The sleepy-eyed Rogovin got a late start as a ML pitcher. He began as a third baseman
and then was bothered by a sore arm. Traded to the White Sox early in 1951, he went
12-8 and led the AL in ERA after manager Paul Richards
made a few corrections in
his delivery to get him to throw straight overhand. Rogovin, who was reported to
sometimes fall asleep on the bench, compiled a 14-9 record the next season. On September
14, 1952 he pitched perhaps his best game, striking out 14 Red Sox in 16 innings
before he was relieved.