Ted Lyons Stats

Ted Lyons was born on Friday, December 28, 1900, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Lyons was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 2, 1923, with the Chicago White Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ted Lyons baseball stats page.

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Ted Lyons

Ted Lyons Autograph on a 1935 National Chicle (#43)

Ted Lyons Autograph on a 1935 National Chicle (#43)

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Birth Name:
Theodore Amar Lyons
Nickname:
Sunday Teddy or Ted
Born On:
12-28-1900  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-25-1986 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Sulphur, Louisiana
Cemetery:
Big Woods Cemetery, Edgerly, Louisiana Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Vinton High School (Vinton, LA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
07-02-1923 (Age 22)
Last Game:
05-19-1946
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Ted Lyons Pitching Stats

1923 23 White Sox 9 1 5 2 1 .667 6.35 0 0 0 22.2 113 30 16 21 2 15 - 6 3 1 1 -
1924 24 White Sox 41 22 15 12 11 .522 4.87 12 0 3 216.1 979 279 117 143 10 72 - 52 4 2 0 -
1925 25 White Sox 43 32 8 21 11 .656 3.26 19 5 3 262.2 1,110 274 95 111 7 83 - 45 5 2 0 -
1926 26 White Sox 39 31 8 18 16 .529 3.01 24 3 2 283.2 1,208 268 95 108 6 106 - 51 1 1 0 -
1927 27 White Sox 39 34 4 22 14 .611 2.84 30 2 2 307.2 1,262 291 97 125 7 67 - 71 2 0 1 -
1928 28 White Sox 39 27 12 15 14 .517 3.98 21 0 6 240.0 1,093 276 106 133 11 68 - 60 2 2 0 -
1929 29 White Sox 37 31 6 14 20 .412 4.10 21 1 2 259.1 1,102 276 118 136 11 76 - 57 3 2 0 -
1930 30 White Sox 42 36 6 22 15 .595 3.78 29 1 1 297.2 1,258 331 125 160 12 57 - 69 2 2 1 -
1931 31 White Sox 22 12 8 4 6 .400 4.01 7 0 0 101.0 435 117 45 50 6 33 - 16 1 0 1 -
1932 32 White Sox 33 26 4 10 15 .400 3.28 19 1 2 230.2 979 243 84 104 10 71 - 58 1 3 0 -
1933 33 White Sox 36 27 9 10 21 .323 4.38 14 2 1 228.0 1,016 260 111 142 10 74 - 74 10 0 0 -
1934 34 White Sox 30 24 4 11 13 .458 4.87 21 0 1 205.1 928 249 111 138 15 66 - 53 2 2 1 -
1935 35 White Sox 23 22 1 15 8 .652 3.02 19 3 0 190.2 811 194 64 79 15 56 - 54 4 3 0 -
1936 36 White Sox 26 24 2 10 13 .435 5.14 15 1 0 182.0 804 227 104 115 21 45 - 48 1 3 0 -
1937 37 White Sox 22 22 0 12 7 .632 4.15 11 0 0 169.1 706 182 78 86 21 45 - 45 2 1 0 -
1938 38 White Sox 23 23 0 9 11 .450 3.70 17 1 0 194.2 862 238 80 93 13 52 - 54 1 0 1 -
1939 39 White Sox 21 21 0 14 6 .700 2.76 16 0 0 172.2 702 162 53 71 7 26 - 65 0 1 0 -
1940 40 White Sox 22 22 0 12 8 .600 3.24 17 4 0 186.1 789 188 67 85 17 37 - 72 6 0 0 -
1941 41 White Sox 22 22 0 12 10 .545 3.70 19 2 0 187.1 795 199 77 87 9 37 - 63 2 4 0 -
1942 42 White Sox 20 20 0 14 6 .700 2.10 20 1 0 180.1 720 167 42 52 11 26 - 50 3 2 0 -
1946 46 White Sox 5 5 0 1 4 .200 2.32 5 0 0 42.2 174 38 11 17 2 9 - 10 0 0 0 -
21 Years 594 484 92 260 230 .531 3.67 356 27 23 4,161.0 17,846 4,489 1,696 2,056 223 1,121 - 1,073 55 31 6 -

