June 10, 1933|
Los Angeles, California
|Died: July 10, 2010
Grant's Pass, Oregon
|June 10, 1960 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
Last MLB appearance
|June 11, 1961 for the Minnesota Twins|
|Earned run average||5.11|
Edwin Lee Palmquist (June 10, 1933 – July 10, 2010) was a middle relief pitcher who played from 1960 through 1961 in Major League Baseball. Listed at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 195 lb., Palmquist batted and threw right-handed. A native of Los Angeles, California, he attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers as a free agent in 1951.
Palmquist entered the majors in 1960 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, playing for them one year before joining the Minnesota Twins (1961). He posted a 1–3 record with a 5.11 earned run average in 36 pitching appearances, including two starts, allowing 47 runs (39 earned) on 77 hits while walking 36 batters and striking out 41 in 68⅔ innings of work.
In 1963, Palmquist pitched in Japan for the Daimai Orions. He also saw action in the minor leagues with the Santa Barbara Dodgers (1951–52), Newport News Dodgers (1955), Kokomo Dodgers (1956), Great Falls Electrics (1957), Spokane Indians (1958, 1960), St. Paul Saints (1959) and Vancouver Mounties (1962), registering a mark of 28–36 with a 3.58 ERA in 551 innings.
Palmquist was a longtime resident of Grant's Pass, Oregon, where he died at the age of 77.