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.