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Ted Lyons Hitting Stats

1923 23 White Sox 9 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 - .200 .333 .200
1924 24 White Sox 41 77 10 17 0 1 0 0 6 5 0 13 4 0 1 - .221 .277 .247
1925 25 White Sox 43 97 6 18 3 0 0 0 7 3 0 13 9 0 1 - .186 .218 .216
1926 26 White Sox 41 104 7 22 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 10 8 0 0 - .212 .219 .240
1927 27 White Sox 41 110 16 28 6 2 1 0 9 6 0 17 7 0 0 - .255 .293 .373
1928 28 White Sox 49 91 10 23 2 0 0 0 8 1 0 9 5 0 0 - .253 .261 .275
1929 29 White Sox 40 91 7 20 4 0 0 0 11 9 0 13 4 0 0 - .220 .290 .264
1930 30 White Sox 57 122 20 38 6 3 1 0 15 2 0 18 6 0 0 - .311 .323 .434
1931 31 White Sox 42 33 6 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 - .152 .200 .152
1932 32 White Sox 49 73 11 19 2 1 1 0 10 4 0 10 6 0 1 - .260 .308 .356
1933 33 White Sox 51 91 11 26 2 1 1 0 11 4 0 6 1 0 0 - .286 .316 .363
1934 34 White Sox 50 97 9 20 4 0 1 0 16 3 0 19 4 0 2 - .206 .245 .278
1935 35 White Sox 29 82 5 18 4 0 0 0 6 3 0 4 3 0 1 - .220 .256 .268
1936 36 White Sox 26 70 2 11 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 12 1 0 0 - .157 .213 .157
1937 37 White Sox 23 57 6 12 0 0 0 0 3 9 0 14 6 0 0 - .211 .318 .211
1938 38 White Sox 24 72 9 14 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 9 3 0 0 - .194 .216 .222
1939 39 White Sox 21 61 5 18 3 0 0 0 8 5 0 7 6 0 0 1 .295 .348 .344
1940 40 White Sox 22 75 4 18 4 0 0 0 7 2 0 7 2 0 0 4 .240 .260 .293
1941 41 White Sox 22 74 8 20 2 0 0 0 6 2 0 6 2 0 0 2 .270 .289 .297
1942 42 White Sox 20 67 10 16 4 0 0 0 10 3 0 7 2 0 1 2 .239 .282 .299
1946 46 White Sox 5 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 .000 .067 .000
21 Years 705 1,563 162 364 49 9 5 0 149 73 0 201 83 0 7 9 .233 .270 .285

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Ted Lyons Fielding Stats

1923 White Sox P 9 1 68 10 1.1 10 3 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.97
1924 White Sox P 41 22 649 51 1.2 46 3 43 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .902 1.91
1925 White Sox P 43 32 788 92 2.1 88 8 80 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.02
1926 White Sox P 39 31 851 112 2.9 107 16 91 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .955 3.39
1927 White Sox P 39 34 923 94 2.4 92 13 79 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.69
1928 White Sox P 39 27 720 87 2.2 80 20 60 7 6 n/a n/a n/a .920 3.00
1929 White Sox P 37 31 778 92 2.5 87 21 66 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .946 3.02
1929 White Sox RF 1 0 10 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1930 White Sox P 42 36 893 97 2.3 91 14 77 6 5 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.75
1931 White Sox P 22 12 303 23 1.0 22 4 18 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.96
1932 White Sox P 33 26 692 55 1.7 53 11 42 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.07
1933 White Sox P 36 27 684 60 1.7 59 10 49 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.33
1934 White Sox P 30 24 616 66 2.2 62 12 50 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.72
1935 White Sox P 23 22 572 40 1.7 40 9 31 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1936 White Sox P 26 24 546 50 1.9 50 12 38 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.47
1937 White Sox P 22 22 508 39 1.8 39 6 33 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.07
1938 White Sox P 23 23 584 56 2.4 55 9 46 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.54
1939 White Sox P 21 21 518 34 1.6 31 9 22 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .912 1.62
1940 White Sox P 22 22 559 39 1.8 36 12 24 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.74
1941 White Sox P 22 22 562 54 2.5 53 17 36 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.55
1942 White Sox P 20 20 541 50 2.5 49 8 41 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.45
1946 White Sox P 5 5 128 12 2.4 12 2 10 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.53
P Totals 594 484 12,483 1,213 2.0 1,162 219 943 51 57 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.51
RF Totals 1 0 10 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
21 Years 595 484 12,493 1,213 2.0 1,162 219 943 51 57 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.51

