Date and Place of Birth: January 25, 1918 Selma, Louisiana
Died: January 31, 1980 Bastrop, Louisana
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: United States
Edward M “Ed”
head was born on January 25, 1918 in
with Abbeville of the Evangeline League in 1939 was 19-8 his rookie
year with a 2.60 ERA. He struck 220 batters in 232 innings. Head was
purchased by the Brooklyn Dodgers’ organization in 1940 and played
On March 9,
1944, Head was called for service by the Army but wasn’t needed
until July, allowing him to make nine appearances for the Dodgers
for a 4-3 record and 2.70 ERA. When he did enter service in July,
Head was stationed at
He was discharged on November 1, 1945, and returned to the Dodgers the following year, his arm ailments seemingly far behind, as Head hurled a 5-0 no-hitter in his first start on April 3 against the Boston Braves. However, it was not to be a strong season for Head and proved to be his last in the major leagues. He won only two more games that season and by the time he pitched his last game on August 25, Head had a 3-2 record in 13 appearances and a 3.21 ERA.
recurring arm problems, Head pitched ineffectively for
passed away on January 31, 1980 in
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