Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Greatest White Sox Team of All-Time-- Part 10, Starting Pitchers: Lyons, Sale and Wood


Over his 21 big-league seasons, all with the White Sox, Lyons recorded a franchise-best 260 wins and 356 complete games.

He led the AL in victories twice and won twenty or more games three times.  Lyons pitched 4,161 innings in a Sox uniform, the most in team history.


Sale converted to a starter in 2012 and went 17-8, earning his first of five All-Star berths.

In 2015, Sale led the AL with 274 strike outs, breaking a single-season Sox record.  Sale's career strikeout-to-walk ratio of over 4-1 is the best in franchise history.


After converting from a relief pitcher to a starter, Wood went 22-13 with a 1.91 ERA and a team-record pitcher's WAR of 11.7 for the Sox in 1971.  This was the first of four consecutive 20-win, 300-inning seasons for the left-handed knuckleballer.

I'd have to go with Ted Lyons for best starting pitcher.


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