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Ed Armbrister Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: July 4, 1948 in Nassau, Bahamas
Died: March 17, 2021 in Nassau, Bahamas
Player Career
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 5' 11" Weight: 160
First Game: August 31, 1973 ; Final Game: October 2, 1977
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Ed Armbrister This article was written by Rory Costello and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research The third man from the Bahamas to play in the major leagues, Ed Armbrister was a spare part in Cincinnati's Big Red Machine. His career was modest (265 at-bats in 224 games), but he won World Series rings in 1975 and 1976. Yet for Boston Red Sox fans, Armbrister was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The outfielder is still best known for his controversial collision with Carlton Fisk in Game Three of the '75 Series. He was one of the gremlins that wouldn't be cast out until Boston finally became champion again in 2004.Even still, some resentment lingers among the old Fenway faithful – but it's hard to find a less likely target. Said Ed's manager, Sparky Anderson, "Ed Armbrister is just a nice person. He's a person that anyone would like to be around. He's always smiling, he's happy. I don't think nothin' ever disturbed him. He could run like heck, he was a good outfielder, his offense . . . he wasn't gonna set no records with his bat or anything, but he was a great extra man to have. Any club could use a guy like that – a very valuable person to have on your club."Edison Armbrister, Jr. was born on July 4, 1948, in Nassau, the Bahamian capital, on the island of New Providence. He was part of a large family. When his father, Edison Sr., passed away in June 2009, there were 13 surviving children. Ed had at least five brothers – one of whom, Jonathan, played briefly in the minors in 1978 – and seven sisters.[1]
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