Ted Lyons Celebrity Life
Born on 28th December 1900, Theodore Amar Lyons was a famous professional basketball player, coach, and manager in MLB or Major League Baseball. He played as a pitcher and was part of 21 seasons of MLB. All of them were with the organization Chicago White Sox. The former American player passed away on 25th July 1986. Lyons was regarded as a franchise leader in victories. He won at least 20 games thrice and was a favorite of the fans in Chicago.
In 1955, Lion’s name was included in the Baseball Hall of Fames. He holds the 3rd highest career in terms of ERA of any pitcher in Hall of Fame. Lyons is also the only pitcher within Hall of Fame whose walks were more than his strikeouts.
It was in 1923 when this former player started participating in the major leagues. Prior to that, Lyons played college-level baseball at Baylor University. He was at his best form in the year 1930. It was a year when he boasted a record of 22-15 and led in 29 full games, as well as more than 297 innings for an organization, which finished 62-92. Before suffering from an arm injury in 1931, the pitches of Lyons included a sailer that is now referred to as a cut fastball, changeup, curveball, and knuckleball.
After his injury in 1931, Lyons’ pitches included a slow curve, a fast curve, a slower curveball, and knuckleball.
As the player grew older, he benefitted from the decision of the White Sox, his team had taken a decision of not letting the player pitch over thirty games in a season right from the year 1934 onwards that proved to be a great strategy.
Lyons was immensely popular with the fans that when his playing career was about to end in 1939, Jimmy Dykes, the team’s manager started using him only in games that were held on Sunday afternoons. Thus, he got the nickname “Sunday Teddy”. Also, he gave the best shot to the unusual scheduling and won 52 out of 82 decisions from 1939 to 1942.
The year 1942 was the twentieth and the final full season for Lyons when he had an ERS of 2.10, leading the league. He finished all his 20 starts. The White Sox declared in 1943 that the jersey number of Lyons would not be issued again. Lyons was based at the Navy Pier in Chicago in May that year. Lyons had remarked that it would not be possible to make a comeback in pitching in case the war continued for 3or 4 more years.
In 1946, the former player made a return for a short time and scored an ERA of 2.32 in 5 complete games. He entirely stopped pitching that season after 256 complete games and a record of 260-230., 3.67 ERA, and 1073 strikeouts. He was not seen in any postseason fame ever because the typically average-to-poor White Sox were generally much behind the leaders of the American League during his career.
When Leon played his 21 seasons with them, the Sox finished 5th or lower 16 times. They could never go beyond the 3rd place. Joe McCarthy, the manager for the New York Yankees once said that if the player had pitched for their team, hoe would have got wins in more than 400 games.
Coaching and managing career
Ted Lyons became the manager of the White Sox after Dykes in the month of May 1946. He got the assignment after a reported dispute in the contract between Grace Comiskey and Dykes. However, his success as a manager was less than as a player. In 1948, he resigned from the post of the manager.
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