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Eddie Waitkus (1919–1972)

Eddie Waitkus is the baseball player who inspired the novel "The Natural" by Bernard Malamud, which was made into the movie The Natural (1984), starring Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs. Waitkus was a top defensive first baseman and left-handed line-drive hitter. He was one of the toughest men in the league to strike-out. He spent 11 years wearing a ... See full bio »

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1950 World Series
1950 World Series Himself - Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman
1950

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 1950 1950 World Series (TV Mini-Series)
Himself - Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman
- Game 4 (1950) ... Himself - Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman
- Game 3 (1950) ... Himself - Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman
- Game 2 (1950) ... Himself - Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman
- Game 1 (1950) ... Himself - Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman
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 2003 Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina (Documentary)
Himself - Chicago Cubs First Baseman (as Ed Waitkus)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Ed Waitkus

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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First baseman with the Chicago Cubs (1941, 1946-1948), Philadephia Phillies (1949-1953, 1955[end]), and Baltimore Orioles (1954-1955[start]). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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