Vic Aldridge, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher - a crafty, curve ball pitcher with pin-point control, started his career with the Cubs in 1917, and was used mainly as a reliever in his rookie year, going 6-6, 3.12 ERA in 106 innings over 30 games. In 1918, after pitching 3 games he was sent back to the minors and didn't return until 1922, at which time he was used as a starter.
Baseball player Vic Aldridge rang up three nice seasons with the Cubs from 1922-1924. He was 16-15, 3.52 ERA in '22 and walked just 56 batters in 258 1/3 innings. In 1923, he completed 15-of-30 starts, posted a 16-9 record, and a 3.48 ERA in 217 innings. He then went 15-12, 3.50 ERA for the Cubs in 1924.
After that season he was traded to the Pirates and in his first season in Pittsburgh, Aldridge's hurling helped them win the pennant - 15-7, 3.63 ERA, completing 14-of-26 games. And, he won Games 2 and 5 in Pittsburgh's 1925 World Series triumph over the Washington Senators in seven games. In 1927, his 15-10 record helped the Pirates win another pennant, but this time he was the losing pitcher in Game 2 as the Pirates were swept by the Yankees in four straight.
Vic Aldridge 1924 Photo from Chicago Daily News Photo/Negatives Collection