Dad Lytle Essentials
Bats: R Throws: R
Born: 3 10, 1862 in Racine, WI USA
Died: 12 21 1950 in Long Beach, CA USA
Last Game: 1890-08-28
Full Name: Edward Benson Lytle
Edward “Dad” Lytle, second baseman/outfielder for the 1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys. He has no known minor league records before the age of 27 in 1889, and he played just 16 Major League games, all in 1890. He began the 1890 season in the minors, making his big league debut on August 11th with the Chicago Colts, who were playing the Alleghenys. Lytle played right field and went 0-for-4 that day with a run scored. The next day he was with Pittsburgh, playing 15 straight games before his Major League career ended on August 28th. With Pittsburgh he hit just .145 with no RBIs in 55 at-bats. Lytle never played on a winning team in the majors. The Alleghenys beat the Colts during his one game, then lost every game he played for them. In fact, from July 28th until September 3rd, Pittsburgh won just one game, on their way to a 23-113 record. Lytle played another ten seasons in the minors following his only brief stint in the majors.