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Johnny Edwards

Golden Glove Winner 1963, 1964
Top 10 in 7 of the 8 All-Time Fielding Categories
All-Star Selection 1963, 64, 65

Full Name: John Alban Edwards
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: Jun 10, 1938 in Columbus, OH
College: Ohio State University
Major League Debut: Jun 27, 1961

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CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING
YR
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
TM
Cin
Cin
Cin
Cin
Cin
Cin
Cin
StL
Hou
Hou
Hou
Hou
Hou
Hou
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
POS
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
G
52
133
148
126
114
98
80
85
151
140
106
108
79
50
AB
145
452
495
423
371
282
209
230
496
458
317
332
250
117
R
14
47
46
47
47
24
10
14
52
46
18
33
24
8
H
27
115
128
119
99
54
43
55
115
101
74
89
61
26
2B
5
28
19
23
22
8
6
9
20
16
13
16
10
7
3B
0
5
4
1
2
0
0
1
6
4
4
2
2
1
HR
2
8
11
7
17
6
2
3
6
7
1
5
5
1
RBI
14
50
67
55
51
39
20
29
50
49
23
40
27
10
TB
38
177
188
165
176
80
55
75
165
146
98
124
90
38
BB
18
45
45
34
50
31
16
16
53
51
26
50
19
11
IBB
4
9
5
9
16
8
8
0
12
16
9
12
7
3
Totals G
1470
AB
4577
R
430
H
1106
2B
202
3B
32
HR
81
RBI
524
TB
1615
BB
465
IBB
118


BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
TM
Cin
Cin
Cin
Cin
Cin
Cin
Cin
StL
Hou
Hou
Hou
Hou
Hou
Hou
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
K
28
70
93
65
45
42
28
20
69
63
38
39
23
12
HBP
1
1
4
1
1
0
0
1
2
1
0
1
2
1
SH
0
2
2
3
2
3
5
1
4
3
1
1
4
0
SF
1
2
5
7
3
3
1
4
4
2
1
8
1
1
GDP
3
5
8
5
5
6
3
6
17
9
0
5
4
1
SB
1
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
CS
0
1
5
2
0
3
4
1
1
0
1
4
0
1
SB%
1.000
.500
.167
.333
-.---
.250
.200
.500
.667
1.000
.500
.333
1.000
.500
AVG
.186
.254
.259
.281
.267
.191
.206
.239
.232
.221
.233
.268
.244
.222
OBP
.279
.322
.322
.331
.353
.269
.261
.287
.306
.299
.291
.358
.301
.292
SLG
.262
.392
.380
.390
.474
.284
.263
.326
.333
.319
.309
.373
.360
.325
AB/HR
72.5
56.5
45.0
60.4
21.8
47.0
104.5
76.7
82.7
65.4
317.0
66.4
50.0
117.0
AB/K
5.2
6.5
5.3
6.5
8.2
6.7
7.5
11.5
7.2
7.3
8.3
8.5
10.9
9.8
Totals K
635
HBP
16
SH
31
SF
43
GDP
77
SB
15
CS
23
SB%
.395
BAVG
.242
OBP
.311
SLG
.353
AB/HR
56.5
AB/K
7.2


ALL-STAR STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1963
1964
1965
TM
Cin
Cin
Cin
LG
NL
NL
NL
G
1
1
0
AB
2
1
0
R
0
1
0
H
0
0
0
2B
0
0
0
3B
0
0
0
HR
0
0
0
RBI
0
0
0
TB
0
0
0
BB
0
1
0
K
0
1
0
SB
0
0
0
BAVG
.000
.000
-.---
SLG
.000
.000
-.---
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
--.-
1.0
--.-
Totals G
2
AB
3
R
1
H
0
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
0
TB
0
BB
1
K
1
SB
0
AVG
.000
SLG
.000
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
3.0


WORLD SERIES STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1961
1968
TM
Cin
StL
LG
NL
NL
G
3
1
AB
11
1
R
1
0
H
4
0
2B
2
0
3B
0
0
HR
0
0
RBI
2
0
TB
6
0
BB
0
0
K
0
1
SB
0
0
BAVG
.364
.000
SLG
.545
.000
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
AB/K
--.-
1.0
Totals G
4
AB
12
R
1
H
4
2B
2
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
2
TB
6
BB
0
K
1
SB
0
AVG
.333
SLG
.500
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
12.0


TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1961-1967
1968
1969-1974
TM
Cin
StL
Hou
LG
NL
NL
NL
TEAM NAME
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
Houston Astros
LEAGUE NAME
National League
National League
National League



Edwards was a durable, strong-armed, take-charge catcher whose intelligence matched his fine physical ability. A 6'4" 220-lb graduate of Ohio State, he set a ML season record for catcher's total chances (helped by a pitching staff of strikeout artists) with 1,221 in 1969, his first year with Houston. When he retired five years later, he held the NL career record for total chances by a catcher (9,745), since broken by Johnny Bench. Edwards won two Gold Gloves. As a rookie playing in the 1961 New York-Cincinnati World Series, he hit .364. He batted a career-high .281 for the 1964 Reds and had his best HR season in 1965 with 17. He is among a rare breed of catchers who caught 3 NO-HITTERS.