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Edward M. Daily

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Weight 174 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Ed Daily was a busy two-way player from 1885 to 1891. He appeared in 497 games as an outfielder, 151 as a pitcher, and one game as a first baseman. As a hitter he hit only .239, but he stole 235 bases with a high of 62 in 1890. As a pitcher he had a record of 66-70 with an ERA of 3.39. His busiest year was 1890, when he went 18-18 as a pitcher and also had 489 at-bats. He had batted more the previous year, 1889, but only pitched twice.

His career started in 1885 solely as a pitcher. Although he hit only .207 that year, he was used a lot as an outfielder for the rest of his career. He pitched relatively few times from 1887-89, but then was used more extensively as a pitcher in 1890-91. He died in 1891 after having played that season in the majors.

He pitched with a handkerchief hanging out of his back pocket. Was it a way to distract the hitters?

He is both pitcher and DH on one website's All Rhode Island Team. He is listed in some sources as the brother of contemporary catcher Con Daily, although census records disprove this.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1889)
  • 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 2 (1889 & 1890)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1885)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1885, 1886 & 1890)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1885 & 1890)
  • 400 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1885)

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