Ed Bailey Stats

Ed Bailey was born on Wednesday, April 15, 1931, in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Bailey was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 26, 1953, with the Cincinnati Redlegs. 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 Ed Bailey baseball stats page.

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"At Winter Haven, Eddie Kasko , the Red Sox ' director of scouting (and a former manager of the BoSox ), was talking about Sandy , too. He had a couple of friends from Massachusetts in tow - fans down to watch the Sox in training - and at one point he told us about a day back in the early nineteen-sixties, when he was an infielder with the Reds, and he and Whitey Lockman and Ed Bailey were sitting together on the bench, watching Koufax in action for the visiting Dodgers. ' Sandy is just chewing us up out there, putting down the batters in rows with that tremendous fastball,' Kasko said, 'but Ed Bailey keeps saying, 'Well, he don't look like nothing special to me. That pitch isn't much. I wish they'd give me a crack at him.' Ed loved to pinch-hit, you know - he thought there wasn't anybody he couldn't hit. Well, a little later we're way behind in the game, and Hutch sends Bailey up to bat against Sandy , and it's one, two, three strikes you're out. Eddie swings three times and doesn't come within a foot of the ball. He walks back to the dugout and sits down, and after a while I give Whitey a little nudge and I say, 'Well, Ed, what do you think now?' And Bailey turns around, all red in the face, and says, 'He's too straight !' Whitey says, 'Yes - and so is a .30-.30.'" - Author Roger Angell in The Roger Angell Baseball Collection: The Summer Game, Five Seasons, and Season Ticket (Open Road Media, 11/18/2013, Page 218)

Ed Bailey

Ed Bailey Autograph on a 1994 Topps Archive (#184)

Ed Bailey Autograph on a 1994 Topps Archive (#184)

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Birth Name:
Lonas Edgar Bailey, Jr.
Nickname:
Ed
Born On:
04-15-1931  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-23-2007 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Cemetery:
Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
High School:
Rush Strong High School (Strawberry Plains, TN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
09-26-1953 (Age 22)
Last Game:
04-26-1966
Draft:
Not Applicable

Ed Bailey

Ed Bailey Pitching Stats

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Ed Bailey

Ed Bailey Hitting Stats

1953 22 Redlegs 2 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 - 3 0 - 0 0 .375 .444 .500
1954 23 Redlegs 73 183 21 36 2 3 9 0 20 35 - 34 3 1 0 2 .197 .324 .388
1955 24 Redlegs 21 39 3 8 1 1 1 0 4 4 0 10 0 0 3 2 .205 .326 .359
1956 25 Redlegs 118 383 59 115 8 2 28 2 75 52 11 50 4 4 3 7 .300 .385 .551
1957 26 Redlegs 122 391 54 102 15 2 20 0 48 73 9 69 2 4 2 8 .261 .377 .463
1958 27 Redlegs 112 360 39 90 23 1 11 0 59 47 10 61 4 2 1 5 .250 .337 .411
1959 28 Reds 121 379 43 100 13 0 12 0 40 62 6 53 4 0 2 10 .264 .370 .393
1960 29 Reds 133 441 52 115 19 3 13 1 67 59 9 70 1 7 2 9 .261 .346 .406
1961 30 Reds 12 43 4 13 4 0 0 0 2 3 1 5 0 0 0 0 .302 .348 .395
1961 30 Giants 107 340 39 81 9 1 13 0 51 42 6 41 1 6 4 8 .238 .324 .385
1962 31 Giants 96 254 32 59 9 1 17 1 45 42 5 42 0 3 6 6 .232 .351 .476
1963 32 Giants 105 308 41 81 8 0 21 1 68 50 11 64 0 2 1 6 .263 .366 .494
1964 33 Braves 95 271 30 71 10 1 5 1 34 34 2 39 0 3 1 7 .262 .343 .362
1965 34 Giants 24 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 1 7 1 2 0 3 .107 .250 .107
1965 34 Cubs 66 150 13 38 6 0 5 1 23 34 6 28 0 3 0 8 .253 .385 .393
1966 35 Angels 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000
14 Years 1,212 3,581 432 915 128 15 155 7 540 545 77 577 20 37 25 81 .256 .355 .429

