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Full Name: Edwin Lee Mathews Primary Position: 3B
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/190 First Game: April 15, 1952
Birthdate: October 13, 1931 Final Game: September 27, 1968
Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas MLB Experience: 17 years
Died: February 18, 2001
Deathplace: La Jolla, California
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978


Biography

Eddie Mathews (Edwin Lee Mathews) was born on October 13, 1931 in Texarkana, Texas. He made his Major League debut on April 15, 1952 for the Boston Braves. In 1952, his rookie year, he hit .242 with 25 home runs and 58 RBI. Mathews played for the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers over the course of his 17 year career.

Most people believe that Eddie Mathews's best season was 1953, when he slugged 47 home runs, hit for a .302 average and knocked in 135 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1952 BOS N 145 528 80 128 25 58 .242 .320 .447 23 5 59 115 1 5 6 0 9
1953 MIL N 157 579 110 175 47 135 .302 .406 .627 31 8 99 83 2 1 1 0 6
1954 MIL N 138 476 96 138 40 103 .290 .423 .603 21 4 113 61 2 3 10 15 9
1955 MIL N 141 499 108 144 41 101 .289 .413 .601 23 5 109 98 1 1 3 20 5
1956 MIL N 151 552 103 150 37 95 .272 .373 .518 21 2 91 86 1 3 6 17 4
1957 MIL N 148 572 109 167 32 94 .292 .387 .540 28 9 90 79 0 2 3 5 6
1958 MIL N 149 546 97 137 31 77 .251 .349 .458 18 1 85 85 2 8 5 5 9
1959 MIL N 148 594 118 182 46 114 .306 .390 .593 16 8 80 71 3 3 2 2 6
1960 MIL N 153 548 108 152 39 124 .277 .397 .551 19 7 111 113 2 4 7 3 8
1961 MIL N 152 572 103 175 32 91 .306 .402 .535 23 6 93 95 2 1 12 3 10
1962 MIL N 152 536 106 142 29 90 .265 .381 .496 25 6 101 90 2 0 4 7 11
1963 MIL N 158 547 82 144 23 84 .263 .399 .453 27 4 124 119 1 0 3 14 9
1964 MIL N 141 502 83 117 23 74 .233 .344 .412 19 1 85 100 1 0 2 5 8
1965 MIL N 156 546 77 137 32 95 .251 .341 .469 23 0 73 110 3 1 1 7 11
1966 ATL N 134 452 72 113 16 53 .250 .341 .420 21 4 63 82 0 1 1 6 6
1967 HOU N 101 328 39 78 10 38 .238 .333 .381 13 2 48 65 1 2 2 12 5
1967 DET A 36 108 14 25 6 19 .231 .331 .426 3 0 15 23 2 1 0 0 1
1967 Total 137 436 53 103 16 57 .236 .333 .392 16 2 63 88 3 3 2 12 6
1968 DET A 31 52 4 11 3 8 .212 .281 .385 0 0 5 12 0 0 0 1 0
Total NL 2324 8377 1491 2279 503 1426 .272 .377 .511 351 72 1424 1452 24 35 68 121 122
Total AL 67 160 18 36 9 27 .225 .315 .412 3 0 20 35 2 1 0 1 1
Total 2391 8537 1509 2315 512 1453 .271 .376 .509 354 72 1444 1487 26 36 68 122 123

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1952 BOS N 3B 142 0 0 160 259 19 21 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1953 MIL N 3B 157 0 0 154 311 30 33 0 0 0 0 0 .939
1954 MIL N 3B 127 126 1117.1 112 254 13 28 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1954 MIL N LF 10 10 90 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .913
1954 MIL N OF 10 10 90 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .913
1955 MIL N 3B 137 0 0 140 280 21 23 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1956 MIL N 3B 150 0 0 133 287 25 22 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1957 MIL N 3B 147 147 1333 131 299 16 27 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1958 MIL N 3B 149 149 1312 116 351 22 24 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1959 MIL N 3B 148 148 1315.2 144 305 18 21 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1960 MIL N 3B 153 153 1369.1 141 280 22 23 1 0 0 0 0 .950
1961 MIL N 3B 151 151 1340.1 168 281 18 30 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1962 MIL N 1B 7 7 59 67 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1962 MIL N 3B 140 140 1223 141 283 16 22 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1963 MIL N OF 42 42 321.2 63 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .914
1963 MIL N 3B 121 115 1048 113 276 13 23 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1963 MIL N LF 42 42 321.2 63 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .914
1964 MIL N 3B 128 123 1078 130 247 15 19 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1964 MIL N 1B 7 7 57 54 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1965 MIL N 3B 153 146 1290.1 113 301 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1966 ATL N 3B 127 115 1023 114 237 20 31 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1967 HOU N 3B 24 20 178.2 22 33 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .948
1967 HOU N 1B 79 68 602.2 572 40 8 50 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1967 DET A 3B 21 19 154.1 14 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1967 DET A 1B 13 12 99 106 12 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1967 Total 1B 92 80 701.2 678 52 9 59 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1967 Total 3B 45 39 333 36 61 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1968 DET A 3B 6 5 33 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 DET A 1B 6 6 44 34 3 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .974
Total 3B 2181 1557 13816 2049 4322 293 369 1 0 0 0 0 .956
Total LF 52 52 411.2 84 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .914
Total 1B 112 100 861.2 833 62 12 75 0 0 0 0 0 .987
Total OF 52 52 411.2 84 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .914

Transactions

  • 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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