Edwin Lee Mathews (Eddie Mattress, Cap'n Eddie, Santa Barbara Bomber or Brookfield Bomber)
Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: October 13, 1931 in Texarkana, TX
High School: Santa Barbara HS (Santa Barbara, CA)
Signed by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1952 (Age 20.185, 8,451st in MLB history) vs. BRO 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Astros/Tigers 1952-1968
Last Game: September 27, 1968 (Age 36.350) vs. WSA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1978 (301/379 ballots).
View Eddie Mathews Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Died: February 18, 2001 in La Jolla, CA
Buried: Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, CA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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