Eddie Grant

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  • Card series: Diamond Heads '15
  • City: New York
  • Team: Giants
  • League: National League

Edward Leslie Grant (1883-1918) had a cup of coffee replacing an ailing Nap Lajoie with the Indians at the end of the 1905 season, upon his graduation from Harvard. Caught on with the Phillies ’07-10, then played for the Reds and Giants thru 1915. An early enlistee for WWI, Grant became the 1st ML veteran to die in that conflict, leading a heroic search for the “Lost Battalion.”

  • A Harvard lawyer (’09), Grant refused to holler “I Got It!,” preferring “I Have It!”

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