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1938 Chicago White Sox

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1937 / 1939

65-83, Finished 6th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jimmy Dykes (65-83)
Scored 709 runs, Allowed 752 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-78

Ballparks: Comiskey Park I · Attendance: 338,278 (7th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 100


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1937 / 1939 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Luke Appling HOF 31 R R 5' 10" 183 Apr 2, 1907 9 81 77 81 78 0 0 0 0 0 78 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.6 $15,000
Boze Berger 28 R R 6' 2" 180 May 13, 1910 5 118 115 118 118 0 0 0 42 9 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.1 $4,000
Harry Boyles 26 R R 6' 5" 185 Nov 29, 1911 1st 9 2 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6 $1,800
Clint Brown 34 L R 6' 1" 190 Jul 8, 1903 11 8 0 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $8,000
Sugar Cain 31 L R 5' 11" 190 Apr 5, 1907 7 5 3 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $7,000
Merv Connors 24 R R 6' 2" 192 Jan 23, 1914 2 24 16 24 16 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0.8 $2,400
Bill Cox 25 R R 6' 1" 185 Jun 23, 1913 3 7 1 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $3,300
Bill Dietrich 28 R R 6' 0" 185 Mar 29, 1910 6 8 7 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $5,500
Jimmy Dykes 41 R R 5' 9" 185 Nov 10, 1896 21 26 23 26 25 0 0 0 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 $20,000
Gene Ford 26 R R 6' 2" 195 Jun 23, 1912 2 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Frank Gabler 26 R R 6' 1" 175 Nov 6, 1911 4 18 7 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.8
Johnny Gerlach 21 R R 5' 9" 165 May 11, 1917 1st 9 8 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 $1,200
George Gick 22 B R 6' 0" 190 Oct 18, 1915 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $1,650
Jackie Hayes 31 R R 5' 10" 165 Jul 19, 1906 12 62 61 62 61 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.4 $10,000
Jack Knott 31 R R 6' 2" 200 Mar 2, 1907 6 20 18 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9
Mike Kreevich 30 R R 5' 7" 168 Jun 10, 1908 5 129 123 129 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 127 1 127 3 0 2.5 $8,000 All-Star
Joe Kuhel 32 L L 6' 0" 180 Jun 25, 1906 9 117 110 117 111 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.6 $8,500
Jesse Landrum 25 R R 5' 11" 175 Jul 31, 1912 1st 4 1 4 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.2 $1,800
Thornton Lee 31 L L 6' 3" 205 Sep 13, 1906 6 34 30 34 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.9 $8,500
Ted Lyons HOF 37 B R 5' 11" 200 Dec 28, 1900 16 24 23 24 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.5 $10,000
Joe Martin 26 R R 5' 11" 181 Jul 28, 1911 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 $4,200
George Meyer 28 R R 5' 9" 160 Aug 3, 1909 1st 24 23 24 24 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $1,650
Marv Owen 32 R R 6' 1" 175 Mar 22, 1906 7 141 139 141 140 0 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 $10,000
Rip Radcliff 32 L L 5' 10" 170 Jan 19, 1906 5 129 122 129 122 0 0 23 0 0 0 99 0 0 99 7 0 1.4 $9,000
Tony Rensa 36 R R 5' 10" 180 Sep 29, 1901 5 59 46 59 57 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.2 $3,600
Johnny Rigney 23 R R 6' 2" 190 Oct 28, 1914 2 38 12 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.2
Larry Rosenthal 28 L L 6' 0" 190 May 21, 1910 3 60 20 60 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 2 22 35 3 -0.1 $5,500
Norm Schlueter 21 R R 5' 10" 175 Sep 25, 1916 1st 35 29 35 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.7 $3,300
Luke Sewell 37 R R 5' 9" 160 Jan 5, 1901 18 65 64 65 65 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0 $12,500
Hank Steinbacher 25 L R 5' 11" 180 Mar 22, 1913 2 106 99 106 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 94 101 5 0 1.7
Monty Stratton 26 R R 6' 5" 180 May 21, 1912 5 27 22 27 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.4 $10,000
Tommy Thompson 28 L R 5' 9" 155 May 19, 1910 5 19 0 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 -0.3
Mike Tresh 24 R R 5' 11" 170 Feb 23, 1914 1st 10 10 10 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $3,000
Bob Uhl 24 B L 5' 11" 175 Sep 17, 1913 1st 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Gee Walker 30 R R 5' 11" 188 Mar 19, 1908 8 120 106 120 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 57 107 13 0 1.3 $15,000
John Whitehead 29 R R 6' 2" 195 Apr 27, 1909 4 32 24 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1937 / 1939 Roster (40-man)