Ed Levy

Ed Levy

For other uses, see Ed Levy (disambiguation).
Ed Levy
Left fielder / First baseman
Born: (1916-10-28)October 28, 1916
Birmingham, Alabama
Died: October 27, 2008(2008-10-27) (aged 91)
Titusville, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1940 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
June 17, 1944 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average .215
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 32
Teams

Edward Clarence Levy (October 28, 1916 – October 27, 2008), born Edward Clarence Whitner, was a left fielder/first baseman in Major League Baseball who played between 1940 and 1944 for the Philadelphia Phillies (1940) and New York Yankees (1942, 1944). Listed at 6' 5.5", 190 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Levy was one of many major leaguers who saw his baseball career interrupted by World War II: he served in the US Coast Guard. He played parts of three seasons: he appeared in just one game in 1940 for the Philadelphia Phillies and subsequently joined the New York Yankees for two brief stints in April 1942 and April through June, 1944. He appeared in the opening day starting lineup both years. He posted a .215 batting average (42–for–195) with four home runs and 32 RBI in 54 games played, including 17 runs, 11 doubles, two triples, and two stolen bases. As a fielder, he appeared in 36 games at left field and 13 on first base. In June 1944, he was traded to a minor league team, the American Association's Milwaukee Brewers and he never returned to the majors.

References

  • Baseball Reference
  • Retrosheet
  • Baseball in Wartime
  • Ed Levy's obituary