Eddie Miksis

Positions: Second Baseman, Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right  •  Throws: Right
6-0, 185lb (183cm, 83kg)
Born: September 11, 1926 in Burlington, NJ
Died: April 8, 2005 (Aged 78-209d) in Huntingdon Valley, PA
Buried: St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont, PA
High School: Burlington HS (Burlington, NJ)
Debut: June 17, 1944 (Age 17-280d, 7,648th in MLB history)
vs. PHI 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Last Game: September 26, 1958 (Age 32-015d)
vs. MLN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season
Full Name: Edward Thomas Miksis

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“Miksis will fix us” Branch Rickey promised Dodgers fans in 1948. Brooklyn management loved Eddie’s slick fielding, speed, and attitude. The Dodgers thought so highly of the six-feet, 180-pound shortstop, they bought a controlling interest in his minor-league club in 1944 just to get him. Miksis became a valuable major leaguer, but it seemed that every time he was about to get a starting job, a future Hall of Famer beat him out of it.