Friday, June 18, 2010

Card Spotlight: 6-18-10

1985 Woolworth's #35 - Ed Walsh

The 1985 Woolworth's set was a 44 card mix of past and then-current stars. The only White Sox player to grace the set is Ed Walsh.

Ed is said to have played an intricate part in the design of the original Comiskey Park. For the majority of the park's life, it was known as a pitcher's park. That was due to the influence of Ed Walsh.

Walsh hold the record for lowest career ERA with 1.82. He set a modern MLB record with 464 innings pitched in 1908. Walsh's best season came in 1908 when he went 40–15 with 269 strikeouts, 6 saves and a 1.42 ERA. In 1910, he managed a 1.27 ERA which is the lowest for a pitcher with at least 20 starts with losing record.

Ed pitched and won two games in one day on two different occasions. September 26, 1905 and September 29, 1908. He also tied a MLB record for pitching the most consecutive complete games by club with three. Two of those games were on September 29th against Boston and the third was on October 2nd in Cleveland.

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