Thursday, February 25, 2016

1933 Goudey #79: Red Faber, Chicago White Sox, P

     I've got a rough one here.  Extremely rounded corner that was probably once a cut, but still collectible enough for my tastes.  Red Faber spent 20 years in the majors with the White Sox from 1914-1933 after 5 years in the minors between 1909-1913.  He turned 45 years old in 1933, converting mostly to a closer during his last couple of years.  He was a member of the 1919 Black Sox, but did not participate during the World Series.  In 1964, Faber was finally inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee after appearing 16 times on the ballot between 1937-1962.  He often appeared at the top of the leader board throughout the '10s and '20s.  During the '30s, Faber cracked the top 10 in Fielding % as P ('30), ERA ('31), Games Finished ('31,'32,'33), and Saves ('32,'33).  He was also the oldest player in the A.L. in 1932.  Faber was born and raised in Iowa in 1888, and passed away at the age of 88 in Chicago.   

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