1970 Chicago White Sox

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Record: 56-106, Finished 6th in AL Western Division (1970 AL)

Managed by Don Gutteridge (49-87), Bill Adair (4-6), and Chuck Tanner (3-13)

Coaches: Bill Adair, Luke Appling, Les Moss Hugh Mulcahy and Johnny Sain

Ballpark: Comiskey Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

Despite fine individual performances by slugging third baseman/outfielder Bill Melton and pitchers Tommy John and Wilbur Wood, the 1970 Chicago White Sox set a club record with 106 losses.

Manager Don Gutteridge was fired in August and replaced on an interim basis by coach Bill Adair. In early September, Chuck Tanner took over as Sox skipper and would remain in the position until the end of the 1975 season.

Awards and Honors[edit]

1970 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Walt Williams, rf

Luis Aparicio, ss

Carlos May, lf

Bill Melton, 3b

John Matias, 1b

Buddy Bradford, cf

Syd O'Brien, 2b

Duane Josephson, c

Tommy John, p

Related Sites[edit]

  • Sam Pathy: "The Chicago White Sox, 1968–70: Three Years In Hell", in Stuart Shea, ed.: North Side, South Side, All Around Town, The National Pastime, SABR, 2015. ISBN 978-1-93359987-8