1994 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
General manager(s)Ron Schueler
Manager(s)Gene Lamont
Local televisionWGN-TV
SportsChannel Chicago
(Ken Harrelson, Tom Paciorek)
Local radioWMAQ (AM)
(John Rooney, Ed Farmer)
WIND (AM)
(Hector Molina, Chico Carrasquel)
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The 1994 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 94th season in the major leagues, and their 95th season overall. They led the American League Central, 1 game ahead of the 2nd place Cleveland Indians with a record of 67-46, when the season was cut short by the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike.

Michael Jordan

After retiring from the National Basketball Association, Michael Jordan surprised the sports world by signing a contract with the Chicago White Sox. He was invited to spring training and was sent to the Birmingham Barons on March 31, 1994.[1] Jordan has stated this decision was made to pursue the dream of his late father, who had always envisioned his son as a Major League Baseball player.[citation needed]

Offseason

Regular season

By Friday, August 12, the White Sox had compiled a 67-46 record through 113 games. They were leading the AL Central Division and had scored 633 runs (5.60 per game) and allowed 498 runs (4.41 per game).[13] Their hitters had also struck out just 568 times: the fewest in the Majors. While their pitchers combined for just 20 saves, they did have 9 shutouts, tying the Oakland Athletics for the most in the Majors, and hit only 17 batters: the fewest among all 28 teams.[14]

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593 34–19 33–27
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584 1 35–16 31–31
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557 4 35–24 29–27
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469 14 32–27 21–33
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461 15 24–32 29–30
Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456
W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438
California Angels 47 68 0.409

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 4–2 8–4 2–4 4–6 3–4 4–1 7–3 4–5 4–6 7–5 4–6 3–3 7–2
Boston 2–4 7–5 2–4 3–7 4–2 4–2 5–5 1–8 3–7 9–3 6–6 1–5 7–3
California 4–8 5–7 5–5 0–5 3–4 6–4 3–3 3–3 4–8 3–6 2–7 6–4 3–4
Chicago 4–2 4–2 5–5 7–5 8–4 3–7 9–3 2–4 4–2 6–3 9–1 4–5 2–3
Cleveland 6–4 7–3 5–0 5–7 8–2 1–4 5–2 9–3 0–9 6–0 3–2 5–7 6–4
Detroit 4–3 2–4 4–3 4–8 2–8 4–8 6–4 3–3 3–3 5–4 6–3 5–7 5–4
Kansas City 1–4 2–4 4–6 7–3 4–1 8–4 5–7 6–4 4–2 7–3 6–4 4–3 6–6
Milwaukee 3–7 5–5 3–3 3–9 2–5 4–6 7–5 6–6 2–7 4–1 4–2 3–3 7–3
Minnesota 5–4 8–1 3–3 4–2 3–9 3–3 4–6 6–6 4–5 2–5 3–3 4–5 4–8
New York 6–4 7–3 8–4 2–4 9–0 3–3 2–4 7–2 5–4 7–5 8–4 3–2 3–4
Oakland 5–7 3–9 6–3 3–6 0–6 4–5 3–7 1–4 5–2 5–7 4–3 7–3 5–1
Seattle 4–6 6–6 7–2 1–9 2–3 3–6 4–6 2–4 3–3 4–8 3–4 9–1 1–5
Texas 3–3 5–1 4–6 5–4 7–5 7–5 3–4 3–3 5–4 2–3 3–7 1–9 4–8
Toronto 2–7 3–7 4–3 3–2 4–6 4–5 6–6 3–7 8–4 4–3 1–5 5–1 8–4


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1994 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
Joey Cora, 2B 90 312 55 86 13 4 2 30 38 32 .276 8
Julio Franco, 3B,1B 112 433 72 138 19 2 20 98 62 75 .319 8
Craig Grebeck, 2B,SS,3B 35 97 17 30 5 0 0 5 12 5 .309 0
Ozzie Guillén, SS 100 365 46 105 9 5 1 39 14 35 .288 5
Joe Hall, OF 17 28 6 11 3 0 1 5 2 4 .393 0
Dann Howitt, OF,1B 10 14 4 5 3 0 0 0 1 7 .357 0
Darrin Jackson, RF,CF 104 369 43 115 17 3 10 51 27 56 .312 7
Lance Johnson, CF 106 412 56 114 11 14 3 54 26 23 .277 26
Ron Karkovice, C 77 207 33 44 9 1 11 29 36 68 .213 0
Mike LaValliere, C 59 139 6 39 4 0 1 24 20 15 .281 0
Norberto Martin, 2B,SS,3B 45 131 19 36 7 1 1 16 9 16 .275 4
Bob Melvin, C 11 19 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .158 0
Warren Newson, RF,LF 63 102 16 26 5 0 2 7 14 23 .255 1
Dan Pasqua, OF,1B 11 23 2 5 2 0 2 4 0 9 .217 0
Tim Raines, LF 101 384 80 102 15 5 10 52 61 43 .266 13
Frank Thomas, 1B,3B 113 399 106 141 34 1 38 101 109 61 .353 2
Ron Tingley, C 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Robin Ventura, 3B 109 401 57 113 15 1 18 78 61 69 .282 3
Bob Zupcic, OF,3B 32 88 10 18 4 1 1 8 4 16 .205 0
Team totals
113 3942 633 1133 175 39 121 602 497 568 .287 77

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
Wilson Álvarez 12 8 3.45 24 24 0 161.2 147 72 62 16 63 108
Paul Assenmacher 1 2 3.55 44 0 1 33.0 26 13 13 2 15 29
Jason Bere 12 2 3.81 24 24 0 141.2 119 65 60 17 80 127
Dennis Cook 3 1 3.55 38 0 0 33.0 29 17 13 4 17 26
José DeLeón 3 2 3.36 42 0 2 67.0 48 28 25 5 36 67
Alex Fernandez 11 7 3.86 24 24 0 170.1 163 83 73 25 54 122
Atlee Hammaker 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Roberto Hernández 4 4 4.91 45 0 14 47.2 44 29 26 5 20 50
Dane Johnson 2 1 6.57 15 0 0 12.1 16 9 9 2 12 7
Kirk McCaskill 1 4 3.42 40 0 3 52.2 51 22 20 6 26 37
Jack McDowell 10 9 3.73 25 25 0 181.0 186 82 75 12 44 127
Scott Ruffcorn 0 2 12.79 2 2 0 6.1 15 11 9 1 5 3
Scott Sanderson 8 4 5.09 18 14 0 92.0 110 57 52 20 13 36
Jeff Schwarz 0 0 6.35 9 0 0 11.1 9 10 8 0 16 14
Team totals
67 46 3.96 113 113 20 1011.1 964 498 445 115 401 754

Awards and records

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds American Association Rick Renick
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Terry Francona
A Prince William Cannons Carolina League Dave Huppert
A South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League Mike Gellinger
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Fred Kendall
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Mike Rojas

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Notes

  1. ^ "Michael Jordan Chronology". January 12, 1999. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "George Bell Stats".
  3. ^ Julio Franco Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Tim Raines Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ "Ron Coomer Stats".
  6. ^ Carlos Lee Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ "Dane Johnson Stats".
  8. ^ Scott Sanderson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ "Paul Assenmacher Stats".
  10. ^ Mike Huff Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ a b "ESPN.com - Page2 - Biggest cheaters in baseball".
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2008.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "1994 American League Season Summary".
  14. ^ "1994 Major League Baseball Season Summary".
  15. ^ Pete Rose Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  16. ^ "Atlee Hammaker Stats".
  17. ^ Steve Sax Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  18. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.95, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  19. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References