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1966 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1965 / 1967

83-79, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Eddie Stanky (83-79)
GM: Edwin Short
Scored 574 runs, Allowed 517 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 89-73

Ballparks: White Sox Park · Attendance: 990,016 (6th of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 93, Pitching - 92 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 93

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1965 / 1967 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 19, 1965

Released Frank Lary.

December 1, 1965

Traded Bill Heath and Dave Nicholson to the Houston Astros. Received Raymond Cordeiro (minors), Jack Lamabe and cash.

1966

Signed Don Eddy as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jose Ortiz as an amateur free agent.

May 27, 1966 (Standings)

Traded Danny Cater to the Kansas City Athletics. Received Wayne Causey.

June 7, 1966 (Standings)

Drafted Carlos May in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1966 amateur draft.

Drafted Johnny Oates in the 2nd round of the 1966 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jim Magnuson in the 3rd round of the 1966 amateur draft.

Drafted Ken Frailing in the 5th round of the 1966 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 1966.

Drafted Mike Adams in the 10th round of the 1966 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mike Thompson in the 15th round of the 1966 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Chuck Brinkman in the 16th round of the 1966 amateur draft.

Drafted Greg Garrett in the 22nd round of the 1966 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Bobby Fenwick in the 27th round of the 1966 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Geoff Zahn in the 34th round of the 1966 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Art Kusnyer in the 37th round of the 1966 amateur draft.

June 13, 1966 (Standings)

Traded Eddie Fisher to the Baltimore Orioles. Received John Riddle (minors) and Jerry Adair.

July 20, 1966 (Standings)

Traded Gene Freese to the Houston Astros. Received Jim Mahoney and cash.

October 12, 1966 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Wilbur Wood. The Chicago White Sox sent Juan Pizarro (November 28, 1966) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

October 17, 1966

Released Smoky Burgess.

Released Deacon Jones.

December 14, 1966

Traded Leland White (minors) and John Romano to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Don Dennis and Walt Williams.

December 15, 1966

Traded Floyd Robinson to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Jim O'Toole.

1967

Signed Smoky Burgess as a free agent.

January 28, 1967

Drafted Bob Spence in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1967 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Rich Folkers in the 3rd round of the 1967 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

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1965 / 1967 Trades and Transactions