Eddie Mathews - 2002 Honoree


   

Eddie Mathews '49 already belongs to one of this country's great shrines, the Baseball Hall of Fame. Agifted athlete, he stared for the Dons in football and baseball, eventually signing a professional contract with the old Boston Braves, moving with them to Milwaukee, and finally to Atlanta, where he was a team manager when his old teammate Hank Aaron surpassed Babe Ruth's career homerun mark.

At Eddie Mathews Field in the spring of 2001, a moment of silence was observed in his honor, after the announcement of his death was made over the public address system. Dons thrid baseman, Eric Bowman '02, is the grandson of Gene Bowman '50, Eddie's cousin and teammate.

 

 

 


 

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