Ed Biecher

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Edward Biecher
(Scrap Iron)

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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a birth month listed as May in Baseball Necrology.

Biographical Information[edit]

"While at Moberly the Browns picked up a young outfielder, Ed. Beecher, who looks like a comer." - Sporting Life's assessment of Ed, in the Oct. 9, 1897 issue

"Outfielder Beecher, of the Mansfield Interstate League team, is a young player of great promise, according to one who has been throughout the circuit." - Sporting Life, Sept. 24, 1898

Scrap Iron Ed Biecher played eleven seasons in the minors and came to the majors in 1897 and 1898. At age 20, he played in 1896 for the New Haven Edgewoods along with a couple other young future major leaguers, Billy Lauder and Henry Gruber. Ed was the one who came first to the majors, after playing some of 1897 with the Cairo Egyptians. He managed the Terre Haute Hottentots for part of the 1903 Central League season.

He is not to be confused with another outfielder, Ed Beecher, who played a bit earlier in the 19th century. While his real name was Biecher, with "ie", he was often called Beecher, with "ee".

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