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.
World Series Champion (1917)
Lowest WHIP (1916)
Lowest BB/9 (1916 & 1917)
Most Games Pitched (1913)
Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1917)