Monday, June 17, 2013

Mother's first cousin, Jim Corbette Edwards

The family remembers that he helped his younger brothers and sisters through high school.

Jim Joe Edwards

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jim Edwards
Born: December 14, 1894
Banner, Mississippi
Died: January 19, 1965 (aged 70)
Sarepta, Mississippi
Batted: Right Threw: Left 
MLB debut
May 14, 1922 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
July 19, 1928 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Win-loss record     26-37
Earned run average     4.37
Strikeouts     211
Career highlights and awards

James Corbette Edwards [Little Joe] (December 14, 1894 – January 19, 1965) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for different teams between the 1922 and 1928 seasons. Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 185 lb., Edwards batted right-handed and threw left-handed. He attended Mississippi College.
A native of Banner, Mississippi, Edwards entered the majors in 1922 with the Cleveland Indians, playing for them through the 1925 midseason before joining the Chicago White Sox (1925–1926) and Cincinnati Reds (1928). His most productive season came in 1923, when he posted career-highs in wins (10), strikeouts (68), earned run average (3.98) and innings pitched (179.0).
In a six-season career, Edwards posted a 26–37 record with 211 strikeouts and a 4.37 ERA in 145 appearances, including 59 starts, 23 complete games, six shutouts, four saves, and 584 ⅓ innings of work.
Edwards died in Sarepta, Mississippi, at the age of 70.

He was delivering mail when a truck rammed his vehicle and killed him. His son just died in 2013.

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