Ed Lopat - 1951 Bowman

Edmund Walter “Ed” Lopat (originally Lopatynski) (1918-1992) won ten or more games in every season he pitched in the Major Leagues except his final and won a career high 21 games in 1951 as he helped lead the New York Yankees to the World Series. Ed began his career with the Chicago White Sox (1944-1947), played the better part of eight years with the Yankees (1948-1955) and finished his career with the Baltimore Orioles (1955). Lopat was anything but a power pitcher. Known as the Junk Man, he was sandwiched between power pitching Yankees teammates Allie Reynolds and Vic Raschi making him much more effective. His consistency also got him dubbed Steady Eddie. Ed led the American League in winning percentage (.800) and ERA (2.42) in 1953 as he went 16-4 with 50 strikeouts in 24 starts. That year Lopat won his fifth consecutive World Series title (1949-1953) with the New York Yankees and was considered for the American League MVP award for the fourth time. In 1951, after going 21-9, he earned his only All-Star Game appearance. Eddie Lopat finished his career with a 166-112 record with an astonishing 164 complete games, 27 shutouts, three saves, 859 strikeouts and a 3.21 career ERA in 340 games and 318 starts.



Condition Census (Explain)

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1 MINT 9
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2 NM-MT+ 8.5 (3)

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