Major league baseball player that played for the New York Mets, Ed Kranepool was born in Bronx, New York on November 8, 1944.
He attended in the James Monroe High School and start mastering to play the game. As young as the age of 17, he signed with the New York Mets for a contract that was worth $85,000. On September 22, 1962, Kranepool made his Major League Debut. That event was held at the Polo Grounds, he was a pinch hitter that played against the Chicago Cubs.
The first so-called full season of his career started in the seasons of 1965. Kranepool played for 153 games. He was able to record a batting average of .253 in 10 home runs and a RBI of 55. The following season, he had an average hit of.254 with 26 home runs. In 1971 season, was named to be the bounce back in his career. After the retirement consideration in 1970, Kranepool came back that enable him to record a batting average of .998 fielding percentage and was able to led the National League. Kranepool signed his retirement in the season of 1979. His career in the game recorded at-bats of 5436, hits of 1418, 225 doubles and 2047 total bases. He was inaugurated in New York Mets Hall of Fame in the season of 1990.
His autographed “the amazing Mets” record album can be availed in Sportsmemorabilia.com. His name is sometimes misspelled as Ehd Kranepool, Ed Krainpool, Ed Kranepoul, Ed Kranepoll, Ed Krainepol, Ed Cranepool and Edd Kranepool.