Billy Pierce was voted American League Pitcher of the Year in 1955, 1956, & 1957. Pierce had a great curve ball to go with his fastball and he was the White Sox's top baseball pitcher in their 'Go Go White Sox' years. In 1952, Pierce was 15-12 with an ERA of 2.57. In 1955, his ERA was 1.97. He followed that with a 20-9 and in 1957, Billy Pierce was 20-12.
Baseball Historian notes: Billy Pierce delighted his fans with his complete game shutouts during the 'Go Go' years. He seemed to win more 2-0 games than any other pitcher while he was hurling in his prime. Pierce's only pitching flaw was when he had a 0-2 count on the batter; he came in right over the middle of the plate with a fastball and sometimes the batter would tee off and whack a long home run.
The left-handed Billy Pierce pitched four one-hitters and started three All-Star Games in seven appearances. On June 27, 1958 in a game against the Washington Senators Billy Pierce retired the first 26 batters he pitched to and with 2-outs in the ninth before pinch-hitter Ed Fitzgerald lined a double just inside the right-field foul line for a double, the only hit of the game.
Billy Pierce was traded to the Giants in '62 and recorded a 16-6 record. He shutout the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first game of the playoffs. Billy Pierce had a career record of 211-169 including 38 shutouts - he also had 37 career saves - along with a fine lifetime ERA of 3.27. Pierce ranks as the best White Sox pitcher in the past fifty years. Chicago White Sox Baseball History - baseballhistorian.com