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1980 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1979 / 1981

70-90, Finished 5th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tony La Russa (70-90)
GM: Roland Hemond
Scored 587 runs, Allowed 722 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-95

Ballparks: Comiskey Park I · Attendance: 1,200,365 (9th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 98

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1979 / 1981 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 1979

Selected Bob Molinaro off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

October 15, 1979

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 (Standings)

Released Rusty Torres.

April 3, 1980 (Standings)

Released Glenn Borgmann.

April 8, 1980 (Standings)

Signed Glenn Borgmann as a free agent.

June 3, 1980 (Standings)

Drafted Cecil Espy in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft.

Drafted Calvin Schiraldi in the 17th round of the 1980 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 7, 1980 (Standings)

Traded Claudell Washington to the New York Mets. Received Jesse Anderson (minors).

June 12, 1980 (Standings)

Traded Randy Scarbery to the California Angels. Received Todd Cruz.

June 13, 1980 (Standings)

Traded Alan Bannister to the Cleveland Indians. Received Ron Pruitt.

October 3, 1980 (Standings)

Signed Minnie Minoso as a free agent.

October 6, 1980 (Standings)

Released Minnie Minoso.

October 30, 1980

Glenn Borgmann granted Free Agency.

November 20, 1980

Signed Jim Essian as a free agent.

November 26, 1980

Signed Ron LeFlore as a free agent.

December 2, 1980

Released Kevin Bell.

December 12, 1980

Traded Rich Wortham to the Montreal Expos. Received Tony Bernazard.

December 19, 1980

Released Junior Moore.

February 4, 1981

Signed Bill Almon as a free agent.

February 12, 1981

Signed Marc Hill as a free agent.

March 18, 1981

Signed Carlton Fisk as a free agent.

March 28, 1981

Traded Ken Kravec to the Chicago Cubs. Received Dennis Lamp.

March 30, 1981

Purchased Greg Luzinski from the Philadelphia Phillies.

April 1, 1981

Traded Thad Bosley to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received John Poff.

Traded Mike Proly to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Jay Loviglio.

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1979 / 1981 Trades and Transactions