1908 Chicago White Sox

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Record: 88-64, Finished 3rd in American League (1908 AL)

Managed by Fielder Jones

Ballpark: South Side Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

Pitcher Ed Walsh won 40 games for the 1908 Chicago White Sox to set a club record that still stands.

Going into the final day of the season, the Sox were just a half a game behind the first place Detroit Tigers. However, a loss to the Tigers put them back in third place.

1908 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Ed Hahn, rf

Fielder Jones, cf

Patsy Dougherty, lf

Freddy Parent, ss

Jake Atz, 2b

Jiggs Donahue, 1b

Lee Tannehill, 3b

Billy Sullivan, c

Doc White, p

Further Reading[edit]

  • Charles C. Alexander: The Half-Game Pennant of 1908: Four Teams Chase Victory in the American League, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2018. ISBN 978-1-4766-6506-1
  • Cait Murphy: Crazy '08: How a cast of cranks, rogues, boneheads and magnates created the greatest year in baseball history, Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC, 2007.
  • Stew Thornley: "Regular Season Showdowns", Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 47, Nr. 1 (spring 2018), pp. 85-90.