Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/30/12
As another year comes to a close, lets pause and remember a few of the former Mets players who passed away in 2012, and give them one last tribute before the new year. Joe Ginsberg, C Joe Ginsberg had a very successful major league career as a solid defensive catcher with the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City A’s, Baltimore Orioles, and Chicago White Sox. Ginsberg was behind the plate when Virgil Trucks tossed his no-hitter on May 15, 1952 – a 1-0 victory against the Washington Senators. But in the final act to his career, Ginsberg was also one of the original Mets in 1962, a tenure that lasted all of two games and five at-bats. Still, he recalls what it was like to be among the first players ever to wear a Mets uniform in When Baseball Was Still King. “When they were trying to get a team together, they didn’t know how to go. Shall we go with some young players, some strong legs and some strong arms, and the players with no names, or should we go with the name players and draw a lot o...
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