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Ed Stein (baseball)

Ed Stein
Pitcher
Born: (1869-09-05)September 5, 1869
Detroit, Michigan
Died: May 10, 1928(1928-05-10) (aged 58)
Detroit, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 24, 1890 for the Chicago Colts
Last MLB appearance
June 27, 1898 for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 109-78
ERA 3.97
Strikeouts 535
Teams

Edward F. Stein (September 5, 1869 – May 12, 1928) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Chicago Colts and Brooklyn Grooms/Bridegrooms of the National League from 1890 to 1898.[1]

Career

Chicago

Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, he began his major league career with the Colts, winning 12 of the 20 games he pitched[1] as the team went on to a second place finish behind the Brooklyn Bridegrooms.[2] The following season, Ed pitched in fewer games, winning 7 of the 14 games he pitched that year,[1] as the Colts again finished second, but this time behind the Boston Beaneaters.[3]

Brooklyn

It was his time in Brooklyn where Ed enjoyed his greatest success. He made an immediate impact, winning 27 games that season, and 87 games total during his first four seasons in Brooklyn, including another 26 win season in 1894.[1]

On June 2, 1894, Ed pitched a rain-shortened six inning no-hit game against the Beaneaters, a 1–0 victory at the Bridegrooms home field, Eastern Park.[4] Do to subsequent rule changes since, it is not officially recognized as a no-hitter because he did not pitch at least nine innings.

Umpire

Stein was used as a substitute umpire for four games in his career. The first was on July 24, 1890. The second in 1894, and two more in 1896. In all of his games, he was the only umpire on the field.

Post-career

Ed died in his hometown of Detroit at the age of 58, and is interred at Elmwood Cemetery.[1]

See also

  • List of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins

References

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Preceded by
Dave Foutz
Brooklyn Grooms
Opening Day
Starting pitcher

1893
Succeeded by
Brickyard Kennedy
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