Ed Sauer

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Ed Sauer
Born: (1919-01-03)January 3, 1919
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: July 1, 1988(1988-07-01) (aged 69)
Thousand Oaks, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 17, 1943, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1949, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .256
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 57
Career highlights and awards

Edward Sauer (January 3, 1919 – July 1, 1988) was an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, he appeared in 189 Major League games in 1943–1945 and in 1949 for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Braves. He stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, weighed 188 pounds (85 kg) and threw and batted right-handed.

The younger brother of slugger Hank Sauer, Ed was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Elon College. His pro career extended for a dozen years, 1940 through 1951. He was a member of the pennant-winning 1945 Cubs and appeared as a pinch hitter twice (in games 5 and 7) during the 1945 World Series, striking out each time against Baseball Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher Hal Newhouser.[1]

During his Major League career, Sauer collected 117 hits, including 25 doubles, two triples and five home runs.


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