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Eddie Carnett

Eddie Carnett
Left fielder
Born: (1916-10-21) October 21, 1916 (age 99)
Springfield, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 19, 1941 for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 1945 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .268
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 67

Edwin Elliott Carnett (born October 21, 1916) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams from 1941 to 1945. Listed at 6' 0", 185 lb., he batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Springfield, Missouri.

Carnett, nicknamed "Lefty", entered the majors in 1941 with the Boston Braves, playing in two games before joining the US Navy during World War II (1942–43). After discharge, he played for the Chicago White Sox (1944) and Cleveland Indians (1945). In a three-season career, Carnett posted a 3.40 ERA with four strikeouts, three walks, and 5 ⅓ innings in six pitching appearances. He did not have a decision. Carnett, aged 99, is recognized as one of the oldest living major league ballplayers, as well as the oldest living former member of the White Sox and Indians.

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