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Ed and his son Jack who is a former Worcester Warrior player.

Ed Riley was born and raised in Worcester, the last of 16 children (10 brothers and 5 sisters).


Ed started his baseball career in the Connie Mack Little League in Worcester and in the Burncoat Babe Ruth baseball league.  He then went on to attend St. Peter-Marian High School where his baseball career really took off.


Ed was a three-time Telegram & Gazette Super Team selection, including being named captain of the team his junior and senior years.  He was also named Massachusetts 1988 High School Player-of-the-Year by the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association.  He finished his four-year career with 192 hits, earning him a career .515 batting average.


As a senior at St. Peter-Marian High School in 1988, he was named Gatorade Massachusetts High School Baseball Player-of-the-Year and finished second as Gatorade National High School Player-of-the-Year, setting a national high school record for left-handed pitchers with 33 straight victories.  He finished his high school career with an amazing 33-1 career record and a 1.57 career ERA.  He also played on the Guardians’ 1987 Massachusetts State Championship team.


Ed was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 1988 draft and spent 8 years with the organization.  While at Double-A New Britain in 1992, Ed compiled a record of 10-8 with a 2.45 ERA, gaining him the Eastern League Left-handed Pitcher-of-the-Year award.  He was promoted to the Pawtucket Red Sox by the end of the season and spent three more seasons in the Red Sox organization.


In 1996, Ed joined the Albany Diamond Dogs of the Northeast League.  Following the Diamond Dogs winning the Northeast League Championship, Ed's 11-1 record and 1.78 ERA earned him the Northeast League Pitcher-of-the-Year award.  After another season with Albany, Ed moved on to the Atlantic League, pitching three seasons for the Nashua Pride.  Nashua won the Atlantic League Championship in 2000 and Ed is the team's career wins leader.


Ed joined the Boston Red Sox in 2001 as an Assistant to the Major League Staff, working with pitching coach Joe Kerrigan.  Ed also worked hand-in-hand with players like Manny Ramirez, Jason Varitek, Dante Bichette, and Trot Nixon.


Ed has been a baseball instructor in the area for the past 28 years.  He has also coached Division 1 high school baseball for the past 20 years.  He currently is owner / operator of Riley Baseball Instruction, Worcester Warriors AAU Baseball Club, and East Coast Scout Team.  Ed is the Head Baseball Coach at his alma mater, St. Peter-Marian where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in November of 2012.



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