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2008 Chicago White Sox
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Major league affiliations
Location
2008 Information
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Manager(s) Ozzie Guillen
Local television Comcast Chicago, WGN, WCIU
Local radio WSCR
Baseball-Reference 2008 Chicago White Sox

Record: 89-74, Finished 1st in AL Central Division (2008 AL)

Managed by Ozzie Guillen

Coaches: Harold Baines, Don Cooper, Joey Cora, Jeff Cox, Juan Nieves and Greg Walker

Ballpark: U.S. Cellular Field

Contents

[edit] Season

[edit] Off-season

Coming off a disappointing 72-90 record in 2007, the White Sox looked to re-load and become a contender again for 2008. Pitcher Jon Garland was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Shortstop Orlando Cabrera on November 18th, 2007, and Nick Swisher was acquired from the Oakland Athletics for a package of prospects, lead by Ryan Sweeney. The biggest move, however, was the acquisition of leftfielder Carlos Quentin from the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospect Chris Carter. The team also signed Alexei Ramirez, a former Cuban national team player who had moved to the US. Alex Cintron, Darin Erstad, Scott Podsednik, Luis Terrero were among the players not retained from 2007.

[edit] Regular season

The regular season started March 31st in Cleveland for a three game series against the Indians. The White Sox started 5-2, helped out with a road sweep of the Detroit Tigers. However, the rest of the month, the White Sox were inconsistent, and finished 14-12. To start May, they played the Toronto Blue Jays in a series that was controversial for the Sox. Ozzie Guillen was heavily criticized for allegedly using "blow-up dolls." The White Sox had an 8-game winning streak from May 14 to May 22, sweeping the Giants and Indians in the process.

[edit] 2008 Opening Day Lineup

Player Position
Nick Swisher LF
Orlando Cabrera SS
Jim Thome DH
Paul Konerko 1B
Jermaine Dye RF
Alexei Ramirez CF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Joe Crede 3B
Juan Uribe 2B
Mark Buehrle LHP

[edit] 2008 Draft

Round # Player name School
1 9 Gordon Beckham Georgia

[edit] Awards and Honors

[edit] Postseason

[edit] ALDS vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Game Score Date Starters Time (ET)
1 Chicago White Sox 4 Tampa Bay Rays 6 October 2 Javier Vazquez (0-1) James Shields (1-0) 2:30 p.m.
2 Chicago White Sox 2 at Tampa Bay Rays 6 October 3 Mark Buehrle (0-1) Scott Kazmir (1-0) 6:00 p.m.
3 Tampa Bay Rays 3 Chicago White Sox 5 October 5 Matt Garza (0-1) John Danks (1-0) 5:05 p.m.
4 Tampa Bay Rays 6 Chicago White Sox 2 October 6 Andy Sonnanstine (1-0) Gavin Floyd (0-1) 5:05 p.m.

[edit] Team

Chicago White Sox
Designated hitters: Jim Thome
Infield
Catchers: A.J. Pierzynski, Toby Hall First basemen: Jim Thome, Nick Swisher, Paul Konerko
Second basemen: Juan Uribe, Alexei Ramirez, Pablo Ozuna Third basemen: Joe Crede, Pablo Ozuna
Shortstops: Orlando Cabrera, Juan Uribe, Alexei Ramirez
Outfield
Left fielders: Carlos Quentin, Nick Swisher, Pablo Ozuna Right fielders: Jermaine Dye, Carlos Quentin
Center fielders: Nick Swisher, Alexei Ramirez, Brian Anderson, Pablo Ozuna
Pitchers
Starting: Mark Buehrle, Javier Vazquez, John Danks, Jose Contreras, Gavin Floyd
Relieving: Bobby Jenks, Octavio Dotel, Scott Linebrink, Matt Thornton, Boone Logan, Ehren Wassermann, Nick Masset
Other
Coaches: Harold Baines, Don Cooper, Joey Cora, Jeff Cox, Juan Nieves, Greg Walker Manager(s): Ozzie Guillen

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