Thursday, June 08, 2017

We remember Eddie Gaedel (1925-61)


Eddie Gaedel was born on this day in 1925 in Chicago.    Later, he was in the middle of one Bill Veeck's craziest promotions.   

In 1951, Mr Veeck had 3 foot 7-inch midget Eddie Gaedel appear in an American League game.  

He wore the number "1/8" and walked on four pitches.   They put a pinch runner for him and that was his baseball career.   The commissioner did not allow Gaedel to appear in any more games.    

By the way, the Browns moved to Baltimore in 1954.    Eddie Gaedel died in 1961 at the age of 35.



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