Ed Porray

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Ed Porray
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Born: (1888-12-05)December 5, 1888
A ship on the Atlantic Ocean
Died: July 13, 1954(1954-07-13) (aged 65)
Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1914, for the Buffalo Buffeds
Last MLB appearance
May 1, 1914, for the Buffalo Buffeds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0-1
Earned run average 4.35
Strikeouts 0

Edmund Joseph Porray (December 5, 1888 – July 13, 1954) was a major league pitcher. A right-handed pitcher who had a brief Major League career in which he pitched in 3 games for the 1914 Buffalo Buffeds of the Federal League, compiling a 0–1 record with a 4.35 earned run average in 1013 innings pitched.[1]

Today, Porray is best remembered for his unusual birthplace, as he is the only Major League Baseball player to have been born at sea. His birth certificate lists "At sea, on the Atlantic Ocean" as his birthplace.[2]

Porray died at the age of 65 in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, and is interred at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in that town.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ed Porray's Stats". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Famous First Foreign Born Baseball Players". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 

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