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Joe Ginsberg

Joe Ginsberg

MLB (deceased)
Full Name Myron Nathan Ginsberg
Date of Birth 10/11/1926
BirthplaceNew York, NY
Died 11/02/2012
Religion Jewish
Height 5'11
Weight 180
Bats/Throws L/R
Signed Tigers
MLB Debut 09/15/1948
Final MLB Game: 04/15/1962

Career highlights

  • MLB debut: Went 1/4 with the Detroit Tigers in a 4-2 win over the Washington Senators (9/15/1948)
  • On May 1, 1951, Saul Rogovin was pitching for the Detroit Tigers, Joe Ginsberg was catching, and Lou Limmer came to bat for the Philadelphia Athletics. Limmer, a rookie, hit a pinch-hit HR in the 9th inning to tie the game, but the Tigers ultimately prevailed. “Never before, or since in major-league baseball has there been a Jewish pitcher (Rogovin), pitching to a Jewish batter (Limmer), with a Jewish catcher (Ginsberg) behind home plate” (see article, box score)
  • Played with 7 teams over a 13-year MLB career

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