juan Agosto 4 3 3.58 54 0 1 60.1 45 27 24 3 24 39
Floyd Bannister 10 14 4.87 34 34 0 210.2 211 121 114 30 105 198
Britt Burns 18 11 3.96 36 34 0 227.0 206 105 100 26 80 172
Ed Correa 1 0 6.97 5 1 0 10.1 11 9 8 2 11 10
Joel Davis 3 3 4.16 12 11 0 71.1 71 34 33 6 26 37
Richard Dotson 3 4 4.47 9 9 0 52.1 53 30 26 5 18 33
Bob Fallon 0 0 6.19 10 0 0 16.0 25 11 11 5 11 17
Steve Fireovid 0 0 5.14 4 0 0 7.0 17 4 4 0 2 2
Jerry Don Gleaton 1 0 5.76 31 0 1 29.2 37 19 19 3 16 22
Bob James 8 7 2.13 69 0 32 110.0 90 31 26 5 27 88
Al Jones 1 0 1.50 5 0 0 6.0 3 2 1 0 3 2
Tim Lollar 3 5 4.66 18 13 0 83.0 83 48 43 10 59 61
Bill Long 0 1 10.29 4 3 0 14.0 25 17 16 4 7 13
Gene Nelson 10 10 4.26 46 18 2 145.2 144 74 69 23 71 101
Tom Seaver 16 11 3.17 35 33 0 238.2 223 103 84 22 75 134
Dan Spillner 4 3 3.44 52 3 1 91.2 83 39 35 10 35 41
Mike Stanton 0 1 9.26 11 0 0 11.2 15 14 12 2 8 12
Bruce Tanner 1 2 5.33 10 4 0 27.0 34 17 16 1 16 9
Dave Wehrmeister 2 2 3.43 23 0 2 39.1 35 15 15 4 10 32
Team totals
85 77 4.07 163 163 39 1451.2 1411 720 656 161 604 1023

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association John Boles
AA Glens Falls White Sox Eastern League Steve Dillard
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Sal Rende
A-Short Season Niagara Falls White Sox New York–Penn League Luis Lagunas
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League J. C. Martin

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guy Hoffman at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Casey Parsons at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Bert Roberge at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Steve Fireovid at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Dave Wehrmeister at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b Oscar Gamble at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dybzije01.shtml
  8. ^ Sports Illustrated, August 2, 2010, Where are they Now?, p.84, Published by Time Inc.
  9. ^ Bobby Thigpen at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Tom Drees at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Randy Velarde page on Baseball Reference
  12. ^ a b Mike Stanton at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/owchibo01.shtml
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.