Ted Lyons

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Birthdate12/28/1900
Death Date7/25/1986
Debut Year1923
Year of Induction1955
Teams White Sox
Positions Manager, Pitcher

 Ted Lyons received MVP votes in nine of his 21 seasons despite appearing in only one All Star game. He was elected to the Hall in 1955.

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Ted Lyons pitched for the White Sox from 1923-1946 and won 260 games

Ted Lyons pitched for the White Sox from 1923-1946 and won 260 games

With a 260-230 win/loss record and 3.67 ERA Ted Lyons’ statistics do not scream “Hall of Fame”. He is the only Cooperstown hurler with more career walks than strikeouts. Lyons lifetime ERA is exceeded in Cooperstown only by Jack Morris (3.90), Red Ruffing (3.80), and Mike Mussina (
Ted Lyons represented the American League well in his 21-year career

Ted Lyons represented the American League well in his 21-year career

William Harridge faithfully served as American League President for nearly three decades. The longest-tenured league chief in the game’s history, Harridge was in office for 29 years . When he retired, congratulatory letters poured in from all over the baseball world. In the collection is this
The White Sox finished in the second division in 16 of Lyons 21 seasons

The White Sox finished in the second division in 16 of Lyons 21 seasons

Nine times in his 21-year career Ted Lyons received votes for the MVP Award. That’s no small feat considering how truly awful some of his Chicago teams were. Lyons’ White Sox finished in the bottom half of the American League standings in 16 of his 21 seasons. They finished last three ti
Ted Lyons might have won 300 games if not for missing three seasons during WWII

Ted Lyons might have won 300 games if not for missing three seasons during WWII

The only pitcher in the Hall of Fame to record more walks than strikeouts, Ted Lyons made one All Star team in 21 big league seasons. Lyons won 260 games and just might’ve finished with 300 if not for his military service. In 1942, Lyons went 14-6 with 20 complete games in as many starts. His

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