Eddie Gaedel (1925-1961) was a 3'7" midget who went to the plate one time in his major league "career" as a member of the 1951 St. Louis Browns, wearing uniform number 1/8. After a long delay, he was allowed to remain as a batter and walked on four pitches. Gaedel was promptly removed for a pinch runner. The whole situation was a publicity stunt by owner Bill Veeck.
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At Bat: Eddie Gaedel
Transcript from the ESPN show Outside the Lines, hosted by Bob Ley. Commentary from family members, baseball people, and fans shows his human side and his weakness toward alcohol.
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