Jersey in bar setting

June 8, 1957

Birthday of Eddie Gaedel the smallest man to ever play professional baseball. (3 ft. 7 in. tall) His St. Louis Browns uniform number was 1/8.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.