29. Reb Russell
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 12, 1889 in Jackson, MS USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 18, 1913
  • Final Game: September 30, 1923
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Plucked from the Texas League in the Rule 5 Draft in 1912, Reb Russell would have been a Rookie of the Year candidate in 1913.  That year, he went 22-16 with a league-leading 52 appearances and a 1.90 ERA.  That was a strong beginning, and the gifted control pitcher would not have as many Wins in future seasons but was still effective.  He never had a year where his ERA went above 3.00, and in 1916, he led the American League in WHIP.  The year after, he helped Chicago win the World Series.

Russell suffered from arm trouble in 1918, and he was released a year after.  Notably, he returned for a couple of seasons as an Outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates for two years.  The fact that he was a good hitter also helps his rank here.  As a hurler, Russell had a record of 80-59 with a WHIP of 1.080.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Drafted from Fort Worth (Texas) in the Rule 5 Draft 9/16/12.
  • Departed: Released during the 1919 Season.
  • Games Played: 242
  • Notable Statistics: 80 Wins
    59 Losses
    148 Games Started
    2.33 ERA
    81 Complete Games
    60 Games Finished
    13 Saves
    1,291.2 Innings Pitched
    495 Strikeouts
    2.36 FIP
    1.080 WHIP
    23.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1917)
    Lowest WHIP (1916)
    Lowest BB/9 (1916 & 1917)
    Most Games Pitched (1913)

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