Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ed Lyons

Edmund H. Lyons


Born:
July 1, 1926
Philadelphia, PA

Died:
October 28, 2011
Livingston, NJ


Career
1946-47 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1947-48 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1948-49 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1949-50 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1950-51 Allentown / Carbondale Aces (ABL)

After high school, where Lyons was a basketball star (he held the city scoring record until broken by Wilt Chamberlain) as well as a baseball star, Eddie enrolled at Temple but quickly went off to the U.S. Army to fight in World War 2. The war ended a couple months after Lyons enlisted, and he was discharged and signed to pitch in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. At this time, he also played pro basketball in the ABL to keep fit in the off-season. He was a fixture around New England on the ball diamond, playing for 18 years not just there but also in Canada and the Mid-Atlantic states, but he never made it to the major leagues. He would become a coach in the Cape Cod league and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2000 as the second-winningest manager in league history. He would also coach high school and college baseball, as was a mentor and a positive role model for scores of young athletes. He and his wife, Kay, had three daughters, but they always joked that they also had hundreds of sons.

Minor League Baseball Stats:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=lyons-001edm

Source:
https://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/remembering-ed-lyons/n-4316583
http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2011/11/heralded_baseball_coach_eddie.html

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