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February 19, 2001 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eddie Mathews, the homer-slamming, slick-fielding third baseman who was the only Brave to play in each of the team's three home cities--Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta--died Sunday. He was 69. Mathews died of respiratory failure brought on by pneumonia at Scripps LaJolla in La Jolla, said his son, Dr. Eddie Mathews Jr. Mathews had been in declining health since Sept. 3, when his wife took him to Scripps after he complained of having trouble breathing.
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September 23, 2004
Most home runs in a season by third baseman: Note: Troy Glaus hit 47 in 2000 but one came as a designated hitter. *--* PLAYER YEAR HR Mike Schmidt 1980 48 Adrian Beltre 2004 47 Eddie Mathews 1953 47 Eddie Mathews 1959 46 Vinny Castilla 1998 46 Troy Glaus 2000 46 Mike Schmidt 1979 45 Chipper Jones 1999 45 Al Rosen 1953 43 Matt Williams 1994 43 Harmon Killebrew 1959 42 Phil Nevin 2001 41 Tony Batista 2000 41 Troy Glaus 2001 41 *--*
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June 20, 1991 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you are a license-plate reader and happen to spot California tag "H 512 R," you are rubbing fenders with a baseball legend. The plates denote Eddie Mathews' home run total in a 17-year major league career that took him to the Hall of Fame. The slugging third baseman is tied with his longtime contemporary, Ernie Banks, for 12th place on the all-time list.
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March 3, 2001
I expected a service fit for a home run king, and instead attended a ceremony that was closer to an exchange of lineup cards at home plate. Major league baseball and the Atlanta Brave organization should be ashamed for not sending representatives to the memorial service in Santa Barbara for Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews. Johnny Logan and Darrell Evans were the only former players who made the effort to honor one of the best third basemen ever. A Texas Ranger scout and an Angel employee were the lone baseball people in attendance.
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September 23, 2004
Most home runs in a season by third baseman: Note: Troy Glaus hit 47 in 2000 but one came as a designated hitter. *--* PLAYER YEAR HR Mike Schmidt 1980 48 Adrian Beltre 2004 47 Eddie Mathews 1953 47 Eddie Mathews 1959 46 Vinny Castilla 1998 46 Troy Glaus 2000 46 Mike Schmidt 1979 45 Chipper Jones 1999 45 Al Rosen 1953 43 Matt Williams 1994 43 Harmon Killebrew 1959 42 Phil Nevin 2001 41 Tony Batista 2000 41 Troy Glaus 2001 41 *--*
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April 19, 1998
Two members of the St. Louis Cardinals are near the top of the list for all-time home runs at their respective position.
SPORTS
February 19, 2001
How Hall of Fame third baseman Eddie Mathews, who died Sunday at 69, ranks in some statistical categories among players with 500 or more home runs: HOME RUNS *--* Player Years HRs At-Bats Hits K's Runs RBIs Hank Aaron 1954-76 755 12,364 3,771 1,383 2,174 2,297 Babe Ruth 1914-35 714 8,399 2,873 1,330 2,174 2,213 Willie Mays 1951-73 660 10,881 3,283 1,526 2,062 1,903 Frank Robinson 1956-76 586 10,006 2,943 1,532 1,829 1,812 Harmon Killebrew 1954-75 573 8,147 2,086 1,699 1,283 1,584 Reggie Jackson
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January 14, 1997 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hall of Fame third baseman Eddie Mathews, involved in a freak boating accident in the Cayman Islands that has left him bed-ridden and often disoriented, is in serious condition at Scripps Hospital in Encinitas, Calif. Mathews, who hit 512 homers in 17 seasons with the Braves, is suffering from a broken pelvis, pneumonia and a rapid heartbeat, according to his wife, Judy. "It's been quite an ordeal," Judy Mathews said. "He's disoriented a lot.
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February 21, 2001 | RON SHELTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eddie died Sunday. He was "Eddie" to all of us growing up in Santa Barbara, where he was a god, where his exploits on the football and baseball fields inspired a generation of young boys. I was one of those boys. In the early '50s when Eddie broke in with the Boston Braves, my father would drive me to the small house west of the highway where Mathews grew up. His mother would wave. "Just came to see Eddie's house," my old man would say.
