Life of baseball’s smallest pinch-hitter came to a tragic end - Midget pinch hitter
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Edward Carl Gaedel was the smallest player to appear in a Major League Baseball game. Gaedel gained recognition in the second game of a St. Louis Browns doubleheader on August 19, Weighing 65 pounds and standing 3 feet 7 inches tall, he. Edward Carl Gaedel (June 8, – June 18, ) was the smallest player to appear in a "He was, by golly, the best darn midget who ever played big-league ball. . Other than Gaedel, the other four players pinch-hit for pitchers; all five.