Goat Anderson

Baseball, Baseball Player

1880 – 1923

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Who was Goat Anderson?

Edward John "Goat" Anderson was an American professional baseball outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. He played one season with the Pirates in 1907. The 27-year-old rookie batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

The 1907 Pirates finished second in the National League with a 91-63 record, 17 games behind the pennant-winning Chicago Cubs. Anderson, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, started in the majority of Pittsburgh's games that season, usually in right field. He batted .206 in 127 games, well below the NL average of .243. The 80 bases on balls he drew, however, along with 6 hit by pitches, gave him an on base percentage of .343, well above the NL average of .308. 1907 was his only season in the major leagues.

He finished the year with 1 home run, 12 runs batted in, and 27 stolen bases. His 73 runs scored ranked eighth in the National League.

Anderson scored 73 runs on 85 hits, or one run for every 1.164 hits, the 18th lowest total in major league history.

Anderson died at the age of 43 in South Bend, Indiana.

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Jan 13, 1880
Lived in
  • Cleveland
Mar 15, 1923
South Bend

on July 23, 2013


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