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ArkanSox
05-05-2007, 08:41 AM
The 1906 Sox were dubbed the "Hitless Wonders" for having the lowest team batting average in the American League that year. They were 90-61 and 29-19 in one-run games, and won the pennant despite only hitting .230 with 7 home runs for the season.

The White Sox were huge underdogs to the Cubs in the World Series. Without warning, the White Sox offense, hitting .097 through the first four games, exploded for 26 hits in the next two games to clinch the series, 4-2.

The Hitless Wonders, with a combination of great pitching, a 19 game winning streak, timely hits and a little luck, were able to clinch their league and win the World Series. In addition, they gave up the fewest runs in the league, a mere 2.99 per game and led the league with 32 shutouts.

Hope for the weary? Hang in there, you desperate ones. :gulp:

Now, if only our pitching staff would step it up just a little...

oldcomiskey
05-05-2007, 08:45 AM
Im assuming that last lime shouldve been in teal

Dan Mega
05-05-2007, 10:57 AM
Im assuming that last lime shouldve been in teal

I was wondering about that myself. The pitching is getting the job done.

DoItForDanPasqua
05-05-2007, 10:59 AM
I was wondering about that myself. The pitching is getting the job done.

I think he means that they need to learn how to hit.

nedlug
05-05-2007, 11:19 AM
In addition, they gave up the fewest runs in the league, a mere 2.99 per game and led the league with 32 shutouts.

I think he was referring to this stat.

DoItForDanPasqua
05-05-2007, 12:14 PM
This year's team is comparatively worse on offense so far. The 1906 team was .19 below the league average, while the 2007 club is .37 below. And despite that low batting average, the hitless wonders were third in the eight team AL in runs scored and first in drawing walks.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL_1906.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL_2007.shtml

Whitesox029
05-05-2007, 12:56 PM
Just out of curiosity, what happened to the old corpseball tag? We could sure use it now. Perhaps a new version with more current players would be in order.

ArkanSox
05-05-2007, 03:07 PM
yeah, that last line was meant tongue in cheek...

The 1906 team actually hit for a higher average (.230) than this year's club has thus far. Who'd have thunk it? Of course, we know that's not going to continue.

I really do like our arms this year, and I expect this team to gel and to make a real run at it before it's all over. AL Champs? We'll see.