Ed Sweeney

Edward Francis Sweeney (July 19, 1888 – July 4, 1947) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played for the New York Yankees from 1908–1915 and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1919 when he had 4 hits in 42 at bats. Sweeney was born and died in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1908, when he broke into the majors on May 16, he was only 19, and one of the five youngest players in the American League at the time. In 1914, Sweeney stole 19 bases, the most ever by a Yankee catcher. He finished his career with a .232 batting average, 3 home runs and 151 RBI. He had 427 career hits in 1841 total at bats. Sweeney had 63 stolen bases all-time. He participated in 644 games, all but seventeen of those with the Yankees.

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