Consuegra's 16-3 record in 1954 produced an AL-best .842 winning percentage, and
included a league-high eight relief wins (without a defeat). He pitched in the '54
All-Star Game, but yielded five earned runs on as many hits, retiring only one batter.
The AL won despite him.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 10, 1950: In a game called after five innings, the Senators Sandy Consuegra makes his first ML start and shuts out the White Sox, 6–0.
»May 12, 1953:
The White Sox pick up P Sandy Consuegra from the Senators for cash. Consuegra, who had winning seasons in each of his three years with Washington, will post a 16–3 record in 1954 and pitch in the All-Star Game.
»June 14, 1953:
White Sox hurlers Billy Pierce and Sandy Consuegra throw shutouts at the Red Sox in a doubleheader, winning 6-0 and 10. Pierce's gem is a 2-hitter.
Chicago also picks up two players from the Browns, getting veterans 3B Bob Elliott and P Virgil Trucks for P Lou Kretlow, C Darrell Johnson, and $75,000. St. Louis had obtained Trucks only six months ago from Detroit.
»May 3, 1954: Sandy Consuegra gives up three runs on just two hits as the White Sox pound the A's, 14–3. The Sox pitchers have given up five hits in the last three games.