Edwin Hawley Dyer
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11½", Weight 168 lb.
- School Rice University
- High School Morgan City High School
- Debut July 8, 1922
- Final Game April 12, 1927
- Born October 11, 1899 in Morgan City, LA USA
- Died April 20, 1964 in Houston, TX USA
Eddie Dyer pitched six years in the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals, but is best known as the manager for the Cardinals team that won the 1946 World Series.
Dyer played six years with the Cardinals beginning in 1922. He primarily pitched out of the bullpen, but in his first major league start in 1923, he threw a three-hit shutout against the Chicago Cubs. He was a member of the 1926 Cardinals club that won the World Series, but he did not appear in the post-season. He injured his arm in a minor league game in 1927 and never pitched again. He did thereafter play outfield in the minors and hit .319 over the next six seasons.
Dyer's managerial career began in 1928. After managing the Houston Buffaloes from 1939 to 1941 (finishing first each time), he became skipper of the Columbus (OH) Red Birds in 1942 and was named The Sporting News Minor League Manager of the Year. In addition to managing in the minor leagues, he was vice-president of the Huntington Red Birds in 1934, president of the Columbus (GA) Red Birds in 1936, president and business manager of the Asheville Tourists in 1937, scout for the Houston Buffaloes in 1938, vice-president of Houston in 1939-1941, vice-president of the Columbus (OH) Red Birds in 1942, and farm director of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1943-1944.
Dyer was named manager of the St. Louis Cardinals prior to the 1946 season and led the Cardinals to the World Series title in his first year. The Cards finished second the next three seasons and fell to fifth in 1950, resulting in Dyer being fired. In five years with him at the helm, the Cardinals went 446-325.
Dyer had an interest in football as well as in baseball. He was captain of his high school football team, and played both baseball and football at Rice University. Many years later, when he returned to Rice to coach the frosh football team, he finished his degree.
After baseball, he became a successful businessman in Houston. Howie Pollet and Jeff Cross were in business with him.
- ML Manager of the Year Award (1946)
- NL Pennants: 1 (1946)
- Managed one World Series Champion with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1946
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