Adventures in the National Pastime #14

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Twenty-six-year-old Eddie Gaedel at bat (for the first and only time) for the St. Louis Browns on August 19, 1951. A dwarf/little person standing 3’ 7”, he wore the number “⅛” on his jersey.

3 comments:

woid said...

He retired from baseball with an on-base percentage of 1.000.

His career stats: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/hittinglogs.php?p=gaedeed01&y=1951

Fred said...

Veeck as in "wreck."

Mike H. said...

"I feel like Babe Ruth out here!"