1910 photo of American League's Detroit Tigers pitcher Ed Willett standing on the field at Comiskey Park, which was located at West 37th Street, South Princeton Avenue, West Pershing Road (formerly West 39th Street), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Chicago White Sox players standing near the dugout and spectators sitting in the stands are visible in the background. SDN-008938, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
A pitching standout during the dead ball era, Ed Willett posted a very fine 15-8 record, with a stingy 2.28 earned run averaged in 1908, his first full season. That season he completed 18-of-22 starts and allowed just 186 hits in 197.1 innings. Four times he won at least 15 games, including going 21-11, with a 2.34 ERA for the 1909 pennant winning Detroit Tigers. Although he did not start in the World Series Ed Willett yielded just 3 hits, and no runs in 7 and two-third innings, spanning two games.
In 1914 Ed Willett left the Tigers and joined St Louis of the newly formed Federal League. He was 4-16 in his first season there, 1914 and after a 2-3 start the next year was released.