Sunday, September 9, 2007

Nulty the Forgotten Indian

Ed Nulty Ready for Seventh Season in Organized Ball
Ed Nulty began his professional baseball career in 1941 with Santa Barbara and since that time has played with six minor league clubs and with Red Ruffing's powerhouse Sixth Ferry Command team.
The former Poly High athlete played with Santa Barbara in 1941 and for part of the 1942 season before moving to Dayton of the Middle-Atlantic League midway in the '42 season. He hit 298 for Dayton as an outfielder.
Came the war years and Nulty was a member of Ruffing's Ferry Command team. He played with the Ferry Command in 1943, 1944 and 1945. While with Ruffing's team he switched from the outfield to catching.
Out of the service in 1946, he joined the Three-Rivers team in the Canadian American loop. In 1947 he played with Greenville of the Sally League, St. Paul, and Danville of the Three-I League. He hit .270 with Greenville and Danville.
In 1949, after a year out of baseball, Nulty hit .328 in 50 games with Spokane of the Western International last year he played in only two games before suffering a broken bone while sliding. He has not signed his 1951 contract as yet.
Nulty is married and has two daughters, Christine, 3, and Julie, one month. He has been playing
with the Signal Hill Electric team this winter.
-Long Beach Independent, March 1, 1951

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