Class of '48: A varsity letterman in baseball during his
collegiate career. Minor league player of the year in 1950. Played
for the St. Louis Browns in 1951. First president of the
Westminster Alumni "W" Club. Westminster's baseball field named for
this former Blue Jay.
A Part of Baseball History: August 19, 1951 - Eddie Gaedel, a 65-pound, 3-foot-7 midget, makes his first and only plate appearance as a pinch-hitter for Frank Saucier of the St. Louis Browns. Gaedel, wearing No. 1/8, walks on four pitches by Detroit Tigers pitcher Bob Cain and is taken out for pinch-runner Jim Delsing. The gimmick by the Browns owner Bill Veeck is later outlawed.
"Frank was a gem as our officer and a great ball player." Cliff Goodall (second row left)