Ed Walsh

As a publicity stunt, on September 11, 1932 Chicago’s Charles Comiskey advertised the battery of Ed Walsh and Billy Sullivan, sons of the star battery of the 1906 World Champion White Sox. The younger Walsh was the victim of rheumatic fever, which robbed him of the strength to capitalize on his inherited talent. However, while pitching for Oakland (Pacific Coast League) on July 26, 1933, he was strong enough to hang an 0-5 collar on Joe DiMaggio, snapping his 61-game hitting streak.