Ed Walsh (1946)
Ed Walsh played with the Chicago White Sox from 1904 through 1916. In his first season in the major leagues, he pitched in 18 games and had a 6-3 record with 57 strikeouts to 32 walks and a 2.60 ERA.
Injuries limited his playing time with the White Sox significantly from 1913-1916. He played in 16 games in 1913 and just 11 games total for the following three seasons. The White Sox released him after the 1916 season. He signed with the Boston Braves in 1917 but he was released after just four games.
During his time with the White Sox, Walsh led the American League in ERA twice (1907, 1910) and wins in 1908. He ended his career with an ERA of 1.82, the lowest career ERA in major league baseball history.
Statistics for Walsh in 10 full seasons (1904-1913) in the major leagues include:
- 4 seasons with over 20 wins, with a high of 40 in 1908
- 5 seasons with over 200 strikeouts, with a high of 269 in 1908
- 10 seasons with an ERA under 3.00, with a low of 1.27 in 1910
Career statistics for Walsh include:
- 430 games played
- 2,964.1 innings pitched
- 195-126 win-loss record
- 1,736 strikeouts to 617 walks
- 1.82 ERA