Jim Joe Edwards
|Born: December 14, 1894
|Died: January 19, 1965 (aged 70)
|Batted: Right||Threw: Left|
|May 14, 1922 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 19, 1928 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||4.37|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.