On October 5, 1908 — Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh tops the Detroit Tigers, 6 – 1, for his 40th victory and forces the American League pennant race to the final day. Detroit’s 24-game winner Ed Summers takes the loss. Walsh leads the league in games pitched (66), innings (464), strikeouts (269), complete games (42), saves (six), shutouts (11) and winning percentage (.727). His ERA is 1.42.

 


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