1910 Chicago White Sox

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Record: 68-85, Finished 6th in American League (1910 AL)

Managed by Hugh Duffy

Ballpark: South Side Park/Comiskey Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

On July 1st, the 1910 Chicago White Sox played their first game at their new home, Comiskey Park. They would remain there for the next 80 years. The team holds the modern (post-1900) record for lowest team batting average over a complete season: they finished at .211 in 156 games. A few 19th Century teams had lower batting averages, all of them in fewer games, however. They also posted the lowest OPS by any team since 1893, at .536. It was largely a function of era, however, as the five worst teams all played between 1908 and 1910. This explains in part why pitcher Ed Walsh could lead the American League in ERA at 1.27 - the lowest of his illustrious career -, but still end up with a losing record, at 18-20.

1910 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Ed Hahn, rf

Rollie Zeider, 2b

Freddy Parent, cf

Patsy Dougherty, lf

Chick Gandil, 1b

Billy Purtell, 3b

Lena Blackburne, ss

Fred Payne, c

Frank Smith, p


American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 102 48 .680 --
New York Highlanders 88 63 .583 14½
Detroit Tigers 86 68 .558 18
Boston Red Sox 81 72 .529 22½
Cleveland Naps 71 81 .467 32
Chicago White Sox 68 85 .444 35½
Washington Senators 66 85 .437 36½
St. Louis Browns 47 107 .305 57