Eddie Gaedel

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Eddie Gaedel
Pinch hitter
Born: (1925-06-08)June 8, 1925
Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 18, 1961(1961-06-18) (aged 36)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Left 
MLB debut
August 19, 1951 for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
August 19, 1951 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
On-base percentage    1.000
Walks    1
Career highlights and awards
  • Shortest player in Major League Baseball history
  • Highest on-base percentage in Major League Baseball history
  • Edward Carl "Eddie" Gaedel (June 8, 1925– June 18, 1961) is a former professional baseball player. Gaedel played in his only major league game on August 19, 1951, against the Detroit Tigers. He got walked on four pitches in a row and was taken out of the game. Gaedel was officially listed as standing 3 feet 7 inches (109 cm) and weighing 65 pounds (29 kg).[1]

    References[change | change source]

    1. "Eddie Gaedel Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 

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