Red Faber

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Birthdate 9/6/1888
Death Date 9/25/1976
Debut Year 1913
Year of Induction 1964
Teams White Sox
Position Pitcher

When he retired Red Faber was atop the Chicago White Sox all-time leaderboard for games, starts, wins, complete games and innings pitched. 

In the collection:

Red Faber autographed 1933 Goudey

Red Faber autographed 1933 Goudey

In the collection is this 1933 Goudey baseball card signed by White Sox great Red Faber. A member of the 1919 team that threw the World Series, Faber was afflicted with arm trouble and the flu and did not pitch in the Series. Years after the Black Sox Series, catcher Ray Schalk opined that a fix would have been
Bowie Kuhn invites Red Faber to Baseball's centennial celebration in 1969

Bowie Kuhn invites Red Faber to Baseball's centennial celebration in 1969

One of the perks of the position as Commissioner of Baseball is interacting with former players. In this letter dated May 8, 1969 Bowie Kuhn writes to Red Faber inviting him to Baseball’s centennial saying in part, “It is with extreme pleasure that I extend to you an
Envelope for Bowie Kuhn letter to Red Faber

Envelope for Bowie Kuhn letter to Red Faber

Imagine the thrill Red Faber felt when he received this envelope in the mail from the Commissioner of Baseball, Bowie Kuhn. Retired from the game since 1933, the aging Faber was was 80 years old when the mailman beckoned. The four-time 20-game winner won 254 career games, all with the Chicago White
With win #255, Greg Maddux passed Red Faber & Jack Morris on the all-times wins list; here's the lineup card from the dugout

With win #255, Greg Maddux passed Red Faber & Jack Morris on the all-times wins list; here's the lineup card from the dugout

Red Faber won 254 games in the course of his 20-year big league career. Pitching for Chicago from 1914-1933 Faber was a four-time 20-game winner who played all of his career with the White Sox. In the collection is this lineup card from the Atlanta dugout on August 7, 2001 when Greg Maddux surpassed
Red Faber autographed page featuring his HoF plaque

Red Faber autographed page featuring his HoF plaque

In 1920 baseball banned the spitball pitch to all but 17 existing active spitballers who threw it. Among the 17 was Red Faber who like the others on the list, was able to legally throw the spitball util he retired. Faber threw the pitch until 1933 when he played his last game with the Chicago White Sox. Interestingly, at the time of his retirement, Faber was the last American League spitballer.

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