Edward M. Daily
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Weight 174 lb.
- Debut May 4, 1885
- Final Game July 14, 1891
- Born September 7, 1862 in Providence, RI USA
- Died October 21, 1891 in Washington, DC USA
Ed Daily was a busy two-way player from 1885 to 1891. He appeared in 497 games as an outfielder, 151 as a pitcher, and one game as a first baseman. As a hitter he hit only .239, but he stole 235 bases with a high of 62 in 1890. As a pitcher he had a record of 66-70 with an ERA of 3.39. His busiest year was 1890, when he went 18-18 as a pitcher and also had 489 at-bats. He had batted more the previous year, 1889, but only pitched twice.
His career started in 1885 solely as a pitcher. Although he hit only .207 that year, he was used a lot as an outfielder for the rest of his career. He pitched relatively few times from 1887-89, but then was used more extensively as a pitcher in 1890-91. He died in 1891 after having played that season in the majors.
He pitched with a handkerchief hanging out of his back pocket. Was it a way to distract the hitters?
Sporting Life of October 24, 1891 carried his obituary. It stated that he played first with the Woonsocket Comets in 1883. In 1891 he could only play part of the season because of the illness that eventually killed him .
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1889)
- 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 2 (1889 & 1890)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1885)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1885, 1886 & 1890)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1885 & 1890)
- 400 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1885)