The 1917 White Sox: Their World Championship Season
Publish Date: 2003-11-01
Author: Warren N. Wilbert;William C. Hageman
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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 games elite. It covers Comiskeys 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 teams victory over John McGraw's Giants in the World Series.