HOFers Interesting Baseball Facts

ty-cobb-hof-1I have a tear-off White Sox calendar, here are some interesting facts I came across recently regarding Hall of Famers that I thought I’d share with you.

1) Bruce Sutter is the only player in the Hall of Fame never to have started a game.

2) Ty Cobb hit nine homers 100 years ago in 1909, to lead the AL with long balls (the only time he topped the Junior Circuit in home runs), he also had the highest batting average .377, 107 RBIs were also tops, his only Triple Crown.  Cobb also was tops with 76 SBs, 216 hits, 116 runs scored, .431 OBP, .517 SLG, .947 OPS, 194 OPS+, & 296 total bases, not a bad day at the office.

In 21 seasons with the White Sox, pitcher Ted Lyons won 260 games, faced Ty Cobb and Ted Williams, hurled a no-hitter, and pitched a 21 inning complete game loss.  He later managed the club for two seasons.  In 1955, Lyons was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

One Response to “HOFers Interesting Baseball Facts”

  1. yeah, it seems to me I remember Goose Gossage starting a few.
    just looking it up now, i see he was actually a full time starter in 1976 with the Sox with 29 starts. Decent ERA (3.94) but went 9-17.

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