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Edward William Holly born Edward William Ruthlavy

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Ed Holly, after 10 games in 1906, became the every-day shortstop on the 1907 St. Louis Cardinals who lost 101 games. His .229 was only 3 points under the team average of .232. He led the team with 18 doubles.

He did not play again in the major leagues until the Federal League opened up new opportunities. Holly became the regular shortstop for the 1914 Pittsburgh Rebels at the age of 34, hitting .246 on a team that hit .262.

Holly managed the Montreal Royals from mid-1928 to mid-1932 and scouted for various major league teams (including the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees) after his playing days. In 1949 he was elected to the International League Hall of Fame.

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