1989 Chicago White Sox

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Record: 69-92, Finished 7th in AL Western Division (1989 AL)

Managed by Jeff Torborg

Coaches: Terry Bevington, Ron Clark, Sammy Ellis, Walt Hriniak, Dave LaRoche and Glen Rosenbaum

Ballpark: Comiskey Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1989 Chicago White Sox finished with the team's worst record since 1976 and ended up in last place in the AL West. Overall, it was a year of transition for the club. The Sox selected slugging first baseman Frank Thomas with their first pick in that year's amateur draft. After nearly a decade with the club, designated hitter Harold Baines was traded to the Texas Rangers on July 29th for outfielder Sammy Sosa and pitcher Wilson Alvarez. Both Sosa and Alvarez would go on to play big roles on the Sox in the years to come. Slick-fielding third baseman Robin Ventura made his big league debut on September 12th and would remain a club mainstay for the next decade.

Awards and Honors[edit]

1989 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Ozzie Guillen, ss

Dave Gallagher, cf

Harold Baines, dh

Ivan Calderon, rf

Greg Walker, 1b

Carlton Fisk, c

Dan Pasqua, lf

Steve Lyons, 2b

Eddie Williams, 3b

Jerry Reuss, p