5. Red Faber
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 6, 1888 in Cascade, IA USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 17, 1914
  • Final Game: September 20, 1933
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
 
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A 20-year veteran of the White Sox, Red Faber played all of his two decades in the Majors in the Windy City.

Faber debuted for the team in 1914, and in 1915, he would win 24 Games, establishing himself as one of the better pitchers in the American League.  With a vast repertoire of pitches (including the spitball), Faber would help the White Sox win the 1917 World Championship, where he would win two games.

The next two years would not be good for Faber.  He missed most of 1918 due to serving in World War I, and he was hurt for much of 1919.  That kept him out of the World Series, the year of the Black Sox scandal, and it is believed that he would have been above reproach.  Had he been able to pitch, it could have been an entirely different result.

In the early 20s, the White Sox were a tarnished team, but Faber would be at his best.  From 1920 to 1922, he won at least 21 Games, and always had an ERA under 3.00.  Faber won the ERA and WHIP titles in both 1921 and 1922, and in those two seasons, he was among the game's elite Pitchers.

From 1923 to 1933, Faber was up and down with his stuff, but his dugout presence made him invaluable to the team.  He would be released in 1933, and he retired shortly after.

Over his career, Faber would post a 254-213 record with 4,086.2 Innings, a 3.15 ERA, and 1,471 Strikeouts.

Faber would enter Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Purchased from Des Moines (Western) 8/25/13.
  • Departed: Released 2/26/34.
  • Games Played: 669
  • Notable Statistics: 254 Wins
    213 Losses
    483 Games Started
    3.15 ERA
    273 Complete Games
    134 Games Finished
    27 Saves
    4,086.2 Innings Pitched
    1,471 Strikeouts
    3.43 FIP
    1.302 WHIP
    64.0 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1917)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1921 & 1922)
    Lowest ERA (1921 & 1922)
    Lowest WHIP (1921 & 1922)
    Lowest H/9 (1921)
    Most Games Pitched (1915)
    Most Saves (1914)
    Most Innings Pitched (1922)
    Most Games Started (1920)
    Most Complete Games (1921 & 1922)
    Highest ERA+ (1921 & 1922)
    Lowest FIP (1922)
    Most Assists by a Pitcher (1922)

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