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Baseball Personalities - Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Photo Credit: Cleveland Public Library

Ed Walsh Perhaps the greatest spitball pitcher ever, he dominated baseball from 1906 to 1912. Walsh led the underdog 1906 Chicago White Sox, the "Hitless Wonders," to an upset win in the World Series. In 1908, he pitched 464 innings, with a record of 40-15 and 42 complete games.

He had a commanding superstar presence in Chicago, just as Michael Jordan would almost a century later. Walsh was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.