Ed Sherling

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Ed Sherling
Pinch hitter/Pinch runner
Born: (1897-07-18)July 18, 1897
Coalburg, Alabama
Died: November 16, 1965(1965-11-16) (aged 68)
Enterprise, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 13, 1924, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1924, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Games 4
At bats 2
Hit 1
Ed Sherling
Auburn Tigers
Position Fullback
Class Graduate
Career history
Personal information
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Edward Creech "Ed" Sherling (July 18, 1897 – November 16, 1965) was a Major League Baseball pinch hitter and pinch runner who played in 1924 with the Philadelphia Athletics. He batted left and threw right-handed. He attended college at Auburn University playing for the baseball and the football teams.

In December 1921 a fire broke out at the Stabler Hospital in Greenville, Alabama. Sherling happened to be passing by, and saved several people by carrying them to safety. Three corpses were pulled from the ruins after the blaze.[1]

Auburn University[edit]

Sherling was a fullback on Mike Donahue's Auburn Tigers football team. He was elected All-Southern three times; and was selected to coach Donahue's all-time Auburn team.[2]


Sherling was a prominent member of the team in 1920, one of Auburn's greatest teams.[3] Sherling also played on the 1921 team. He won the Porter Cup both years.[4]


The 1922 team upset defending Southern champions Centre and is also considered highly; considered best by Sherling himself.[5] Walter Camp gave Sherling honorable mention on his All-America team.[6]


  1. ^ "Bodies Of Three Founds In Ruins Of Hospital Fire". The Miami News. December 2, 1921. 
  2. ^ "Mike Donahue Names All-Time Auburn Football Team". The Tuscaloosa News. January 10, 1933. 
  3. ^ Russell, Fred, and Maxwell Edward Benson. Fifty Years of Vanderbilt Football. Nashville, Tennessee, 1938, p. 38
  4. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=se5EAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA4-PA26
  5. ^ "Auburn's Gator Bowl Champs Rated Among Top Tiger Teams". Ocala Star-Banner. January 16, 1955. 
  6. ^ "Camp's All America Stars Show Why They Are Winners; Have Brains, Power, Spirit". Harrisburg Telegraph. December 26, 1922. p. 15. Retrieved March 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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