Eddie Grant was born on Monday, May 21, 1883, in Franklin, Massachusetts. Grant was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 4, 1905, with the Cleveland Naps. 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 Grant baseball stats page.
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Did you know that there were five Major League Baseball players who were killed during World War I? They were: Alex Burr Larry Chappell Eddie Grant Ralph Sharman and Bun Troy . In October 2005, Smithsonian Magazine (Kevin Coyne, Ultimate Sacrifice), wrote a truly amazing piece on the life and times of Harvard Eddie, the baseball player, the soldier. A brief excerpt:
In April 1918, Grant landed in France as a captain with Company H of the 307th Infantry Regiment in the 77th Division, the so-called Statue of Liberty Division from New York City. "I want also to impress upon you that I am not the least bit pessimistic about this. And can't see why any of you should be, he wrote to his sister Florence. "Why the Germans won't be able to win a game from us. We would knock old Hindenburg out of the box in the first inning."
The war's brutal toll quickly belied such optimism. Grant kept a diary his first few months in France but stopped abruptly on July 30, as his unit neared more serious action. "I look forward to staying here to the end," he wrote in his last entry. "All I hope is that I am lucky enough to do that." The men from Company H had been falling steadilyblasted by German shells, riddled by nests of machine gunners, picked off by snipers, bayoneted in hand-to-hand combat. Marini was dead, and Stein and Romanchuk and McCallister and Farrell and Dubinsky. Germany was collapsing at the top, but its soldiers were still killing their enemies as if it were 1914. "To avoid further bloodshed, the German government requests the President to arrange the immediate conclusion of an armistice on land, by sea and in the air," the German chancellor had cabled Woodrow Wilson on October 4.
Of course Grant and the rest of Company H knew nothing of these high-level discussions. On the morning of October 5, they were concerned only with their more immediate mission to rescue Whittlesey's Lost Battalion.
Grant tossed aside the dregs of his coffee and gathered his men. He walked wearily with the column, leading them through the hills and trees toward the valley where his classmate was stranded. They hadn't gotten too far when they met two stretcher-bearers carrying a familiar figure, Maj. DeLancey Jay, the officer to whom he had once shown Irene's picture. Jay had been wounded trying to do just what Grant was now attempting.
"Take command of the battalion," Jay ordered Grant, now the senior surviving officer.
As Jay was carried back, Grant moved forward. He was soon stopped again when a German shell ripped through the curtain of yellowing leaves. His lieutenant fell.
"Flop, everybody!" he shouted, trying to bring order to the chaos. He stayed standing himself, though, and called for help for the wounded man.
"Stretcher! Stretcher! Stretcher!"
A second shell tore through the trees, and as it exploded a jagged piece of shrapnel sliced into Grant's side, dropping him to the forest floor, dead in an instant. Folded in his map case was a map of this sector of the Argonne. Afellow officer who later retrieved the map was astonished to find when he opened it that one of the four jagged holes the shrapnel had ripped through itthe second from the topmarked the precise spot of Grants death, in front of the trench La Pavillon at map coordinates 73-97. At the place where the third baseman who was so adept at the sacrifice bunt had stood for his last breath was now a tear in the map in roughly the shape of a triumphal arch.
Source of Excerpt: Smithsonian Magazine. October 2005. Kevin Coyne. Ultimate Sacrifice. Full Story .
Eddie Grant | The Daily Free Press | October 22, 1918 | Page 1
On July 15, 1909, Eddie Grant stole home, a straight steal. The Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals were tied 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning, making his stolen base a game ending steal of home - the first in franchise history for the Philadelphia Phillies .
Eddie Grant | Charles M. Conlon Press Photo | 1914 New York Evening Telegram
Eddie Grant led the National League in at-bats in 1908 (598 ABs) and 1909 (631 ABs), the first Phillie to lead the NL in back-to-back seasons, a feat not matched again until Dave Cash led the senior circuit in 1974 (687 ABs), 1975 (699 ABs) and 1976 (666 ABs).
Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST