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Eddie Mathews Eddie Mathews
Full name: Edwin Lee Mathews
Born: October 13, 1931, Texarkana, Texas
Died February 18, 2001, La Jolla, California
Buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
First Game: April 15, 1952; Final Game: September 27, 1968
Managed First Game: August 7, 1972; Managed Final Game: July 21, 1974
Bat: Left Throw: Right Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1978
3B on TSN All-Star Team (1955, 1957 and 1959 to 1960)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1952 BOS N               145   528   80  128  23   5  25   58   59      115   1   5               9    6   4  .242  .320  .447  -0.1 1952 BOS N
1953 MIL N               157   579  110  175  31   8  47  135   99       83   2   1               6    1   3  .302  .406  .627   6.1 1953 MIL N
1954 MIL N               138   476   96  138  21   4  40  103  113       61   2   3   7           9   10   3  .290  .423  .603   5.4 1954 MIL N
1955 MIL N               141   499  108  144  23   5  41  101  109  20   98   1   1   6           5    3   4  .289  .413  .601   4.9 1955 MIL N
1956 MIL N               151   552  103  150  21   2  37   95   91  17   86   1   3   4           4    6   0  .272  .373  .518   2.5 1956 MIL N
1957 MIL N               148   572  109  167  28   9  32   94   90   5   79   0   2   2           6    3   1  .292  .387  .540   4.3 1957 MIL N
1958 MIL N               149   546   97  137  18   1  31   77   85   5   85   2   8   8           9    5   0  .251  .349  .458   2.5 1958 MIL N
1959 MIL N               148   594  118  182  16   8  46  114   80   2   71   3   3   2           6    2   1  .306  .390  .593   6.0 1959 MIL N
1960 MIL N Daily Splits  153   548  108  152  19   7  39  124  111   3  113   2   4   6   0   2i  8    7   3  .277  .397  .551   4.3 1960 MIL N
1961 MIL N Daily Splits  152   572  103  175  23   6  32   91   93   3   95   2   1   4   0   7  10   12   7  .306  .402  .535   4.2 1961 MIL N
1962 MIL N Daily Splits  152   536  106  142  25   6  29   90  101   7   90   2   0   4   0   8i 11    4   2  .265  .381  .496   3.1 1962 MIL N
1963 MIL N Daily Splits  158   547   82  144  27   4  23   84  124  14  119   1   0   3   0   8i  9    3   4  .263  .399  .453   5.1 1963 MIL N
1964 MIL N Daily Splits  141   502   83  117  19   1  23   74   85   5  100   1   0   2   0   6i  8    2   2  .233  .344  .412   0.8 1964 MIL N
1965 MIL N Daily Splits  156   546   77  137  23   0  32   95   73   7  110   3   1   3   0   7i 11    1   0  .251  .341  .469   2.8 1965 MIL N
1966 ATL N Daily Splits  134   452   72  113  21   4  16   53   63   6   82   0   1   1   0   3i  6    1   1  .250  .341  .420   0.6 1966 ATL N
1967 HOU N Daily Splits  101   328   39   78  13   2  10   38   48  12   65   1   2   4   0   4i  5    2   4  .238  .333  .381  -0.4 1967 HOU N
1967 DET A Daily Splits   36   108   14   25   3   0   6   19   15   0   23   2   1   2   0   2   1    0   0  .231  .331  .426   0.0 1967 DET A
1967 Total               137   436   53  103  16   2  16   57   63  12   88   3   3   6   0   6i  6    2   4  .236  .333  .392  -0.4 1967 Total
1968 DET A Daily Splits   31    52    4   11   0   0   3    8    5   1   12   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .212  .281  .385   0.0 1968 DET A
Total NL                2324  8377 1491 2279 351  72 503 1426 1424 106i1452  24  35  56i  0i 45i122   68  39  .272  .377  .511  52.1 Total NL        
Total AL                  67   160   18   36   3   0   9   27   20   1   35   2   1   2   0   2   1    0   0  .225  .315  .412   0.0 Total AL        
Total            Splits 2391  8537 1509 2315 354  72 512 1453 1444 107i1487  26  36  58i  0i 47i123   68  39  .271  .376  .509  52.1 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
i - incomplete
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1957 MIL N Daily Splits    7    22    4    5   3   0   1    4    8   0    5   0   1   0   0   0   1    0   0  .227  .433  .500 1957 MIL N
1958 MIL N Daily Splits    7    25    3    4   2   0   0    3    6   2   11   0   0   0   0   0   0    1   0  .160  .323  .240 1958 MIL N
1968 DET A Daily Splits    2     3    0    1   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .500  .333 1968 DET A
Total            Splits   16    50    7   10   5   0   1    7   15   2   17   0   1   0   0   0   1    1   0  .200  .385  .360 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1953 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   1   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .000  .250  .000 1953 NL   
1955 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1955 NL   
1957 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1957 NL   
1959 NL    Daily Splits    2     4    1    1   0   0   1    1    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .250  .250 1.000 1959 NL   
