Eddie Dix

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Eduard Richard Dix

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Eddie Dix was an infielder in the Netherlands who competed in the Olympics.

Dix played for the Dutch national team in the 1993 European Championship when he was only 22 years old, hitting .345/.472/.517, stealing 8 bases in 8 tries and fielding .904 as the starting shortstop. He led the tournament in steals (one ahead of Jeffrey Cranston) and tied for 6th with three doubles. His five errors at short tied Frank van Droogenbroeck for the lead. In the 1994 Baseball World Cup, he was 2 for 18 with 3 walks and a homer, splitting time between second base and shortstop. During the 1995 World Port Tournament, Eddie was 3 for 16 with two walks and a double.

In the 1995 European Championship, he hit .379/.438/.759 with 15 runs and 9 RBI in 9 games as the Dutch squad won a Gold Medal. He was 7th in the event in slugging, right behind Martin Helmig, and ranked 11th in OBP. Dix was second in runs scored, two behind teammate Johnny Balentina. He stole 10 bases in 12 tries to tie Balentina for the most swipes. He tied for sixth in walks (8) and tied for 8th in total bases (22). Dix tied for the lead in triples (1) and tied for 6th with 3 doubles. He was left off the All-Star team as Germany's Stephan Jäger was chosen at second base. During the 1995 Intercontinental Cup, Dix was 1 for 8 with two walks but somehow scored four runs.

Dix was 2 for 15 with a walk in the 1996 Olympics and fielded .957 as the primary Dutch second baseman. In the 1998 Haarlem Baseball Week, Dix went 3 for 10 with five walks. He was 9th in the event in OBP and tied for second in walks behind Cuban legend Omar Linares.

Eddy hit .289/.391/.447 in the 1998 Baseball World Cup and making just one error at second base. Dix was 1 for 17 in the 1999 World Port Tournament but 4 for 10 with a triple in the 1999 European Championship. He hit .263/.364/.421 in the 1999 Intercontinental Cup but struck out in 8 of 19 at-bats.

Dix was gone from the Dutch national team by the 2000 Olympics, with former major leaguer Ralph Milliard taking his spot at second base. He later became a youth coach (working with the Netherlands in the 2006 World Junior Championship) and bird dog scout, recommending Jan Baldee to the Houston Astros.