Friday, October 7, 2016

Greatest White Sox Team of All-Time, Managers-- Part 14: La Russa, Lopez and Manuel


La Russa led the Sox to 99 victories and a division title in 1983, at one point building a 20-game lead.

La Russa managed the Sox for parts of eight seasons and his 522 victories rank fourth in team history.


The skipper of the 1959 White Sox American league champions, Lopez posted a career winning percentage of .564 over eleven seasons with the Sox.

Lopez had five seasons with 90 or more victories as manager of the Sox and his 840 career victories are the second-most in team history.


In Manuel's six seasons as manager, the Sox won a divisional title and finished second four times.

He compiled a career winning percentage of .515 and his 500 victories place him fifth in franchise history.

This category was a hard one to choose a best all-time manager.  I liked Tony La Russa, and if you figure his championships with the Oakland As and St. Louis Cardinals, he would be best.  But as just for what anyone of these did with the White Sox, I'll have to go with Al Lopez.


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