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.
|Born: May 13, 1918|
|Died: January 28, 2013 (aged 94)|
Fort Worth, Texas
|September 11, 1943, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1946, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||0|
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.
Goldstein died on January 28, 2013 at the age of 94.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference
- Baseball in Wartime
- Lonnie Goldstein at Find a Grave
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