Former Reds catcher dies at age 75
(AP) Ed Bailey, an All-Star catcher with the Cincinnati Reds in the 1950s, died of cancer on Friday. He was 75.
Al Neil, Bailey's brother-in-law, told The Knoxville News Sentinel that Bailey died at Parkwest Medical Center after being diagnosed with throat cancer about six months ago.
The five-time All-Star catcher from Strawberry Plains started his professional career with the Reds in 1953. Bailey hit 28 home runs in 1956 for Cincinnati, including three in one game.
He was chosen for the All-Star team in 1956, 1957 and 1960 with the Reds.