Ed Karger

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Edwin Karger

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

On August 11, 1907, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Ed Karger pitched a perfect game through 7 innings. The game was ended due to a prior mutual agreement between the Cards and the Boston Doves. It was the second game of a doubleheader, and the rules of the time permitted the teams to decide on a seven-inning game in that circumstance. It is the only major league abridged perfect game or no-hitter that was not abridged by weather or darkness.

He was discovered by former major leaguer Hick Carpenter, who was working as a border inspector in Nogales, AZ. Karger was pitching for a semi-pro club from Tucson, AZ in 1905. while employed as a policeman in Tucson. His baseball prowess landed him a job with the Houston Buffaloes of the South Texas League.

He worked one National League as an umpire in 1906.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1907)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1906 & 1907)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1907)

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