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 Edward Augustine “Big Ed” Walsh

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Edward Augustine “Big Ed” Walsh

  • Birth 14 May 1881 Plains, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 26 May 1959 Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, USA
  • Plot Fountain Garden #2, Lot 101, Space 4
  • Memorial ID 5957

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Plains, Pennsylvania, he was a right handed pitcher making his debut with the Chicago White Sox on May 7, 1904. For fourteen seasons, he played with the Chicago White Sox (1904-16), winning two World Series games in 1906 and played for the Boston Braves in 1917. A skillful hurler, he concluded his career with a record of 195 wins, 126 loss, 250 complete games, 57 shutouts, 35 saves, 1736 strikeouts and holds the major league record for lowest lifetime ERA with a 1.82 earned run average. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946 and died at age 78 in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 25 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5957
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Augustine “Big Ed” Walsh (14 May 1881–26 May 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5957, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens North, Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .