Edward Leslie “Harvard Eddie” Grant

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Edward Leslie “Harvard Eddie” Grant

Franklin, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Oct 1918 (aged 35)
Binarville, Departement de la Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Burial Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Plot Plot A, Row 02, Grave 24
Memorial ID 19858 View Source
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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


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  • Added: 27 Jan 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Leslie “Harvard Eddie” Grant (21 May 1883–5 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19858, citing Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Find a Grave .