Milton Galatzer

Right fielder
TEAM: Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians
Born: May 4, 1907 - Jan. 26, 1979

The son of Russian Jewish immigrants , a native of the Maxwell Street neighborhood of Chicago, and a graduate of Crane High School, Galatzer played portions of five seasons as an outfielder and occasional first-baseman for the Cleveland Indians and, at the very end, the Cincinnati Reds. In his major league debut on June 25, 1933, he drew four walks to tie an American League record that still stands today. In 1935 he had his most successful season, when he batted .301. On August 26, 1936, he also had the opportunity to pitch in relief in a game where the Indians surrendered eleven runs to the Washington Senators in the first two innings. Over the final six frames of his one and only pitching performance, Galatzer surrendered just three runs on seven hits. His Indians’ teammate Bob Feller once said, “There may have been better ballplayers than Milt Galatzer, but there was never a better man.”

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