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Date of Birth 8 November 1944Bronx, New York, USA
Birth NameEdward Emil Kranepool
Nicknames The Krane
Easy Ed
Steady Eddie
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ed Kranepool was born on November 8, 1944 in Bronx, New York, USA as Edward Emil Kranepool. He is an actor, known for An Amazin' Era (1986), An Amazin Era: Revised and Updated (1989) and The Odd Couple (1968). He has been married to Monica since September 19, 1981. He was previously married to Carole Henson.

Spouse (2)

Monica (19 September 1981 - present)
Carole Henson (1967 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

Still holds the Met club record for most games played - 1853.
Declared himself a free agent after the 1979 season and retired when no ballclub offered to sign him.
Was a personal favorite of original Mets owner Joan Whitney Payson. She would not allow any player trade involving Kranepool.
He is the only player to have played in each of the Mets' first 18 seasons (entire major league career, 1962-1979).
Named to the 1965 National League All Star team, but didn't get into the game.
Wore number 21 during his early days with the Mets, then gave up that number to Warren Spahn when the famed southpaw joined the club in 1965, taking number 7 instead.
Was signed by the New York Mets right out of high school.
Became one of baseball's premier pinch hitters late in his career; still holds the Met club record for most pinch hits with 90.
New York Mets All-Time At Bats Leader (5,436).
New York Mets All-Time Hits Leader (1,418).
New York Mets All-Time Doubles Leader (225).
New York Mets All-Time Total Bases Leader (2,047).
Contemplated retiring from baseball when he was sent to Tidewater, the Mets' AAA affiliate, during the 1970 season, a year in which he saw limited action with the Mets.
Made major league debut on 22 September 1962.

Personal Quotes (1)

"I wish we could have played another 40 minutes. That way, I could always say I played in a game that started in May and ended in June." (comment after a 23-inning, 8-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants in the nightcap of a doubleheader on May 31, 1964 which didn't end until 11:20 PM)

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