The Sotavento of Edwin Mathews (October 13, 1931 February 18, 2001) was a third man of American base in the Major League Baseball.
Born in Texarkana , Tiles, Eddie Mathews was six years Eddie Mathews statistics old when his family moved to Holy Barbara, California where he became a player of the institute of the star. It signed by the Boston he Braves in 1949, he continued to shine in his system of the farm as a power-striking left-handed third man of base that struck to dominate runs at home. It brought to the main leagues, in its 1952 season of novice with the he Braves, the blow of Eddie Mathews 25 home runs, inclusive three in a play, breaking the registration for novices. In its second year that the right of vote moved to Milwaukee , Wisconsin where he batted for a 0,302 average of the season, the blow 47 home runs, and handled in 135 runs. For nine straight seasons he struck 30 home he runs or more inclusive to direct the Eddie Mathews statistics National League two times. When one of superestrellas of 1954 in American sport, Eddie Mathews was chosen for the covered with the very first matter of Sport Illustrated magazine.
Their team gained the 1957 National championship of the League then, helped for play-profit of Mathews runs at home in the tenth entrance of the play four, they defeated the New York to Yankees to gain the world series.
Eddie Matthews was traded to the Houston Stars before the 1967 season. In 1967, Eddie Mathews came be only the seventh player to strike 500 career runs at home, and is a member of the 500 home runs the club. When did he retire was seventh in the never even home he runs. On its career of the main league of seventeen-year, he was called to the team all stellar nine times, the blow 512 home runs, played in three world series, and handled in 100 or more runs five times. When the punch of one-two for the Milwaukee Braves, from 1954 to 1966 he and the team companion Hank blow Aaron 863 bargains (Aaron 442, Mathews 421), moving ahead from the Compassion Baby duet and Lou Gehrig of the Yankees Eddie Mathews statistics as the never even leaders in the history of the main league.
The vestibule of Famer Ty Cobb said once of Mathews: “I only have known three or four perfect swings in my time. This boy has one of them”.
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In 1978 Eddie Mathews was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and today still the degrees support never even among base men third parties in runs at home, RBI, hitting the percentage and the total bases. The it is the only man to play for the Braves the team in the three cities that called at home: Boston , Milwaukee and Atlanta . During the 1968 season, Matthews was traded of the Houston Stars to the Tigres of Detroit. Mathews retired like a player after the 1968 season with final appearances in two play of the post-season for the Tigres of champion of world series Detroit but returned to handle the Atlanta Braves from 1972 to 1974. The it was the director when Hank Aaron struck its home 715 runs.
In 1999, he situated the Number 63 in The Sports list of Larger News of Players of Baseball, and he was named as a finalist for the Team of the EVERY Century of the Major League Baseball.
Badly of health during its final years, Mathews died of complications of the pneumonia at age 69 in The Jolla, California . In 2001, the year of Mathews’ the death, the Braves honored its memory with the placement of patches that bear its uniform number retired, 41, in its Sweater.
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In September 11, 1966, Matthews was Ryan of Nolan victim Eddie Mathews statistics of strikeout. The Fame pitcher Vestibule would pass to come to be the Baseball of the league main never even king of strikeout with 5.714.
The it is the only player to play for the Braves in Boston , in Milwaukee , and in Atlanta .
The it is also one of the few players to play, to coach, and to handle for the same team of the baseball.
Matthews appeared in the covered with the first matter of Sport Illustrated, dated August 16, 1954.
While a member of the Houston Stars, Matthews struck its home 500 runs in July 14, 1967, of the future Vestibule of pitcher of Eddie Mathews statistics Fame Juan Marichal of the Giants of San Francisco.
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