Date and Place of Birth: July 26, 1920 Santa Ana, California
Position: Third Base
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: United States
Major League Stats: Eddie Bockman on Baseball-Almanac
The stocky third baseman joined the Yankees’
organization in 1940, playing for the Joplin Miners of the Western
Association for the next two seasons. He hit .290 with 72 RBIs in
1941 and earned promotion to
Bockman entered military service with the Navy in
1943 and was stationed at
Bockman returned to organized baseball in 1946
and was with the Yankees for spring training. He was assigned to
Bockman was traded to the Indians in October 1946. He played 46 games with Cleveland and batted .258. In January 1948, he was on the move again. Bockman was purchased by the Pirates and spent the next two years as a part-time third baseman for the team.
In 1950, he was with
Eddie Bockman worked as a major league scout in later years and signed Larry Bowa for the Phillies.
Created December 16, 2007.
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