1998 Chicago White Sox season

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1998 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
General manager(s) Ron Schueler
Manager(s) Jerry Manuel
Local television WGN-TV
Fox Sports Chicago
(Ken Harrelson, Tom Paciorek)
Local radio WMVP
(John Rooney, Ed Farmer)
WIND (AM)
(Hector Molina)
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The 1998 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 99th season. They finished with a record 80-82, good enough for 2nd place in the American League Central, 9 games behind the 1st place Cleveland Indians.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 10, 1997: Charlie O’Brien was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.[1]
  • January 27, 1998: Howard Battle was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.[2]+

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 89 73 0.549 46–35 43–38
Chicago White Sox 80 82 0.494 9 44–37 36–45
Kansas City Royals 72 89 0.447 16½ 29–51 43–38
Minnesota Twins 70 92 0.432 19 35–46 35–46
Detroit Tigers 65 97 0.401 24 32–49 33–48


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1998 American League Records

Sources:

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

Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 5–6 6–5 5–6 4–7 8–3 6–5 6–5 6–5 5–7 9–3 6–5 5–7 4–7 10–6
Baltimore 6–5 6–6 2–9 5–6 10–1 5–6 7–3 3–9 8–3 6–5 5–7 6–5 5–7 5–11
Boston 5–6 6–6 5–6 8–3 5–5 8–3 5–6 5–7 9–2 7–4 9–3 6–5 5–7 9–7
Chicago 6–5 9–2 6–5 6–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 4–7 4–7 4–7 5–6 5–6 4–6–1 7–9
Cleveland 7–4 6–5 3–8 6–6 9–3 8–4 6–6 4–7 3–8 9–2 7–3 4–7 7–4 10–6
Detroit 3–8 1–10 5–5 6–6 3–9 6–6 8–4 3–8 7–4 3–8 5–6 3–8 5–6 7–9
Kansas City 5–6 6–5 3–8 4–8 4–8 6–6 7–5 0–10 7–4 4–6 8–3 3–8 6–5 9–7
Minnesota 5–6 3–7 6–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 5–7 4–7 4–7 2–9 7–4 7–4 4–7 7–9
New York 5–6 9–3 7–5 7–4 7–4 8–3 10–0 7–4 8–3 8–3 11–1 8–3 6–6 13–3
Oakland 7–5 3–8 2–9 7–4 8–3 4–7 4–7 7–4 3–8 5–7 5–6 6–6 5–6 8–8
Seattle 3–9 5–6 4–7 7–4 2–9 8–3 6–4 9–2 3–8 7–5 6–5 5–7 4–7 7–9
Tampa Bay 5–6 7–5 3–9 6–5 3–7 6–5 3–8 4–7 1–11 6–5 5–6 4–7 5–7 5–11
Texas 7–5 5–6 5–6 6–5 7–4 8–3 8–3 4–7 3–8 6–6 7–5 7–4 7–4 8–8
Toronto 7–4 7–5 7–5 6–4–1 4–7 6–5 5–6 7–4 6–6 6–5 7–4 7–5 4–7 9–7


Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 27, 1998: Jim Abbott signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.[3]
  • June 2, 1998: Aaron Rowand was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (35th pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1998.[4]
  • June 2, 1998: Mark Buehrle was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 38th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed May 21, 1999.[5]
  • June 7, 1998: Howard Battle was released by the Chicago White Sox.[2]
  • July 16, 1998: Jason Bere was released by the Chicago White Sox.[6]
  • July 30, 1998: Charlie O'Brien was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Anaheim Angels for Brian Tokarse (minors) and Jason Stockstill (minors).[1]

Roster[edit]

