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1953 Chicago White Sox

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1952 / 1954

89-65, Finished 3rd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Paul Richards (89-65)
GM: Frank Lane
Scored 716 runs, Allowed 592 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 90-64

Ballparks: Comiskey Park I · Attendance: 1,191,353 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 103

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1952 / 1954 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

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
Luis Aloma 30 R R 6' 2" 195 Jun 19, 1923 4 24 0 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Gene Bearden 32 L L 6' 3" 198 Sep 5, 1920 7 31 3 31 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0.6 $13,500
Neil Berry 31 R R 5' 10" 168 Jan 11, 1922 6 5 3 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.0
Bob Boyd 33 L L 5' 10" 170 Oct 1, 1919 2 55 41 55 45 0 0 29 0 0 0 14 1 1 16 10 4 0.5
Tommy Byrne 33 L L 6' 1" 182 Dec 31, 1919 9 18 6 18 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 -0.8
Chico Carrasquel 27 R R 6' 0" 170 Jan 23, 1926 4 149 148 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 All-Star
Allie Clark 30 R R 6' 0" 185 Jun 16, 1923 7 9 1 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 -0.5
Sandy Consuegra 32 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 3, 1920 4 29 13 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8
Sam Dente 31 R R 5' 11" 175 Apr 26, 1922 7 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Joe Dobson 36 R R 6' 2" 197 Jan 20, 1917 13 23 15 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $17,000
Fritz Dorish 31 R R 5' 11" 204 Jul 13, 1921 7 55 6 55 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2
Bob Elliott 36 R R 6' 0" 185 Nov 26, 1916 15 67 58 67 60 0 0 0 0 58 0 2 0 0 2 7 0 0.8
Ferris Fain 32 L L 5' 11" 180 Mar 29, 1921 7 128 124 128 127 0 0 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2.1 All-Star
Mike Fornieles 21 R R 5' 11" 155 Jan 18, 1932 2 39 16 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4
Nellie Fox HOF 25 L R 5' 10" 160 Dec 25, 1927 7 154 151 154 154 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.2 All-Star
Earl Harrist 34 R R 6' 0" 175 Apr 20, 1919 5 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Hal Hudson 26 L L 5' 10" 175 May 4, 1927 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $7,500
Connie Johnson 30 R R 6' 4" 200 Dec 27, 1922 1st 15 10 15 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.5
Bob Keegan 32 R R 6' 2" 207 Aug 4, 1920 1st 22 11 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3
Lou Kretlow 32 R R 6' 2" 185 Jun 27, 1921 7 9 3 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $10,000
Rocky Krsnich 25 R R 6' 1" 174 Aug 5, 1927 3 64 39 64 57 0 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 -0.5
Sherm Lollar 28 R R 6' 1" 185 Aug 23, 1924 8 113 97 113 107 0 107 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2.8
Fred Marsh 29 R R 5' 10" 180 Jan 5, 1924 4 67 21 67 53 0 0 5 2 32 17 0 0 0 0 12 13 -0.0
Sam Mele 31 R R 6' 1" 183 Jan 21, 1922 7 140 120 140 139 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 138 138 9 0 1.2
Minnie Minoso 27 R R 5' 10" 175 Nov 29, 1925 4 151 148 151 150 0 0 0 0 10 0 143 1 11 147 1 1 3.8 All-Star
Billy Pierce 26 L L 5' 10" 160 Apr 2, 1927 7 42 33 42 40 40 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5.7 All-Star
Jim Rivera 31 L L 6' 0" 196 Jul 22, 1921 2 156 152 156 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 3 156 0 1 0.9
Saul Rogovin 29 R R 6' 2" 205 Oct 10, 1923 5 22 19 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Connie Ryan 33 R R 5' 11" 175 Feb 27, 1920 11 17 16 17 16 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Bud Sheely 32 L R 6' 1" 200 Nov 26, 1920 3 31 11 31 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 -0.1 $7,000
Vern Stephens 32 R R 5' 10" 185 Oct 23, 1920 13 44 33 44 41 0 0 0 0 38 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 -0.2 $28,000
Bud Stewart 37 L R 5' 11" 160 Jun 15, 1916 8 53 10 53 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 6 16 41 0 0.5
Virgil Trucks 36 R R 5' 11" 198 Apr 26, 1917 12 24 21 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.4
Bill Wilson 24 R R 6' 2" 200 Nov 6, 1928 2 9 3 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 5 1 -0.2
Red Wilson 24 R R 6' 0" 200 Mar 7, 1929 3 71 48 71 63 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 11 0.1
Tom Wright 29 L R 5' 11" 180 Sep 22, 1923 6 77 24 77 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 24 33 48 1 0.1
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.

1952 / 1954 Roster (40-man)