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Eddie Basinski

Inducted as a player in 2006

Position: Infielder
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: November 4, 1922 in Buffalo, NY

Teams (Years Played)

  • Portland Beavers (1947-57)
  • Seattle Rainiers (1957)

Notes: Played in 203 Major League games between 1944 and 1945 with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates...Led the PCL in games played in 1950 and at-bats in 1951...Often referred to as "the fiddler" for his time spent as an Orchestra Violinist...Also had the nickname of "Bazooka."

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1947 Portland 2B/SS 59 209 22 58 9 2 2 30 31 15 5 .278
1948 Portland 2B/SS 175 632 83 175 24 3 4 50 83 35 8 .277
1949 Portland 2B 164 592 74 158 32 7 12 79 76 76 4 .267
1950 Portland 2B 202 722 80 173 39 1 15 75 97 69 1 .240
1951 Portland 2B/3B 169 687 109 183 32 6 16 73 77 65 3 .266
1952 Portland 2B 166 552 60 136 25 1 10 58 62 64 4 .246
1953 Portland 2B 156 529 49 127 18 1 6 61 63 56 2 .240
1954 Portland 2B 157 551 73 142 34 2 14 54 62 55 4 .258
1955 Portland 3B/2B/SS 98 280 31 76 16 0 5 32 39 26 1 .271
1956 Portland 2B/SS/3B 114 309 32 80 11 3 5 25 43 28 2 .259
1957 Portland/Seattle 2B/3B/SS 136 436 53 118 22 1 10 42 47 29 3 .271
Totals (11 seasons) 1,596 5,499 666 1,426 262 27 99 579 680 518 37 .259