The 1917 White Sox

Their World Championship Season


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About the Book

The 1917 Chicago White Sox were rooted in frustration over eleventh hour pennant losses as far back as 1907 and 1908. Charles Comiskey, one of the founding fathers of the American League and a man who did not gladly suffer mediocrity and losing, had fumed for a decade until he finally put together a team that would take him back to the World Series and win it all.
This work chronicles the team that did it, re-establishing the White Sox as one of the game’s elite. It covers Comiskey’s recruitment of quality players beginning in 1914 and continuing through the 1917 season; the players themselves, including Red Faber, Hap Felsch, Eddie Cicotte, Joe Jackson and Eddie Collins; the events of the extraordinary season on and off the field, including the three series that the White Sox had with the Boston Red Sox and the United States’ involvement in World War I; and the team’s victory over John McGraw’s Giants in the World Series.

About the Author(s)

Warren N. Wilbert, a veteran baseball historian and SABR member, is the author of numerous books about baseball. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
William C. Hageman is an editor and writer for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Aurora, Illinois.

Bibliographic Details

Warren N. Wilbert and William C. Hageman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1622-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1676-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

Finalist, Larry Ritter Book Award—SABR
“well-researched and detailed…enjoyable…fans will enjoy reading”—SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter; “fine job…spryly written and thoroughly pleasant to read”—Nine.