On This Day

Ed Walsh

Full Name: Edward Augustine "Big Ed" Walsh
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Manager

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Holds the record for the lowest career earned run average, 1.82.

Born: May 14, 1881
Birthplace: Plains Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: May 26, 1959 (aged 78)

Historical Events

  • 1906-10-11 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
  • 1907-05-26 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • 1908-10-02 Cleveland Naps and future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Addie Joss hurls a classic perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • 1908-10-05 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh beats Detroit Tigers, 6-1, his 40th victory of the MLB season; forces AL pennant race to the final day
  • 1910-08-04 MLB pitching duel; Philadelphia A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 0-0 tie in 16 innings
  • 1911-07-04 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh halts Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4 in a 7-3 win over Detroit Tigers at Bennett Park
  • 1911-08-27 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0 at White Sox Park

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