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Ted Lyons

Theodore Amar Lyons (Sunday Teddy)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 28, 1900 in Lake Charles, LA
High School: Vinton HS (Vinton, LA)
School: Baylor University (Waco, TX)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox in 1923. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 2, 1923 (Age 22.186)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1924 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1923-1946

Final Game: May 19, 1946 (Age 45.142)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1955 (217/251 ballots).
   View Ted Lyons Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: July 25, 1986 in Sulphur, LA
Buried: Big Woods Cemetery, Edgerly, LA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1923 CHW AL 22 P 9 1 0 22.2 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 3.97 1.11 .959 2.74 2.70
1924 CHW AL 23 P 41 22 12 216.1 51 3 43 5 2 .902 1.91 1.12 .959 2.53 2.49
1925 CHW AL 24 P 43 32 19 262.2 92 8 80 4 3 .957 3.02 2.05 .960 2.66 2.64 MVP-20
1926 CHW AL 25 P 39 31 24 283.2 112 16 91 5 3 .955 3.39 2.74 .957 2.66 2.63
1927 CHW AL 26 P 39 34 30 307.2 94 13 79 2 3 .979 2.69 2.36 .959 2.62 2.59 MVP-3
1928 CHW AL 27 P 39 27 21 240.0 87 20 60 7 6 .920 3.00 2.05 .957 2.44 2.42 MVP-22
1929 CHW AL 28 P 37 31 21 259.1 92 21 66 5 4 .946 3.02 2.35 .958 2.34 2.31
1929 CHW AL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1929 CHW AL 28 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1930 CHW AL 29 P 42 36 29 297.2 97 14 77 6 5 .938 2.75 2.17 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 CHW AL 30 P 22 12 7 101.0 23 4 18 1 3 .957 1.96 1.00 .954 2.21 2.19
1932 CHW AL 31 P 33 26 19 230.2 55 11 42 2 1 .964 2.07 1.61 .958 2.24 2.23 MVP-19
1933 CHW AL 32 P 36 27 14 228.0 60 10 49 1 3 .983 2.33 1.64 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 CHW AL 33 P 30 24 21 205.1 66 12 50 4 4 .939 2.72 2.07 .956 2.14 2.11
1935 CHW AL 34 P 23 22 19 190.2 40 9 31 0 2 1.000 1.89 1.74 .949 2.15 2.14 MVP-13
1936 CHW AL 35 P 26 24 15 182.0 50 12 38 0 2 1.000 2.47 1.92 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 CHW AL 36 P 22 22 11 169.1 39 6 33 0 3 1.000 2.07 1.77 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 CHW AL 37 P 23 23 17 194.2 56 9 46 1 1 .982 2.54 2.39 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 CHW AL 38 P 21 21 16 172.2 34 9 22 3 3 .912 1.62 1.48 .951 1.92 1.89 AS,MVP-17
1940 CHW AL 39 P 22 22 17 186.1 39 12 24 3 1 .923 1.74 1.64 .956 2.04 2.01 0 0 1 MVP-27
1941 CHW AL 40 P 22 22 19 187.1 54 17 36 1 3 .981 2.55 2.41 .960 2.14 2.11 4 3 43% 0 MVP-15
1942 CHW AL 41 P 20 20 20 180.1 50 8 41 1 4 .980 2.45 2.45 .957 2.31 2.30 2 1 33% 0 MVP-12
1946 CHW AL 45 P 5 5 5 42.2 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 2.53 2.40 .951 2.00 2.00
21 Seasons P 594 484 356 4161.0 1213 219 943 51 57 .958 2.51 1.96 .956 2.30 2.29 6 4 40% 1
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
21 Seasons TOT 595 484 356 4161.0 1213 219 943 51 57 .958 2.51 1.95 .956 2.30 2.29 6 4 40% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1923 CHW AL 22 P
1924 CHW AL 23 P
1925 CHW AL 24 P
1926 CHW AL 25 P
1927 CHW AL 26 P
1928 CHW AL 27 P
1929 CHW AL 28 P
1929 CHW AL 28 RF
1930 CHW AL 29 P
1931 CHW AL 30 P
1932 CHW AL 31 P
1933 CHW AL 32 P
1934 CHW AL 33 P
1935 CHW AL 34 P
1936 CHW AL 35 P
1937 CHW AL 36 P
1938 CHW AL 37 P
1939 CHW AL 38 P
1940 CHW AL 39 P
1941 CHW AL 40 P
1942 CHW AL 41 P
1946 CHW AL 45 P
21 Seasons P
1 Season RF
21 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1923 CHW AL 22 9 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 CHW AL 23 41 22 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 CHW AL 24 43 32 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 CHW AL 25 41 31 41 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1927 CHW AL 26 41 34 41 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1928 CHW AL 27 49 27 49 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
