6. On the Arms of Cicotte and Faber
Game: 1917 World Series, Game 6
Remember when you were in Little League and there was that six-foot kid with a mustache that pitched every night? Development and future arm surgeries be damned, y'all had games to win.
Well, Major League Baseball used to work the same way—forget a bullpen. In the 1917 World Series, White Sox pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Red Faber combined to pitch 50 of the Series' 52 total innings. Red Faber alone pitched four of the six games against the New York Giants (winning three). As league champions, the Chicago players split a $3,700 bonus (less than $200 a guy). Suddenly the Black Sox scandal doesn't seem so appalling.