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Former Athletics shortstop Eddie Joost passes away

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  • Former Athletics shortstop Eddie Joost passes away

    Since he was a pretty notable figure in Philadelphia A's history, I think he merits his own article. Share your remembrances and stuff here.

    Eddie Joost, a San Francisco native who was player-manager for the Philadelphia A's in 1954, died Tuesday in Fair Oaks (Sacramento County). He was 94.

    Mr. Joost went to Mission High School and began his major-league career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1936. He played for the Reds, Boston Braves, A's and Red Sox and was named to the All-Star team in 1949 and 1952, both times for Philadelphia.

    In 17 big-league seasons, the 6-foot, 175-pound infielder hit 134 home runs, knocked in 601 runs, had a career batting average of .239 and drew 1,043 walks.

    Mr. Joost had been living in Shingle Springs (Placer County) the past two years.
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    My tribute to Joost after meeting him in 2008.
    Baseball Happenings
    - Linking baseball's past, present and future.


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      Eddie Joost was the last living player from the 1940 World Series Cincinnati Reds team and the last player who played in the majors in 1936.


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