Eddie Carnett

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Edwin Elliott Carnett

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Eddie Carnett was a regular outfielder for the Chicago White Sox in 1944. He also played for the Boston Braves in 1941 (as a pitcher) and the Cleveland Indians in 1945 (as a position player). In the minors, he had a long career as a two-way player.

In the majors, Carnett was asked to pitch a couple of games by each of his three teams. Only in 1945 was he particularly successful, with two flawless innings.

Carnett was born in Springfield, MO in 1916. His major league career was a set of brief interludes in a 19-year minor league career during which he hit .314. He was brought up originally to the majors in 1941 by manager Casey Stengel as a pitcher. When he came back in 1944 and 1945, he was primarily a position player instead.

As a pitcher in the minors, Carnett went 129-102.

Upon the death of Mike Sandlock on April 4, 2016, Carnett became the Oldest Living MLB Player. He died shortly after turning 100.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1946 Vancouver Capilanos Western International League 43-30 6th Boston Braves none replaced Syl Johnson (18-41) on June 29
1948 Borger Gassers West Texas-New Mexico League 60-78 7th none
1949 Borger Gassers West Texas-New Mexico League 50-54 -- none -- replaced by Dyke (0-2) on August 4
1951 Borger Gassers West Texas-New Mexico League 20-38 -- none -- replaced by Lloyd Brown (34-49) on June 24
1954 Ponca City Jets Western Association 62-76 6th none
1955 Gainesville Owls / Ponca City Cubs Sooner State League 56-83 7th Chicago Cubs

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