Eddie Mathews

Eddie Mathews
Birthdate 10/13/1931
Death Date 2/19/2001
Debut Year 1952
Year of Induction 1978
Teams Astros, Braves, Tigers
Position Third Base

Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron combined to hit 863 homers to move ahead of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as the greatest HR-hitting teammates.

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Eddie Mathews blasted 25 homers as a rookie then was an All Star in 9 of the next 10 seasons

Eddie Mathews blasted 25 homers as a rookie then was an All Star in 9 of the next 10 seasons

Twenty-year old Eddie Mathews burst onto the MLB scene in 1952 with the Boston Braves. That year he slugged 25 homers finished third in Rookie of the Year balloting, and received MVP consideration. In 9 of the next ten seasons, the third baseman was selected to the All Star game. He failed to reach
Mathews played for the Braves Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta - the only one to do so

Mathews played for the Braves Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta - the only one to do so

Shown here are three Topps baseball cards from 1958, 1961, and 1963. Eddie Mathews spent 15 years with the Braves, following the franchise from Boston to Milwaukee and finally Atlanta. Mathews finished his career with 512 homers, 1,453 RBI and 2,315 hits. The nine-time All Star was inducted into the
Eddie Mathews inexplicably had to wait 5 years on the ballot before gaining election to the Hall

Eddie Mathews inexplicably had to wait 5 years on the ballot before gaining election to the Hall

Eddie Mathews was one of baseball’s premier sluggers during his day. The two-time regular-season leader in homers Mathews smacked 40 or more dingers four times and 30 or more in ten seasons. When he retired, Mathews had 512 home runs to go along with 1,453 RBI and 2,315 hits. When he first app

5 responses to “Eddie Mathews”

  1. Marshall Klapperman says:

    Marvelous!!!

  2. Dale Isaacson says:

    I had an Eddie Mathews model fielder’s glove. I thought it was the greatest thing in the world. When I look at it now, it really isn’t much of a glove, but it was special. As kids when we had pickup games, I let whoever was playing third use it. Great memory. Dale Isaacson

  3. Joe Johnston says:

    When Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth were teammates from 1923 to 1939 they hit a combined 1,004 Home Runs (Gehrig 493 and Ruth 511) Aaron and Mathews hit 863 from 1954 to 1966 as teammates Ruth and Gehrig total was for 17 years and Aaron and Mathews was for 13 years.

  4. Carl Hendryx says:

    Gehrig and Ruth were teammates from 23 to 34. Ruth hit his last few homers for the Boston Braves in 35

  5. Charles Pope says:

    I am 76 years old and Eddie was always my favorite player…

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