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Eddie Plank (1875-1926)

 
 
Eddie Plank (1875-1926) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Eddie Plank (1875-1926) Marker
Inscription. Baseball great. One of the most dominant pitchers of the twentieth century. "Gettysburg Eddie" compiled a record of 326-194 throughout his career (1901-17), mostly with the Philadelphia Athletics. He won 20 Games or more eight times and helped the A's win six pennants and three world championships. Plank was born here, attended Gettysburg Academy. He retired and died in Gettysburg. Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, 1946.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.186′ N, 77° 13.877′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Carlisle Street (State Highway 34) and Lincoln Avenue (State Highway 15), on the right when traveling south on Carlisle Street. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of Gettysburg College. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg College Rooted in History (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eddie Plank (1875-1926) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Eddie Plank (1875-1926) Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Office of a President (about 400 feet away); The Founding of Gettysburg College (about 600 feet away); Daniel Alexander Payne (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle Arrives (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hall of Fame Biography. Plank is the third highest ranked left handed pitcher, in terms of career victories. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Career Statistics. With a career ERA of 2.35, Plank is ranked 68th on the Sporting New's list of 100 best players of all time. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Eddie Plank in his Playing Days image. Click for full size.
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3. Eddie Plank in his Playing Days
Gettysburg College image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Gettysburg College
Founded in 1832. In addition to Hall of Famer Eddie Plank, the college can also boast it was the scene of fighting during the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,590 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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