The ex-Navy medic applied solid defensive skills as a backup catcher in the bigs,
followed by a career as a coach with the Phillies and Indians and as a minor league
manager. Edwards's 1981 Charleston Charlies played Pawtucket in a 33-inning marathon,
the longest game in professional history. He replaced Pat Corrales
as the Indians'
manager in July 1987 and was dismissed in September 1989.