Joe Giard

Joseph Oscar Giard (October 7, 1898 – July 10, 1956) was an American major league baseball player.

Joe Giard
Born: (1898-10-07)October 7, 1898
Ware, Massachusetts
Died: July 10, 1956(1956-07-10) (aged 57)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 18, 1925, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1927, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Earned run average5.96

Born in Ware, Massachusetts, Giard played two seasons for the St. Louis Browns before being traded (along with outfielder Cedric Durst) for pitcher Sad Sam Jones in February 1927;[1] Giard was therefore a member of the 1927 New York Yankees,[2] a team often considered the greatest ever.[3][4] He pitched 27 innings in 16 games for the Yankees that year, with an ERA of 8.00.

Giard died in Worcester, Massachusetts, on July 10, 1956.


  1. ^ Gallagher, Mark (2003). The Yankee Encyclopedia. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 115–116. ISBN 1-58261-683-3.
  2. ^ Anderson, Dave (2002). The New York Yankees Illustrated History. St. Martin's Press. p. 36. ISBN 0-312-29094-2.
  3. ^ Stout, Glenn (2002). Yankees Century: 100 Years of New York Yankees Baseball. Houghton Mifflin Books. p. 115. ISBN 0-618-08527-0.
  4. ^ Mosedale, John (1974). The Greatest of All: The 1927 New York Yankees. Dial Press. ISBN 0-8037-3215-5.

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