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Ed Bailey


From the "This Great Game" card back: Teammates should call Bailey “star” for his lofty home run totals (48 for the Reds in 1956-57), but they prefer “Gar,” which is short for his given anime “Edgar.” Behind the plate, “Gar” is gabby and cocky, known for his habit of chattering at opposing hitters. For years he’s carried a running conversation with Willie Mays of the Giants, egging The Say Hey Kid to steal a base if he reached first. In his first seven seasons, baserunners stole 98 bags off Ed, but he threw them out 99 times.


Birth Date: April 15, 1931
Birth Location: Strawberry Plains, TN
Death Date: March 23, 2007
Death Location: Knoxville TN, USA
Weight: 205 lb
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 26, 1953
Final Game Date: April 26, 1966
Years Played: 16
Games Played: 1,212
At Bats: 3,581
Runs: 432
Hits: 915
Doubles: 128
Triples: 15
Home Runs: 155
RBIs: 540
Stolen Bases: 17
Base on Balls: 545
Batting Average: 0.256
Position: Catcher

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