Saturday, 18 April 2015

Eddie Gaedel - Space Midget! (1959)

Something to do with baseball and entertaining the crowds!  I don't really understand cricket to any great degree so there's no hope of me going into detail here.

"In 1959, Eddie made his last public appearance, dressed as a Martian and appearing out of a flying saucer at Comiskey Park in Chicago. He presented his Martian ray gun to White Sox players Nellie Fox and Minie Minoso"
...... according to one website.  Now you know as much as me.  Still,  great images.



  1. Simply searched "midget spaceman" "TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER Veeck entertained fans in 1959 when midgets dressed as spacemen landed at Comiskey Park by helicopter."

    1. Good man. Don't know why I didn't think of that. It was fun to set the challenge and have it taken up with such efficiency.