Year Inducted – 1986
Ed proved throughout his career that he could handle a position where and when needed, be it as catcher, in the infield, or at any of the outfield spots. Although not hitting for the extreme high averages, Ed contributed in the clutch at a steady .280-.300 clip during his career. From his youth days in Firestone Park and a championship high school season in 1946 for Garfield High, Ed served in the U.S. Navy for two years and had the opportunity to play with the Bainbridge, Maryland East Coast Championship team before returning home for an 11-year Class AA career. “Steady Eddie” returned to diamond action with Norka Plating from 1947-50, Krumroy Markets in 1950, and then joined the champion Borden Auto teams of 1951-52. In 1953 he helped Canton Road Furniture on the championship trail and returned with a revived Borden team in 1954 for another title season. Ed moved on to Clark Excavating in 1955 and closed out his brilliant career with Krispy Kreme in 1956-57.