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Edson Garfield Bahr

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Ed Bahr was in the majors only from May 1, 1946 to July 4, 1947,for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he was a busy guy during that time period. He appeared in 46 games, starting 25 of them, and posting a record of 11-11. In his first season, his ERA was an excellent 2.63, while in his second year, it dipped to 4.59. His main teammates included Ralph Kiner and Fritz Ostermueller.

Only seven major leaguers have been born in Saskatchewan (through 2006), and Bahr is the only one from Rouleau. Bahr and Lefty Wilkie were the only Saskatchewan natives who were teammates in the majors (on the 1946 Pirates). However, Bahr grew up in Seattle, WA.

During World War II, Bahr served in the US Navy. In 1945, he received a medical discharge after injuring his back.

Bahr also went 10-6 on the 1948 Indianapolis Indians, one of the great minor league teams that went 100-54.

Away from the diamond, Bahr's hobbies included fishing and training dogs.

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