1929 CHW AL 28 40 31 40 38 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
1930 CHW AL 29 56 36 56 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 6
1931 CHW AL 30 42 12 42 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 18
1932 CHW AL 31 49 26 49 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 14
1933 CHW AL 32 51 27 51 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 7
1934 CHW AL 33 50 24 50 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
1935 CHW AL 34 29 22 29 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1936 CHW AL 35 26 24 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 CHW AL 36 23 22 23 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1938 CHW AL 37 24 23 24 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1939 CHW AL 38 21 21 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 CHW AL 39 22 22 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 CHW AL 40 22 22 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 CHW AL 41 20 20 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 CHW AL 45 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 704 484 704 595 594 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 46 63
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1940 CHW AL 39 227 91% 26% 6 33% 1 2 0 2 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 CHW AL 40 404 92% 30% 21 90% 1 11 1 7 17 12 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 5 80%
1942 CHW AL 41 141 91% 27% 7 71% 0 2 0 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
3 Seasons 772 91% 28% 34 76% 2 15 1 11 26 18 3 2 0 1 1 0 4 2 4 0 7 86%
MLB Averages 84% 27% 91% 87%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1945 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 1.5%)
1948 BBWAA (12.4%)
1949 BBWAA (19.0%)
1949 Run Off ( 7.5%)
1950 BBWAA (25.0%)
1951 BBWAA (31.4%)
1952 BBWAA (43.2%)
1953 BBWAA (52.7%)
1954 BBWAA (67.5%)
1955 BBWAA (86.5%)
Selected to HOF in 1955 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (20, 8%)
1927 AL (3, 53%)
1928 AL (22, 3%)
1932 AL (19, 6%)
1935 AL (13, 13%)
1939 AL (17, 4%)
1940 AL (27, 1%)
1941 AL (15, 4%)
1942 AL (12, 7%)
0.99 Career Shares (254th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1926 AL  16 (2nd)
1928 AL  20 (1st)
1929 AL  21 (2nd)
1930 AL  14 (5th)
1941 AL  17 (3rd)
Career  219 (79th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1925 AL  80 (5th)
1926 AL  91 (1st)
1927 AL  79 (3rd)
1928 AL  60 (3rd)
1929 AL  66 (4th)
1930 AL  77 (1st)
1938 AL  46 (4th)
Career  943 (29th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1924 AL  5 (3rd)
1925 AL  4 (5th)
1926 AL  5 (5th)
1928 AL  7 (1st)
1929 AL  5 (2nd)
1930 AL  6 (2nd)
1934 AL  4 (4th)
1939 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1926 AL  3.39 (4th)
1928 AL  3.00 (5th)
1929 AL  3.02 (5th)
1936 AL  2.47 (4th)
1941 AL  2.55 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1926 AL  2.74 (1st)
1927 AL  2.36 (2nd)
1929 AL  2.35 (3rd)
1930 AL  2.17 (1st)
1934 AL  2.07 (2nd)
1936 AL  1.92 (4th)
1937 AL  1.77 (5th)
1938 AL  2.39 (2nd)
1941 AL  2.41 (1st)
1942 AL  2.45 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1935 AL  1.000 (1st)
1936 AL  1.000 (1st)
1937 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1938 AL  born 1900-12-28 (9th)
1939 AL  born 1900-12-28 (7th)
1940 AL  born 1900-12-28 (3rd)
1941 AL  born 1900-12-28 (3rd)
1942 AL  born 1900-12-28 (2nd)
1946 AL  born 1900-12-28 (1st)

             

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Name and misspellings: Sunday Theodore Amar Ted Teddy Lyons

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