1986 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
President of Baseball OperationsKen Harrelson[a]
General manager(s)Tom Haller (from June 9)[1]
Manager(s)Tony La Russa, Doug Rader, Jim Fregosi
Local televisionWFLD
Sportsvision
(Don Drysdale, Frank Messer)
Local radioWMAQ (AM)
(Del Crandall, Lorn Brown)
WTAQ
(Armando Perez Martinez, Frank Diaz)
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The 1986 Chicago White Sox season was the 87th season for the Chicago White Sox franchise of Major League Baseball (MLB). They compiled a record of 72–90, finishing in fifth place in the West division of the American League, 20 games behind the first-place California Angels. The team played their home games at Comiskey Park.

Offseason

Regular season

In a game against the Minnesota Twins held on October 4, Greg Gagne of the Twins hit two inside the park home runs in one game.[6]

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 92 70 0.568 50–32 42–38
Texas Rangers 87 75 0.537 5 51–30 36–45
Kansas City Royals 76 86 0.469 16 45–36 31–50
Oakland Athletics 76 86 0.469 16 47–36 29–50
Chicago White Sox 72 90 0.444 20 41–40 31–50
Minnesota Twins 71 91 0.438 21 43–38 28–53
Seattle Mariners 67 95 0.414 25 41–41 26–54

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 6–6 9–3 4–9 1–12 6–6 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–5
Boston 9–4 5–7 7–5 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 10–2 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–4 7–6
California 6–6 7–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–7 7–6 7–5 10–3 8–5 8–5 6–6
Chicago 3–9 5–7 6–7 5–7 6–6 7–6 5–7 6–7 6–6 7–6 8–5 2–11 6–6
Cleveland 9–4 3–10 6–6 7–5 4–9 8–4 8–5 6–6 5–8 10–2 9–3 6–6 3–10–1
Detroit 12–1 6–7 5–7 6–6 9–4 5–7 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 4–9
Kansas City 6–6 6–6 5–8 6–7 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 5–8 8–5 5–7
Milwaukee 7–6 6–6 7–5 7–5 5–8 5–8 6–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 4–8 7–6
Minnesota 4–8 2–10 6–7 7–6 6–6 5–7 7–6 8–4 4–8 6–7 6–7 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 8–5 5–7 6–6 8–5 7–6 8–4 5–8 8–4 5–7 8–4 7–5 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 3–10 6–7 2–10 6–6 5–8 7–5 7–6 7–5 10–3 3–10 8–4
Seattle 6–6 4–8 5–8 5–8 3–9 6–6 8–5 6–6 7–6 4–8 3–10 4–9 6–6
Texas 7–5 4–8 5–8 11–2 6–6 5–7 5–8 8–4 7–6 5–7 10–3 9–4 5–7
Toronto 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–6 10–3–1 9–4 7–5 6–7 8–4 6–7 4–8 6–6 7–5


