Ed Chandler

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Edward Oliver Chandler

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Right-hander Ed Chandler spent eleven active seasons in professional baseball from 1941 to 1955.

The 24-year-old pitcher had a short season in 1941, his first year, going 1-1 in four games for the Pocatello Cardinals of the Class C Pioneer League. He served the next four years (1942-1945) in the Pacific Theater of Operations for the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Chandler returned in 1946 and had his best season, going 20-6 with a 2.00 ERA while appearing in 35 games for the Ft. Worth Cats, helping his team to the Texas League championship. Ed made his big league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 18, 1947 and appeared in 15 games with an 0-1 record and a 6.37 ERA, making his last appearance in June 14.

Ed spent the remainder of his pro baseball career in the minors where he had four more double-digit winning years, in 1948, '49, '52, and '54. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1950 Rule V Draft from the St. Paul Saints in November 1950 and spent his last five seasons (1951-1955) in the Pacific Coast League. He pitched his last season with the San Francisco Seals in 1955, amassing a 103-86 record overall in 307 games.

After baseball, Ed was president of a mutual fund company until his retirement. He passed away on July 6, 2003 at the age of 86 in Las Vegas,

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