That's right. I am actually getting around to continuing and eventually finishing this series. Seeing as we've finished picking our line-up, the next logical step is to grab us some pitching. This cupboard is a lot less bare than some of our positions were. I'm positive there will be much complaining about names I left off, but as before, I really don't care. I make the list, so I get to choose. As per someone's (I'm not going back and looking it up), we'll have a RHP, LHP, and a closer. After all that, we'll pick a manager and maybe do a uniform poll. Anyways, my return to the contribution that got me where I am today starts now.
We're starting off with a Hall of Famer. "Sunday Teddy" pitched his entire 21-year career with the White Sox. In 1926, he threw a no-hitter that took a mere 67 minutes to complete. His number, 16, is retired by us and his picture adorns the wall behind Q!. Towards the end of his career in 1939, Jimmy Dykes began to pitch him exclusively on Sundays, hence the semi-creepy nickname. He was a one-time All-Star. Lyons is the franchise leader in wins, innings, and complete games. He is second in games played and seventh in strikeouts (Buehrle just bumped him this past season). All in all, these are his numbers: 260 wins, 230 losses, 594 games, 356 complete games, 27 shutouts, 4161 innings pitched, 1073 strikeouts, 3.67 ERA, 1.348 WHIP, and an ERA+ of 118.
Man, did he look grumpy. We have yet another White Sox lifer who made the HoF. Red pitched 20 seasons for us way back in the day. He actually won a ring in 1917; and if not for catching the flu, Faber may have been able to stop the fix in 1919 seeing as he would have been taking starts away from the Black Sox. Faber was a spitballer and was grandfathered from the rule change in 1920. Faber ranks second in wins, innings, and complete games. He is fourth in strikeouts though. His numbers with us were: 254 wins, 213 losses, 669 games, 273 complete, 29 shutouts, 4087.6 innings pitched, 1471 strikeouts, 3.15 ERA, 1.302 WHIP, and an ERA+ of 119.
Keeping both the rhyme scheme and HoF group intact, Ed Walsh is next on the list. Ed Walsh is probably the only White Sox player who will ever hold an MLB career record. That record is for ERA and is a freakishly small 1.82. According to stories, Walsh was consulted for the dimensions of Old Comiskey and is responsible for the pitcher's park everyone older than me got to know and love. Walsh ranks first in team history in both ERA and shutouts. He ranks second in strikeouts and WHIP, and ranks third in innings and complete games. Walsh pitched for the 1906 "Hitless Wonders" and had two seasons where he pitched over 400 innings. His career numbers are as follow: 195 wins, 126 losses, 430 games, 250 complete games, 57 shutouts, 2964.3 innings pitched, 1736 strikeouts, 1.82 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and an ERA+ of 146.
One of the main bastards responsible for 1919, Eddie Cicotte was one hell of a pitcher. We bought him from the other Sox in 1912 and he helped lead to the 1917 championship with one of the best years of his career. We all know what comes next, so I will skip retyping it. Kunckles is fourth in ERA, seventh in wins and innings, and tenth in strikeouts. For his career with us, he posted these: 156 wins, 102 losses, 353 games, 183 complete games, 28 shutouts, 2322.3 innings, 961 strikeouts, 2.25 ERA, 1.112 WHIP, and an ERA+ of 133.
I was gonna type about Joe Horlen, but nah. These four seem solid enough. I'll hopefully get around to the LHPs soon, but until then