1912 Chicago White Sox

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Record: 78-76, Finished 4th in American League (1912 AL)

Managed by Nixey Callahan

Coach: Kid Gleason

Ballpark: Comiskey Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1912 Chicago White Sox got off to an excellent start, with a record of 23-6 in their first 29 games. On May 19th, they were in first place in the American League with a 5 1/2 game lead over their nearest rivals, the Boston Red Sox, but they played poorly after that. Typical of this collapse were pitchers Joe Benz and Frank Lange, who had combined for 12 wins over the opening stretch, but went 12-26 the rest of the year. One pitcher who did not falter was Ed Walsh, who had the last great season of his Hall of Fame career, going 27-17 with a 2.15 ERA. He would never again win in double figures after that.


American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 105 47 .691 --
Washington Senators 91 61 .599 14
Philadelphia Athletics 90 62 .592 15
Chicago White Sox 78 76 .506 28
Cleveland Naps 75 78 .490 30½
Detroit Tigers 69 84 .451 36½
St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 53
New York Highlanders 50 102 .329 55

1912 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Morrie Rath, 2b

Harry Lord, 3b

Nixey Callahan, lf

Ping Bodie, cf

Wally Mattick, rf

Rollie Zeider, 1b

Buck Weaver, ss

Billy Sullivan, c

Ed Walsh, p