Elmer Gedeon Stats

Elmer Gedeon was born on Sunday, April 15, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio. Gedeon was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 18, 1939, with the Washington Senators. 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 Elmer Gedeon baseball stats page.

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"Elmer Gedeon, University of Michigan's versatile football, baseball, and track star, who passed up a chance to star in the Olympics to play baseball for Michigan , today passed up his graduation exercises to join the Washington Senators in his home town next Thursday. Gedeon, who is co-holder of the American records for the 70-yard and 75-yard high hurdles, announced that he had signed with the Senators for a 'substantial bonus,' and that he would travel with Washington for a short period before being farmed to a minor league team for seasoning. At Michigan , under Coach Ray Fisher , former pitcher for the New York Giants , Gedeon showed very strong defensive play at first base and batted .320 this year with a good percentage of extra base hits." - The Marshall Evening Chronicle (UP, Elmer Gedeon Joins Washington Senators , June 2, 1939, Page Four)

Elmer Gedeon

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World Series
Birth Name:
Elmer John Gedeon
Ged - Old Ged
Born On:
04-15-1917  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cleveland, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-20-1944 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
St. Pol, France
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
High School:
East High School (Cleveland, OH)
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
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Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
First Game:
09-18-1939 (Age 22)
Last Game:
Not Applicable

Elmer Gedeon

Elmer Gedeon Pitching Stats

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Elmer Gedeon Hitting Stats

1939 22 Senators 5 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 .200 .294 .200
1 Year 5 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 .200 .294 .200

Elmer Gedeon

Elmer Gedeon Fielding Stats

1939 Senators CF 4 4 108 16 4.0 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1939 Senators RF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
CF Totals 4 4 108 16 4.0 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
RF Totals 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1 Year 5 4 114 17 3.4 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.03

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Elmer Gedeon Miscellaneous Stats

1939 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 15.0 - - -
1 Year 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 15.0 - - -

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Elmer Gedeon Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1939 Washington Senators 34 Undetermined - -
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Elmer John Gedeon was a Major League Baseball player for the Washington Senators in 1939. More than 500 major leaguers served the military during World War II, but only Gedeon and Harry O'Neill were killed in action. A synopsis:

Two Who Did Not Return

A captain with the 394th Bomb Group, known as the Bridge Busters, Gedeon usually sat at a desk, involved in planning missions in Europe. But he wanted to maintain his flying proficiency, so at dusk on April 20, 1944, Gedeon took off from Boreham, an airfield in Chesterfield, England, along with 35 other B-26 bombers, which were nicknamed Marauders.

At about 7:30 p.m., after Gedeon’s plane had dropped its bombs -- most were later determined to have missed the target -- antiaircraft fire ripped through its undercarriage. The B-26 burst into flames.

The only crewman to escape was Gedeon’s co-pilot, James Taaffe. He was captured on the ground and imprisoned. He was told that his six crew mates, including Gedeon, 27, had died.

Source of Excerpt: The New York Times. Robert Weintraub. May 25, 2013. Full Article .

Did you know that when Elmer Gedeon started his first game, on September 19, 1939 , having previously only been used as a late inning defensive replacement ( Box Score ), he went 3-for-4 at the plate, scored a run, drove in a run, and walked once?
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Elmer Gedeon is the nephew of Joe Gedeon , a second baseman who played for the Washington Senators (1913-1914, New York Yankees (1916-1917), and St. Louis Browns (1918-1920. However, Joe was banned from baseball for life on November 3, 1921, for "having guilty knowledge" of the 1919 Black Sox Scandal (he was at an early meeting when the gamblers discussed the plot to fix the 1919 World Series ).

Last-Modified: April 11, 2020 5:35 AM EST

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