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
debut
1925, for the Indianapolis ABCs
Last appearance
1937, for the Kansas City Monarchs
Teams

Edward Joseph "Eddie" Dwight Sr. ( February 25, 1905 - November 27, 1975) was a Utility player in the Negro Leagues. He played mostly for the Kansas City Monarchs.

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.[3]

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.

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