On this day in 1952 Marshall Edwards was born in Fort Lewis, Washington. The Orioles signed him as an undrafted free agent in 1974 and he made his big league debut in as a Brewer in 1981. He played three seasons as a backup outfielder for the Crew despite being listed at just 5'9" and 157 pounds.
Edwards was only a Brewer for three years but two of them (1981 and 1982) were two of the four playoff seasons in franchise history. In fact, Edwards is the most prolific postseason pinch-runner in franchise history.
The Brewers were leading 3-0 in Game 3 of the 1982 ALCS when Don Money walked in the seventh inning and Edwards pinch ran for him. He later scored on Paul Molitor's home run and the Brewers went on to win 5-3. The next night he was called upon to run for Money again, this time in the eighth inning, and stole second before scoring on Mark Brouhard's homer.
All told, Edwards made five postseason appearances as a pinch runner over two seasons (two in the 1981 ALDS, two in the 1982 ALCS and one in the 1982 World Series). He's one of just two Brewers ever to be used as a pinch runner in a playoff game:
Edwards turns 60 today. With help from the B-Ref Play Index, we'd also like to wish a happy birthday to:
Today is also the 37th anniversary of a 1975 game where Bill Travers pitched ten shutout innings but received the loss in the eleventh in a 1-0 Twins win. We covered that event in this space last year.