Sunday, June 14, 2009

WSC Vintage: Ted Easterly

Card #4 - Ted Easterly

Ted was purchased from the Cleveland Naps on August 7, 1912. He stayed with the White Sox through the 1913 season. On January 12, 1914, he jumped to the Kansas City Packers of the Federal League.

Splitting time between the Naps and the Sox, in 1912, he led the AL with 11 pinch hit appearances. Ted was a good contact hitter for the majority of his career, but was kept around for his defensive prowess.

Normally a catcher, he would sometimes be used as a backup right fielder because of his strong arm. Ted appeared in 90 games during his tenure with the White Sox. While most of those games saw him at his familiar catcher position, he spent one game as an outfielder. Ted finished his career with a .300 average.

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