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

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]

Death

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

References

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

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