A couple of days and 37 years ago Paul Edmondson & his girlfriend were killed in an auto accident in Santa Barbara. Edmondson was driving on highway 101 on his way to spring training, when his car skidded into oncoming traffic on a rain soaked road. Paul was just 27 years old, had all the promise of a very talented righthander, with hopes springing eternal.

This 6’5″ Kansas City born pitcher had just celebrated his 27th birthday February 12th, the day before he was killed. Even though Edmondson had a 1-6 record as a rookie, it was very misleading. The White Sox scored only five runs in his six losses. He got his first win in his first big league start against the California Angels, a two hitter. Paul was penciled into the starting rotation. It’s always sad to think about, what might have been.

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