Eddie Gaedel was born on Monday, June 8, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. Gaedel was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 19, 1951, with the St. Louis Browns. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Eddie Gaedel baseball stats page.
Eddie Gaedel Pitching Stats
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Eddie Gaedel Hitting Stats
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Eddie Gaedel Miscellaneous Stats
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Eddie Gaedel Miscellaneous Items of Interest
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Eddie Gaedel | 1961 Nu-Card Scoops Baseball Card (#426) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Edward Carl Gaedel was the shortest (3 feet 7 inches) player and lightest player (65 pounds) in Major League Baseball history ( Photo Gallery ). He took the field on August 19, 1951 , as part of a publicity stunt enacted by St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck.
Eddie Gaedel | The St. Louis Post Dispatch | January 7, 1986 | Page 4B
Did you know that Eddie Gaedel is one of only five Major League players who never played the field and walked in their only plate appearance? Those who came before Gaedel were Dutch Schirick (September 17, 1914), Bill Batsch ( September 9, 1916 ) and Joe Cobb ( April 25, 1918 ), all of them pinch hit for the pitcher. After Eddie, only one player, who also pinch hit for the pitcher, has ever had an identical stat line - do you know who it was? [ Answer ]
Last-Modified: June 8, 2018 5:39 AM EST