Edward
Cowles
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 185
 
Born: December 25, 1933 in Yancey
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Gold Glove 1962   
All-Star Selections 1961    1962    1963   
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1955 21 PB HL    
1956 22 PB HL $ 300,000  
1957 23 PB HL    
1958 24 PB HL $ 300,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 300,000  
                                             
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 25 PB HL    
1960 26 PB HL $ 300,000  
1961 27 PB HL $ 300,000  
1962 28 PB HL $ 300,000  
1963 29 PB HL $ 2,485,714  
1964 30 PB HL $ 2,485,714  
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OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 2,485,714  
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1955 21 AAA   33 114 11 27 2 0 2 19 1 0 9 30 .237 .293 .307 .600 10.7  
    AA   40 166 23 53 6 1 6 31 1 0 11 30 .319 .362 .476 .837 27.1  
1956 22 PB HL 103 369 23 84 23 2 2 36 0 1 6 103 .228 .241 .317 .558 24.5 0.4
    AAA   50 208 24 71 14 1 4 28 5 2 7 54 .341 .363 .476 .839 32.4  
1957 23 AAA   113 306 37 106 23 1 2 34 6 2 9 86 .346 .365 .448 .813 44.8  
1958 24 PB HL 15 18 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .278 .278 .278 .556 0.9 0.0
    AAA   113 499 70 198 37 0 1 72 5 4 12 116 .397 .411 .477 .888 82.9  
1959 25 AAA   136 592 86 224 42 3 1 67 9 6 32 155 .378 .410 .465 .875 99.1  
1960 26 PB HL 90 389 49 148 29 2 1 38 5 2 6 84 .380 .389 .473 .862 60.5 12.5
    AAA   59 254 38 104 11 3 0 39 3 1 15 52 .409 .442 .476 .919 47.0  
1961 27 PB HL 152 599 77 216 44 3 1 86 2 3 15 121 .361 .372 .449 .821 88.9 16.7
1962 28 PB HL 155 666 101 259 37 6 1 102 3 1 15 134 .389 .403 .467 .870 105.7 20.5
1963 29 PB HL 153 655 85 241 44 3 1 90 4 2 14 128 .368 .382 .449 .830 97.0 18.5
1964 30 PB HL 152 611 81 214 34 2 0 88 5 0 16 140 .350 .365 .412 .778 83.4 17.7
7 Years Sim 820 3307 418 1167 211 18 6 441 19 9 72 715 .353 .366 .433 .799 460.9 86.4
6 Years AAA 504 1973 266 730 129 8 10 259 29 15 84 493 .370 .394 .459 .853 316.8  
1 Years AA 40 166 23 53 6 1 6 31 1 0 11 30 .319 .360 .476 .835 27.1  
7 Years Minors 544 2139 289 783 135 9 16 290 30 15 95 523 .366 .391 .460 .851 343.8  
162 Game Average 653 82 230 41 3 1 87 3 1 14 141 .353 .366 .433 .799 91.0  
Career Highs 155 666 101 259 44 6 2 102 5 3 16 140 .389 .403 .473 .870 105.7  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   2451 303 828 162 14 3 326 11 5 52 564 .338 .351 .419 .770 322.3
vs LH   856 115 339 49 4 3 115 8 4 20 151 .396 .409 .473 .882 142.6
Home 409 1639 211 593 109 6 2 199 7 4 36 347 .362 .374 .439 .813 237.4
Away 411 1668 207 574 102 12 4 242 12 5 36 368 .344 .358 .427 .785 227.5
RISP   984 0 348 56 8 1 407 0 0 19 230 .354 .361 .430 .791 137.0
Pinch Hitting   30 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .233 .258 .233 .491 1.6
Close/Late   354 30 115 15 2 1 56 0 0 11 69 .325 .346 .387 .733 43.6
Mar/Apr 98 405 48 139 17 0 0 52 5 1 10 79 .343 .360 .385 .746 51.7
May 128 526 70 189 36 6 1 79 4 1 10 116 .359 .371 .456 .827 78.0
June 138 558 59 182 27 1 0 66 0 1 12 125 .326 .340 .378 .718 65.1
July 117 480 66 187 44 2 1 73 4 3 13 99 .390 .403 .496 .899 81.3
August 152 620 84 223 38 6 2 80 2 3 13 134 .360 .370 .450 .820 90.7
Sep/Oct 187 718 91 247 49 3 2 91 4 0 14 162 .344 .356 .429 .785 98.0
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF   DWS
1956 22 PB HL 2B 102 101 837.3 166 246 11 53 .974 4.43   2.0
    SS 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
1958 24 PB HL SS 1 1 9.0 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00   0.0
1960 26 PB HL 3B 90 87 791.0 62 172 9 20 .963 2.66   2.0
1961 27 PB HL 3B 150 148 1325.7 78 309 12 21 .970 2.63   4.1
    2B 1 0 8.0 1 4 0 0 1.000 5.63   0.1
1962 28 PB HL 3B 152 149 1308.3 89 348 9 26 .980 3.01   5.4
    RF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
    2B 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
1963 29 PB HL 3B 150 148 1338.0 93 315 14 31 .967 2.74   4.4
    CF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
1964 30 PB HL 3B 149 147 1303.3 94 300 6 23 .985 2.72   4.1
    1B 1 1 9.0 9 0 0 1 1.000 9.00   0.0
  3B 691 679 6066.3 416 1444 50 121 .974 2.76   19.9
  2B 104 101 846.3 167 250 11 53 .974 4.43   2.1
  SS 2 1 12.0 2 1 0 0 1.000 2.25   0.0
  1B 1 1 9.0 9 0 0 1 1.000 9.00   0.0
  RF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
  CF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
Career Totals   800 782 6935.7 594 1695 61 175 .974 2.97   22.1
Career Highs   154 149 1339.0 166 348 14 53 1.000 4.41    
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1963 29 PB HL 5 19 3 4 2 0 0 2 1 0 3 7 .211 .318 .316 .634
1964 30 PB HL 11 44 5 11 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 .250 .267 .318 .585
Career Post-Season Batting 16 63 8 15 5 0 0 5 1 0 4 13 .238 .284 .317 .601
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Batting Average
1961-3-.361
1962-2-.389
1963-1-.368
1964-5-.350
CAR-2-.353
On-Base Pct
1962-7-.403
1963-9-.382
At-Bats
1961-9-599
1962-1-666
1963-2-655
1964-7-611
Hits
1961-3-216
1962-1-259
1963-1-241
1964-2-214
Total Bases
1962-8-311
1963-9-294
Singles
1961-4-168
1962-1-215
1963-1-193
1964-2-178
Doubles
1961-7-44
1963-4-44
Strikeouts
1964-9-140
       
