Eason as an National League umpire in 1916.
March 13, 1879|
|Died: April 16, 1970
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|October 1, 1900 for the Chicago Orphans|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 4, 1906 for the Brooklyn Superbas|
|Earned run average||3.39|
Malcolm Wayne (Mal) Eason (March 13, 1879 – April 16, 1970) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Orphans (1900–1902), Boston Beaneaters (1902), Detroit Tigers (1903) and Brooklyn Superbas (1905–1906). Eason batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Brookville, Pennsylvania.
From 1901 to 1902 Eason went 8–17 and 10–12, while pitching for awful teams. Despite his losing records, he registered 3.59 and 2.61 ERAs respectively. His most productive season came in 1906, when he pitched a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals and had a 10–17 mark with a 3.25 ERA. It was his last season as an active player.
Eason died in a house fire in Douglas, Arizona, at the age of 91.
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July 20, 1906
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