An all-star in 1964, Bressoud enjoyed 12 years in the major leagues, playing shortstop for the Giants (in New York and San Francisco), the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. Bressoud came up with the Giants in 1956 and stayed with the team through its move to San Francisco. In 1962 he joined the Red Sox and was the team’s starting shortstop for the next four years. He hit 57 of his career 94 home runs during those four years in Boston. His best season came in 1964 when he hit .293 with 15 home runs for the Sox. In addition to being selected an all star, Bressoud also earned MVP votes that year. He spent 1966 as the starting shortstop for the Mets, then played a reserve role for the World Champion Cardinals in 1967. His career batting average was .252. After retiring he worked as a minor league manager and scout for the California Angels.
Bressoud played in two games in the 1967 series, but did not get an at bat.
Ed Bressoud – career stats