Ed James

March 11, 2014
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Ed “Freak” James died about a month ago.  He was about 80 or so and not the athlete he once was.  For many years Ed played baseball and softball primarily in Dearborn County.  He also was part of an athletic  team associated with the Cincinnati Reds.  What I remember about  Ed were his days in the Tri-County baseball League.  He  was a strong hitter and an excellent fielder for Manchester for many seasons.  He was always associated with the short left field at their park and the disappearing ball in the corn field.

Ed was another of those athletes that had the conditions been right I believe  would have had a good chance of playing Major League baseball.  He was a fine athlete but service and work got in the way.  There are many athletes whose talent is just as good or better than others but the right circumstance was just not available at that time and  place.   He used his talent, however, to delight the local ball fans with his play in baseball for years and then softball.  Many old-timers remember Ed and will miss him and his stories.

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