Eddie Gaedel

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Eddie Gaedel, a little person known for a string of celebrity gigs, became a participant in one of the most outlandish publicity stunts in baseball history, when in 1951, he came to bat for the hapless St. Louis Browns.

Although Eddie gained a great deal of notoriety for the stunt, a few years later, he was the victim of a murder that remains unsolved to this day. #Veeck #Gaedel #StLouis #MLB #Baseball #Orioles #ChiSox #Chicago
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