1960 NL    Daily Splits    2     7    1    1   0   0   1    2    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .143  .143  .571 1960 NL   
1961 NL    Daily Splits    2     5    1    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .167  .000 1961 NL   
1962 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1962 NL   
Total            Splits   10    25    4    2   0   0   2    3    1   0    5   1   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .080  .148  .320 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1952 BOS N        3B  142                     160  259   19   21      .957
1953 MIL N        3B  157                     154  311   30   33      .939
1954 MIL N        3B  127                     112  254   13   28      .966
1954 MIL N        OF   10                      21    0    2    0      .913    10    0    0 
1955 MIL N        3B  137                     140  280   21   23      .952
1956 MIL N        3B  150                     133  287   25   22      .944
1957 MIL N        3B  147                     131  299   16   27      .964
1958 MIL N        3B  149                     116  351   22   24      .955
1959 MIL N        3B  148                     144  305   18   21      .961
1960 MIL N Daily  3B  153  153  149  1369.1   141  280   22   23   1  .950
1961 MIL N Daily  3B  151  151  149  1340.1   168  281   18   30   0  .961
1962 MIL N Daily  3B  140  140  138  1223     141  283   16   22   0  .964
1962 MIL N        1B    7    7    3    59      67    2    0    7   0 1.000
1963 MIL N Daily  3B  121  115  111  1048     113  276   13   23   0  .968
1963 MIL N        LF   42   42   21   320.2    62    1    6    0i  0  .913
1963 MIL N        OF   42   42   21   320.2    63    1    6    0   0  .914    42    0    0 
1964 MIL N Daily  3B  128  123  115  1078     130  247   15   19   0  .962
1964 MIL N        1B    7    7    4    57      54    5    2    4   0  .967
1965 MIL N Daily  3B  153  146  135  1290.1   113  301   19   19   0  .956
1966 ATL N Daily  3B  127  115   94  1024     114  237   20   31   0  .946
1967 HOU N Daily  1B   79   68   55   602.2   572   40    8   50   0  .987
1967 HOU N        3B   24   20   18   178.2    22   33    3    3   0  .948
1967 DET A Daily  3B   21   19   14   154.1    14   28    3    0   0  .933
1967 DET A        1B   13   12    5    99     106   12    1    9   0  .992
1967 Total        1B   92   80   60   701.2   678   52    9   59   0  .988
1967 Total        3B   45   39   32   333      36   61    6    3   0  .942
1968 DET A Daily  3B    6    5    2    33       3   10    0    0   0 1.000
1968 DET A        1B    6    6    3    44      34    3    1    5   0  .974
Total             3B 2181  987i 925i 8739  i 2049 4322  293  369   1i .956
Total             1B  112  100   70   861.2   833   62   12   75   0  .987
Total             OF   52   42i  21i  320.2i   84    1    8    0   0i .914    52    0    0 
Total             LF   42i  42i  21i  320.2i   62i   1i   6i   0i  0i .913
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
i - incomplete
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1957 MIL N Daily  3B    7    7    7    62       9   19    1    1   0  .966
1958 MIL N Daily  3B    7    7    7    63       5   12    1    1   0  .944
1968 DET A Daily  3B    1    1    1     9       0    1    1    0   0  .500
Total             3B   15   15   15   134      14   32    3    2   0  .939
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1953 NL    Daily  3B    1    1    1     9       0    0    0    0   0     -
1955 NL    Daily  3B    1    1    0     6       0    3    1    0   0  .750
1957 NL    Daily  3B    1    0    0     4       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1959 NL    Daily  3B    1    1    0     8       2    1    1    0   0  .750
1960 NL    Daily  3B    2    2    0    12       1    1    2    0   0  .500
1961 NL    Daily  3B    2    2    1    12       0    2    0    0   0 1.000
1962 NL    Daily  3B    1    0    0     3       0    0    2    0   0  .000
Total             3B    9    7    2    54       4    7    6    0   0  .647
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG

Managerial RecordManagerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1972 ATL N   50   23   27  .460   213   252   8- 7           4  4
1973 ATL N  162   76   85  .472   799   774                  5
1974 ATL N   99   50   49  .505   386   348          7-21    4  3
Total       311  149  161  .481  1398  1374
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by Boston Braves (1949).

Traded by Atlanta Braves with Arnold Umbach and a player to be named later to
Houston Astros in exchange for Dave Nicholson and Bob Bruce (December 31, 1966);
Houston Astros received Sandy Alomar (February 25, 1967).

Traded by Houston Astros to Detroit Tigers in exchange for a player to be named
later (August 17, 1967); Houston Astros received Fred Gladding (November 22, 1967).

Released by Detroit Tigers (October 28, 1968).


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