Kyle Gaedele is currently playing in the San Diego Padres organization for the Double-A San Antonio Missions. He was a 6th round draft pick of the Padres in 2011.
His great-uncle is the famous Eddie Gaedel (who spelled his surname by dropping the last “e”), the 3-foot-7, 65 pound player of the St. Louis Browns who made a major league appearance for the St. Louis Browns in 1951, as part of a stunt by then-owner of the Browns, Bill Veeck. It was a legitimate major league at-bat, and the record books show that the smallish Gaedel walked in that at-bat.
Kyle gets a lot of questions about his great-uncle in his baseball travels in the minor leagues.
Read more about Kyle Gaedele at the link below from espn.com:
For a more detailed account of Eddie Gaedel’s historic major league appearance, go to the link below from mynewsla.com: