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Edward Leslie "Harvard Eddie" Grant
Birth: May 21, 1883
Death: Oct. 9, 1918

Professional Baseball Player. Eddie Grant was a Harvard graduate who played 10 years in the Majors. After a three hit debut with the Cleveland Naps of the American League, he went to the minors. He reappeared with the 1907 Phillies, and took over as leadoff batter in 1908, leading the NL in at-bats in 1908 and 1909. Grant became a fine-fielding third baseman, fast on the bases and dependable in the clutch. In 1915, after two-and-a-half seasons with the Giants, where he was a favorite of John McGraw, he retired to practice law in New York City. When war was declared on Germany, he joined the 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, entering the service from New York. He was leading a mission in the Argonne Forest to rescue the "Lost Battalion" when he was killed by German shell fire. He became one of three ML players killed in World War I. A monument to his memory was placed in centerfield in the Polo Grounds' in New York. Each Memorial Day there was a wreath-laying ceremony at his plaque. (bio by: Frank Russo) 

Cause of death: Killed By German Shell Fire
 
Burial:
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Departement de la Meuse
Lorraine, France
Plot: Plot A, Row 02, Grave 24
 
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Record added: Jan 28, 2001
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Edward Leslie Harvard Eddie Grant
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Edward Leslie Harvard Eddie Grant
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He traded his tomorrows for our todays...thanks Eddie RIP
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 6, 2013

- KParn
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013

- la vita eterna
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