Moses Solomon

Outfielder
TEAM: New York Giants
Born: Dec. 8, 1900 - June 25, 1966

Solomon earned the nickname as the “Jewish Babe Ruth” despite only having three at bats in the big leagues. Only 5-9, Solomon earned national acclaim for his amazing power display in 1923. In 1923, while playing for Hutchinson, Kans. in the Southwestern League, he hit 49 homers, breaking the old minor league mark of 45. At the time, nobody but Babe Ruth was putting up those kinds of numbers in any league in professional baseball. The showing caught the attention of John McGraw, who wanted a Jewish star to draw fans in New York. Solomon arrived with the Giants at the end of the 1923 season, collecting 3 hits in 8 at bats in 3 games. Unfortunately, that was it for Solomon in the majors. If there is one player who was made to be a DH, it was Solomon. He was a terrible fielder; one year he made 31 errors at first. As a result, Solomon bounced around in the minors until 1929.

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