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Edison Rosanda "Ed" Armbrister (born July 4, 1948 Nassau, Bahamas) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who had a 5-year career from 1973 to 1977. He played his entire career with the Cincinnati Reds. Originally in the Houston Astros system, he was traded to the Reds in the deal that also sent Joe Morgan, César Gerónimo, Denis Menke and Jack Billingham to Cincinnati for Lee May, Tommy Helms and Jimmy Stewart.
Armbrister is probably best remembered for his involvement in a controversial play in the 1975 World Series. In the tenth inning of Game 3, with teammate César Gerónimo on base and nobody out, Amrbrister collided with Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk while attempting to sacrifice bunt, leading to a wild throw by Fisk and his subsequent failure to get Gerónimo out; home plate umpire Larry Barnett did not make the expected interference call on Armbrister, a decision which was harshly criticized after the Reds won the game 4-3.
In the film Fever Pitch, Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon) and his friends attempt to explain the "Curse of the Bambino" to his new girlfriend, Lindsay Meeks (Drew Barrymore). The Armbrister play is among the incidents mentioned.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference