Today in White Sox History: February 13

Tragic turn: Edmondson was killed 50 years ago today in a traffic accident, cutting short what appeared to be a promising pitching career. (Topps)


1970
Tragedy struck the White Sox as promising young pitcher Paul Edmondson and his girlfriend were killed in an accident on US-101 near Santa Barbara, Calif. On a rain-slicked highway, Edmondson’s car skidded into oncoming traffic and was struck by another vehicle. In his major league debut in Anaheim on June 20, 1969, Edmondson fired a complete game two-hitter, beating California 9 – 1. It would be his only major league win.

 

3 thoughts on “Today in White Sox History: February 13

  1. Thanks, Mark – just looked him up and pretty impressive 1.6 bWAR in a grand total of 14 games (pitching was 1.7, but docked .1 for bad hitting). Could have been a mainstay for a few years. Not to mention, of course, the rest of his life…

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