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1979 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1978 / 1980

73-87, Finished 5th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Don Kessinger (46-60) and Tony La Russa (27-27)
GM: Roland Hemond
Scored 730 runs, Allowed 748 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-82

Ballparks: Comiskey Park I · Attendance: 1,280,702 (10th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 104

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1978 / 1980 Trades and Transactions

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

October 23, 1978

Traded Jim Willoughby to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received John Scott.

October 27, 1978

Released Steve Luebber.

November 2, 1978

Steve Stone granted Free Agency.

Wilbur Wood granted Free Agency.

1979

Larry Johnson sent to Miami (Inter-American) in an unknown transaction.

January 9, 1979

Drafted Randy Johnson in the 3rd round of the 1979 amateur draft (January).

February 24, 1979

Signed Art Kusnyer as a free agent.

March 30, 1979

Released Ron Blomberg.

April 2, 1979 (Standings)

Sold John Verhoeven to the Minnesota Twins.

April 13, 1979 (Standings)

Traded Jack Kucek to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received a player to be named later. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Jim Morrison (July 10, 1979) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

May 11, 1979 (Standings)

Sold Lerrin LaGrow to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

May 16, 1979 (Standings)

Signed Nardi Contreras as a free agent.

May 27, 1979 (Standings)

Purchased Milt May from the Detroit Tigers.

June 5, 1979 (Standings)

Drafted Bob Fallon in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1979 amateur draft (June Secondary).

Drafted Steve Buechele in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1979 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Ricky Seilheimer in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1979 amateur draft.

Drafted Fran Mullins in the 3rd round of the 1979 amateur draft.

Drafted Tim Teufel in the 3rd round of the 1979 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jimmy Key in the 10th round of the 1979 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 1979 (Standings)

Traded Eric Soderholm to the Texas Rangers. Received Ed Farmer and Gary Holle.

June 20, 1979 (Standings)

Signed Reggie Patterson as an amateur free agent.

July 6, 1979 (Standings)

Traded Rich Hinton to the Seattle Mariners. Received Juan Bernhardt.

July 7, 1979 (Standings)

Released Pablo Torrealba.

August 1, 1979 (Standings)

Purchased Gil Rondon from Yucatan (Mexican).

August 30, 1979 (Standings)

Bob Molinaro selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

September 20, 1979 (Standings)

Sold Ralph Garr to the California Angels.

October 3, 1979 (Standings)

Selected Bob Molinaro off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

October 15, 1979 (Standings)

Signed Tom Johnson as a free agent.

October 26, 1979

Sold Gil Rondon to Yucatan (Mexican).

November 1, 1979

Don Kessinger granted Free Agency.

Milt May granted Free Agency.

Jorge Orta granted Free Agency.

Rusty Torres granted Free Agency.

November 14, 1979

Released Art Kusnyer.

December 3, 1979

Drafted Bruce Kimm from the Chicago Cubs in the 1979 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Greg Walker from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1979 rule 5 draft.

Traded Bill Nahorodny to the Atlanta Braves. Received Richard Wieters (minors).

December 12, 1979

Purchased Bill Atkinson from the Montreal Expos.

January 11, 1980

Drafted Tim Hulett in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1980 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Jim Siwy in the 3rd round of the 1980 amateur draft (January).

January 15, 1980

Traded Eddie Bane to the Kansas City Royals. Received Joe Zdeb.

January 18, 1980

Signed Juan Agosto as a free agent.

January 26, 1980

Signed Leo Garcia as a free agent.

January 29, 1980

Signed Glenn Borgmann as a free agent.

February 19, 1980

Signed Rusty Torres as a free agent.

April 1, 1980

Released Rusty Torres.

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1978 / 1980 Trades and Transactions