1921 Chicago White Sox season

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1921 Chicago White Sox
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Owner(s) Charles Comiskey
Manager(s) Kid Gleason
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The 1921 Chicago White Sox season involved the White Sox attempting to win the American League pennant. However, with the core of the team banned after the Black Sox Scandal broke, they fell back to seventh place.

Regular season[edit]

Owner Charles Comiskey struggled to find replacements for his stars. For example, new third baseman Eddie Mulligan had a .623 OPS, lowest among the team's regulars and quite a drop from Buck Weaver's .785 in 1920.

The pitching staff took a much worse beating. Chicago had lost its two best starters in Eddie Cicotte and Lefty Williams and could not recover. Red Faber won 25 games with a league-leading 2.48 ERA. The only other pitcher over .500 was Dickey Kerr, who indeed allowed more hits and earned runs than anyone else in the majors. Number three starter Roy Wilkinson went 4–20, and nobody else started more than 10 games.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 55 0.641 53–25 45–30
Cleveland Indians 94 60 0.610 51–26 43–34
St. Louis Browns 81 73 0.526 17½ 43–34 38–39
Washington Senators 80 73 0.523 18 46–30 34–43
Boston Red Sox 75 79 0.487 23½ 41–36 34–43
Detroit Tigers 71 82 0.464 27 37–40 34–42
Chicago White Sox 62 92 0.403 36½ 37–40 25–52
Philadelphia Athletics 53 100 0.346 45 28–47 25–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1921 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 15–7 8–14 15–7 7–15 12–10 9–13 9–13
Chicago 7–15 7–15 8–14 13–9 14–8 7–15 6–16
Cleveland 14–8 15–7 13–9 8–14 15–7 17–5 12–10
Detroit 7–15 14–8 9–13 5–17 14–7–1 12–10 10–12
New York 15–7 9–13 14–8 17–5 17–5 13–9 13–8
Philadelphia 10–12 8–14 7–15 7–14–1 5–17 5–17 11–11–1
St. Louis 13–9 15–7 5–17 10–12 9–13 17–5 12–10
Washington 13–9 16–6 10–12 12–10 8–13 11–11–1 10–12


Roster[edit]

1921 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
3B Eddie Mulligan 151 609 153 .251 1 45
SS Ernie Johnson 142 613 181 .295 1 51

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Harvey McClellan 63 196 35 .179 1 14
George Lees 20 42 9 .214 0 4
Eddie Murphy 6 5 1 .200 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Red Faber 43 330.2 25 15 2.48 124
Dickey Kerr 44 308.2 19 17 4.72 80
John Russell 11 66.1 2 5 5.29 15
Dominic Mulrenan 12 56 2 8 7.23 10

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roy Wilkinson 32 198.1 4 20 5.13 50
Shovel Hodge 36 142.2 6 8 6.56 25
Cy Twombly 7 27.2 1 2 5.86 7
Sarge Connally 5 22.1 0 1 6.45 6
Hod Fenner 2 7 0 0 7.71 1

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Lum Davenport 13 0 3 0 6.88 9
Rusty Pence 4 0 0 0 8.44 2
Charlie Blackburn 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Red Faber

  • MLB leader in ERA (2.48)
  • #3 in AL in wins (25)
  • #4 in AL in strikeouts (124)

Dickey Kerr

  • MLB leader in earned runs allowed (162)
  • MLB leader in hits allowed (357)
  • #3 in AL in losses (17)
  • #3 in AL in walks allowed (96)

Roy Wilkinson

  • #2 in AL in losses (20)

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