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1979 Chicago White Sox

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Record: 73-87, Finished 5th in AL Western Division (1979 AL)

Managed by Don Kessinger (46-60) and Tony LaRussa (27-27)

Coaches: Fred Martin, Joe Sparks and Bobby Winkles

Ballpark: Comiskey Park

[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

On July 12, a "Disco Demolition Night" promotion between the games of a 1979 Chicago White Sox doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers got out of control. The Sox had to forfeit the second game of the twinbill as a result. Less than a month later, on August 2nd, manager Don Kessinger, the last player-manager in American League history, was fired and replaced by Iowa Oaks manager Tony LaRussa.

[edit] Awards and Honors

[edit] 1979 Opening Day Lineup

Harry Chappas, ss

Claudell Washington, rf

Chet Lemon, cf

Jorge Orta, dh

Lamar Johnson, 1b

Alan Bannister, 2b

Ralph Garr, lf

Eric Soderholm, 3b

Marv Foley, c

Ken Kravec, p


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