I thought the roster for the 1959 WHITE SOX World Series had 25 players. I can find stats on the 21 that played and I have found 3 that did not get into a game (Battey, Latman, Arias) . Was there a 25th player????

  • I don't see any site that lists the entire roster specifically for the World Series at least in a brief check. – Joe Apr 14 '15 at 15:34
  • What site did you use for the initial 25 number? And where did you find the 3 who did not play? And are you including pitchers? – Paul Witry May 31 '15 at 14:30
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    baseball-reference.com. They like all other sites show stats on 21 players who got into a game for the Sox during the 1959 World Series. The Sox could not answer my question, they sent me a list of 40 who played for the Sox during the entire 1959 season. They have not responded to a follow-up . The Hall of Fame - Cooperstown sent me 1959 White Sox World Series Program showing all 25. The 4 not seeing any playing time were Battey , Arias , Moore, and Mcbride. Sabr.org ( society for American Baseball Research has an INCORRECT bio on Mcbride (" left off the post season roster")Steve Fox – Steve Fox Jun 18 '15 at 4:17
  • Wow! Amazing work Steve Fox! I didn't ask this question but was glad to see someone found some good info. – Paul Witry Jul 12 '15 at 23:41
  • Thanks Paul . After contacting SABR.org ,they confirmed this with reference from the Chicago Tribune and thanked me and would contact their webmaster for a correction to Mcbride's bio. The Hall of Fame was very friendly and helpful. (not the Sox or Dodgers) – Steve Fox Jul 14 '15 at 0:49

Steve Fox- You almost got them. Moore did play as a reliever in game six (ninth inning) and Latman didn't play at all. So, Battey, Latman, Arias, and McBride didn't play.

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    If you can you should add a reference to where you found this – Don_Biglia Apr 12 '16 at 6:42
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    Thanks Keith, you are the only one in almost a year that noticed my error. I did notice it when I reread it later but never bothered to correct . It is very apparent , because all the websites do show the 21 players that got into a game for the Sox in the 1959 Series. Also SABR has still not corrected Mcbride's bio( " left off the post season roster") Great work . THANKS again. Steve Fox – Steve Fox Apr 13 '16 at 16:49

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