Friday, February 12, 2016

1933 Goudey ('83 Galasso reprint) #79: Red Faber, Chicago White Sox, P

     Urban Clarence Faber played 20 seasons in the majors between 1914 to 1933--all with the Chicago White Sox.  Faber appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot 16 times between 1937-1962 (receiving as high as 30% of the vote).  He was finally inducted into the HOF by the Veteran's committee in 1964.  
     Faber's only World Series Championship came against the New York Giants during his fourth MLB season in 1917.  Red pitched 27 innings with a 2.33 ERA in 4 out of the 6 World Series games.  He was responsible for 3 of the White Sox's 4 wins, while two of those wins came as complete games. 
     Red Faber led the A.L. in ERA, WHIP, and Complete Games twice during his career.  He also led the A.L. in Games Played, Games Started, Innings Pitched, Batters Faced, and Saves at some point during his career.  Faber won at least 20 games four times. 

This Goudey reprint card represents Red Faber's last season in the majors at the age of 44-45.

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