The 1917 White Sox: Their World Championship Season

Overview

The 1917 Chicago White Sox were rooted in frustration over eleventh hour pennant losses as far back as 1907 and 1908. Charles Comiskey, one of the founding fathers of the American League and a man who did not gladly suffer mediocrity and losing, had fumed for a decade until he finally put together a team that would take him back to the World Series and win it all.

This work chronicles the team that did it, re-establishing the White Sox as one of the game's elite. It covers ...

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Overview

The 1917 Chicago White Sox were rooted in frustration over eleventh hour pennant losses as far back as 1907 and 1908. Charles Comiskey, one of the founding fathers of the American League and a man who did not gladly suffer mediocrity and losing, had fumed for a decade until he finally put together a team that would take him back to the World Series and win it all.

This work chronicles the team that did it, re-establishing the White Sox as one of the game's elite. It covers Comiskey's recruitment of quality players beginning in 1914 and continuing through the 1917 season; the players themselves, including Red Faber, Hap Felsch, Eddie Cicotte, Joe Jackson and Eddie Collins; the events of the extraordinary season on and o> the field, including the three series that the White Sox had with the Boston Red Sox and the United States' involvement in World War I; and the team's victory over John McGraw's Giants in the World Series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786416226
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/10/2003
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren N. Wilbert, a veteran baseball historian and SABR member, is the author of numerous books about baseball. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. William C. Hageman is an editor and writer for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Aurora, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 A Resolve to Win It All 3
2 April 27
3 Boston Confrontation I 37
4 On the Road 53
5 The Summer Chase 67
6 Boston Confrontation II 87
7 Frontrunning Pale Hose 105
8 Boston Confrontation III 121
9 In Command 139
10 The Champs 163
11 The World Champs 179
12 How Good Were the 1917 White Sox? 201
Epilogue: They Were the Champs--And Their Sox Were White 209
Appendix A The 1917 Chicago White Sox Game Log 211
Appendix B The 1917 Chicago White Sox Statistics 215
Bibliography 219
Index 223
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