From BR Bullpen
Edward Charles Pellagrini
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.
- School Boston College
- Debut April 22, 1946
- Final Game September 24, 1954
- Born March 13, 1918 in Boston, MA USA
- Died October 11, 2006 in Weymouth, MA USA
 Biographical Information
After serving in the Navy during World War II, infielder Eddie Pellagrini played eight seasons in the majors, with five teams. His best year was 1948, when he hit .238 as the St. Louis Browns' regular shortstop. His main teammates (Bill James Teammate Score) were Jerry Priddy, Ted Williams, Ned Garver and Bob Dillinger.
After retiring as a player, he was head baseball coach at Boston College from 1957 to 1988, leading the team to three College World Series appearances. Later on in life "Pelly" gave a baseball clinic for the Quincy (MA) Youth Baseball at Adam's Field for many years.
Pellagrini hit a home run in his first major league at bat, off Sid Hudson of the Washington Senators at Fenway Park on April 22, 1946. He had entered the game as a pinch runner for the injured Johnny Pesky.
Pellagrini's brother Bob played as a linebacker for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.