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Eddie Mathews

American baseball player and coach

Died when: 69 years 128 days (832 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Eddie Mathews

Edwin Lee Mathews (October 13, 1931 – February 18, 2001) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman.He played 17 seasons for Boston / Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves (1952–1966);

Houston Astros (1967) and Detroit Tigers (1967–68).Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978, he is the only player to have represented the Braves in the three American cities they have called home.

He played 1,944 games for the Braves during their 13-season tenure in Milwaukee—the prime of Mathews' career.Mathews is regarded as one of the best third basemen ever to play the game.

He was an All-Star for nine seasons.He won the National League (NL) home run title in 1953 and 1959 and was the NL Most Valuable Player runner-up both of those seasons.

He hit 512 home runs during his major league career.Mathews coached for the Atlanta Braves in 1971, and he was the team's manager from 1972 to 1974.

Later, he was a scout and coach for the Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Oakland Athletics.

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