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Edward Isaih Poole
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut October 6, 1900
- Final Game July 27, 1904
- Born September 7, 1874 in Canton, OH USA
- Died March 11, 1920 in Malvern, OH USA
Ed Poole played five years in the majors. While mainly a pitcher most years, in 1901 he appeared more often as a position player than as a pitcher. His best year (as a pitcher) was 1902, when he went 12-4 for a Cincinnati Reds team which was 70-70. His ERA that year was seventh in the 1902 National League.
Poole was born in 1874 in Canton, OH, 60 miles south of Cleveland and 90 miles west of Pittsburgh. Ed Gremminger was born the same year in Canton. Poole pitched mostly in the Interstate League before coming to the majors. He won 20 for Wheeling in 1900, and came up in October 1900 to the majors for one game as pitcher, which he won, and one game as an outfielder (he hit .500 in the two games). After going 5-4 in 1901 (along with playing outfield and other positions), and starting 1902 with the Pirates, he was sold to the 1902 Reds, for whom he went 12-4. He went 7-13 for the Reds in 1903 and was sold to the 1904 Brooklyn Superbas, for whom he was 8-14.
Back in the minors in 1905, he won 20 games for Providence. He had two more good years in the minors before finishing out his minor league career in 1908.
"Wheeling base ball fanatics are tickled greatly over the great success which Eddie Poole has achieved in the few days he has been in Pittsburg. Poole was a great favorite in Wheeling . . . He spent to-day in Wheeling and was showered with congratulations wherever he went." - Sporting Life, October 20, 1900, after Ed Poole made his major league debut