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Lou Limmer

Lou Limmer

MLB (deceased)
1B
Full Name Louis Limmer
Date of Birth 03/10/1925
BirthplaceBoca Raton, FL
Died 04/01/2007
Religion Jewish
Height 6'2
Weight 190
Bats/Throws L/L
Signed Athletics
(1946)
MLB Debut 04/22/1951
Final MLB Game: 09/26/1954

Career highlights

  • Hit 214 home runs in the minor leagues
  • On May 2, 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).

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