Lefty Williams

Williams had fine seasons for the White Sox in 1916 and 1917, but he worked in a shipyard during WWI and pitched only occasionally in 1918. The moody, inarticulate Williams roomed with hitting star Shoeless Joe Jackson. Williams was at his peak, having gone 22-14 in 1920, when he became one of eight Black Sox banned from baseball for throwing the 1919 World Series, in which Williams went 0-3 (6.61). His poor WS performance was particularly incongruous, as he had gone 23-11 during the season, with a league-leading 40 starts.