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Edward Emil Kranepool

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[edit] Biographical Information

"Steady Eddie" Kranepool played in every New York Mets season from their inaugural season of 1962, when he was a 17-year-old barely out of high school, through 1979, despite very ordinary career statistics. Possessing a valuable lefthanded bat, Kranepool was also a good first baseman and could play the corner outfield positions as well. He hit .268 against righthanders but only .220 against lefties. He held the Mets club record with 1,488 career hits, until David Wright passed him on September 26, 2012.

In 1974, he hit an amazing .486 (17 for 35) as a pinch hitter, which is the highest batting average ever for someone with 30 or more pinch at bats.

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[edit] Further Reading

  • Ed Kranepool (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, April 1993, pp. 83-84. [1]

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