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Joe Ginsberg
Joe Ginsberg
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 669 of 1043 players
Myron Nathan Ginsberg
Born: October 11, 1926 at New York, N.Y.
Died: November 2, 2012 at West Bloomfield, Mich.
Throws: Right Bats: Left
Height: 5.11 Weight: 180

Joe Ginsberg was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on November 5, 2012.


First Mets game: April 13, 1962
Last Mets game: April 15, 1962

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October 15, 2002
Quality catcher for the Tigers of the early 50's. Over the hill by the time he came to the 62 Mets.

Joe Figliola
October 22, 2002
His claim to fame? Okay. How about being the only Met player whose real first name was Myron? And, no, MY real first name isn't Myron!

February 5, 2003
Looks a bit like Lee Van Cleef, the old western-movie bad guy, with a hawk nose and narrow eyes. Since he caught the Mets first game in the Polo Grounds, he was part of the "How to Score" section of the Mets scorecard even though he only played a handful of games with the club.

Choo Choo
July 17, 2003
Ginsberg will always be remembered for his chant of "Break up the Mets" in the clubhouse after their first victory in 1962. This came on the heels of the Amazins losing their first nine games. For the rest of the season and thirty nine more times, players took turns with the chant after every victory.

The chant resurfaced in 1969, during Tom Seaver's "Imperfect game" against the Cubs, when the Mets became a legitimate contender for the first time.

Harry Kalish
March 17, 2004
I remember how happy my friends and I were when Joe came to the Mets because being that NY has the largest Jewish population of any city in the world (including Israel) we thought it was only right that the Mets would finally get a Jewish player.

Unfortunately, Sandy Koufax he wasn't.

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