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Theodore Amar Lyons was born on December 28, 1900 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Ted attended Baylor University, aiming for a career in law, but his college pitching made the righthander a much sought-after prospect. In 1923, the Chicago White Sox held spring training near the campus of Baylor University in Seguin, Texas. Lyons showed up for a tryout and impressed the White Sox management enough that they offered him a $1,000 bonus and a $300 monthly salary. A happy Lyons signed and agreed to report to the White Sox upon his graduation at Baylor. After graduation Ted skipped the minor leagues and immediately joined the White Sox on July 2, 1923 for a game in St. Louis. That first day with the White Sox Lyons pitched in relief, retiring all three St. Louis Browns batters he faced. Lyons recorded his first 2 big league wins pitching relief in a doubleheader on October 6, 1923, making him one of the first pitchers to perform the feat. In 1924, Lyons eventually made it into the White Sox rotation going a modest 12-11 while starting 22 games and relieving in 19 others, along with a 4.87 ERA.


Birth Date: December 28, 1900
Birth Location: Lake Charles, LA
Death Date: July 25, 1986
Death Location: Sulphur LA, USA
Weight: 200 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: B
Throws: R
Debut Date: July 2, 1923
Final Game Date: May 19, 1946
Years Played: 21
Games Played: 705
At Bats: 1
Runs: 162
Hits: 364
Doubles: 49
Triples: 9
Home Runs: 5
RBIs: 149
Stolen Bases: 0
Base on Balls: 73
Batting Average: 0.233
Position: Pitcher

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