A native of Danville, Va., Eddie Booth put his stamp on UNCW’s baseball program with his trademark curve ball during a standout career in the early 70’s. Booth compiled a sterling 27-5 mark from 1969-72 and was a workhorse on the mound for Coach Bill Brooks as the Seahawks built a 109-33-1 record. He recorded the second lowest earned run average (1.31) in the school’s history and also ranks second in career strikeouts with 311.
In 1969, Booth was spectacular on the mound. He led the nation with a 0.22 ERA over 41 innings, closing with a perfect 6-0 mark. He followed that up with a 0.59 ERA in 59 innings in 1970. Overall, Booth led the Seahawks in victories and strikeouts all four seasons.
Booth was named to the NAIA All-District 29 team four consecutive years and was voted NAIA District 29 Player-of-the-Year in 1971.