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Ed Walsh, Jr.

Edward Arthur Walsh (February 11 1905October 31 1937) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher from Meriden, Connecticut, and son of Hall of Famer Ed Walsh. He played four seasons in the Majors, all with Chicago White Sox, from through .


After his graduation from the University of Notre Dame, where he also played College baseball, he joined the Chicago White Sox, the team that his father had become famous playing for years earlier. Over the first two years of his career, he spent most of time as a starting pitcher, with infrequent performances out of the bullpen. He found little success though, as his ERA totals were 4.96, and 5.65, with a combined record of 10-28 for the and seasons. The following year, he was no longer part of the pitching rotation, and spent most of his time as a relief pitcher, appearing in 37 games, also without much success. After the season, he only had one more showing with the Sox and the Majors, pitching in four games in .

Before the season, he was bought by Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League, where he has the claim to fame for stopping young Joe Dimaggio's minor league record 61 game hitting streak.


He suddenly became ill in late 1937, and he returned to his parent's home in Meriden, where he lapsed into a coma and died at the age of 32. It was determined that he had suffered from an acute heart ailment caused by chronic rheumatism. He was interred at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Meridan.


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