Monday, October 3, 2016

Greatest White Sox Team of All-Time, Starting Pitchers-- Part 9: Buehrle and Pierce

The winner for all-time best catcher  was Carlton Fisk.  "Pitch to Fish At Your Risk."


Buehrle was the ace of the 2005 World series Champs, going 16-8 and 2-0 in the post season.  Buehrle threw 200 or more innings and reached double digits in victories in each of his eleven full seasons as a starter.

His 161 wins in a Sox uniform rank sixth on the team's all-time list.

And, I'll never forget getting caught out on our boat during a major storm on the Chain of Lakes when we had to remain at Chopper's to watch the end of his perfect game.


A seven-time All-Star, Pierce had back-to-back seasons with twenty victories in 1956 and 1957.  he led the American league in strike outs with 186 in 1953 and led the major leagues with a 1.97 ERA in 1955.

In his thirteen seasons with the Sox, Pierce won 186 games and threw 35 shutouts.

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