Lonnie Goldstein

Leslie Elmer Goldstein (May 13, 1918 – January 28, 2013) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1943 and 1946 seasons. He batted and threw left-handed.

Lonnie Goldstein
First baseman
Born: (1918-05-13)May 13, 1918
Austin, Texas
Died: January 28, 2013(2013-01-28) (aged 94)
Fort Worth, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 11, 1943, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1946, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.100
Home runs0
Runs batted in0

A native of Austin, Texas, Goldstein was one of many major leaguers who saw his baseball career interrupted by a military stint during World War II. In 1943 he appeared in five games as a backup for first baseman Frank McCormick. He enrolled in the United States Army in 1944, serving for two and half years before rejoining the Reds in the 1946 midseason as a reserve player and pinch hitter.

In a two-season career, Goldstein was a .100 hitter (1-for-10) with a run scored and a .308 on-base percentage in 11 games.

Goldstein died on January 28, 2013 at the age of 94.

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