View Poll Results: Greatest Whitesox Pitcher

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  • Ted Lyons

    1 12.50%
  • Red Faber

    0 0%
  • Billy Pierce

    0 0%
  • Ed Walsh

    7 87.50%
  • Mark Buehrle

    0 0%
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Thread: Greatest Whitesox Pitcher

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    Greatest Whitesox Pitcher

    Ted Lyons (R) 21 Seasons
    260-230w/l 3.67era 356cg 4161ip 1121walks 1073k 1.348whip 118era+ 60.7war
    Red Faber (R) 20 Seasons
    254-213w/l 3.15era 273cg 4086ip 1213walks 1471k 1.302whip 119era+ 61.9war
    Billy Pierce (L) 18Seasons
    211-169w/l 3.27era 193cg 3306ip 1178walks 1999k 1.260whip 119era+ 50.0war
    Ed Walsh (R) 14 Seasons
    195-126w/l 1.82era 250cg 2964ip 617walks 1736k 1.000whip 145era+ 59.5war
    Mark Buehrle (L) 13 Seasons
    174-132w/l 3.82era 25cg 2679ip 604walks 1521k 1.273whip 119era+ 48.9war

    I decided to put career stats instead of just Whitsox stats due to they all played majority of careers with Whitesox.
    Last edited by chicagowhitesox1173; 11-25-2012 at 06:40 AM.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    Ed Walsh for me - what swings it to him for me is how much better his ERA is relative to his competition.

    I've always loved Mark Buehrle. Someday I should look into how many blow out losses he had as a ChiSox. It always seemed that he would have 5 real bad losses in a season (3 innings, 7 runs that sort of outing) that disproportionately affected his ERA. I don't remember another pitcher who had such a distinct blow out pattern; it makes sense when you consider he is a control pitcher without as much pitch dominance. When he didn't have good stuff/control, he was bombed.

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    I don't think there's a question that it's Walsh.

    I was a fan of Buehrle as well. I was impressed with his ability to keep his team in games for the most part and his incredible durability.

    Back in 1993, I got into rotisserie baseball. I started looking into players more and thought that rotation of McDowell, Alvarez, Fernandez and Bere would be one of the best in the game. Hard to believe that, as well as they pitched that year - and were all young, they'd be finished as reliable starters before any turned 30.
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    I think your right about Walsh, when I made this thread I was trying to figure out how to make a poll and at the time I thought this would be a good poll question. I think Walsh runs away with this though.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    1. Walsh - LQ not-withstanding, a more dominant version of Sandy Koufax
    2. Lyons - epitome of the very, very good every year, but never dominating pitcher. Still a solid HOFer.
    3. Pierce - borderline HOFer
    4. Buehrle - may put up near HOF numbers by the end of his career if he ages well
    5. Faber - 2 great seasons and a long career of ho-hum to solid after that. Not as enamored with him as others are.
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    Call me old-fashioned when it comes to this, but when a guy has the single best ERA in MLB history, it's difficult to vote against him.

    This would make one darn good fantasy rotation, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Commissioner View Post
    Call me old-fashioned when it comes to this, but when a guy has the single best ERA in MLB history, it's difficult to vote against him.

    This would make one darn good fantasy rotation, though!
    Yeah I have to agree, it wasn't a very good poll either but I always found the Whitesox pitchers to be good but not great and I kinda looked at Walsh as a guy who might be a little more even with the rest due to his short career. But your right it's hard to argue against the best era of alltime.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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