Notable transactions

1986 Opening Day lineup

Roster

1986 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Harold Baines, RF,DH 145 570 72 169 29 2 21 88 38 89 .296 2
Bobby Bonilla, OF,1B 75 234 27 63 10 2 2 26 33 49 .269 4
Daryl Boston, CF 56 199 29 53 11 3 5 22 21 33 .266 9
Scott Bradley, DH,OF 9 21 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286 0
Iván Calderón, DH,LF 13 33 3 10 2 1 0 2 3 6 .303 0
John Cangelosi, OF 137 438 65 103 16 3 2 32 71 61 .235 50
Dave Cochrane, 3B 19 62 4 12 2 0 1 2 5 22 .194 0
Rod Craig, OF 10 10 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .200 0
Julio Cruz, 2B 81 209 38 45 2 0 0 19 42 28 .215 7
Bill Dawley, P,PH 46 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Carlton Fisk, C,LF,DH 125 457 42 101 11 0 14 63 22 92 .221 2
George Foster, LF,DH 15 51 2 11 0 2 1 4 3 8 .216 0
Brian Giles 9 11 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .273 0
Ozzie Guillén, SS 159 547 58 137 19 4 2 47 12 52 .250 8
Jerry Hairston, DH,1B,OF 101 225 32 61 15 0 5 26 26 26 .271 0
Ron Hassey, DH,C 49 150 22 53 11 1 3 20 22 11 .353 0
Marc Hill, C 22 19 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .158 0
Tim Hulett, 3B,2B 150 520 53 120 16 5 17 44 21 91 .231 4
Ron Karkovice, C 37 97 13 24 7 0 4 13 9 37 .247 1
Ron Kittle, DH,LF 86 296 34 63 11 0 17 48 28 87 .213 2
Bryan Little, 2B,SS 20 35 3 6 1 0 0 2 4 4 .171 0
Steve Lyons, OF,3B 42 123 10 25 2 1 0 6 7 24 .203 2
Russ Morman, 1B 49 159 18 40 5 0 4 17 16 36 .252 1
Reid Nichols, OF 74 136 9 31 4 0 2 18 11 23 .228 5
Jack Perconte, 2B 24 73 6 16 1 0 0 4 11 10 .219 2
Luis Salazar, DH 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 0
Joel Skinner, C 60 149 17 30 5 1 4 20 9 43 .201 1
Wayne Tolleson, 3B,SS 81 260 39 65 7 3 3 29 38 43 .250 13
Greg Walker, 1B 78 282 37 78 10 6 13 51 29 44 .277 1
Kenny Williams, OF 15 31 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 11 .129 1
Team totals
162 5406 644 1335 197 34 121 605 487 940 .247 115

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Juan Agosto 0 2 7.71 9 0 0 4.2 6 5 4 0 4 3
Neil Allen 7 2 3.82 22 17 0 113.0 101 50 48 8 39 57
Floyd Bannister 10 14 3.54 28 27 0 165.1 162 81 65 17 48 92
Steve Carlton 4 3 3.69 10 10 0 63.1 58 30 26 6 25 40
Bryan Clark 0 0 4.50 5 0 0 8.0 8 4 4 0 2 5
Joe Cowley 11 11 3.88 27 27 0 162.1 133 81 70 20 84 132
Joel Davis 4 5 4.70 19 19 0 105.1 115 64 55 9 51 54
Bill Dawley 0 7 3.32 46 0 2 97.2 91 38 36 10 31 66
José DeLeón 4 5 2.96 13 13 0 79.0 49 30 26 7 42 68
Richard Dotson 10 17 5.48 34 34 0 197.0 226 125 120 24 71 110
Pete Filson 0 1 6.17 3 1 0 11.2 14 9 8 4 5 4
Bob James 5 4 5.25 49 0 14 58.1 61 36 34 8 26 32
Joel McKeon 3 1 2.45 30 0 1 33.0 18 10 9 2 19 18
Gene Nelson 6 6 3.85 54 1 6 114.2 118 52 49 7 46 70
Dave Schmidt 3 6 3.31 49 1 8 92.1 94 37 34 10 34 67
Ray Searage 1 0 0.62 29 0 0 29.0 15 3 2 1 22 26
Tom Seaver 2 6 4.38 12 12 0 72.0 66 37 35 9 28 31
Bobby Thigpen 2 0 1.77 20 0 7 35.2 26 7 7 1 12 20
Team totals
72 90 3.93 162 162 38 1442.1 1361 699 630 143 589 895

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Jim Marshall
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Tom Haller and Bob Bailey
A Peninsula White Sox Carolina League Bob Bailey and Duke Sims
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Duke Sims and Rico Petrocelli
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Steve Dillard

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Notes

  1. ^ Harrelson's formal title was executive vice president of baseball operations.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Haller joins White Sox". Telegraph Herald. Dubuque, Iowa: Woodward Communications Inc. United Press International. June 10, 1986. p. 15. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "'Hawk' put in charge in White Sox shakeup". The Dispatch. Moline, Illinois. UPI. October 3, 1985. p. 33. Retrieved December 11, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Wayne Tolleson Stats".
  4. ^ a b Bobby Bonilla Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ a b c Ron Hassey Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.262, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  7. ^ Steve Lyons Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Steve Carlton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ a b George Foster Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ "Craig Grebeck Stats".
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997