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Ted Lyons
Text: Gabriel Baumgaertner
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Ted Lyons

Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1955, Ted Lyons pitched 21 seasons for the Chicago White Sox and twice led the American League in wins. "Sunday Teddy" managed the White Sox from 1946 to '48 and served as the pitching coach for both the Detroit Tigers and Brooklyn Dodgers before leaving baseball in 1954. In 1926, Lyons threw a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox that took only 67 minutes. Lyons had his number 16 retired by the White Sox in 1987.


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