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Eddie Lopat

Eddie Lopat
Lopat in 1963 as manager of the Athletics.
Born: June 21, 1918
New York, New York
Died: June 15, 1992(1992-06-15) (aged 73)
Darien, Connecticut
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 30, 1944 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1955 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Win–loss record 166–112
Earned run average 3.21
Strikeouts 859

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Career highlights and awards

Edmund Walter Lopat (originally Lopatynski) (June 21, 1918 – June 15, 1992) was a Major League Baseball pitcher, coach, manager, front office executive, and scout. He was sometimes known as "The Junk Man," but better known as "Steady Eddie," a nickname later given to Eddie Murray. He was born in New York, New York.

Playing career

A left-hander, Lopat made his Major League pitching debut on April 30, 1944, playing for the Chicago White Sox. He was traded to the New York Yankees on February 24, 1948 for Aaron Robinson, Bill Wight, and Fred Bradley. From

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On July 30, 1955, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for Jim McDonald and cash, finishing out the season and retiring. Over his 12-year AL career, Lopat won 166 games, losing 112 (.597) with an ERA of 3.21.

Coaching career

Lopat managed the Triple-A Richmond Virginians for the Yankees in the late 1950s, and in

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Later life

In 1978, Eddie Lopat was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame [2] He died at his son's home in Darien, Connecticut, on June 15, 1992.[3] Lopat pitched for five victorious Yankees teams in the World Series during his career, in 1949–53.


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Preceded by
Jim Turner
New York Yankees pitching coach
Succeeded by
Johnny Sain
Preceded by
Bob Swift
(Washington Senators)
Minnesota Twins pitching coach
Succeeded by
Gordon Maltzberger
Preceded by
Ted Wilks
Kansas City Athletics pitching coach
Succeeded by
Tom Ferrick