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Al Lopez

WSI's Sox Fans' Hall of Fame

Al Lopez
Manager.  Chicago White Sox, 1957-65, 1968-69.
Record:  840-650, .564
Born:  8/20/08, Tampa, Florida.

 

  • Manager of the 1959 American League champion Chicago White Sox, the franchise's first pennant winner in forty years.
  • First in Cleveland and later with the Sox, led his teams to nothing lower than a second place finish in all twelve of his first years as an American League manager.
  • Won 90 games in 1957, his first year with the Sox, and earned the U.P.I's Manager of the Year award.
  • 840 managerial wins is second-most in club history to Jimmy Dykes' 899 wins.
  • Managed the Sox to the franchise's only three-consecutive seasons of 90+ wins, 1963 (94 wins), 1964 (98 wins), and 1965 (95 wins).
  • The only American League manager to beat the Yankees dynasty of the 1950's, first with Cleveland in 1954, and later with the Sox in 1959.
  • Retired from managing in 1965.  Agreed to return to the manager's position in 1968 but was forced to leave for health reasons the following season.
  • A former catcher with a head for managing a pitching staff, throughout the 1950's the only manager to successfully challenge the Yankees' Casey Stengel for league supremacy, born the seventh son of a seventh son, the Senor, the great Al Lopez.

    Chosen by Sox fans as manager for the Sox Fans' Hall of Fame.

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