Edward Nelson Sprague Jr.
Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.
Born: July 25, 1967 in Castro Valley, CA
High School: St. Mary's HS (Stockton, CA)
School: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft.
Signed June 22, 1988.
Debut: May 7, 1991 (Age 23.286, 13,528th in MLB history)
vs. TEX 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Pirates/Padres/Mariners/RedSox/... 1991-2001
Last Game: October 7, 2001 (Age 34.074)
vs. TEX 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Son of Ed Sprague
About biographical information
News -- February 2016
- 2/24 Wahoo's on First: Cleveland Indians: Players make history, and so do their bats: Several Cleveland Indians' players are part of history in using the "Sam bat".
What do a 72 home run season, a maple stair...
News -- October 2015
- 10/16 Tip of the Tower: Toronto Blue Jays: 5 Biggest Home Runs in Team History: With Jose Bautista's game-winning, three-run home run in he bottom of the seventh inning of Wednesday night's ALDS,...
- 10/8 Blue Jays Plus: BJP Podcast #114: Ed Sprague and Stephen Brunt on Postseason Atmosphere; Breakdown of ALDS: It’s the all postseason edition of the BJP Podcast, as former World Series hero Ed Sprague (Twitter) joins the podcast to...
News -- August 2015
- 8/10 Jays Journal: Blue Jays Morning Brew: How sweep it is!: When was the last time you hadthismuch fun being a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays? After sweeping the Minnesota Twins in four game...
- 8/9 Jays Journal: Blue Jays' Roster: Working the Trenches - 2015 edition: I have been hearing all sortsof comparisons to the 1992 Blue Jays as of late. I've heard anything from the David Price trade...
News -- June 2015
- 6/4 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: 1995 Game Recap: Sorrento’s Clout Caps Comeback—Indians 9, Blue Jays 8: Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary...
News -- March 2015
- 3/26 The Greatest 21 Days: Ed Sprague, Strong and Healthy - 581: Originally published July 10, 2010The Stockton Record asked Ed Sprague directly in 2008 about steroids. He responded that he couldn't...
- 3/11 Canadian Baseball Network: Molitor looked good in Gaston’s office: Â * Blue Jays World Series MVP Paul Molitor sat in the same chair Cito Gaston used to sit inside the manager’s office in...
News -- February 2015
- 2/27 Canadian Baseball Network: Ask Manny Lee, You shall receive: Â * Blue Jays INF Manny Lee was there to please photographer, Michael Zagaris during the 1992 World Series. ….Â ...
- 2/6 Canadian Baseball Network: Closer Sosa survived in-depth coverage: Â * Montreal Expos reliever Elias Sosa saved 30 games for the Montreal Expos in 1979-81 despite the fact a green reporter wearing...
News -- January 2015
- 1/8 Jays Journal: Best Blue Jays Ever: Third Base: It's time again for another instalment of Best Blue Jays ever. Last time out we looked at the best Secondbasemen in Blue...
News -- October 2014
- 10/4 Gammons Daily: Peter Gammons: The Postseason Bullpen Virus: Joba Chamberlainâs pitch hit Adam Jones in the hand and, be honest, you thought it, we all thought it. Brad Ausmus canât admit...
News -- April 2014
- 4/1 Gammons Daily: A significant game in Yankee history: August 11, 1994: This feels like an appropriate game to be thinking about today as the Yankees open their season. Thursday, August 11, 1994: Blue...
News -- October 2013
- 10/2 MetsMinors.net: MMN Exclusive: Pitching in the Minors and Winning A Championship With Hunter Carnevale: When following a relief pitcher in the minor league system, its hard to get a true gauge on what to expect since he only pitches...
News -- August 2013
- 8/23 The Blue Jay Hunter: Flashback Friday: The 1998 Toronto Blue Jays: In their 36 year franchise history, the Toronto Blue Jays have been privy to some very talented teams over the years.There's the...
News -- July 2013
- 7/25 Replacement Level Red Sox Blog: Game 104 Thread – Red Sox (61-42, 1st) vs. Rays (7/25/13): First Pitch â 7:10PM John Lackey (7-7, 2.95) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (9-3, 4.62) Note: Lowell starter Mike Adams is making his...
- 7/16 Rum Bunter: Pittsburgh Pirates Are Giving Fans Reason To Believe: Last night I had the opportunity to watch the Home Run Derby with a member of theÂ Pittsburgh Pirates.Â Nothing was more important...
News -- June 2013
- 6/20 Baseball Musings: Historic Start: Yasiel Puig played 15 games so far in his major league career with impressive numbers. His slash line stands at .474/.500/.789....
News -- February 2013
News -- June 2012
- 6/3 Baseballhotcorner.com: A Name Synonymous With Winning- Ed Sprague Interview: On the day of the Major League Baseball amateur draft it seemed only **** to post an interview with the former 1st round...
News -- May 2012
- 5/2 James Smyth Broadcast: All-Time Bluefield Team - Doug DeCinces: The next member of the All-Time Bluefield-to-the-Bigs Team is starting third baseman Doug DeCinces. A right-handed hitter, DeCinces...
News -- March 2012
- 3/30 High Heat Stats: Out Machine Redux – It’s Not Just Rollins and Pierre: How often have Juan Pierre and Jimmy Rollins had outs in a season totalling 75% of their PAs? You might be surprised to know that...
News -- September 2010
- 9/2 B-R Blog: The 20 biggest post-season pinch-hitting appearances: Here are the top 20 best performances by a player entering a post-season game as a pinch-hitter, ranked by Win Probability Added:
News -- July 2010
- 7/23 B-R Blog: October Game Changers: Take this one for what it's worth...but I like to think of it as guys who changed a post-season game with their bat...via Play...
News -- June 2010
- 6/19 MLBTradeRumors: Remembering the 1992 Trade Deadline: Ah, who can forget 1992? The Boutros Boutros-Ghali Era begins at the United Nations. Lisa Simpson captivates a nation with her...