A native of San Francisco, Eddie Joost starred in baseball at Mission High School, was signed by the Mission Reds of the Pacific Coast League in 1933 and sold to the Cincinnati Redlegs in 1936. He played in the major leagues 17 seasons and held the MLB record of 225 errorless chances. Joost was the AL leadoff man in All-Star games of 1949 and 1952 and later managed the Philadelphia Athletics, in 1954, and the San Francisco Seals, in 1956.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
Plaque location: BASHOF