Jerry Dybzinski

Dybzinski helped the AL West title-bound 1983 White Sox with clutch hitting and solid defense at shortstop, but committed a key baserunning gaffe in Chicago’s Game Four LCS loss to Baltimore. Dybzinski was inserted in the lineup to replace regular shortstop Scott Fletcher, who was 0-for-7 in the Series at that point. With two on in the seventh inning of a scoreless tie at Comiskey Park, Dybzinski bunted into a force play. Julio Cruz followed with a sharp single to left, and lead runner Vance Law was held at third base. Dybzinski steamed around second with his head down before realizing third base was occupied. During the ensuing run-down, Law tried to score and was thrown out, effectively ending the rally; Baltimore won in the tenth inning.

Dybzinski, a Cleveland native, spent three seasons as an Indians utility man.