The Chicago press labeled Lange "Bill" after the popular Chicago NL outfielder of
the 19th century. The White Sox curveballer battled arm problems but fanned 13 against
New York on September 20, 1910. He compiled a .500 record over the next two years
but was released in mid-1913.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 27, 1911:
At Chicago, Cleveland and Chicago battle to a 5–5 tie after nine innings, before Ed Walsh takes over in the 10th. The Naps rattle him for two doubles and a run, and ace rookie Vean Gregg, who takes over in the 8th, holds on for a 6–5 win. Frank Lange strikes out 10 Naps in nine innings, but gives up nine hits and five walks. Joe Birmingham has three hits to pace Cleveland.
»May 8, 1912: The White Sox beat Washington 7–6, snapping Walter Johnson's five-game win streak. Johnson gives up two 2-run home runs, one to Harry Lord in the 1st and another to Ping Bodie in the 5th. A Johnson fastball breaks the arm of 3B Lee Tannehill, an injury that will hamper the infielder's throwing ability, and ends the career of the 10-year veteran. Sox starter Joe Benz leaves with an injury after pitching one 1/3 inning. Ed Walsh pitches the next five 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, and Frank Lange allows the same in his two innings.