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Ted Lyons Miscellaneous Stats

1923 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 5.0 0.40 2.38 5.96
1924 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 12.8 0.72 2.16 3.00
1925 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.5 13.9 0.54 1.54 2.84
1926 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 0.0 10.4 34.7 0.48 1.62 3.36
1927 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 110.0 6.5 12.2 1.06 2.08 1.96
1928 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 10 n/a 0.0 10.1 11.4 0.88 2.25 2.55
1929 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 7.0 8.3 0.75 1.98 2.64
1930 White Sox 0 0 .000 8 6 n/a 122.0 6.8 8.1 1.21 2.09 1.72
1931 White Sox 0 0 .000 2 18 n/a 0.0 33.0 11.0 0.48 1.43 2.94
1932 White Sox 0 0 .000 2 14 n/a 73.0 7.3 7.3 0.82 2.26 2.77
1933 White Sox 0 1 .000 8 7 n/a 91.0 15.2 8.3 1.00 2.92 2.92
1934 White Sox 0 0 .000 18 2 n/a 97.0 5.1 6.1 0.80 2.32 2.89
1935 White Sox 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 0.0 20.5 13.7 0.96 2.55 2.64
1936 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.8 14.0 1.07 2.37 2.23
1937 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 4.1 19.0 1.00 2.39 2.39
1938 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 8.0 18.0 1.04 2.50 2.40
1939 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.7 7.6 2.50 3.39 1.36
1940 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.7 10.7 1.95 3.48 1.79
1941 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 12.3 12.3 1.70 3.03 1.78
1942 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.6 6.7 1.92 2.50 1.30
1946 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 0.0 1.11 2.11 1.90
21 Years 0 1 .000 46 63 n/a 312.6 7.8 10.5 0.96 2.32 2.42

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Ted Lyons Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1923 Chicago White Sox n/a $2,700.00 n/a -
1924 Chicago White Sox n/a $3,000.00 n/a -
1925 Chicago White Sox n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1926 Chicago White Sox n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1927 Chicago White Sox n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1928 Chicago White Sox n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1929 Chicago White Sox n/a $11,000.00 n/a -
1930 Chicago White Sox n/a $12,500.00 n/a -
1931 Chicago White Sox 14 $12,500.00 n/a -
1932 Chicago White Sox 16 $12,500.00 n/a -
1933 Chicago White Sox 16 $11,000.00 - -
1934 Chicago White Sox 16 $8,000.00 - -
1935 Chicago White Sox 16 $7,500.00 - -
1936 Chicago White Sox 16 $10,000.00 - -
1937 Chicago White Sox 16 $10,000.00 - -
1938 Chicago White Sox 16 $10,000.00 - -
1939 Chicago White Sox 16 $9,000.00 Stats -
1940 Chicago White Sox 16 $10,000.00 - -
1941 Chicago White Sox 16 $11,000.00 - -
1942 Chicago White Sox 16 $11,000.00 - -
1946 Chicago White Sox 16 $13,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Ted Lyons, at the age of 41, started twenty games, threw twenty complete games, and finished the season ( 1942 ) with an American League leading earned run average (2.10 ERA / Top 25 )? The very next season, Lyons - who was exempt from the military draft due to his age - enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and fought in World War II.

