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1977 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

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 Trades and Transactions

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

October 6, 1976

Released Minnie Minoso.

October 21, 1976

Traded Phil Roof to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received a player to be named later. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Larry Anderson (January 5, 1977) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

November 5, 1976

Bill Stein selected by the Seattle Mariners as the 5th pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

Pete Vuckovich selected by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 19th pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

Roy Thomas selected by the Seattle Mariners as the 31st pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

Jesse Jefferson selected by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 47th pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

Sam Ewing selected by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 57th pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

November 6, 1976

Traded Hugh Yancy to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Tom Spencer.

November 18, 1976

Traded Pat Kelly to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Dave Duncan.

November 24, 1976

Signed Steve Stone as a free agent.

November 26, 1976

Signed Eric Soderholm as a free agent.

December 2, 1976

Signed Tim Nordbrook as a free agent.

December 5, 1976

Signed Royle Stillman as a free agent.

December 10, 1976

Traded Terry Forster and Rich Gossage to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Silvio Martinez and Richie Zisk.

December 15, 1976

Traded Tony La Russa to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Randy Wiles.

January 11, 1977

Drafted Charlie Lea in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mark Esser in the 8th round of the 1977 amateur draft (January).

January 26, 1977

Released Blue Moon Odom.

February 15, 1977

Signed Fritz Peterson as a free agent.

March 23, 1977

Traded Clay Carroll to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Lerrin LaGrow.

March 28, 1977

Released Tim Stoddard.

Released Jim York.

March 30, 1977

Released Dave Duncan.

April 3, 1977 (Standings)

Purchased Tommy Cruz from the Texas Rangers.

April 4, 1977 (Standings)

Signed Bruce Dal Canton as a free agent.

April 5, 1977 (Standings)

Traded Bucky Dent to the New York Yankees. Received Robert Polinsky (minors), Oscar Gamble, LaMarr Hoyt and $200,000.

April 7, 1977 (Standings)

Signed Jim Bouton as a free agent.

June 1, 1977 (Standings)

Released Jim Bouton.

June 7, 1977 (Standings)

Drafted Harold Baines in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1977 amateur draft.

Drafted Hubie Brooks in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1977 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Rich Barnes in the 2nd round of the 1977 amateur draft.

Drafted Rod Allen in the 6th round of the 1977 amateur draft.

Drafted Rusty Kuntz in the 11th round of the 1977 amateur draft.

Drafted Terry Bogener in the 17th round of the 1977 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Dewey Robinson in the 19th round of the 1977 amateur draft.

Drafted Ross Baumgarten in the 20th round of the 1977 amateur draft.

June 13, 1977 (Standings)

Sold Jerry Hairston to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

June 15, 1977 (Standings)

Traded Ken Brett to the California Angels. Received John Flannery, Don Kirkwood and John Verhoeven.

June 25, 1977 (Standings)

Signed Chris Nyman as an amateur free agent.

August 18, 1977 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Hickey as an amateur free agent.

Traded Larry Anderson and cash to the Chicago Cubs. Received Steve Renko.

August 20, 1977 (Standings)

Traded Steve Staniland (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Don Kessinger.

August 23, 1977 (Standings)

Randy Wiles selected by the St. Louis Cardinals off waivers.

August 25, 1977 (Standings)

Released Bruce Dal Canton.

August 30, 1977 (Standings)

Sold Tim Nordbrook to the Toronto Blue Jays.

August 31, 1977 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Clay Carroll. The Chicago White Sox sent Nyls Nyman (September 2, 1977), Dave Hamilton (November 28, 1977) and Silvio Martinez (November 28, 1977) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

September 2, 1977 (Standings)

Selected Henry Cruz off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

September 8, 1977 (Standings)

Selected Bill Nahorodny off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

September 22, 1977 (Standings)

Selected Bob Molinaro off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

October 20, 1977

Jack Brohamer granted Free Agency.

October 27, 1977

Tom Spencer granted Free Agency.

October 28, 1977

Oscar Gamble granted Free Agency.

November 2, 1977

Richie Zisk granted Free Agency.

November 6, 1977

Signed Randy Scarbery as a free agent.

November 14, 1977

Signed Jim Hughes as a free agent.

November 17, 1977

Signed Ron Blomberg as a free agent.

November 22, 1977

Signed Mike Proly as a free agent.

November 24, 1977

Signed Larry Johnson as a free agent.

November 28, 1977

Signed Eddie Bane as a free agent.

Signed Rich Hinton as a free agent.

Signed Junior Moore as a free agent.

Signed Greg Pryor as a free agent.

December 3, 1977

Signed Ron Schueler as a free agent.

December 5, 1977

Drafted Jim Breazeale from the Atlanta Braves in the 1977 rule 5 draft.

Traded Brian Downing, Dave Frost and Chris Knapp to the California Angels. Received Bobby Bonds, Thad Bosley and Richard Dotson.

Traded Jim Otten to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Stan Butkus (minors).

December 12, 1977

Signed Mike Eden as a free agent.

Traded Robert Polinsky (minors), Tommy Cruz and Jim Spencer to the New York Yankees. Received Ed Ricks (minors), Stan Thomas and cash.

January 24, 1978

Signed Steve Luebber as a free agent.

Signed Mike Pazik as a free agent.

February 14, 1978

Signed Tom Spencer as a free agent.

February 15, 1978

Purchased Frank Ortenzio from the Montreal Expos.

March 29, 1978

Released Jim Hughes.

March 30, 1978

Released Clay Carroll.

Released Stan Thomas.

Traded Jim Essian and Steve Renko to the Oakland Athletics. Received Pablo Torrealba.

April 1, 1978

Released Bob Coluccio.

Released Bart Johnson.

Released Royle Stillman.

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1976 / 1978 Trades and Transactions