1986 Chicago White Sox

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Record: 72-90, Finished 5th in AL Western Division (1986 AL)

Managed by Tony LaRussa (26-38), Doug Rader (1-1) and Jim Fregosi (45-51)

Coaches: Dick Bosman, Ed Brinkman, Moe Drabowsky, Dave Duncan, Willie Horton, Art Kusnyer, Joe Nossek, Doug Rader and Glen Rosenbaum

Ballpark: Comiskey Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1986 Chicago White Sox hit the skids with their worst season since 1976. A bad start led to Tony LaRussa's firing. After Jim Fregosi took over the Sox won 11 of 15 but sputtered the rest of the season. The only highlights were John Cangelosi stealing 50 bases and Joe Cowley's no-hitter on September 19th.

It was the year that Carlton Fisk was placed in the outfield to start the season, something the fans did not take to, and which didn't seem to get another valuable bat in the lineup. It was also a year in which 22-year-old Ozzie Guillen had an awesomely bad OBP of .265 and a SLG of .311. His Adjusted OPS+ of 55 was tied for worst on the White Sox with that of Joel Skinner, who hit only .201 but supplied a bit of power before he was traded, along with Ron Kittle and Wayne Tolleson, to the New York Yankees in mid-season.

Awards and Honors[edit]

1986 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

John Cangelosi, cf

Wayne Tolleson, 3b

Harold Baines, rf

Carlton Fisk, lf

Ron Kittle, dh

Greg Walker, 1b

Tim Hulett, 2b

Joel Skinner, c

Ozzie Guillen, ss

Tom Seaver, p