Right-hander Ted Lyons pitched for 21 seasons for the Chicago White Sox (1923-1946). He won 20 or more games 3 times and is still the White Sox franchise leader in wins. During his long career he posted a 260-230 record, 3.67 ERA, 1073 strikeouts, 356 complete games, and was a member of the 1939 AL All-Star team. He pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox in 1926. He was such a fan favorite in Chicago that towards the end of his career, manager Jimmy Dykes pitched him only on Sundays. This earned him the nickname “Sunday Teddy”. Unfortunately, during his tenure with the White Sox they almost always finished in the AL 2nd division, so he never got close to performing in a World Series. Joe McCarthy was quoted as saying, “If he had pitched for the Yankees he would have won 400 games.”
The White Sox retired his #16 in 1987. He was inducted to Cooperstown in 1955.
January 16, 2017