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Players To Remember: Eddie Mathews

December 23, 2018

Today in our “Players to Remember” file, I recall fondly and with great admiration the play of Ed Mathews, a Hall of Famer, who hit over 500 home runs.

I believe he was as good as if not better than any third baseman, who ever played the game.

He had a great World Series and made the unassisted play on which the 1957 World Series ended in favor of Mathews’ Milwaukee Braves.

The next season Mathews and the Braves were not as fortunate losing the last three games and the title to the vaunted New York Yankees, the team they defeated in the 1957 Fall Classic.

Ten years later, Ed Mathews was part of a Detroit Tigers team that did what the ’58 Yankees did to Ed’s Braves, namely win the last three World Series games, the last two on the road.

 

The great player, Eddie Mathews, pictured above.

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