1918 Chicago White Sox
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Owner(s)Charles Comiskey
Manager(s)Pants Rowland
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Depleted of most of their stars due to World War I, the Chicago White Sox had a relatively bad year in 1918, going 57–67 and finishing in the second division. They had won the American League pennant in 1917 and would win another in 1919.

Regular season

Ace pitcher Eddie Cicotte led the AL in losses, with 19.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 75 51 0.595 49–21 26–30
Cleveland Indians 73 54 0.575 38–22 35–32
Washington Senators 72 56 0.562 4 41–32 31–24
New York Yankees 60 63 0.488 13½ 37–29 23–34
St. Louis Browns 58 64 0.475 15 23–30 35–34
Chicago White Sox 57 67 0.460 17 30–26 27–41
Detroit Tigers 55 71 0.437 20 28–29 27–42
Philadelphia Athletics 52 76 0.406 24 35–32 17–44

Record vs. opponents


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


Roster

1918 Chicago White Sox
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Outfielders

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Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
C Ray Schalk 108 333 73 .219 0 22
1B Chick Gandil 114 439 119 .271 0 55
2B Eddie Collins 97 330 91 .276 2 30
3B Fred McMullin 70 235 65 .277 1 16
SS Buck Weaver 112 420 126 .300 0 29
OF Shano Collins 103 365 100 .274 1 56
OF Eddie Murphy 91 286 85 .297 0 23
OF Nemo Leibold 116 440 110 .250 0 31

Other batters

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
Swede Risberg 82 273 70 .256 1 27
Happy Felsch 53 206 52 .252 1 20
Wilbur Good 35 148 37 .250 0 11
Babe Pinelli 24 78 18 .231 1 7
Otto Jacobs 29 73 15 .205 0 3
Joe Jackson 17 65 23 .354 1 20
Johnny Mostil 10 33 9 .273 0 4
Al DeVormer 8 19 5 .263 0 0
Ted Jourdan 7 10 1 .100 0 1
Pat Hardgrove 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Kid Willson 4 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Eddie Cicotte 38 266.0 12 19 2.77 104
Frank Shellenback 28 182.2 9 12 2.66 47
Reb Russell 19 124.2 7 5 2.60 38
Lefty Williams 15 105.2 6 4 2.73 30
Red Faber 11 80.2 4 1 1.23 26
Jack Quinn 6 51.0 5 1 2.29 22
Roy Mitchell 2 12.0 0 1 7.50 3

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joe Benz 29 154.0 8 8 2.63 30
Dave Danforth 39 139.0 6 15 3.43 48

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mellie Wolfgang 4 0 1 0 5.40 1
Ed Corey 1 0 0 0 4.50 0

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Eddie Cicotte

Eddie Murphy

Buck Weaver