1917 Chicago White Sox season

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1917 Chicago White Sox
American League Champions
World Series Champions
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Owner(s) Charles Comiskey
Manager(s) Pants Rowland
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The 1917 Chicago White Sox dominated the American League with a record of 100-54. The 100 wins is a club record that still stands.[1] Their offense was first in runs scored while their pitching staff led the league with a 2.16 ERA.

Facing the New York Giants in the 1917 World Series, the team clinched the series in six games, thanks in large part to the workhorse efforts of Eddie Cicotte and Red Faber. It would be the team's last world championship until 2005.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 100 54 0.649 56–21 44–33
Boston Red Sox 90 62 0.592 9 45–33 45–29
Cleveland Indians 88 66 0.571 12 44–34 44–32
Detroit Tigers 78 75 0.510 21½ 34–41 44–34
Washington Senators 74 79 0.484 25½ 42–35 32–44
New York Yankees 71 82 0.464 28½ 35–40 36–42
St. Louis Browns 57 97 0.370 43 31–46 26–51
Philadelphia Athletics 55 98 0.359 44½ 29–47 26–51


Game log[edit]

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Bold White Sox team member
1917 White Sox game log

Roster[edit]

1917 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other positions

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Schalk, RayRay Schalk 140 424 96 .226 2 51
1B Gandil, ChickChick Gandil 149 553 151 .273 0 57
2B Collins, EddieEddie Collins 156 564 163 .289 0 67
3B Weaver, BuckBuck Weaver 118 447 127 .284 3 32
SS Risberg, SwedeSwede Risberg 149 474 96 .203 1 45
LF Jackson, JoeJoe Jackson 146 538 162 .301 5 75
CF Felsch, HappyHappy Felsch 152 575 177 .308 6 102
RF Leibold, NemoNemo Leibold 125 428 101 .236 0 29

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
McMullin, FredFred McMullin 59 194 46 .237 0 12
Terry, ZebZeb Terry 2 1 0 .000 0 0
Fournier, JackJack Fournier 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Byrne, BobbyBobby Byrne 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Hasbrook, ZiggyZiggy Hasbrook 2 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cicotte, EddieEddie Cicotte 49 346.2 28 12 1.53 150
Faber, RedRed Faber 41 248 16 13 1.92 84
Russell, RebReb Russell 35 189.1 15 5 1.95 54
Benz, JoeJoe Benz 19 94.2 7 3 2.47 25

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Danforth, DaveDave Danforth 50 11 6 9 2.65 79

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Eddie Cicotte

  • #1 in AL in wins (28)
  • #1 in AL in earned run average (1.53)
  • #2 in AL in strikeouts (150)

Happy Felsch

  • #2 in AL in runs batted in (102)

1917 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1917 World Series

There were accusations of this series not being completely "on the level," especially after the Black Sox scandal of 1919.[citation needed] The most notable play involved Heinie Zimmerman of the Giants chasing Eddie Collins across home plate in the deciding game. Zimmerman was later banned from organized baseball for throwing games.

AL Chicago White Sox (4) vs. NL New York Giants (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 New York Giants - 1, Chicago White Sox - 2 October 6 Comiskey Park 32,000
2 New York Giants - 2, Chicago White Sox - 7 October 7 Comiskey Park 32,000
3 Chicago White Sox - 0, New York Giants - 2 October 10 Polo Grounds 33,616
4 Chicago White Sox - 0, New York Giants - 5 October 11 Polo Grounds 27,746
5 New York Giants - 5, Chicago White Sox - 8 October 13 Comiskey Park 27,323
6 Chicago White Sox - 4, New York Giants - 2 October 15 Polo Grounds 33,969

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