|Walsh has the record for the lowest lifetime earned run average in Baseball History; an amazing 1.82 while pitching in 2964 innings. "Big" Ed threw a fastball that broke like a knuckleball and also threw a cutting spitball. In 1908; while pitching for the White Sox; Walsh won 40 games and lost only 15; a .727 pct. That was the second most games won in one year in this century. He started 49 games and completed 42, including 11 shutouts with an ERA of 1.42, pitching in 464 innings; still a record for innings pitched in one year.
Ed Walsh had an ERA under 2.00 in 5 different seasons. Walsh was elected to the Hall Of Fame in 1946. Truly one of the Top Pitchers of All-time.
baseballhistorian.com archives 'Big Ed' Walsh Chicago White Sox 1904-1916