Eddie hit 30 or more home runs in nine straight seasons (1953-1961).
In 1952 Eddie hit 25 home runs, which was the most ever by a rookie at that time.
Eddie never won the MVP Award but finished second in 1953 and 1959.
Eddie had a postseason batting average of .200 while hitting one home run and 7 RBI's.
Eddie played in the World Series three times in his career. His team won it all in 1957 and 1968.
Eddie was 6'1" tall and weighed 200 pounds.
Eddie throws right but bats left.
Eddie made his Major League debut on April 15, 1952.
Eddie led the National League in walks four times, 1955 (109), 1961 (93), 1962 (101) and 1963 (124).
Eddie was an All-Star nine times in his career (1953 and 1955-62).
Eddie led the National League in home runs twice, 1953 (47) and 1959 (46).
On August 16, 1954, Eddie was on the cover of the first-ever Sports Illustrated.
In a game played on September 11, 1966, Eddie became Nolan Ryan's first-ever strikeout subject.
Eddie played for the Braves organization in all three cities that they have called home. His rookie season of 1952 was the braves last in Boston. They moved to Milwaukee in 1953 through 1965 and then onto Atlanta in 1966.
Eddie is number 17 on baseball's all-time home run list with 512.
Matthews: It's only a hitch when you're in a slump. When you're hitting the ball its called rhythm.
Matthews: I didn't like being a salesman. I wasn't a closer. I'd go in and talk baseball for half an hour and walk out without mentioning my product.