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1975 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1974 / 1976

75-86, Finished 5th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Chuck Tanner (75-86)
GM: Roland Hemond, Farm Dir: C.V. Davis
Scored 655 runs, Allowed 703 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 75-86

Ballparks: White Sox Park · Attendance: 750,802 (11th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 104

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1974 / 1976 Trades and Transactions

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

October 23, 1974

Released Wayne Granger.

October 25, 1974

Purchased Roger Nelson from the Cincinnati Reds.

December 3, 1974

Traded Dick Allen to the Atlanta Braves. Received a player to be named later and cash. The Atlanta Braves sent Jim Essian (May 15, 1975) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

December 5, 1974

Traded Eddie Leon to the New York Yankees. Received Cecil Upshaw.

December 16, 1974

Traded Mike Hedlund to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Ozzie Osborn.

December 28, 1974

Signed Jim Lyttle as a free agent.

January 2, 1975

Sold Joe Henderson to the Cincinnati Reds.

January 9, 1975

Drafted Tim Stoddard in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Bruce Bochy in the 8th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

February 18, 1975

Signed Bill Gogolewski as a free agent.

February 25, 1975

Traded Stan Perzanowski to the Texas Rangers. Received Steve Dunning.

March 17, 1975

Sold Cy Acosta to the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 25, 1975

Released Roger Nelson.

April 1, 1975 (Standings)

Traded Ed Herrmann to the New York Yankees. Received Fred Anyzeski (minors), Kenneth Bennett (minors), John Narron (minors), Terrence Quinn (minors) and cash.

April 3, 1975 (Standings)

Sold Hector Torres to the San Diego Padres.

April 5, 1975 (Standings)

Signed Deron Johnson as a free agent.

April 7, 1975 (Standings)

Signed Tony LaRussa as a free agent.

April 11, 1975 (Standings)

Signed Claude Osteen as a free agent.

May 8, 1975 (Standings)

Traded Bill Sharp to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Bob Coluccio.

June 3, 1975 (Standings)

Drafted Chris Knapp in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft.

Drafted Dan O'Brien in the 16th round of the 1975 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Marv Foley in the 17th round of the 1975 amateur draft.

Drafted Harry Chappas in the 21st round of the 1975 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 1975 (Standings)

Traded Stan Bahnsen and Skip Pitlock to the Oakland Athletics. Received Dave Hamilton and Chet Lemon.

Traded Tony Muser to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Jesse Jefferson.

June 30, 1975 (Standings)

Traded Buddy Bradford to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received a player to be named later and cash. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Bill Parsons (July 7, 1975) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

July 18, 1975 (Standings)

Sold Jim Lyttle to the Montreal Expos.

Purchased Jerry Moses from the San Diego Padres.

August 1, 1975 (Standings)

Sold Lloyd Allen to the St. Louis Cardinals.

September 11, 1975 (Standings)

Released Jerry Moses.

September 21, 1975 (Standings)

Traded Deron Johnson to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later and cash. The Boston Red Sox sent Chuck Erickson (minors) (November 7, 1975) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

December 10, 1975

Traded Mike Buskey and Jim Kaat to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Alan Bannister, Dick Ruthven and Roy Thomas.

December 11, 1975

Traded Steve Dunning and Bill Melton to the California Angels. Received Morris Nettles and Jim Spencer.

December 12, 1975

Traded Lee Richard to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Buddy Bradford and Greg Terlecky.

Traded Ken Henderson, Ozzie Osborn and Dick Ruthven to the Atlanta Braves. Received Larvell Blanks and Ralph Garr.

Traded Larvell Blanks to the Cleveland Indians. Received Jack Brohamer.

Traded Jeff Sovern (minors) and Rich Hinton to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Clay Carroll.

January 4, 1976

Signed Bob Oliver as a free agent.

January 7, 1976

Drafted Leo Sutherland in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1976 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Rich Wortham in the 2nd round of the 1976 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Andy McGaffigan in the 5th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Harry Chappas in the 6th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Fred Howard in the 6th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January).

Drafted Mark Esser in the 7th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

March 30, 1976

Released Cecil Upshaw.

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1974 / 1976 Trades and Transactions