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Joe Ginsberg
Full Name: Myron Nathan Ginsberg
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: Oct 11, 1926 in New York, NY
Major League Debut: Sep 15, 1948

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CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS
BATTING
YR
1948
1950
1951
1952
1953
1953
1954
1956
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1960
1961
1961
1962
TM
Det
Det
Det
Det
Det
Cle
Cle
KC
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Chi
Chi
Bos
NY
LG
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
NL
POS
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
G
11
36
102
113
18
46
3
71
15
85
61
65
14
28
6
19
2
AB
36
95
304
307
53
109
2
195
28
175
109
166
30
75
3
24
5
R
7
12
44
29
6
10
0
15
0
15
4
14
3
8
0
1
0
H
13
22
79
68
16
31
1
48
2
48
23
30
8
19
0
6
0
2B
0
6
10
13
2
4
0
8
0
8
1
2
1
4
0
0
0
3B
0
0
2
2
0
0
1
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
HR
0
0
8
6
0
0
0
1
0
1
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
RBI
1
12
37
36
3
10
1
12
2
18
16
14
6
9
0
5
0
TB
13
28
117
103
18
35
3
61
2
63
33
35
9
23
0
6
0
BB
3
11
43
51
10
14
0
23
2
18
13
21
6
10
1
0
0
IBB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
1
1
3
1
0
0
0
0
Totals G
695
AB
1716
R
168
H
414
2B
59
3B
8
HR
20
RBI
182
TB
549
BB
226
IBB
9

BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1948
1950
1951
1952
1953
1953
1954
1956
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1960
1961
1961
1962
TM
Det
Det
Det
Det
Det
Cle
Cle
KC
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Chi
Chi
Bos
NY
LG
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
NL
K
1
6
21
21
1
4
0
17
4
19
14
13
1
8
2
2
1
HBP
0
1
2
3
1
1
1
0
0
2
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
SH
0
2
2
3
1
3
0
0
1
2
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
SF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
4
2
3
0
1
0
0
0
GDP
1
2
8
9
0
4
0
7
2
4
0
6
1
1
0
1
0
SB
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
CS
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SB%
-.---
1.000
.000
.500
-.---
-.---
-.---
.500
-.---
.667
-.---
1.000
-.---
1.000
-.---
-.---
-.---
AVG
.361
.232
.260
.221
.302
.284
.500
.246
.071
.274
.211
.181
.267
.253
.000
.250
.000
OBP
.410
.318
.355
.338
.422
.371
.667
.323
.129
.342
.302
.268
.389
.345
.250
.250
.000
SLG
.361
.295
.385
.336
.340
.321
1.500
.313
.071
.360
.303
.211
.300
.307
.000
.250
.000
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
38.0
51.2
--.-
--.-
--.-
195.0
--.-
175.0
36.3
166.0
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
36.0
15.8
14.5
14.6
53.0
27.3
--.-
11.5
7.0
9.2
7.8
12.8
30.0
9.4
1.5
12.0
5.0
Totals K
135
HBP
14
SH
17
SF
13
GDP
46
SB
7
CS
5
SB%
.583
BAVG
.241
OBP
.332
SLG
.320
AB/HR
85.8
AB/K
12.7

TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1948-1953
1953-1954
1956-1960
1956
1960-1961
1961
1962
TM
Det
Cle
Bal
KC
Chi
Bos
NY
LG
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
NL
TEAM NAME
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
Baltimore Orioles
Kansas City Athletics
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
New York Mets
LEAGUE NAME
American League
American League
American League
American League
American League
American League
National League


The well-traveled Ginsberg was a second- or third-string catcher except for 1951-52 with Detroit. Yankee Vic Raschi wasn't amused when Ginsburg, a clubhouse comedian, homered to spoil his June 13, 1952 no-hit bid. He was the starting catcher in the Mets' first home game; as a result, his name has been in the "How to Score" section of Shea Stadium programs for over twenty years.