Ed Appleton

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Edward Samuel "Ed" Appleton
Ed Appleton 1916.jpg
Born: (1892-02-29)February 29, 1892
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
Died: January 27, 1932(1932-01-27) (aged 39)
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1915, for the Brooklyn Robins
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1916, for the Brooklyn Robins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 5-12
Earned run average 3.25
Strikeouts 64

Edward Samuel Appleton (February 29, 1892 – January 27, 1932) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Robins in the 1915 and 1916 seasons. Appleton was the victim of a trick by St Louis Cardinals manager Miller Huggins during a 1915 game.[1] Tied in the 7th inning, and with two outs for the Cardinals and a runner on third base, Huggins called out to Appleton 'Let me see that ball'. Appleton tossed the ball to Huggins, who stepped aside. The ball flew past him and the Cardinal runner scored.[1] The Robins protested, but the umpire told them that because time had not been called, the ball was still in play and Appleton was throwing it at his own risk.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Burke, Larry (1995). The Baseball Chronicles - A Decade-by-Decade History of the All-American Pastime. New York, NY: Smithmark Publishing. p. 40. ISBN 0831706805.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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