Monday, June 15, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 35 - Hank Edwards

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Hank Edwards

Born: January 29, 1919, Elmwood Place, Ohio
Debut: 1941, with the Indians
Reds Debut: 1951, acquired via waivers
Reds Stats: 2 seasons at OF. 115 games, 343 PA, 9 HR, 48 RBI, .296 BA
Final Major League Season: 1953, with the Browns

His 11-season career included 7 seasons with the Indians and short stints with the Reds, Cubs, Dodgers, Browns, and White Sox. Also had contracts with the Orioles and Braves.
Led AL in triples in 1946 with 16, a year he hit .301 over 124 games.
Received two Hall of Fame votes in 1960.

Number of cards: 20
Number of cards as a Red: 5
Number of cards in my collection: 2 (40%)

Go Reds.

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