Harry Feldman

Pitcher
TEAM: New York Giants
Born: Nov. 10, 1919 - March 16, 1962

After tossing two no-hitters for his high school team in the Bronx, Feldman (aka, “Hank”) tried out for the New York Giants and pitched impressively enough to earn a minor league contract. He worked his way up to the majors and saw steady action during the war years (the armed forces turned him down because he had tuberculosis as a child), but he defected to the Mexican League in 1946 and never made it back to the majors. On September 21, 1941, he appeared in a game in which the lineup featured an all-time record four Jews. In addition to himself on the mound, the Giants’ starting nine included Morrie Arnovich (LF), Harry Danning (C), and Sid Gordon (CF). A lifelong music enthusiast, Feldman purchased and operated Elmore’s Records in Fort Smith, Arkansas, after his playing career ended, but he died of a heart attack at age 42, while boating on Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma.

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