Ted Lyons, a three-sport star at Baylor, went almost immediately from the Waco campus to the major leagues, where he became a Hall of Fame pitcher. During a career that spanned three decades (1923-42, and 1946), Lyons served the Chicago White Sox for 21 seasons. He also managed the White Sox for three years. Although the team never won the pennant and finished in the first division only five times during Lyons' career, Lyons finished with a 260-130 lifetime pitching record. Lyons won 20 or more games in three years, all with second-division teams. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.