1985 Chicago White Sox season
|1985 Chicago White Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Roland Hemond|
|Manager(s)||Tony La Russa|
(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.
- October 19, 1984: Guy Hoffman was released by the White Sox.
- October 19, 1984: Casey Parsons was released by the White Sox.
- December 7, 1984: Bert Roberge was traded by the White Sox to the Montreal Expos for Bryan Little.
- January 12, 1985: Steve Fireovid was signed as a free agent by the White Sox.
- January 14, 1985: Dave Wehrmeister was signed as a free agent by the White Sox.
- March 23, 1985: Oscar Gamble was signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
- September 22, 1985: José Canseco became the 27th player to hit a home run over the roof of Comiskey Park.
1985 Opening Day Lineup
- Ozzie Guillén, ss
- Rudy Law, lf
- Harold Baines, rf
- Greg Walker, 1b
- Ron Kittle, dh
- Luis Salazar, 3b
- Daryl Boston, cf
- Marc Hill, c
- Julio Cruz, 2b
- Tom Seaver, p
|Kansas City Royals||91||71||0.562||—||50–32||41–39|
|Chicago White Sox||85||77||0.525||6||45–36||40–41|
Record vs. opponents
1985 American League Records
- April 1, 1985: Jerry Dybzinski was released by the Chicago White Sox.
- 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.
- Bobby Thigpen was drafted by the White Sox in the 4th round.
- Tom Drees was drafted by the White Sox in the 17th round.
- Randy Velarde was drafted by the White Sox in the 19th round. Player signed June 14, 1985.
- June 26, 1985: Mike Stanton was signed as a free agent by the White Sox.
- July 17, 1985: Bob Owchinko was purchased by the Chicago White Sox from the Oakland Athletics.
- August 12, 1985: Oscar Gamble was released by the White Sox.
- August 12, 1985: Mike Stanton was released by the White Sox.
- September 24, 1985: Bob Owchinko was released by the Chicago White Sox.
|1985 Chicago White Sox|
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
|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|
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
|Jerry Don Gleaton||1||0||5.76||31||0||1||29.2||37||19||19||3||16||22|
- Guy Hoffman at Baseball Reference
- Casey Parsons at Baseball Reference
- Bert Roberge at Baseball Reference
- Steve Fireovid at Baseball Reference
- Dave Wehrmeister at Baseball Reference
- Oscar Gamble at Baseball Reference
- Sports Illustrated, August 2, 2010, Where are they Now?, p.84, Published by Time Inc.
- Bobby Thigpen at Baseball Reference
- Tom Drees at Baseball Reference
- Randy Velarde page on Baseball Reference
- Mike Stanton at Baseball Reference