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TED LYONS - BASEBALL HALL OF FAME PLAQUE POSTCARD SIGNED - HFSID 44561

TED LYONS. Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard signed: "Ted Lyons". Color, 3½x5½. From the plaque: "Ted Lyons (1900-1986) baseball's most consistent pitcher for two decades, won 260 games in his 21 seasons with the moribund Chicago White Sox.

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TED LYONS. Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard signed: "Ted Lyons". Color, 3½x5½. From the plaque: "Ted Lyons (1900-1986) baseball's most consistent pitcher for two decades, won 260 games in his 21 seasons with the moribund Chicago White Sox. After jumping straight from the Baylor University campus to the major leagues, he won 20 games three times, leading the league twice. In 1942 the 41-year-old Lyons enjoyed one of the most unusual seasons in baseball history: as the White Sox drawing card, he pitched every Sunday afternoon and went 14-6 with a league leading 2.10 ERA, completing all 20 of his starts." Twenty-one seasons of yeoman work for the seldom-contending White Sox earned Lyons his 1955 election to the Hall of Fame. His most important weapon was excellent control. Never a strikeout pitcher, he walked only 1,121 batters in 4,161 innings pitched over his career, and at one point in 1939 he hurled 42 consecutive innings without issuing a base on balls. In 1939, White Sox Manager Jimmie Dykes began pitching him once a week, always on Sunday, to save his arm and to take advantage of Lyons' tremendous popularity to draw large crowds. The Sunday-only pattern continued through 1942, with Lyons's .634 winning percentage (52-30) the best for any four-year section of his career. In 1942, he led the AL in ERA (2.10) while completing all 20 of his starts and winning 14. Fine condition.

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