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Edward M. Lewis

Edward Morgan Lewis
Edward M. Lewis circa 1922
President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts Amherst)
In office
1924–1927
of the University of New Hampshire
In office
1927–1936
Personal details
Born (1872-12-25)25 December 1872
Machynlleth, Wales
Died 23 March 1936(1936-03-23) (aged 63)
Durham, New Hampshire
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margaret H. Williams (1896–1936)
Alma mater Williams College (A.B., A.M.)
Boston School of Expression
Signature
Ted Lewis
Pitcher
Born: (1872-12-25)25 December 1872
Machynlleth, Wales
Died: 23 March 1936(1936-03-23) (aged 63)
Durham, New Hampshire
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
6 July, 1896 for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearance
26 September, 1901 for the Boston Americans
Career statistics
Win-Loss Record 94-64
Strikeouts 378
Earned run average 3.53
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Edward Morgan Lewis (25 December 1872 – 23 May 1936), otherwise known as Ted Lewis, was a Welsh-born, American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher as well as a professor of English literature, academic administrator, the tenth president of the Massachusetts Agricultural College and twelfth president of the University of New Hampshire.

Nicknamed "The Pitching Professor," Ted Lewis was one of only three Welsh-born players to break into major league baseball in the U.S. (the others being Jimmy Austin and Peter Morris). He was 23 years old when he debuted on 6 July 1896, with the Boston Beaneaters. After the 1901 season, he retired from baseball to teach full-time at Columbia University and later at Williams College. He became a prominent educator, eventually serving as president of Massachusetts State College, 1926–27, and the University of New Hampshire from 1927 until his death in Durham, New Hampshire. He is buried in Durham Cemetery.

References

  • Ffaith
  • Baseball Almanac

Sources

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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