A solid catcher with warning track power, Edwards hit .295 for Brooklyn in 1947 and
led NL catchers that year in putouts and double plays. Following the season, the
5'8" 180-lb Bull hurt his arm throwing during an exhibition game against the inmates
at Folsom Prison. His damaged arm and the emergence of Roy Campanella put him on
the bench for the rest of his career.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 17, 1947:
The Dodgers outhit the Pirates 12 to 4, but the Bucs win, 4–0, behind Fritz Ostermueller. Hank Greenberg's homer off Rube Melton in the first frame provides all the scoring until the 8th. Cookie Lavagetto has three hits, while Robinson, Furillo and Bruce Edwards collect a pair. The Dodgers have left 45 runners in five games, one reason they are 1–4 in that span.
»July 20, 1947:
The choice rhubarb of the year occurs when umpire Beans Reardon signals that Ron Northey's long fly has gone into the stands. Northey jogs around the bases only to discover C Bruce Edwards awaiting him with the ball. The Cardinals protest is upheld, but the Dodgers will win the replay.
»June 15, 1951: Just before game time at Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Dodgers make a 4-for-4 trade: OF Andy Pafko, P Johnny Schmitz, C Rube Walker, and IF Wayne Terwilliger go to Brooklyn for C Bruce Edwards, OF Gene Hermanski, IF Eddie Miksis, and P Joe Hatten. To the surprise of fans, the 8 appear in their new uniforms. The Cubs get the best today as Bruce Edward knocks in 4 runs, three on a homer, off Carl Erskine, and Miksis fields well. Pafko hits his 13th homer in a losing cause and will incur an injury in this series that will sideline for three weeks in July. But the New York Post expresses the sentiment of most, calling it "the most barefaced swindle in years."
»April 17, 1954: The wind is blowing out at Wrigley, as the Cards lose 23–13 to the Cubs in a National League record three hour and 43 minute game. The two teams combine for 35 hits, including five homers. Bruce Edwards walks twice in the 5th, when the Cubs score 10 runs. Cubs 3B Randy Jackson has four hits, including a home run that hits an apartment building on Waveland Avenue. Jim Brosnan is the winner over Gerry Staley in the highest scoring game ever between these two rivals.