Eddie Basinski

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Eddie Basinski
Second baseman/Shortstop
Born: (1922-11-04) November 4, 1922 (age 94)
Buffalo, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 20, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
July 4, 1947, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .244
Runs scored 58
RBI 59

Edwin Frank Basinski (born November 4, 1922) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates in parts of three seasons spanning 1944–1947. He was a 1945 National League All-Star.[1]

Listed at 6' 1", 172 lb., Basinski batted and threw right handed. He was born in Buffalo, New York. In addition, he played with six different Minor League clubs between 1944 and 1959, as well as for the Patriotas de Venezuela of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League during the 1951–1952 season. Basinski is a member of the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame, as well as the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his lengthy career with the Portland Beavers.

After retiring from baseball he remained in the Portland area, working for Consolidated Freightways.[1] Basinski lived in Milwaukie, Oregon, for about 25 years.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Swindler, Samantha (April 19, 2017). "Finding a connection to Portland Beaver legend Eddie Basinski (Column)". The Oregonian/OregonLive. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 

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