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29. Reb Russell

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.

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