Ed Holley Chicago Cubs Pitcher
Ed Holley pitched in major league baseball during the years of the Great Depression. He came up with the Chicago Cubs in 1928. However, his best years were with the Philadelphia Phillies, in 1932-1933. In those seasons he accounted for 24 wins, pitching for a team that finished annually in last place. He also won 20 games for the Louisville Colonels in one season of his tenure with them, from 1923-1927. Holley was the son of a farmer from Benton, Marshall County, Kentucky. His grandfather served in the Tennessee infantry of the Confederate States of America, during the Civil War. At the height of his career with thr Phillies, Ed outdueled the best pitchers in the major leagues, i.e. Carl Hubbell and Dazzy Vance. I have utilized game reports of the New York Times, a post-death article from the Paducah, Kentucky Sun, ancestry.com census records, and baseball reference websites, to complete the EBook. The work is richly illustrated with images of old ball parks, which are no longer in existence, i.e. the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia, Braves Field in Boston, and Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, NY. I hope that readers will find it illuminating about an era of baseball history which has sadly been forgotten, except by baseball historians and statisticians.
- Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr, January 2013
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