A catcher by trade, Fitz Gerald stuck around the big leagues for 12 seasons. After serving in the Army during World War II, Fitz Gerald came up with the Pirates in 1948. He saw action in 102 games for Pittsburgh that season and hit a respectable .267. However, he was relegated to backup duty for the Pirates for the next five seasons before being traded to the Washington Senators in 1953. Fitz Gerald got into 115 games the next year for Washington which was a career high. He hit .289 with 40 RBI and 33 runs scored. All of those numbers were also career bests. For his career, Fitz Gerald appeared in 807 games, hitting .260. Following his retirement after the 1959 season, he was a coach for the Indians, Kansas City A’s and Twins.
Ed Fitz Gerald – career stats