Thursday, May 28, 2009

WSC Vintage: Ed McFarland

Card #2 - Ed McFarland

This shot from 1907, shows Ed in his last year as a White Sox. He played on the White Sox from 1902 until 1907 as mostly a catcher.

Ed started off his career in 1893, with the Cleveland Spiders. It's a little hazy after that, but apparently he was the property of the Cincinnati Reds, but never made the big league club. Ed was traded to the St. Louis Browns in late 1895.

Ed played for the Browns until he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in June 1897. He remained there until before the 1902 season, when he was acquired by the Chicago White Sox. Ed finished his MLB career in 1908, with the Boston Red Sox.

After a poor offensive start to Ed's White Sox career, he started posting some decent numbers. The exception would be 1906, where he only managed to play in 12 games. Even though 1906 brought a career low in games played, Ed managed to pinch hit for Nick Altrock in Game 4 of the 1906 World Series against the Cubs. Ed managed to ground out to third in his only postseason appearance.


Anonymous said...

Do you have the Ed Mcfarland Card?
and if so, how much would you be selling it for?


Anonymous said...

know anyone selling this card?

Steve Gierman said...

These are my own creations. They are not for sale, but I am exploring options to do so, since there has been great interest.

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