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Edward Hoyte Lyons (May 12, 1923 – January 25, 2009), nicknamed "Mouse", was a Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Washington Senators in 1947.

Ed Lyons
Second baseman
Born: (1923-05-12)May 12, 1923
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Died: January 25, 2009(2009-01-25) (aged 85)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1947, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1947, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average.154

Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Lyons signed a contract out of high school with the Washington Senators when he was 17.[1] While in the minor leagues, his baseball career was interrupted by World War II when he joined the United States Navy.[1] He made his Major League debut with the Washington Senators in 1947. He played 7 games at second base and hit .154 in his only season in the Major Leagues. When his playing career ended he became a manager for the Senators, Red Sox, and Cardinals organizations.[1] His coaching career came to an end after a leg injury and he served as a scout, ending with the Chicago Cubs in 1995.[1] He was inducted into the Winston-Salem Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.[1] After his retirement, he resided in Clemmons, North Carolina and died on January 25, 2009, in Winston-Salem.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Edward Lyons obituary". Winston-Salem Journal. January 26, 2009.

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