Butch Edge

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Butch Edge
Born: (1956-07-18) July 18, 1956 (age 64)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 13, 1979, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1979, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3-4
Earned run average5.23

Claude Lee Edge (born July 18, 1956 in Houston, Texas) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball.


Edge went to El Camino High School in Sacramento, California. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers as the sixth pick overall of the 1974 amateur draft. Edge was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1976 expansion draft.

Edge played his only season in the Major Leagues in 1979, in which the 6'3" right-hander made nine starts for the Blue Jays. He pitched 51​23 innings, won 3 games, lost 4, completed one game, gave up 60 hits, 30 earned runs (for a 5.23 earned run average), walked 24 batters, and struck out 19.

The Blue Jays released Edge prior to the start of the 1980 season. On April 10, he signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves. Edge spent two seasons with Atlanta's Triple-A affiliate, the Richmond Braves.

Before the 1982 season, Edge was traded from the Braves to the Chicago White Sox for Mike Colbern. Chicago then packaged Edge with Ross Baumgarten in a trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Vance Law and Ernie Camacho.

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