Nicknamed “Little Joe” after his father, Ginsberg enjoyed a lengthy major league career as a journeyman catcher who came up with the Detroit Tigers, bounced around the American League in a backup role, and ended his career with the expansion New York Mets. In fact, he was the first Mets position player to take the field in their very first home game on April 13, 1962. He played three games for the 1954 Cleveland Indians, who won 111 games, and he played two games for the 1962 New York Mets, who lost 120. On May 15, 1952, Ginsberg caught the first of two no-hitters thrown that season by Virgil Trucks. Joe’s teammate, Al Federoff, cleanly fielded the final out of the second no hitter, on August 25th.