Sunday, December 12, 2010

WSC Vintage: Lou Fiene

Card #28 - Lou Fiene

Lou was drafted by the White Sox in 1904. He bragged about mastering the spitball pitch in the spring of 1906, shortly before he made his White Sox debut on May 7, 1906.

Fiene appeared in 26 games with the Pale Hose between 1906 and 1909. Although the 1906 team did win the World Series, Lou was not on the big league roster at the time. In his four Major League seasons, Fiene compiled a 3-8 record with a 3.85 ERA. His last MLB appearance was on August 15, 1909.

Big Finn had most of his success in the minors, where he went 73-59 over nine seasons. Lou hurt his arm during the 1911 season, but bounced back by transforming himself into a utility player. Fiene hung on in the minors until 1915.

3 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

Funniest WSC Vintage photo yet.

Matthew Glidden said...

Yeah, what's the story THERE? Any hints from wherever this picture came from?

White Sox Cards said...

All I know is that the dog was a team mascot. It can be seen in some team photos from the time period. I haven't been able to run across a name, but the photo is taken on the field of the third South Side Park.

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