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July 12, 1991 | LARRY STEWART
When Eddie Mathews was a guest on Gabe Kaplan's "Sportsnut" program on KLAC radio Tuesday night, he slurred his words and rambled. Kaplan interviewed Mathews from the Hall of Fame third baseman's home in Del Mar about half an hour before the start of the All-Star game. Kaplan believed that Mathews had been drinking. The interview was reminiscent of the Tommy Kramer tape that KMPC's Jim Healy often plays.
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February 21, 2001 | RON SHELTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eddie died Sunday. He was "Eddie" to all of us growing up in Santa Barbara, where he was a god, where his exploits on the football and baseball fields inspired a generation of young boys. I was one of those boys. In the early '50s when Eddie broke in with the Boston Braves, my father would drive me to the small house west of the highway where Mathews grew up. His mother would wave. "Just came to see Eddie's house," my old man would say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2001 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eddie Mathews, the homer-slamming, slick-fielding third baseman who was the only Brave to play in each of the team's three home cities--Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta--died Sunday. He was 69. Mathews died of respiratory failure brought on by pneumonia at Scripps LaJolla in La Jolla, said his son, Dr. Eddie Mathews Jr. Mathews had been in declining health since Sept. 3, when his wife took him to Scripps after he complained of having trouble breathing.
SPORTS
February 19, 2001
How Hall of Fame third baseman Eddie Mathews, who died Sunday at 69, ranks in some statistical categories among players with 500 or more home runs: HOME RUNS *--* Player Years HRs At-Bats Hits K's Runs RBIs Hank Aaron 1954-76 755 12,364 3,771 1,383 2,174 2,297 Babe Ruth 1914-35 714 8,399 2,873 1,330 2,174 2,213 Willie Mays 1951-73 660 10,881 3,283 1,526 2,062 1,903 Frank Robinson 1956-76 586 10,006 2,943 1,532 1,829 1,812 Harmon Killebrew 1954-75 573 8,147 2,086 1,699 1,283 1,584 Reggie Jackson
SPORTS
April 19, 1998
Two members of the St. Louis Cardinals are near the top of the list for all-time home runs at their respective position.
SPORTS
January 14, 1997 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hall of Fame third baseman Eddie Mathews, involved in a freak boating accident in the Cayman Islands that has left him bed-ridden and often disoriented, is in serious condition at Scripps Hospital in Encinitas, Calif. Mathews, who hit 512 homers in 17 seasons with the Braves, is suffering from a broken pelvis, pneumonia and a rapid heartbeat, according to his wife, Judy. "It's been quite an ordeal," Judy Mathews said. "He's disoriented a lot.
SPORTS
July 12, 1991 | LARRY STEWART
When Eddie Mathews was a guest on Gabe Kaplan's "Sportsnut" program on KLAC radio Tuesday night, he slurred his words and rambled. Kaplan interviewed Mathews from the Hall of Fame third baseman's home in Del Mar about half an hour before the start of the All-Star game. Kaplan believed that Mathews had been drinking. The interview was reminiscent of the Tommy Kramer tape that KMPC's Jim Healy often plays.
SPORTS
March 3, 2001
I expected a service fit for a home run king, and instead attended a ceremony that was closer to an exchange of lineup cards at home plate. Major league baseball and the Atlanta Brave organization should be ashamed for not sending representatives to the memorial service in Santa Barbara for Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews. Johnny Logan and Darrell Evans were the only former players who made the effort to honor one of the best third basemen ever. A Texas Ranger scout and an Angel employee were the lone baseball people in attendance.
SPORTS
June 20, 1991 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you are a license-plate reader and happen to spot California tag "H 512 R," you are rubbing fenders with a baseball legend. The plates denote Eddie Mathews' home run total in a 17-year major league career that took him to the Hall of Fame. The slugging third baseman is tied with his longtime contemporary, Ernie Banks, for 12th place on the all-time list.
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