Edward Augustine Walsh (1881-1959) holds the record for lowest career earned runs average at 1.82. Big Ed pitched 14 seasons in the big leagues, primarily with the Chicago White Sox (1904-1916) and compiled record of 195-126 with 1,736 strikeouts in 430 games and 2,964.1 innings pitched. Walsh won the American League pennant three times and was a member of the 1906 World Series champion White Sox. Seemingly durable and unstoppable, Walsh was slowly damaging his arm as his career progressed and by 1916 his arm was dead. After Walsh’s retirement, Big Ed spent the 1924 season as manager for the White Sox and spent time coaching as well as umpiring. The Veterans Committee elected Edward Augustine Walsh to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.