Baseball, Baseball Player
1880 – 1923
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.
Anderson died at the age of 43 in South Bend, Indiana.
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