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Morrie Arnovich

Morrie Arnovich

MLB (deceased)
Full Name Morris Arnovich
Nicknames Snooker
Date of Birth 11/16/1910
BirthplaceSuperior, WI
Died 07/20/1959
Religion Jewish
Height 5'10
Weight 168
Bats/Throws R/R
Colleges Brigham Young U.
Brown U.
Bryant U.
Signed Phillies
(Date unknown)
MLB Debut 09/14/1936
Final MLB Game: 04/21/1946

Career highlights

  • Selected for the All-Star Game in 1939, a season in which he hit .324 with 5 HRs, 67 RBIs, and a .397 on-base percentage
  • Led all N.L. left fielders in fielding position in 1940, and ranked 2nd both in 1938 and 1939

On being Jewish

  • According to a 2021 article, Arnovich grew up in an Orthodox family in Wisconsin. His parents wanted him to be a rabbi. He tried to avoid non-kosher foods while playing ball. After retiring, Arnovich serve as president of the Hebrew Brotherhood Congregation

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