Eddie Gaedel Stats

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.

"We ( Bob Swift ) talked about how we're going to pitch to him (Eddie Gaedel), but there was no way we were going to get a strike over. The midget spread his feet like ( Joe ) DiMaggio and then he was in a crouch on top of that." - Pitcher Bob Cain in Baseball Digest (Bob Cain, February 1995, This Was Craziest At-Bat in Major League History , Page 16)
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Birth Name:
Edward Carl Gaedel
Nickname:
Eddie
Born On:
06-08-1925  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Chicago, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-18-1961 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Chicago, Illinois
Cemetery:
St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
3-07
Player Weight Chart Weight:
65
First Game:
08-19-1951 (Age 26)
Last Game:
08-19-1951
Draft:
Not Applicable
Eddie Gaedel

Eddie Gaedel Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Eddie Gaedel

Eddie Gaedel Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1951 26 Browns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1 Year 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000
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Eddie Gaedel Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
Did Not Field - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
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Eddie Gaedel Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1951 Browns 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1 Year 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
Eddie Gaedel

Eddie Gaedel Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 St. Louis Browns 1/8 $100.00 - -


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Eddie Gaedel Baseball Card
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 Newspaper Story
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

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