Ed Sprague, Sr

Ed Sprague, Sr

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 10 Jan 2020 (aged 74)
Lodi, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 206509604 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. For eight seasons (1968 to 1969 and 1971 to 1976), he was a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. Born Edward Nelson Sprague, he was raised in California's Bay Area and attended Sunset High School, prior to serving with the United States Army. He was signed as an amateur free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1966 and one year later (1967), he was selected by the Oakland Athletics during the rule 5 draft. Mainly a reliever, he experienced a National League Pennant with the Cincinnati Reds in 1972. While with Milwaukee, he produced a career high 7 wins in 1974. In 198 career regular season games, he compiled a 17 win, 23 loss record with a lifetime 3.84 ERA in 408 innings pitched. After retiring as a player, he served as a scout with the Baltimore Orioles. He later owned the Stockton Ports Minor League baseball team. His son Ed Sprague, Jr., was also a Major League Baseball player.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 24 Jan 2020
  • Find A Grave Memorial 206509604
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ed Sprague, Sr (16 Sep 1945–10 Jan 2020), Find A Grave Memorial no. 206509604, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.