Did you know that when Ted Lyons stepped onto the field on April 16, 1931 , he became the first Chicago White Sox player to ever use uniform #14 during a regular season game?

Ted Lyons Hall of Fame Plaque
Ted Lyons | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1955 ( HOF )
Ted Lyons threw 41 consecutive scoreless innings in 1926, four innings shy of the Chicago White Sox record set by Doc White in 1904 . Lyons might not have broken the still-standing record, but he did have a no-hitter, on August 21, 1926 , during the middle of streak:

Ted Lyons had a 15-13 record for Chicago in 1926 when he faced the eighth-place Boston Red Sox and Bryan (Slim) Harriss on Sunday, August 21 , before 10,000 fans at Fenway Park.

In the last of the first inning, Lyons began by walking Johnny Tobin on four pitches. Topper Rigney sacrificed and Baby Doll Jacobson came to the plate. He hit one of the hardest balls of the game, lining one to center field but right to Johnny Mostil, who had to move only a step or two to make the catch. Simon Rosenthal grounded to second and Ray Morehart threw him out at first to end the inning.

Lyons retired the Red Sox on routine plays until Rosenthal came up again with two outs in the fourth. Rosenthal, a lefthander, was such a confirmed pull hitter that opposing infields shifted around for him. Shortstop Bill Hunnefield was almost at second base when Rosenthal hit a scorching grounder right at him and Bill threw him out.

The Red Sox were set down in order until there was one out in the seventh. Jacobson then smashed one to shortstop and Hunnfield fumbled it, recovered and threw to first, but just too late to retire the outfielder. Rosenthal was put out, and Bill Regan forced Jacobson to end the inning.

Phil Todt started the Sox eighth with a fierce liner toward right field. First basemn Earl Sheely dove for the ball, knocked it down and tossed to Lyons covering first for the out. Fred Haney and Fred Bratchi, batting for catcher Alex Gaston, were easy outs.

Boston manager Lee Fohl sent George Bischoff to the plate to bat for relief pitcher Jack Russell as the last of the ninth began. The former White Sox catcher sent a low liner to right field which Bill Barrett caught. Tobin fouled to third baseman Willie Kamm. Rigney came to bat and Lyons' thoughts undoubtedly went back to the previous September in Washington when Bobby Veach singled with two out in the ninth to deprive him of a no-hitter.

Lyons worked carefully but Rigney hit an outside pitch, grounding a wicked bounder wide of first base. Sheely went into the hole, fielded the ball and tossed to Lyons covering first for the final out.

The sixth-place White Sox scored in the second on singles by Kamm, Lyons, and Mostil, the latter's coming with two out. In the fifth, Mostil got a double when Rosenthal misjudged his fly to left. Morehart walked and Sheely sacrificed. When Harriss fielded the bunt and threw high to second baseman Regan, covering first, Sheely crashed into Regan after the out and Regan dropped the ball, allowing Mostil to score and Morehart to reach third. He scored on a wild pitch.

Singles by Hunnefield and Kamm and a walk to Nig Grabowski loaded the bases in the sixth. Lyons forced Hunnefield at home, but Mostil cracked a two-run single for his fourth hit, tying a no-hit game record. Chicago added its sixth run in the seventh against Russell on Sheely's single off third baseman Haney's glove, a walk to Bibb Falk, Barrett's infield out and Hunnfield's sacrifice fly to left.

Lyons finished the season with an 18-16 record.

Ted Lyons No Hitter
Ted Lyons No Hitter ( Box Score ) | The Waco News-Tribune | August 22, 1926 | Page 10
The Chicago White Sox (1901 through today) have had more than 500 pitchers in the franchise and no-pitcher in their history has ever won more career games than Ted Lyons, who finished his Hall of Fame career with 260 wins. The only other pitcher who has won more than 200 games for the White Sox is Red Faber , who finished with 254 wins. In addition to wins, Lyons is the all-time White Sox leader in games lost (230), games started (484), innings pitched (4,161) and complete games (356).

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