Hank Wyse

Wyse was a sinkerballing control pitcher. He suffered a spine injury that not only made him 4-F during the war, but also sometimes forced him to wear a corset while pitching. Nonetheless, he started an average of 32 games a year from 1943 through 1946. His 22-10 record in 1945 helped Chicago to the pennant, and included an April 27 no-hit bid lost in the eighth inning when Pittsburgh’s Bill Salkeld singled with one out. In the 1945 World Series, touched for a three-run homer by the Tigers’ Hank Greenberg, Wyse lost Game Two; he pitched in relief in Games Six and Seven.