Edward Carl Gaedel (June 8, 1925 – June 18, 1961) was the smallest player to appear in a Hall of Fame and Museum. St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck, in his 1962 autobiography Veeck – As in Wreck, said of Gaedel, "He was, by golly, the best darn midget who ever played big-league ball. He was also the only one." .
Perhaps the most fascinating story was about Eddie Gaedel, the midget Bill Veeck sent to the plate as a pinch hitter. It was Veeck`s best-known.
By 1951, Eddie was working as a bartender at "The Midget Club," a bar In 1951 , Bill Veeck was the colorful owner of the St. Louis Browns, the.