 
   Black Ink Test: 11    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 36    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 38    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 5th round, 117th overall pick, by Point Breeze in 1955
Released by Point Breeze on 6/1/1955
Signed as a free agent by Point Breeze on 6/11/1955 to a minor league deal
Had first career hit on 4/5/1956, off Nathaniel Englert (KIN)
Hit first career homerun on 9/17/1956, off Fabian Alvey (COT)
Injured on 5/9/1960 with a Pulled Abdominal Muscle, out for 1-2 weeks
Had 28-game hitting streak snapped on 5/26/1961
Was selected to the 1961 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 8/25/1961, hitting .480 with 1 HR, 7 RBI
Was selected to the 1962 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 8/16/1962, hitting .621 with 0 HR, 12 RBI
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Washburn on 8/17/1962
Had 5 hits with 6 RBI against St. Bernard on 9/3/1962
Sets a new season HL-Record for Hits with 237 on 9/17/1962
Won Gold Glove at Third Base in 1962
1/26/1963: Gets a new one-year contract worth $2,485,714 through salary arbitration
Had 6 hits with 4 RBI against Jackson City on 7/10/1963
Was selected to the 1963 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 7/19/1963, hitting .667 with 0 HR, 5 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 8/1/1963, hitting .485 with 0 HR, 17 RBI
1/26/1964: Gets a new one-year contract worth $2,485,714 through salary arbitration
Had 20-game hitting streak snapped on 5/30/1964