Eddie Grant Stats

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.

"Eddie Grant was a typical Deadball Era third baseman: mediocre offensively (as attested by his lifetime .249 batting average and .295 slugging percentage) but defensively reliable, particularly against the bunt. "As a batter [Grant] was noted for his ability to sacrifice," remembered Mike Donlin , 'and he could lay back near third base and still throw out the fastest runners after they had bunted.' In his playing days 'Harvard Eddie' was best known for his Ivy League diplomas. In an era when most of his teammates played poker while traveling by train, the intellectual Grant generally could be found smoking his pipe and reading a book." - Baseball Historian Tom Simon (SABR Baseball Biography Project, "Eddie Grant", Source )
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Birth Name:
Edward Leslie Grant
Nickname:
Harvard Eddie
Born On:
05-21-1883  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Franklin, Massachusetts
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-05-1918 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Argonne Forest, France
Cemetery:
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France
High School:
Dean Academy (Franklin, MA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
168
First Game:
08-04-1905 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-06-1915
Draft:
Not Applicable
Eddie Grant

Eddie Grant 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 Grant

Eddie Grant Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1905 22 Naps 2 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 0 - 0 - .375 .375 .375
1907 24 Phillies 74 268 26 65 4 3 0 0 19 10 - 39 5 - 1 - .243 .272 .280
1908 25 Phillies 147 598 69 146 13 8 0 0 32 35 - 71 14 - 3 - .244 .289 .293
1909 26 Phillies 154 631 75 170 18 4 1 0 37 35 - 74 31 - 3 - .269 .311 .315
1910 27 Phillies 152 579 70 155 15 5 1 0 67 39 - 54 34 - 1 - .268 .315 .316
1911 28 Reds 136 458 49 102 12 7 1 1 53 51 - 47 23 - 0 - .223 .301 .286
1912 29 Reds 96 255 37 61 6 1 2 0 20 18 - 27 7 - 1 - .239 .292 .294
1913 30 Reds 27 94 12 20 1 0 0 0 9 11 - 10 1 - 0 - .213 .295 .223
1913 30 Giants 27 20 8 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 - 2 0 - 0 - .200 .273 .250
1914 31 Giants 88 282 34 78 7 1 0 0 29 23 - 21 11 - 1 - .277 .333 .309
1915 32 Giants 87 192 18 40 2 1 0 0 10 9 - 20 3 - 1 - .208 .248 .229
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 990 3,385 399 844 79 30 5 1 277 233 - 370 129 - 11 - .249 .300 .295
Eddie Grant

Eddie Grant Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1905 Naps 2B 2 - - 6 3.0 5 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1907 Phillies 3B 74 - - 274 3.7 251 106 145 23 6 n/a n/a n/a .916 0.00
1908 Phillies 3B 134 - - 503 3.8 468 197 271 35 22 n/a n/a n/a .930 0.00
1908 Phillies SS 13 - - 77 5.9 70 31 39 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .909 0.00
1909 Phillies 3B 154 - - 516 3.4 494 184 310 22 18 n/a n/a n/a .957 0.00
1910 Phillies 3B 152 - - 480 3.2 449 193 256 31 22 n/a n/a n/a .935 0.00
1911 Reds 3B 122 119 3,087 384 3.1 366 158 208 18 21 n/a n/a n/a .953 3.20
1911 Reds SS 11 11 246 55 5.0 46 20 26 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .836 5.05
1912 Reds 3B 15 - - 41 2.7 38 17 21 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .927 0.00
1912 Reds SS 56 - - 288 5.1 273 102 171 15 20 n/a n/a n/a .948 0.00
1913 Reds 3B 26 - - 70 2.7 65 23 42 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .929 0.00
1913 Giants 2B 3 - - 8 2.7 7 2 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 0.00
1913 Giants 3B 5 - - 13 2.6 13 1 12 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1913 Giants SS 1 - - 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1914 Giants 2B 16 9 255 56 3.5 52 24 28 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .929 5.51
1914 Giants 3B 52 49 1,221 153 2.9 145 44 101 8 7 n/a n/a n/a .948 3.21
1914 Giants SS 21 19 459 102 4.9 91 29 62 11 5 n/a n/a n/a .892 5.35
1915 Giants 1B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1915 Giants 2B 9 7 201 28 3.1 28 13 15 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.76
1915 Giants 3B 35 34 840 99 2.8 96 39 57 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.09
1915 Giants SS 1 0 24 9 9.0 8 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 9.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
3B Totals 769 202 5,148 2,533 3.3 2,385 962 1,423 148 105 n/a n/a n/a .942 12.51
SS Totals 103 30 729 532 5.2 489 184 305 43 29 n/a n/a n/a .919 18.11
2B Totals 30 16 456 98 3.3 92 40 52 6 5 n/a n/a n/a .939 5.45
1B Totals 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
10 Years 903 248 6,339 3,164 3.5 2,967 1,187 1,780 197 139 n/a n/a n/a .938 12.64
Eddie Grant

Eddie Grant Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1905 Naps 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.6 0.0 - - -
1907 Phillies 10 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.9 14.1 - - -
1908 Phillies 27 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.4 18.7 - - -
1909 Phillies 28 - - 0 0 n/a 631.0 8.5 17.1 - - -
1910 Phillies 25 - - 0 0 n/a 579.0 10.7 8.6 - - -
1911 Reds 28 - - 0 0 n/a 458.0 9.7 8.6 - - -
1912 Reds 11 - - 0 0 n/a 127.5 9.4 12.8 - - -
1913 Reds 7 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.4 10.4 - - -
1913 Giants 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.0 20.0 - - -
1914 Giants 11 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 13.4 9.7 - - -
1915 Giants 5 6 .455 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.6 19.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 153 6 .962 0 0 n/a 677.0 9.1 12.2 - - -
Eddie Grant

Eddie Grant Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1905 Cleveland Naps n/a Undetermined n/a -
1907 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a -
1908 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a -
1909 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a -
1910 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a -
1911 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1912 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1913 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1913 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1914 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1915 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -


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 steadily—blasted 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 it—the second from the top—marked the precise spot of Grant’s 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
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
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

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