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Joe Ginsberg

Joe Ginsberg
Born: (1926-10-11)October 11, 1926
New York, New York
Died: November 2, 2012(2012-11-02) (aged 86)
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1948, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
April 15, 1962, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Batting average .241
Home runs 20
Runs batted in 182

Myron Nathan "Joe" Ginsberg (October 11, 1926 – November 2, 2012) was a catcher for the Detroit Tigers (1948 and 1950–53), Cleveland Indians (1953–54), Kansas City Athletics (1956), Baltimore Orioles (1956–60), Chicago White Sox (1960–61), Boston Red Sox (1961), and New York Mets (1962). He was Jewish.[1]


  • Baseball career 1
  • Death 2
  • References 3
  • Sources 4

Baseball career

He helped the Indians win the 1954 American League pennant.

In 13 seasons he played in 695 games and had 1,716 at bats, 168 runs, 414 hits, 59 doubles, eight triples, 20 home runs, 182 RBIs, seven stolen bases, 226 walks, a .241 batting average, .332 on-base percentage, 17 sacrifice hits, 13 sacrifice flies and nine intentional walks.

As a Tiger, Ginsberg caught the first of Virgil Trucks' two no-hitters on the 1952 season, on May 15.[2]


Ginsberg died on November 2, 2012, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, at the age of 86.[3]


  1. ^ [2]
  2. ^ "Retrosheet Boxscore: Detroit Tigers 1, Washington Senators 0". 1952-05-15. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Michigan Death Notices » from". Retrieved 2012-11-06. 


  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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