aving control over his repitoir of emery balls, shine balls and knuckle balls, pitcher Eddie Cicotte was considered by many to be one of the best pitchers in baseball during the deadball era. Had it not been for the Black Sox scandal, Ed Cicotte, with his 208 career victories, would today likely be a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Playing in Augusta, Georgia in 1905, Eddie was teammates with a young ballplayer by the name of Ty Cobb. Both players were purchased by the Detroit Tigers and on Sept. 3,1905, four days after Ty Cobb made his Major League debut, Eddie appeared in his first Major League game. Eddie ended the 1905 season with a 1-1 record, but more importantly, Eddie was credited for tipping the Tigers to the great Ty Cobb.
From 1908 through the middle of the 1912 season, Eddie was a member of the Boston Red Sox. In the early part of July 1912, after a series of clashes with team owner John Taylor, the Red Sox placed Eddie Cicotte on waivers. On July 22,1912 Eddie was purchased by the Chicago White