FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#138 ED WHITED
ATLANTA BRAVES 1989
AND ON THE LIST WITHIN A LIST...
COMING IN AT #11 ON THE
BRAVES OF THE 80's
MOONLIGHT GRAHAM AWARD CANDIDATE LIST
Ed had a real good year at the A level in 1987 (28 homers, 126 RBI's), but with each jump in leagues, things got a bit tougher. He did manage 74 major league at-bats during the 1989 season and finished his career with a .162 batting average. He also managed to hit one big league dinger, a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off of Craig Lefferts of the Giants on July 25, 1989. It didn't win the game or anything, but maybe when Ed tells the story to his children, it was the game winner.
Ed doesn't win the Braves Moonlight Graham Award, but I'll happily present him with the Les Nessman prize, named after WKRP radio newsman who, like Whited did with his homerun against Lefferts, came through with a memorable catch on the ballfield when needed...He didn't fare so well with the turkeys.
Oh, the humanity!