Ed Brandt

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Edward Arthur Brandt
(Big Ed)

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Biographical Information[edit]

After leading the National League with 21 losses as a rookie in 1928, Ed Brandt gradually turned a corner and became a top left-handed pitcher with the Boston Braves, enjoying four consecutive seasons between 16 to 18 victories from 1931 to 1934. In 287 2/3 innings on the bump in 1933, Ed shone to an 18-14 record with a 2.60 ERA, tossing 23 complete games and 4 shutouts. After hitting a wall in 1935, Ed finished his career with three solid seasons split among the Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. In 378 games, and 278 career starts, Ed tossed 150 complete games and finished with a 121-146 record and 3.86 ERA.

After his baseball days, Ed owned a hunting lodge and a tavern. He was killed in 1944 when he was struck by a car while crossing a street.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1931-1934)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 6 (1928, 1931-1934 & 1936)

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