1984 Chicago White Sox season
|1984 Chicago White Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Roland Hemond|
|Manager(s)||Tony La Russa|
(Don Drysdale, Ken Harrelson)
|Local radio||WMAQ (AM)
(Joe McConnell, Lorn Brown)
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The 1984 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 84th season in the major leagues, and their 85th season overall. They finished with a record 74-88, good enough for 5th place in the American League West, 10 games behind the 1st place Kansas City Royals.
The Sox' 1984 season is most famous for a 25-inning game on May 8, 1984, against the Milwaukee Brewers. The game was suspended after 17 innings at 1 a.m. It was completed the following night, with the White Sox winning 7-6 on Harold Baines's walk-off home run.
- November 21, 1983: Fran Mullins was traded by the White Sox to the Cincinnati Reds for Steve Christmas.
- December 2, 1983: Jerry Koosman was signed as a free agent by the White Sox.
- December 5, 1983: The White Sox sent a player to be named later to the Philadelphia Phillies for Ron Reed. The White Sox completed the deal by sending Jerry Koosman to the Phillies on February 15, 1984
- December 5, 1983: Bert Roberge was signed as a free agent by the White Sox.
- January 20, 1984: Tom Seaver was chosen by the White Sox from the New York Mets as a free agent compensation pick.
- March 1, 1984: Jim Kern was released by the Chicago White Sox.
- March 27, 1984: Norberto Martin was signed by the White Sox as an amateur free agent.
- August 4, 1984: Bobby Meacham and Dale Berra of the New York Yankees were both tagged out at home by White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk.
|Kansas City Royals||84||78||0.519||—||44–37||40–41|
|Chicago White Sox||74||88||0.457||10||43–38||31–50|
Record vs. opponents
1984 American League Records
Opening Day lineup
- Rudy Law, cf
- Carlton Fisk, c
- Harold Baines, rf
- Greg Luzinski, dh
- Tom Paciorek, 1b
- Ron Kittle, lf
- Vance Law, 3b
- Scott Fletcher, ss
- Julio Cruz, 2b
- LaMarr Hoyt, p
- May 23, 1984: Jamie Quirk was signed as a free agent by the White Sox.
- June 21, 1984: The White Sox traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians for Dan Spillner. The White Sox completed the trade by sending Jim Siwy to the Indians on June 26.
- July 18, 1984: Roy Smalley acquired by the White Sox from the New York Yankees for players to be named later. The White Sox sent Doug Drabek and Kevin Hickey to the New York Yankees to complete the trade on August 13.
- September 24, 1984: Jamie Quirk was purchased by the Indians from the White Sox.
|1984 Chicago White Sox|
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
|Harold Baines, RF||147||569||72||173||28||10||29||94||54||75||.304||1|
|Floyd Bannister, PH||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||0|
|Daryl Boston, CF,RF||35||83||8||14||3||1||0||3||4||20||.169||6|
|Steve Christmas, C||12||11||1||4||1||0||1||4||0||2||.364||0|
|Julio Cruz, 2B||143||415||42||92||14||4||5||43||45||58||.222||14|
|Richard Dotson, PR||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||0|
|Jerry Dybzinski, SS,3B||94||132||17||31||5||1||1||10||13||12||.235||7|
|Carlton Fisk, C,DH||102||359||54||83||20||1||21||43||26||60||.231||6|
|Scott Fletcher, SS,2B||149||456||46||114||13||3||3||35||46||46||.250||10|
|Jerry Hairston, OF,DH||115||227||41||59||13||2||5||19||41||29||.260||2|
|Marc Hill, C||77||193||15||45||10||1||5||20||9||26||.233||0|
|Tim Hulett, 2B,3B||8||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||.000||1|
|Ron Kittle, LF,DH||139||446||67||100||15||0||32||74||49||137||.215||3|
|Rudy Law, CF,LF||136||487||68||122||14||7||6||37||39||42||.251||29|
|Vance Law, 3B,2B||151||481||60||121||18||2||17||59||41||75||.252||4|
|Greg Luzinski, DH||125||412||47||98||13||0||13||58||56||80||.238||5|
|Tom O'Malley, 3B||12||16||0||2||0||0||0||3||0||5||.125||0|
|Tom Paciorek, OF,1B||111||363||35||93||21||2||4||29||25||69||.256||6|
|Casey Parsons, OF||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000||0|
|Jamie Quirk, 3B||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||.000||0|
|Ron Reed, PH||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||0|
|Joel Skinner, C||43||80||4||17||2||0||0||3||7||19||.213||1|
|Roy Smalley, 3B||47||135||15||23||4||0||4||13||22||30||.170||1|
|Dan Spillner, PR||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||0|
|Mike Squires, 1B,3B||104||82||9||15||1||0||0||6||6||7||.183||2|
|Dave Stegman, OF,DH||55||92||13||24||1||2||2||11||4||18||.261||3|
|Greg Walker, 1B,DH||136||442||62||130||29||2||24||75||35||66||.294||8|
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
|Jerry Don Gleaton||1||2||3.44||11||1||2||18.1||20||12||7||2||6||4|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Appleton
- Steve Christmas page at Baseball Reference
- Jerry Koosman page at Baseball Reference
- Bert Roberge page at Baseball Reference
- Tom Seaver page at Baseball Reference
- Norberto Martin page at Baseball Reference
- NY Daily News: In return, Bobby Meacham safe at home
- Jamie Quirk page at Baseball Reference
- Dan Spillner page on Baseball Reference
- Doug Drabek page on Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997