Ed Charles Stats

Ed Charles was born on Saturday, April 29, 1933, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Charles was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 1962, with the Kansas City Athletics. 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 Charles baseball stats page.

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"Ed Charles was this guy, you wanted to sit on his knee and hear how he made it. He had a physical and emotional grace that most of us didn't seem to feel. He would say, 'Don't wrestle with what looks like complexity.'" - Teammate Ron Swoboda in The New York Times (15 March 2018. George Vecsey. Ed Charles, a Mainstay of the Miracle Mets, Is Dead at 84 , Source )

Ed Charles

Ed 'Glider' Charles Autograph on a 1990 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card (#123 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1990swe01' title='1990 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Ed 'Glider' Charles Autograph on a 1990 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card (#123 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Edwin Douglas Charles
Nickname:
The Glider or The Poet
Born On:
04-29-1933  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Daytona Beach, Florida
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-15-2018 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
East Elmhurst, New York
Cemetery:
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas
High School:
Gibbs High School (St. Petersburg, FL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
04-11-1962 (Age 28)
Last Game:
10-01-1969
Draft:
Not Applicable

Ed Charles

Ed Charles Pitching Stats

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Ed Charles

Ed Charles Hitting Stats

1962 29 Athletics 147 535 81 154 24 7 17 1 74 54 0 70 9 2 4 11 .288 .356 .454
1963 30 Athletics 158 603 82 161 28 2 15 1 79 58 7 79 5 8 5 21 .267 .332 .395
1964 31 Athletics 150 557 69 134 25 2 16 0 63 64 2 92 5 4 4 20 .241 .321 .379
1965 32 Athletics 134 480 55 129 19 7 8 0 56 44 0 72 2 5 4 10 .269 .332 .388
1966 33 Athletics 118 385 52 110 18 8 9 0 42 30 2 53 4 1 0 9 .286 .337 .444
1967 34 Athletics 19 61 5 15 1 0 0 0 5 12 1 13 0 0 1 2 .246 .378 .262
1967 34 Mets 101 323 32 77 13 2 3 0 31 24 1 58 5 6 7 5 .238 .300 .319
1968 35 Mets 117 369 41 102 11 1 15 0 53 28 4 57 6 4 2 7 .276 .328 .434
1969 36 Mets 61 169 21 35 8 1 3 0 18 18 3 31 0 1 1 6 .207 .286 .320
8 Years 1,005 3,482 438 917 147 30 86 2 421 332 20 525 36 31 28 91 .263 .330 .397

Ed Charles

Ed Charles Fielding Stats

1962 Athletics 2B 2 0 9 4 2.0 4 3 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1962 Athletics 3B 140 138 3,603 446 3.2 430 145 285 16 27 n/a n/a n/a .964 3.22
1963 Athletics 3B 158 158 1,683 488 3.1 463 153 310 25 19 n/a n/a n/a .949 7.43
1964 Athletics 3B 147 144 3,879 416 2.8 397 138 259 19 25 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.76
1965 Athletics 2B 1 0 3 4 4.0 4 1 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 36.00
1965 Athletics 3B 128 127 3,324 413 3.2 401 150 251 12 28 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.26
1965 Athletics SS 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Athletics 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1966 Athletics 3B 104 98 2,646 297 2.9 286 85 201 11 21 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.92
1966 Athletics LF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1967 Athletics 3B 18 17 444 59 3.3 57 17 40 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.47
1967 Mets 3B 89 86 2,291 303 3.4 286 85 201 17 16 n/a n/a n/a .944 3.37
1968 Mets 1B 2 2 54 11 5.5 11 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.50
1968 Mets 3B 106 90 2,550 282 2.7 269 69 200 13 19 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.85
1969 Mets 3B 52 45 1,161 130 2.5 123 37 86 7 9 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.86
3B Totals 942 903 21,581 2,834 3.0 2,712 879 1,833 122 165 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.39
1B Totals 3 2 57 12 4.0 12 11 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.68
2B Totals 3 0 12 8 2.7 8 4 4 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
LF Totals 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
SS Totals 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
8 Years 950 906 21,677 2,855 3.0 2,733 895 1,838 122 167 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.40

Ed Charles

Ed Charles Miscellaneous Stats

1962 Athletics 20 4 .833 8 0 n/a 31.5 7.6 7.2 - - -
1963 Athletics 15 8 .652 0 0 n/a 40.2 7.6 7.6 - - -
1964 Athletics 12 7 .632 5 0 n/a 34.8 6.1 8.8 - - -
1965 Athletics 13 4 .765 6 0 n/a 60.0 6.7 8.6 - - -
1966 Athletics 12 5 .706 14 1 n/a 42.8 7.3 9.2 - - -
1967 Athletics 1 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 12.2 - - -
1967 Mets 4 1 .800 12 2 n/a 107.7 5.6 10.4 - - -
1968 Mets 5 4 .556 18 0 n/a 24.6 6.5 7.0 - - -
1969 Mets 4 2 .667 14 0 n/a 56.3 5.5 9.4 - - -
8 Years 86 35 .711 79 3 n/a 40.5 6.6 8.3 - - -

Ed Charles

Ed Charles Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1962 Kansas City Athletics 16 $7,000.00 - -
1963 Kansas City Athletics 16 $10,000.00 - -
1964 Kansas City Athletics 16 $12,000.00 - -
1965 Kansas City Athletics 16 $15,000.00 - -
1966 Kansas City Athletics 16 $20,000.00 - -
1967 Kansas City Athletics 16 $25,000.00 - -
1967 New York Mets 24 , 5 "     " - -
1968 New York Mets 5 $30,000.00 - -
1969 New York Mets 5 $35,000.00 - Stats
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Ed Charles, often referred to by his own teammates as the heart and soul of the 1969 Miracle Mets , was not quick like a cat at the hot corner, but rather graceful, making tough plays look effortless, and earning him his nickname, The Glider:

"He made it to the majors after being traded to the Kansas City Athletics in 1962. That year he finished second in voting for the American League Rookie of the Year award.

At 34, Charles was traded to the Mets in 1967, when they were still staggering along at the bottom of the league.

In a game weeks after joining the team, he went to his left and snagged a hard shot before it could go past him, impressing the rookie left-handed pitcher Jerry Koosman so much that Koosman walked toward third base.

The nickname did indeed stick."

Source: The New York Times. George Vecsey. March 15, 2018. Ed Charles, Mainstay of the Miracle Mets, Is Dead at 84. Full Story .

The Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) were originally the Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954), before they became the modern day Oakland Athletics (1968-today). Did you know that Ed Charles wore on a Kansas City Athletics uniform in 726 games, the most by any player from that point in A's history? Do you know who was second? [ Answer ]
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