Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like Doc's mitt bears the signature of his contemporary, Pirates catcher Jim Pagliaroni. That's odd.
-Born in Red Jacket, WV, Doc signed with the Indians at age 21 in 1958.
-He debuted with Cleveland in 1962, hitting .273 in 54 games.
-Edwards was traded to the bottom-dwelling Athletics in 1963 and was their primary catcher over the next two seasons.
-At age 33, Doc became the Phillies' bullpen coach in 1970. After injuries decimated the team's depth, he was added to the active roster and played in 35 games that summer. He held his own, batting .269.
-Edwards has remained in baseball since his retirement, managing in the Yankees, Cubs, Expos, Orioles, Indians, and Pirates farm systems. He was at the helm of Baltimore's AAA Rochester franchise in 1981 when the club was on the losing end of a 33-inning game with Pawtucket that took eight hours and 25 minutes to complete over two days! He's been managing in the independent leagues since 1995, and is currently the skipper of the San Angelo (TX) Colts.