Joe Ginsberg
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Joe Ginsberg
Joe Ginsberg
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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 runs20
Runs batted in182

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]

Early life

Ginsberg was born in Manhattan, New York, New York. He attended Cooley High School in Detroit, Michigan.[2]

Baseball career

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.[3]


Ginsberg died on November 2, 2012, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, at the age of 86.[4]


  1. ^ "Joe Ginsberg". Jewish Baseball Museum. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Joe Ginsberg Stats". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Retrosheet Boxscore: Detroit Tigers 1, Washington Senators 0". 1952-05-15. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Michigan Death Notices » from". Retrieved .

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