Ed Bailey

Ed Bailey Fielding Stats

1953 Redlegs C 2 2 54 6 3.0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 3.00
1954 Redlegs C 61 53 1,421 220 3.6 214 194 20 6 2 4 9 9 .973 4.07
1955 Redlegs C 11 9 228 52 4.7 50 42 8 2 3 1 0 4 .962 5.92
1956 Redlegs C 106 102 2,772 572 5.4 563 511 52 9 10 4 30 25 .984 5.48
1957 Redlegs C 115 109 2,956 588 5.1 583 542 41 5 5 5 21 18 .991 5.33
1958 Redlegs C 99 95 2,563 488 4.9 482 438 44 6 6 4 17 16 .988 5.08
1959 Reds C 117 110 2,885 619 5.3 613 549 64 6 6 3 20 27 .990 5.74
1960 Reds C 129 124 3,243 680 5.3 673 621 52 7 8 6 37 33 .990 5.60
1961 Reds C 12 12 292 61 5.1 59 54 5 2 0 1 1 2 .967 5.46
1961 Giants C 103 93 2,515 679 6.6 669 629 40 10 4 5 38 16 .985 7.18
1961 Giants LF 1 1 21 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1962 Giants C 75 69 1,841 450 6.0 444 419 25 6 3 3 27 6 .987 6.51
1963 Giants C 88 83 2,278 612 7.0 604 560 44 8 3 3 40 16 .987 7.16
1964 Braves C 80 74 1,880 452 5.7 444 416 28 8 3 6 25 13 .982 6.38
1965 Giants 1B 2 1 36 15 7.5 14 12 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 10.50
1965 Giants C 12 5 156 53 4.4 53 49 4 0 1 0 1 2 1.000 9.17
1965 Cubs 1B 3 0 18 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1965 Cubs C 54 45 1,164 265 4.9 260 237 23 5 3 3 27 8 .981 6.03
C Totals 1,064 985 26,248 5,797 5.4 5,717 5,267 450 80 57 48 293 195 .986 5.88
1B Totals 5 1 54 19 3.8 18 16 2 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .947 9.00
LF Totals 1 1 21 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
13 Years 1,070 987 26,323 5,817 5.4 5,736 5,284 452 81 59 48 293 195 .986 5.88

Ed Bailey

Ed Bailey Miscellaneous Stats

1953 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 8.0 - - -
1954 Redlegs 1 0 1.000 15 0 n/a 20.3 5.4 9.2 - - -
1955 Redlegs 0 0 .000 11 0 n/a 39.0 3.9 9.8 - - -
1956 Redlegs 2 0 1.000 14 1 n/a 13.7 7.7 5.1 - - -
1957 Redlegs 5 3 .625 8 0 n/a 19.6 5.7 8.1 - - -
1958 Redlegs 2 2 .500 13 0 n/a 32.7 5.9 6.1 - - -
1959 Reds 2 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 31.6 7.2 9.5 - - -
1960 Reds 1 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 33.9 6.3 6.6 - - -
1961 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.6 21.5 - - -
1961 Giants 1 5 .167 10 0 n/a 26.2 8.3 6.7 - - -
1962 Giants 1 1 .500 23 0 n/a 14.9 6.0 5.6 - - -
1963 Giants 0 6 .000 19 0 n/a 14.7 4.8 4.5 - - -
1964 Braves 2 0 1.000 16 0 n/a 54.2 6.9 8.0 - - -
1965 Giants 0 0 .000 13 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 9.3 - - -
1965 Cubs 0 1 .000 17 0 n/a 30.0 5.4 6.5 - - -
1966 Angels 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 - - -
14 Years 17 18 .486 182 1 n/a 23.1 6.2 6.6 - - -

Ed Bailey

Ed Bailey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1953 Cincinnati Redlegs 2 $5,000.00 - -
1954 Cincinnati Redlegs 6 $5,000.00 - -
1955 Cincinnati Redlegs 6 Undetermined - -
1956 Cincinnati Redlegs 6 Undetermined Stats -
1957 Cincinnati Redlegs 6 Undetermined Stats -
1958 Cincinnati Redlegs 6 Undetermined - -
1959 Cincinnati Reds 6 Undetermined - -
1960 Cincinnati Reds 6 Undetermined Stats -
1961 Cincinnati Reds 6 Undetermined Stats -
1961 San Francisco Giants 6 Undetermined Stats -
1962 San Francisco Giants 6 Undetermined - Stats
1963 San Francisco Giants 6 Undetermined Stats -
1964 Milwaukee Braves 9 Undetermined - -
1965 San Francisco Giants 6 $33,000.00 - -
1965 Chicago Cubs 6 "     " - -
1966 California Angels 25 $32,500.00 - -
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On September 10, 1959 , Ed Bailey was behind the plate catching in a day game at Wrigley Field. Jim Bailey , Ed's younger brother, had just been called-up to the big leagues and took the mound opposite his sibling - the last brother-battery to appear in a game for the Cincinnati Reds .

Ed Bailey and Jim Bailey
The Pottstown Mercury | September 11, 1959 | Page 27
Did you know that Ed Bailey once tied the Chicago Cubs record for RBI in a game (8), joining Rogers Hornsby ( April 24, 1931 ), Babe Herman ( July 20, 1933 ), and Lee Walls ( April 24, 1958 )? Several additional Cubbies tied the mark, two were catchers ( George Mitterwald & Barry Foote ) like Ed, until Sammy Sosa set a new mark of nine RBI in a game on August 10, 2002 .

Ed Bailey was a six-time All-Star during his career, including four appearances in a Cincinnati Reds uniform, third most in team history, behind two Hall of Fame catchers, Ernie Lombardi (5x) and Johnny Bench (14x).

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