Faber, Red

Urban Clarence Faber
Born: September 6, 1888, Cascade, Iowa
Died: September 25, 1976, Chicago, Illinois
Played For: 
Chicago White Sox (1914-1933)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1964

Urban Red Faber won 254 games, despite pitching for the White Sox, a club that finished in the second division in 15 of his 20 seasons. The durable right-hander mixed a spitball with a strong fastball to induce batters into hitting groundballs. He defeated the Giants three times in the 1917 World Series and enjoyed his biggest year in 1921, when he won 25 games for a seventh-place team.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Red Faber pitched and won three games in the 1917 World Series as he paced the Chicago White Sox to the world championship?
That fellow has a lot of stuff. He's got the best drop curve that I've seen along the line for some time. And his spitter is a pippin', too.
John McGraw