Ed Palmquist

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Edwin Lee Palmquist

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ed Palmquist pitched two years in the majors, in 1960 and 1961. His debut in 1960 at age 27 was impressive, as he posted a 2.54 ERA in 22 games in relief. He had the lowest ERA on the Los Angeles Dodgers squad that season.

He was traded in 1961 after only 5 games with the Dodgers, and finished out his major league career with the Minnesota Twins, appearing in 9 more games.

Palmquist had been signed by the Dodgers before the 1951 season, and so it was nearly a decade before he came to the majors in 1960.

The book "Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy" says that Palmquist was known as "Wally Weird", but does not give an explanation as to why.

He later pitched for the Daimai Orions in Japan.

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