Eddie Dwight

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Eddie Dwight
Utility player
Born: (1905-02-25)February 25, 1905
Dalton, Georgia
Died: November 27, 1975(1975-11-27) (aged 70)
Kansas City, Kansas
Batted: Both
Threw: Right
1925, for the Indianapolis ABCs
Last appearance
1937, for the Kansas City Monarchs

Edward Joseph Dwight Sr. (February 25, 1905 - November 27, 1975) was a utility player in the Negro leagues. He played mostly for the Kansas City Monarchs.[3][4][5][6]

He graduated from Sumner High School in Kansas City, Kansas.[7]

After retiring from baseball, he went to work at Kansas State Grain laboratory where he worked as a chemist. In 1946, the Dwight family opened Dwight's Soda Grill in Kansas City, Kansas.[7]

According to Dwight's wife, in taped interviews by Janet Bruce, Eddie Dwight worked as a bus driver for the Kansas City Monarchs into the team's later years, and continued to appear as a player.[8] In 1962, Dwight's son Eddie Dwight Jr. became the first black American selected for training as an astronaut by NASA. He would later go on to become a sculptor. Some of his subjects have included Negro league baseball players.

Dwight died at the age of 70 in Kansas City, Kansas.[5]


  1. ^ "Gilkerson Union Giants Swamp Knights of Columbus Nine 11 to 4" Davenport Democrat and Leader, Davenport, IA, Monday Evening, June 21, 1926, Page 7, Columns 1 and 2
  2. ^ "Greeley Advertisers Downed by Colored Club; Score 12-1" Negro Star, Wichita, Kansas, Friday, August 10, 1934, Page 3, Columns 1 to 6
  3. ^ "Negro Leagues Baseball eMuseum: Personal Profiles: Eddie Dwight". www.nlbemuseum.com. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  4. ^ "Eddie Dwight Negro Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  5. ^ a b "Edward Joseph Dwight, Sr (1905-1975) - Find A..." www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  6. ^ "Eddie Dwight - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database". www.seamheads.com. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  7. ^ a b "Dwight family papers". etext.ku.edu. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  8. ^ ""Inventory of Janet Bruce Negro Leagues Interviews"" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-10-07.

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