Edward Samuel Appleton
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 173 lb.
- Debut April 16, 1915
- Final Game October 5, 1916
- Born February 29, 1892 in Arlington, TX USA
- Died January 27, 1932 in Arlington, TX USA
Ed Appleton pitched for the Brooklyn Robins in 1915 and 1916. The Robins won the pennant in 1916 but Ed did not appear in the postseason. He is one of the few Brooklyn / Los Angeles pitchers to post a game score of 90+ in a losing effort - he pitched 14 1/3 innings on June 11, 1915 .
Ed was born, and died, in Arlington, TX. Although eight other major leaguers have been born in Arlington (through 2019), Ed was born there over 80 years before any of the others. His birthday was February 29, and this site  states he is the only Brooklyn / Los Angeles franchise player born on that day.
Ed's minor league career ran from 1911 through 1926, much of it with Texas-based teams. The minor league database does not show him playing with a team in 1917, but a short article in the April 20, 1917 Harrisburg Telegraph says that the minor-league Baltimore Orioles had assumed Ed's contract from Brooklyn, and would suspend him for not reporting.
After baseball, Ed worked for a railway .
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1921||Graham Hijackers||Texas-Oklahoma League||--||--||Replaced by Roy Akin|