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Myron N. "Joe" Ginsberg
Birth: Oct. 11, 1926
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 2012
Bloomfield
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

Major League Baseball Player. For thirteen seasons (1948, 1950 to 1954 and 1956 to 1962), he played at the catcher position with the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets. Born Myron Nathan Ginsberg, he was raised in Detroit and grew up idolizing Hank Greenberg with whom he shared the distinction of being Jewish. He attended Cooley High School where he lettered in baseball and basketball. At the age of seventeen, he was signed as an amateur free agent by Detroit and following service with the United States Army during World War II, he marked his Major League debut with the Tigers on September 15th, 1948; he appeared in 11 games and recorded 13 hits for a .361 batting average that year. In 1951, he produced a career-high 79 hits and the following season (1952), Ginsberg experienced his career highlight, as he caught Virgil Trucks' no-hit game against the Washington Senators on May 15th of that year. He concluded his baseball career as a member of what is perhaps the worst team in Major League history; the 1962 New York Mets (debut year) whom yielded a 40 win 120 loss record. In 695 regular season games, he compiled 414 hits with a .241 lifetime batting average. After retiring from baseball, he worked at Jack Daniels Distillery. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Donna Ruth Beatley Ginsberg (1932 - 2006)
 
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Married, Jan. 12, 1972
 
Burial:
Montrose Cemetery
Montrose
Genesee County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Addition 7
 
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Originally Created by: Shawna
Record added: Dec 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23567083
Myron N. Joe Ginsberg
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Myron N. Joe Ginsberg
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Myron N. Joe Ginsberg
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Oct. 11, 2013
Happy birthday Myron. I still have your 1957 Topps baseball card. Rest well.
- Don MacBeth
 Added: Oct. 11, 2013

- Shawna
 Added: Nov. 9, 2012
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