Ed Walsh

Description:

Pitcher Edward Augustine Walsh (1881-1959) played Major League baseball from 1904-1917. The right hander spent all his career with the Chicago White Sox, excepting for his final season, when he took the mound for the Boston Braves.

Walsh's 1.82 lifetime earned run average remains the lowest in Major League Baseball History (minimum1,000 innings.) Big Ed won 195 games against 126 losses in a career shortened by injury, throwing 1,736 strikeouts.

In 1924, Walsh managed the White Sox for a single season. Roundly accepted as on the most dominant pitchers of his era, Walsh was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

Date Made: before 1960

Associated Name: Chicago White Sox

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport Or Game: BaseballLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalMajor LeagueWeb Subject: Sports

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.310547.034.01Catalog Number: 310547.034.01Accession Number: 310547

Object Name: Card, Baseballautograph, baseballautographOther Terms: Card, Baseball; Autograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 in x 6 in; 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-def0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_672709

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