There have been a number of individuals from Lafayette, and the Acadiana area, that have played in Major League Baseball over the years.

Obviously, the entire state of Louisiana has produced even more.

As a matter of fact, 246 people born in the state of Louisiana have appeared in a Major League Baseball game, beginning in 1874, with John Peters of New Orleans, who played 11 years, with the likes of the Chicago White Stockings, Milwaukee Grays, Providence Grays, Buffalo Bisons, and Pittsburgh Alleghenys.

All summer, we’ll preview a player from the state of Louisiana that appeared in Major League baseball, starting with players from Lafayette, before spotlighting players from the Acadiana area, and then a few from the state itself.

Yesterday, we spotlighted Rebel Oakes.

Today, we feature Eddie Dyer.

Born in Morgan City in 1899, Dyer, a left-handed pitcher, played parts of 6 seasons in Major League Baseball, all with the St. Louis Cardinals (1922-1927).

Dyer is actually the only person ever born in Morgan City to appear in a Major League Baseball game.

The 5-foot-11, 168-pound Dyer had his best season in 1924, going 8-11 with a 4.68 ERA.

In 6 seasons in Major League Baseball, Dyer finished with a career record of 15-15, along with a 4.76 ERA.

Appearing in 69 career games, including 23 as a starter, Dyer threw 255 innings, allowing 316 hits and 135 earned runs, while striking out 63 hitters.