Ned Bligh

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Ned Bligh
Born: (1864-06-30)June 30, 1864
Brooklyn, New York
Died: April 18, 1892(1892-04-18) (aged 27)
Brooklyn, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 26, 1886, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 14, 1890, for the Louisville Colonels
MLB statistics
Batting average .163
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 19

Edwin Forrest Bligh (June 30, 1864 – April 18, 1892) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball player from Brooklyn, New York, who played for four teams during his four-season career. He didn't collect his first base hit until his third season, and fourteenth at bat, when he was purchased by the Columbus Solons from the Cincinnati Red Stockings for $1500 on December 14, 1888. He played in a total of 66 games, collecting 34 hits in 209 at bats for a .163 career batting average.[1]

Ned died of typhoid fever[2] at the age of 27 in his hometown of Brooklyn, and is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ "Ned Bligh Stats". Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Too Young To Die". Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Ned Bligh Stats". Retrieved 2007-07-20. 

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