1998 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers 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
Jeff Abbott, OF 89 244 33 68 14 1 12 41 9 28 .279 3
James Baldwin, P 37 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Albert Belle, LF 163 609 113 200 48 2 49 152 81 84 .328 6
Mike Cameron, CF 141 396 53 83 16 5 8 43 37 101 .210 27
Mike Caruso, SS 133 523 81 160 17 6 5 55 14 38 .306 22
Carlos Castillo, P 54 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Wil Cordero, 1B,OF 96 341 58 91 18 2 13 49 22 66 .267 2
Ray Durham, 2B 158 635 126 181 35 8 19 67 73 105 .285 36
Scott Eyre, P 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Tom Fordham, P 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Lou Frazier, CF 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 4
Mark Johnson, C 7 23 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 8 .087 0
Chad Kreuter, C 93 245 26 62 9 1 2 33 32 45 .253 1
Robert Machado, C 34 111 14 23 6 0 3 15 7 22 .207 0
Jaime Navarro, P 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Greg Norton, 1B,3B 105 299 38 71 17 2 9 36 26 77 .237 3
Charlie O'Brien, C 57 164 12 43 9 0 4 18 9 31 .262 0
Magglio Ordóñez, RF 145 535 70 151 25 2 14 65 28 53 .282 9
Jim Parque, P 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Rubén Sierra, OF,DH 27 74 7 16 4 1 4 11 3 11 .216 2
Brian Simmons, OF 5 19 4 7 0 0 2 6 0 2 .368 0
Mike Sirotka, P 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0
Chris Snopek, SS,2B 53 125 17 26 2 0 1 4 14 24 .208 3
Frank Thomas, DH,1B 160 585 109 155 35 2 29 109 110 93 .265 7
Robin Ventura, 3B 161 590 84 155 31 4 21 91 79 111 .263 1
Craig Wilson, SS,2B,3B 13 47 14 22 5 0 3 10 3 6 .468 1
Team totals
163 5585 861 1516 291 38 198 806 551 916 .271 127

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
Jim Abbott 5 0 4.55 5 5 0 31.2 35 16 16 2 12 14
James Baldwin 13 6 5.32 37 24 0 159.0 176 103 94 18 62 108
Jason Bere 3 7 6.45 18 15 0 83.2 98 71 60 14 58 53
Chad Bradford 2 1 3.32 29 0 1 30.2 27 16 11 0 7 11
Larry Casian 0 0 11.25 4 0 0 4.0 8 5 5 0 1 6
Carlos Catillo 6 4 5.11 54 2 0 100.1 94 61 57 17 36 64
Tony Castillo 1 2 8.00 25 0 0 27.0 38 25 24 7 11 14
Scott Eyre 3 8 5.38 33 17 0 107.0 114 78 64 24 64 73
Tom Fordham 1 2 6.75 29 5 0 48.0 51 36 36 7 42 23
Keith Foulke 3 2 4.13 54 0 1 65.1 51 31 30 9 23 57
Mike Heathcott 0 0 3.00 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 3
Bob Howry 0 3 3.15 44 0 9 54.1 37 20 19 7 21 51
Matt Karchner 2 4 5.15 32 0 11 36.2 33 21 21 2 25 30
Jaime Navarro 8 16 6.36 37 27 1 172.2 223 135 122 30 78 71
Jim Parque 7 5 5.10 21 21 0 113.0 135 72 64 14 49 77
Todd Rizzo 0 0 13.50 9 0 0 6.2 12 12 10 0 6 3
Bill Simas 4 3 3.57 60 0 18 70.2 54 29 28 12 26 56
Mike Sirotka 14 15 5.06 33 33 0 211.2 255 137 119 30 47 128
John Snyder 7 2 4.80 15 14 0 86.1 96 49 46 14 24 52
Bryan Ward 1 2 3.33 28 0 1 27.0 30 13 10 4 7 17
Team totals
80 82 5.22 163 163 42 1438.2 1569 931 835 211 600 911

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Tom Spencer
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Dave Huppert
A Winston-Salem Warthogs Carolina League Chris Cron
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Mark Haley
Rookie Bristol White Sox Appalachian League Nick Capra
Rookie AZL White Sox Arizona League Tony Peña

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Bristol[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Charlie O'Brien Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b Howard Battle Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Jim Abbott Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rowanaa01.shtml
  5. ^ Mark Buehrle Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bereja01.shtml
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007