Date and Place of Birth: September 11, 1926 Burlington, New Jersey
Died: April 8, 2005 Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: United States
T “Eddie” Miksis was born on September 11, 1926 in
Dodgers sent the youngster to .
entered military service with the Navy in January 1945. He was
was discharged from service in late 1946 and joined the Dodgers for
23 games before the season was over.
He played in both the 1947 and 1949 World Series with the Dodgers
and remained a utility
infielder with that team until traded to the Chicago Cubs in June
1951, when he became the Cubs starting second baseman and batted
.266 in 102 games.
Miksis went on to play over 1,000 major league games and also played for the Cardinals (1957), Orioles (1957-1958) and Reds (1958).
Miksis passed away on April 8, 2005 in
Created May 12, 2008.
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