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1977 Chicago White Sox

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1976 / 1978

90-72, Finished 3rd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bob Lemon (90-72)
GM: Roland Hemond, Farm Dir: C.V. Davis
Scored 844 runs, Allowed 771 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-74

Ballparks: Comiskey Park I · Attendance: 1,657,135 (5th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 100

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1976 / 1978 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 DH PH PR WAR Salary
Larry Anderson 24 R R 6' 3" 190 Dec 3, 1952 3 6 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Alan Bannister 25 R R 5' 11" 170 Sep 3, 1951 4 139 136 139 138 0 0 0 3 0 133 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 -0.4 $35,000
Francisco Barrios 24 R R 5' 11" 155 Jun 10, 1953 3 33 31 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.3
Kevin Bell 21 R R 6' 0" 195 Jul 13, 1955 2 9 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 -0.2
Ken Brett 28 L L 6' 0" 190 Sep 18, 1948 10 13 13 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 $70,000
Jack Brohamer 27 L R 5' 10" 165 Feb 26, 1950 6 59 42 59 56 0 0 0 18 38 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0.6
Clay Carroll 36 R R 6' 1" 178 May 2, 1941 14 8 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Bob Coluccio 25 R R 5' 11" 183 Oct 2, 1951 4 20 10 20 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 8 3 20 0 0 3 -0.4
Henry Cruz 25 L L 6' 0" 175 Feb 27, 1952 3 16 3 16 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 9 0 6 2 0.2
Tommy Cruz 26 L L 5' 9" 165 Feb 15, 1951 2 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 -0.1
Bruce Dal Canton 36 R R 6' 2" 205 Jun 15, 1941 11 8 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Brian Downing 26 R R 5' 10" 170 Oct 9, 1950 5 69 55 69 64 0 61 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 2 5 1 1.5 $50,000
Jim Essian 26 R R 6' 2" 195 Jan 2, 1951 5 114 104 114 113 0 111 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.4
John Flannery 20 R R 6' 3" 173 Jan 25, 1957 1st 7 1 7 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 -0.1
Dave Frost 24 R R 6' 6" 235 Nov 17, 1952 1st 4 3 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Oscar Gamble 27 L R 5' 11" 160 Dec 20, 1949 9 137 113 137 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 39 51 79 21 1 3.6 $100,000
Ralph Garr 31 L R 5' 11" 185 Dec 12, 1945 10 134 124 134 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 126 0 0 126 2 8 2 0.9 $160,000
Jerry Hairston 25 B R 5' 10" 170 Feb 16, 1952 5 13 5 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 12 0 3 0 0.0
Dave Hamilton 29 L L 6' 0" 180 Dec 13, 1947 6 55 0 0 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Bart Johnson 27 R R 6' 5" 190 Jan 3, 1950 8 29 4 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Lamar Johnson 26 R R 6' 2" 215 Sep 2, 1950 4 118 81 118 45 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 33 0 1.1 $35,000
Don Kessinger 34 B R 6' 1" 170 Jul 17, 1942 14 39 35 39 39 0 0 0 14 9 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -0.3
Don Kirkwood 27 R R 6' 3" 175 Sep 24, 1949 4 16 0 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Chris Knapp 23 R R 6' 5" 195 Sep 16, 1953 3 27 26 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
Ken Kravec 25 L L 6' 2" 185 Jul 29, 1951 3 26 25 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4
Jack Kucek 24 R R 6' 2" 200 Jun 8, 1953 4 8 3 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Lerrin LaGrow 28 R R 6' 5" 220 Jul 8, 1948 7 66 0 0 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.2
Chet Lemon 22 R R 6' 0" 190 Feb 12, 1955 3 150 149 150 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 149 0 0 1 5.8 $35,000
Silvio Martinez 21 R R 5' 10" 170 Aug 19, 1955 1st 10 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Bob Molinaro 27 L R 6' 0" 190 May 21, 1950 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.1
Bill Nahorodny 23 R R 6' 2" 200 Aug 31, 1953 2 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Tim Nordbrook 27 R R 6' 1" 180 Jul 7, 1949 4 15 7 15 12 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 -0.1
Wayne Nordhagen 28 R R 6' 2" 205 Jul 4, 1948 2 52 29 52 50 0 3 0 0 0 0 14 2 33 49 2 8 0 -0.2
Nyls Nyman 23 L R 6' 0" 170 Mar 7, 1954 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Jorge Orta 26 L R 5' 10" 170 Nov 26, 1950 6 144 136 144 139 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.7 $60,000
Steve Renko 32 R R 6' 5" 230 Dec 10, 1944 9 8 8 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3
Eric Soderholm 28 R R 5' 11" 187 Sep 24, 1948 6 130 126 130 126 0 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 4.4 $55,000
Jim Spencer 30 L L 6' 2" 195 Jul 30, 1946 10 128 123 128 125 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.3 $70,000
Mike Squires 25 L L 5' 11" 185 Mar 5, 1952 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.1
Royle Stillman 26 L L 5' 11" 180 Jan 2, 1951 3 56 26 56 27 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 0 8 27 13 21 0 -0.1 $25,000
Steve Stone 29 R R 5' 10" 175 Jul 14, 1947 7 31 31 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 $55,000
John Verhoeven 24 R R 6' 5" 200 Jul 3, 1952 2 6 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Randy Wiles 25 L L 6' 1" 185 Sep 10, 1951 1st 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Wilbur Wood 35 R L 6' 0" 180 Oct 22, 1941 16 24 18 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8
Richie Zisk 28 R R 6' 1" 200 Feb 6, 1949 7 141 137 141 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 101 109 28 4 0 2.7 $64,000 All-Star
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH 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.

1976 / 1978 Roster (40-man)