Ed Sweeney

  • Card series: Pilgrims
  • City: New York
  • Team: Highlanders
  • League: American League

Edward Francis Sweeney (1888-1947) was a catcher for the Highlanders/Yankees (1908-15) with a brief return with the Pirates in 1919 following a wartime enlistment with the Navy and stints in the minors. Fleet of foot for his position, Sweeney still holds the club record with 19 steals in 1914.

  • Usually a reserve, his best year was 1913: .268 BA and 40 RBI in 117 games
  • Served the city of Chicago as an electrical switchman until his death at 58

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T201 Mecca Canvas: Ed Sweeney