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Harvard Eddie: 1911

Harvard Eddie: 1911

May 13, 1911. "Harvard Eddie" Grant, third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson. View full size. Eddie, a Harvard grad who practiced law after his retirement from baseball, was among the first to enlist in the Army after the United States entered World War I in 1917. An infantry captain, he was killed by an exploding shell in France, where he is buried.

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Curse of Harvard Eddie was broken yesterday

FWIW, Giants management has been unable to recover the lost monument or plaque, but a new plaque was created and installed on the wall by Lefty O'Doul Gate at AT&T Park. Doing a little more research, that plaque has been lost more than once, but the replacement must have put the spirits upset over this neglect at rest. The San Francisco Giants won the World Series yesterday.

Fear the beard. Go Giants.

Eddie Grant Memorial

There was a tombstone/memorial in dead center field in front of the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds dedicated to Eddie Grant. See the May 30, 1923 article in the NY Times here.

Edward L Grant Highway

There is a street in the Bronx called Edward L Grant Highway, running from 167th Street and Jerome Avenue (a few blocks from Yankee Stadium) up to the Cross Bronx Expressway. I believe it is also known as University Avenue, which led to the NYU Bronx Campus, where the NYU Hall of Fame is located. I think the campus has been shut down for many years and don't know if the Hall of Fame is still operational.

Eddie Grant

Somewhat the flavor, feel and appearance of the original "Field of Dreams."

The curse of Harvard Eddie

I think the Giants would be wise to replace his missing plaque:

Eddie's Final Resting Place

Edward L. Grant
Captain, U.S. Army
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division
Entered the Service from: New York
Died: October 9, 1918
Buried at: Plot A Row 2 Grave 24
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
Romagne, France

(As listed in the American Battle Monuments Commission website ( WWI overseas burials)

In ten seasons, Grant batted .249 with 5 home runs and 277 runs batted in. His most productive season was in 1910 with Philadelphia of the National League, where he hit .268 with 67 runs batted in.


“Edward Leslie Grant gave his all not for glory, not for fame, but just for his country.... His memory will live as long as our game may last.”
— Kenesaw Mountain Landis

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