Edward Jaykill Phelps
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut September 3, 1902
- Final Game August 15, 1913
- Born March 3, 1879 in Albany, NY USA
- Died January 31, 1942 in East Greenbush, NY USA
Catcher Ed Phelps played eleven seasons in the National League, and appeared in the 1903 World Series. Half his career was spent with the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he was a teammate of Honus Wagner. In 1903, he set a record that is still standing by catching a shutout in five consecutive starts.
The book August Garry Herrmann has a chapter on "The Ed Phelps Decision". Phelps was playing for the Cincinnati Reds in 1905 and Herrmann put him on waivers but sold him to the Boston Americans before the ten days were up. Phelps, however, signed with the Pirates on the tenth day. After a lot of wrangling, Herrmann gave in and Phelps joined the Pirates.
In 1930 Phelps was one of the first group of commissioners of the amateur Albany Twilight League, a league which is still in existence in 2009.