Pair of baseball aces a real Chicago rarity
May 25, 2014 4:02 PM - There is a baseball race in Chicago worth watching, says Matt Spiegel. The leader in ERA among starters in the National League is Jeff Samardzija of the Cubs. The leader in ERA among starters in the American League is Chris Sale of the White Sox (technically, he's a few innings shy of official qualification). As Spiegel explains in his weekly column, the last time two Chicagoans finished a season as ERA leaders was 1910; Ed Walsh for the Sox and King Cole for the Cubs.