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Ted Lyons

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The Resume

    (December 28, 1900-July 25, 1986)
    Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
    Attended Baylor University
    Pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (1923-42, 1946)
    Manager for the Chicago White Sox (1946-48)
    Pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers (1949-52) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (1954)
    Two-time AL wins leader (1925 and 1927)
    AL ERA leader (1942)
    One-time All-Star (1939)
    Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (1955)

Why he might be annoying:

    He never played in the post season as a result of spending most of his career in losing teams.
    He was hampered by an arm injury which led to him having limited playing time and was unable to perform a his fastball in the 1931 season.
    He was nicknamed 'Sunday Teddy' due to manager Jimmy Dykes's decision to have him pitch on Sundays (1939-42).
    He was the AL leader for errors committed as a pitcher with 7 (1928).
    He pitched in his worst season as he lost 21 games and was the AL leader for wild pitches with 10 in the 1933 season.
    His managerial career was uneventful.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was a White Sox fan favorite.
    He got his first two career wins through two doubleheaders.
    He excelled in tossing a sailer (cut fastball), knuckleball, curveball, and a changeup before he injured his arm in the 1931 season.
    He threw a one hour and 45 minute no-hitter (August 21, 1926).
    He served in World War II as he fought in the Pacific War as a Marine.
    He retired from his playing career with the White Sox records of 260 wins, 484 games started and 356 complete games.
    His #16 is retired by the White Sox.

Credit: Neo NX2004

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 139 Votes: 51.80% Annoying