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Eddie Carnett Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: October 21, 1916 in Springfield, Missouri
Died: November 4, 2016 in Ringling, Ohio
Player Career
Bat: Left Throw: Left Height: 6' 0" Weight: 185
First Game: April 19, 1941 ; Final Game: July 7, 1945
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Eddie Carnett This article was written by Craig Cleve and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research Edwin Elliott Carnett was a jack-of-all-trades. In a career that spanned three decades, Carnett held just about every job available in baseball, including bus driver and general manager. And although his name is not immediately recognizable to fans, he managed to make it to the big leagues twice -- both as a pitcher and a position player. He roomed with three Hall of Famers, nearly came to blows with Boston Bee manager Casey Stengel, tutored Bob Feller on the finer points of the slider, and hit .400 in the minor leagues. Carnett saw it all and was willing to relate it to anyone willing to listen.Carnett was born in Springfield, Missouri, on October 21, 1916, and moved at an early age to Ponca City, Oklahoma, with his parents, his brother, Charles, and his younger sister, Maxine. His father had been a teacher and later worked in the insurance business. Brought up during the Great Depression, Ed understood how fortunate his family was to have a working father. His mother understood, as well, and didn't protest too loudly when Ed brought less fortunate schoolmates home for dinner. Discovering baseball at an early age and idolizing New York Giant pitcher Carl Hubbell (a fellow Oklahoman and left-hander), Ed got to see Hubbell pitch in the 1933 World Series against the Washington Senators. Always outgoing, he struck up a conversation with Hubbell before a game, mentioned their Oklahoma connection, and returned home with a scorecard signed by the entire Giant team.

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